TM Shristi from Kolkata has drafted a short script for the role of a timer. We loved how direct and on your face the description is to suit times when you are compelled to take up some role, any role. Have a look.
The world we live in can be incredibly complicated sometimes. The same thing may appear to be both difficult and easy in different context.
Take for example time. It has clearly baffled physicist since centuries now. If people like Einstein and Stephen Hawing couldn’t unravel its mysteries, it stands to reason to call it complicated.
But when I saw the post to volunteer for this week’s meeting role, the easiest role I could think of was that of timer.
So here I am in the role of timer today.
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.
If you have more such script for any roles in Toastmasters, tell us here.