TM Noah from Chicago made a brilliant submission earlier on the expression “time flies.” Here is another delightful submission by her using the same expression. Have a look.
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“Time flies” is a very common expression. Obviously there is no physics to it but let me tell you the psychology behind the expression. When you have a good time, you lose track of the minutes making the hours appear to fly. Hence the expression. Since we are forever having a good time in Toastmasters, it’s vital that we keep track of the minutes. That is why every session in Toastmasters has a Timer. As the Timer today, I will alert the speakers of 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 Noah for this wonderful submission.
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