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A Timer script based on the idiom “Third time’s a charm”

Time is an essential element in human life. No wonder, there are several idioms associated with time. Here is a submission by TM Manas from Mumbai based on one of the idioms. Have a look.

In ancient times, it was believed that something that comes at number three always brings fortune and this led to the origin of the popular idiom “third time’s a charm.” Well in Toastmasters, the third time I raise the flag is definitely the charm because any longer and you become disqualified for voting. So let me tell you the exact time when I will raise the three flags.

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 the third time definitely works like a charm for all the speakers today so that everyone is qualified for voting. I will come back with my report towards the end of the meeting.

RELATED : How to do the role of a Timer?

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

For more ideas on scripts for the role of a Timer, look here.


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