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A sarcastic Timer script on personal challenges

TM Neha from Mumbai has a confession to make – she is a chatter box. But she does it in style. TM Neha used this as an opportunity to build a beautiful script for the role of Timer. Read her brilliant submission below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

I speak a lot. I am what most people call a chatter box or a blabbermouth or a gabber. When I first saw time bound speeches in Toastmasters, that represented a challenge to me – speaking less while conveying more. If you happen to be someone who speaks little – Toastmasters may represent an opposite challenge to you – speaking more. As the Timer today, that’s my role – to alert you about time limits so that you can overcome your personal challenges.

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 Neha for this submission.

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