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A Timer script with a wild analogy

There are times when you really have to stretch your imagination to come up with an introduction script. We know TM James here did. What we really liked here is his attempt to equate apples and oranges in a hilarious fashion. Read his submission below.

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Did you ever really have a wingman? You know the guy who’s on the inside helping you get the girl or the guy. To those of you who didn’t, you won’t have one today either. Because frankly, I cannot help you in getting a guy or a girl. What I can really help you with is getting those certificates at the end by being your Timer. Like a good wingman, I will alert you, not about any guy or girl but about the time intervals while you are on stage.

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 James for this submission.

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