10 minute presentation to give

Lonyo

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I've got to give a 10 minute presentation (verbal only, no powerpoint etc available).
Any guesses how many words it might need to be?
Some places have said ~100~150 wpm speaking, so I was looking at 1250 words or so, but I'm not sure (and I know I can find out by reading through it, but it's always good to have an idea before you start how long something is supposed to be!)
 

GasX

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read something outloud and time yourself. Figure out the wpm from there. Then double it for a public speech.
 

KeithTalent

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I've never considered the number of words when giving a presentation. I just write down everything I need to cover, practice it, then either add or subtract stuff until I am at around 1.4 times the time I need to fill.

KT
 

E equals MC2

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Are you completely scared of presentations? If you are good at talking, you can stretch or contract any material by 50% of it's length just by adding more 'padding talk' or extending Q&A.

The best way to properly time a presentation is just actual do a run alone as if you're doing it in front of people. Time it and see how you fare. Review and adjust (add/subtract) material to zero in.

Blindly 'counting words' for a presentation is a very bad way to assessing it. This isn't an essay with the word count & page relationship.
 

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