This submission for the role of Timer is by TM Lisa from Seattle. TM Lisa has beautifully deciphered a popular quote to suit her need. Read her submission below.
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Wise men have said “Take care of the minutes and the hour will take care of themselves.” Those wise men might as well have been Toastmasters because these words suit our meetings perfectly. One entire session of Toastmasters is close to two hours divided thoughtfully into speeches lasting few minutes. And if each of the speakers takes care of their minutes, the two hour meeting will take care of itself.
As the Timer today, my role is to help the speakers take care of their minutes using these colored 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 Lisa for this submission.
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