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Gregory Ikens sent this to Philip Hodgetts who sent it to me:
The following word count timings should assist you in determining how many words will comfortably fit within a specified amount of time in a spot. This guide assumes a “normal” rate of speech (neither fast nor slow) and a basic “announcer” read.
Please note that for phone numbers, each spoken number = 1 word.
(i.e., 1-877-000-0000 = 11 words)
WORD COUNT TIMINGS
WORDS SECONDS 7 words 3 seconds 12 words 5 seconds 17 words 7 seconds 23 words 10 seconds 35 words 15 seconds 70 words 30 seconds 140 words 60 seconds
Larry replies: I love trivia like this. Thanks!
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