In general, yes, it is better to read a bit slower, especially for non-fiction. Give the listener some time to take things in and to "look up from the text".Cheesemonger wrote: ↑August 3rd, 2020, 10:02 amHi Ana,AnaNaumoska wrote: ↑August 3rd, 2020, 4:52 amI will also provide you with a piece of advice for future recordings. Try to read at a slower pace, don't rush. You made no mistakes, but it was a bit hard to follow. At the same time, some of our listeners (such as myself really) don't have English as a primary language and might as well be less fluent with it. So a fast pace may trouble them.
Also, please post the duration with all your next files, so we can easily update the MW.
This file is 7:17 minutes long.
Thank you for the feedback! Ironically, I had an original take that lasted an additional 45 (or so) seconds, but it seemed so very slow to me when I listened that I re-recorded at a faster pace!
I'll try to bring it back down to a more moderate pace for the future. Thanks again!
However, I found that everybody has a kind of natural reading speed. Don't force it (too far) out of that natural range, it will be difficult to maintain over longer stretches of time and may lead you to stop recording at all. Also, listener's preferences vary, some people like it faster, others slower. I myself am a pretty fast reader, and when listening I like a speed that matches mine or is a bit slower, depending on the project. You can't make everybody happy, so you should try to make yourself happy first and foremost.