Speech Pacesetter Lite (iTunes link)


I mentioned this in class today as a useful tool for helping you to help you target a 160-180 wpm speaking rate. You can use the monologue assignment as an opportunity to assess the speech of your current rate of speech but, to be clear, that does not mean your monologue needs to be 160-180 wpm – your monologue should be delivered roughly as you saw it performed though if it’s much over 190 wpm and you’d like to slow down I certainly think that’s a possibility.

Moving forward, however, every speech will aim for that 160-180 target.

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I am a rhetorical scholar, public speaker, and teacher at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I study speech and contemporary U.S. political culture and teach courses in public speaking, interpersonal and visual communication, speech and media, and rhetorical theory and criticism. I have been featured on RabbitBox Storytelling and TEDx.

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