Are you the timer for your club in your next meeting ? Are you worried about a good introduction for your role? Fret not, we have you covered.
Here is a sample speech to introduce your role as a Timer in your club meeting.
Did you know that in the Oscars, each winner is given only 45 seconds to deliver his or her winning speech? If the winner speaks beyond that, music starts playing and warnings are issued in the TelePrompTer. If the winner still continues to speak, eventually, the microphones are cut out. This is how serious the western world is regarding time.
Unlike in India where we consider time almost frivolous.
We here in Toastmasters try to instill this sense of timeliness in our members which is why we have a predefined time limit set for each speeches.
For example, for prepared speeches, the time limit is 5 to 7 minutes. At 5 minutes, I will flash the green card, at 6 the yellow and finally at 7 the red card.
For table topics, the time limit is 1 to 2 minutes. At 1 minute, I will flash the green card, at 1.5 the yellow and at 2 the red card.
Finally for the speech evaluators the time limit is 2 to 3 minutes. At 2 minutes, I will flash the green card, at 2.5 the yellow and at 3 the red card.
There is a grace period of 30 seconds after the red card is flashed each time to wrap up the speech.
I hope everyone sticks to the time limit allotted to them. I will present my report towards the end.
Over to you the General Evaluator.
This is how you can be creative with your introduction and arouse others interest as well. With such an innovative introduction, you are bound to get the certificate. Of course, you do have to raise the flags at proper time intervals.
Do you have any queries in mind? Do let us know in the comment section below.
Form more information on how to do the role of a Timer, you can read here