TM Harry from Charlotte values his time immensely. And therefore, recognises that other people’s time is just as valuable. Harry expresses this sentiment in his script for the role of Timer. Read his submission below.
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It is said that time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. This is especially true in public speaking. When we speak, an entire audience spends their valuable time listening to our words. It is therefore our responsibility as the speaker to ensure their valuable time is not wasted. In Toastmasters, we recognize this. Therefore every speaker is allotted a specific time limit. As the Timer today, my role 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 Harry for this submission.
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