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A Timer’s introduction script in Toastmasters

Here is a wonderful script to introduce your role as a timer submitted by TM Nisha from Mumbai. Have a look.

Oscar Wilde has said “Punctuality is the thief of time.”

Fellow Toastmasters, the only other instance where you can be a proud thief is when you steal someone’s heart. While that’s a story for another time, let’s be a proud thief in our meeting today by being punctual when speaking on stage. As the Timer today, I will help you in this noble endeavor using these colored flash cards.  

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. I will present my report towards the end of the meeting.

Thank you TM Nisha for this submission. If you have a script for any role in Toastmasters, do let us know here.

For more ideas on introduction script for role of a Timer, look here.


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