Is there a term for the variation in how many words per minute is spoken on average by people in various regions of the country/world? A focus group mentioned they wished our Tech Support personnel spoke slower.
For example, let us say someone from California speaks substantially more words-per-minute than someone from Georgia. I want to use this word, if there is one, as part of training manual for over-the-phone Tech Support personal. I want the tech support personnel to pay attention to, and slow their speech down if necessary to match the words-per-minute rate of the customer.
Where I come from, calling people "fast-talkers" is a stereotype of a con man or unscrupulous salesman. I am hoping there is a clinical word/term that can avoid any negative connotation of those who speak faster than others.