How Rate of Speech Impacts Diplomacy

"Let’s talk about what we know about how rate of speech impacts credibility and persuasiveness. Many studies have been done on this topic. For instance, a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that people who spoke slightly faster than average were deemed more intelligent and more knowledgeable, while those who spoke slightly slower than average were considered less intelligent and knowledgeable. Interestingly, however, this does not correlate to persuasiveness."