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Timer script from a start up enthusiast

TM Manish from Bengaluru has sure pitched in a couple of start up events. This script for the role of Timer appears inspired from his experience in these events. Read his submission below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

Imagine you are participating in a pitching contest for start ups. You are twelfth on the list, so investors have already heard a lot of ideas before you and are tired. In the few minutes allotted, you have to deliver value, keep them engaged and create impact. Not just in a pitching contest, any event where people have spoken before, a speaker coming up later has to create maximum impact in the short time he is allotted. And that needs practice.

In Toastmasters, we train you for this by timing your speeches. 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 Manish for this submission.

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