TM William from New York has sent us a great submission for the role of Timer. It looks inspired from his personal experiences. No wonder he inserted an advice as well in a fine fashion. Read his submission below.
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Fellow Toastmasters, do you want to become great public speakers? If yes than know this – one of the greatest skill a good public speaker can possess is to utilize the minimum stage time you have in conveying your message as effectively as possible. Beating around the bush may have fetched you extra scores in school but on a stage, it will only dwindle your precious time.
In Toastmasters we train you for this. Every speech has a time limit and as the speaker your job is to convey your message within the allotted time. As the Timer today, my job is to alert you of your 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 William for this submission.
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