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A Timer script that keeps it simple

Has modern world made the once simple idea of time a complex concept? TM Olivia from Los Angeles believes so. Have a look at her introduction idea for the role of Timer below.   

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Time management has really become an art in the 21st century. There are mobile apps dedicated to help you do just that. There are coaches who charge you money to help you learn time management. And there are hundreds of management studies done on it followed by thousands of books written based on those studies.

In Toastmasters, we like to keep it really simple. All we use are these coloured flash cards to help the speakers keep track of the time.

For the prepared speeches, the time limit is 5 to 7 minutes. At the end of 5 minutes, I will flash the green card, followed by yellow at 6 and red at the end of 7 minutes.

For the Table Topic Session, the time limit is 1 to 2 minutes. At the end of 1 minute, I will flash the green card, followed by yellow at 1.5 and red at the end of 2 minutes.

For the Speech Evaluations, the time limit is 2 to 3 minutes. At the end of 2 minutes, I will flash the green card, followed by yellow at 2.5 and red at the end of 3 minutes.

There is a grace time of 30 seconds after the red card is flashed each time to wrap up your speeches.

I will come back with my report towards the end of the meeting.

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Thank you so much TM Olivia for this submission.

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