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A funny Timer script on “challenging the status quo”

How do you stand out in a role as ordinary as the Timer’s role? TM William from Los Angeles knows a thing or two about it. His idea is to “challenge the status quo” to make people take note of you. See how he does it in style below.

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Role of Timer in Toastmasters

They say “The best things always take time.” Well in Toastmasters, we challenge the status quo. No wonder we call it a Toastmasters meeting even though we never raise a toast and to be the best here, you cannot take time; you always have to be on time. That’s coz only by being on time; you qualify for the best evaluator, best speaker and all sort of other best awards that get you a photo. As the Timer today, I will help you in achieving this by alerting you about the timer intervals while on stage so that you have a decent shot at those awards.

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 William for this hilarious submission.

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