Here is a new submission for the role of Timer in Toastmasters. This introduction was drafted by TM David from New York. Have a look.
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Every event in this world is controlled by time. From sports matches, to TV shows to even rocket launches – all follow a carefully planned and timed schedule. In Toastmasters too, we follow this principle which is why every speech is allotted a specific time limit. As the timer today, my role is to alert the speakers of their time limits.
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 David for this submission.
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