Words are timeless. TM Monica proves this with her script for the role of Timer. She has used an age old saying to draft her introduction speech for the role. Read her submission below.
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“A stitch in time saves nine.” This proverb was first recorded in 1723 which means even centuries ago, at least tailors knew the importance of doing things on time. Thankfully, over the last 300 years, the wisdom in this proverb is now widely acknowledged by all including Toastmasters. That is why in Toastmasters, we time every speech. As the Timer today, my role is to alert the speakers of their time.
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 Monica for this submission.
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