Question – How fast should the narrator speak (words per minute)?
Answer: The average natural speaking rate for eLearning narration is approximately 150 words per minute (wpm). Depending upon the situation, your target audience, your preference, etc., you may want to direct the voice talent to speed up or slow down.
So if you are trying to calculate how much it might cost to hire a voice talent to read through your script, simply calculate the total word count in your script and divide that by 150. That will tell you about how many minutes the project will run. Next, multiply the estimated runtime with the voice talent rate and there’s your budget.
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