If you think about it, Time limits for speeches in Toastmasters are like deadlines. TM Adam from New York thought about it. This is how the following script for the role of Timer took shape. Read on.
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Douglas Adams, the acclaimed author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy said “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Thankfully in Toastmasters, deadlines don’t just whoosh and fly by. They give you color coded warning signals. As the Timer today, I am tasked with flashing these signals so that you don’t miss your deadline.
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 Adam for this submission.
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