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A Timer’s Script with a riddle

TM Shruti from Mumbai has submitted this brilliant script for a timer’s role that includes a riddle. It’s funny, thought provoking and manages to pack in audience engagement in such a small time. Truly an out of the box script. Have a look.

Role of a timer in Toastmasters
Role of a Timer in Toastmasters

I have a small riddle for you.

When is 1300 plus 25 exactly equal to 1400 less 35?

It’s when you are telling the time in 24 hour format.

We have so many members, yet only 1/0 could tell the answer. And you thought keeping time was easy.

Good for you I have volunteered to keep the time in our meeting today. As a timer, my role is to let the speakers know their time while they are speaking.

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.

Thank You

That was an amazing script TM Shruti. Thank you for your submission.

If you have any such creative script for any role in Toastmasters, do let us know here.

If you want to check out more script for role of a Timer, click here.


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