One way to wow your audience is to truly say something outrageous – saying something so out of the box that they sit up and take notice. And you don’t have to be a prepared speaker to pull this off.
Here is an out of the box Timer’s script that will definitely compel your audience to sit up and take notice. Have a read.
The Chaos theory in Mathematics mentions an astonishing effect called the Butterfly effect. In simple words, this effect means that a small change in one part of a system or a cycle can result a huge difference in later part of the system or cycle. The most famous example cited is that a butterfly flapping its wings in Tokyo can cause a tornado in United States, hence the name Butterfly Effect.
In Toastmasters, any one of us can be that butterfly. One person taking extra time can result in entire meeting getting delayed due to additional evaluation and additional remarks, not to forger the impact it has on fellow speakers. As the timer today, I would therefore request everyone to stick to the time limits allotted to them.
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.
For more out of the box scripts on Timers role, look here.