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A Timer’s introduction for the wine aficionado

Here is an introduction for the role of a Timer by TM Abhishek from Mumbai. He is a wine lover and this script absolutely reflects so. Have a look.

Hello Fellow Toastmasters.

Do you know what makes any wine a fine wine? Time.  Give it the right time and a bottle of wine turns into a valuable possession. Well in Toastmasters, right time can earn you valuable votes. Every section has pre-defined time limits and only if a speaker speaks within the allotted time limit does he become eligible for voting.

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 speakers adhere to the allotted time limits because you can buy fine wine but in Toastmasters you definitely cannot buy votes.

Thank You TM Abhishek for this wonderful analogy. Can you think of a similar analogy to make introduction for any role in Toastmasters interesting. Let us know here.

For more ideas on introducing your role as a timer, look here.


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