How to best select the right speaking speed?
Fast, average or slow? The answer depends on the speaker, the speech type and the speech setting.
The speaking speed of the speaker
Some speakers are natural fast or slow speakers. The best speakers keep a variance during their speeches. They speed up to keep momentum and slow down to put special emphasis on other parts.
The speech type
The type of speech matters a lot in selecting the right speech speed. If you read the whole speech word for word from paper then your average speech speed will be lower. If you intend to use the written speech as speaker notes then your average speaking speed will be much higher.
The speech setting
An informal setting will have a faster average speaking speed compared to a more formal setting.
Keeping all three factors in mind you will able make a better judgement about selecting the right speech speed in the speech calculator.