Here is another introduction speech for the role of Timer with a simple quote. Have a read.
The famous Chinese Philosopher Confucius has said “Don’t do unto others what you don’t what done unto you.” That’s a fairly logical thought. If you don’t want others to hurt you, don’t hurt them. If you don’t want others to insult you, don’t insult them.
And if you don’t want others to waste your time, don’t waste their time as well. If every one of us can follow this one thought, than we can definitely conclude every Toastmasters meeting on time.
As a timer today, I will help you in this task. Every session in Toastmasters has a pre-defined time limit. For the prepared speech section, the time allotted is 5 to 7 minutes. At 5 minutes I will flash the green card, at 6 the yellow and at 7 the red card.
For the Table Topic session the time allotted 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.
And for the speech evaluations, 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 minutes the red card.
There is a grace period of 30 seconds after the red card is flashed each time to wrap up your speech.
I hope all the speakers strive to be within their allotted time limit. I will be back with my report towards the end of the meeting.