There are about 480 words in an average-paced three-minute speech spoken by an adult, according to Wichita State University. Adults speak at about 160 words per minute.
Wichita State University reports that many children effectively understand speech up to about 124 words per minute, and that, notably, Fred Rogers, of the television show "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood," deliberately spoke at 124 words per minute in an effort to deliver information to children in an effective, enjoyable way. Some of the difficulties children experience understanding what adults are saying may be what adults perceive as inattentiveness, or it may be a result of adults simply speaking too fast.Learn More
Speech is necessary for learning, interacting with others and for people to develop. Speech begins at an early age and it develops as a person ages.Full Answer >
Pronunciation is the act of saying a word correctly, and enunciation is making sure that words are spoken in a way that is clear, concise and easy to understand. For good pronunciation, speakers must say each syllable of a word correctly. For good enunciation, speakers should not mumble or slur while speaking, according to All About Learning Press.Full Answer >
When giving a manuscript speech, a speaker reads from a prepared document. The speech is delivered exactly as it is presented in the text. Manuscript speeches are useful when it is important for wording to be precise, such as with legal issues.Full Answer >
According to The University of Texas, Arlington’s Dr. Mike Putnam, the correct way to analyze a speech is to consider objectively “invention, arrangement, style, delivery and memory.” These elements make up the classical critique model in rhetorical analysis. Before a critical analysis, the observer also considers speaker personality, the audience, the context and the reason for the speech.Full Answer >