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A Timer’s script with a quote

TM John from London is an enthusiastic new member. Just last week he sent us a script for the role of Timer and we have received another one today for the same role. This time he uses a quote to put across his point. Read his submission below.

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William Penn, a writer, has said “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst” The truth in these words can be a death sentence for a public speaker. With the limited time any speaker is allotted in a busy world, beating around the bush can immediately put off his audience. That is why in Toastmasters, we instil the habit of right use of time in our members. To achieve this, every session has a Timer whose role is to alert the speakers of their time limits. I will perform this role today 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 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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