“135 wpm”

PARIS: You’re only doing 135 wpm.
RORY: Wpm?
PARIS: Words per minute.
RORY: Of course.
PARIS: That’s slow.

Most people speak at 120-150 words a minute in everyday conversation, putting Rory’s 135 words per minute right in the centre of average.

It’s been found that people are more persuasive when they increase the speed at which they talk, so Paris is correct that it’s better to talk faster rather than slower. Debaters do usually speak much faster than a normal conversational speed.

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