If there is one thing Toastmasters has taught us, it is to decorate our speeches with good languge. Here is a Timer’s script by TM Shruti from Mumbai that delivers on this wonderfully. Have a read.
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In what can only be described as the Grammarian’s delight, I will explain my role as a Timer today in terms of three R’s – Remind, Record and Repeat. Let me first remind the time limits for the different sections.
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 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 will Record the timings during the course of the meeting and finally Report them in the last session when called upon by the general evaluator.
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Thank you TM Shruti for this delightful script. If you have a script for any role in Tostmasters, do let us know here.
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