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No wonder I'm impatient!
You know how blog post comments make you think…
This morning Faye Schubert left a comment on one of my posts that made me curious. She said she’d been noticing read time given in conjunction with article titles. I’ve noticed that too.
Her comment got me started wondering how many words per minute the average person reads. How do they decide that it will take 3 minutes to read an article?
Of course I had to go see what I could learn.
It turns out that the average business person reads 200 to 250 words per minute.
That led me to wonder how fast people speak, and I found the reason why I don’t have the patience to listen to video or audio presentations.
A professional speaker uses 110 to 150 words per minute. I did an online reading test and found that I read at 285 words per minute. When you combine those two facts with the fact that most on line speakers spend far too much time repeating themselves and telling you why you should be listening to them, and the fact that I tend to skim, it’s no wonder I’m listening and thinking “Get on with it!” ... more

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