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A sarcastic Timer’s script with a Biblical reference

How do you connect multiple topics and still sound coherent as well as be sarcastic? TM John from London can give you a lesson or two on this. Here is a script for the role of Timer where he wonderfully weaves Bible, a figure of speech and his role as a Timer into a few lines. Have a look.

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Role of Timer in Toastmasters
Role of Timer in Toastmasters

It’s a Biblical truth that there is a time for everything. And I am not even attempting to delight the Grammarian with a hyperbole here because quite literally, it’s written in the Bible that “there is a time for everything”. There is a time for seasons, time for love and even a time for war. On a similar note, there is a time for every speech in Toastmasters as well.

As the Timer today, my role is to make the speakers alert about their time using coloured flash cards.

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 John for this submission.

We here at mymeetingroles.com are creating a pool of scripts / ideas for various roles in Toastmasters. If you have any ideas, please share with us here or email us at hello@mymeetingroles.com

For more ideas to introduce yourself as the Timer, click here.

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