I want to write a two minute speech. How many characters do I need?

For a two-minute speech, aim for around 250 words. People usually speak at a rate of 125 to 150 words per minute. Remember, you gotta account for pauses, maybe some laughs if you’re cracking jokes. Don’t speed through it; you’ll lose folks. Too slow and they’ll start zoning out. Trust me, those two minutes will fly by!

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