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A Timer’s script from a web designer

Here is a script to introduce your role as a Timer from a web designer. This submission is by TM Ankit from Bengaluru. Have a look.

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Did you know that 40% of the people abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to upload? People are incredibly sensitive about time and if you waste theirs, chances are they may be reluctant to give you any more of it in future. It is therefore very important that we conclude our speeches and our Toastmasters meeting on time.

As the Timer today, my role is to help the speakers in achieving this. I will use colored flashed cards to alert them about the time intervals.

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 come back with my report in the last session when called upon by the General Evaluator.

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Thank you so much TM Ankit for this wonderful submission. If you have a script or idea for any role in Toastmasters, do let us know here.

For more script ideas to introduce yourself as the Timer, click here.


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