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A hypothetical script for role of Timer

TM David from New York sure had lots of fun drafting this script for the role of Timer. We know because we had immense fun reading it. This script is a sign of the limits to which creativity can be stretched. Go ahead, give it a read.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

Imagine a dysfunctional Toastmasters model in which no time limit was specified for any speaker. How long would a prepared speaker speak and what would an impromptu speech entail? What if evaluators spoke longer than a prepared speaker? That’s pretty scary, right? Thankfully, Ralph Smedley and team knew better and prescribed a well thought of time limit for each session in Toastmasters. As the Timer today, my duty is to alert you of these 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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For more ideas to introduce yourself as the Timer, click here.

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