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A Timer Script that’s on point

Here is a short script for the role of a Timer that’s absolutely on point. This submission is made by TM Noah from Chicago. Have a look.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

Ladies and Gentleman, it’s true that time flies but so does an airplane and they strive to land on time every time. Similarly, as a public speaker and a Toastmaster, you should always strive to speak within the time limit allotted to you only. As the Timer today, my role is to help you in achieving this. I will alert you of the time intervals using 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 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 Noah for this wonderful submission.

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