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A Timer script on complex times

This submission is for the role of Timer is by TM Swati from Delhi. We really liked the use of popular references in this write up. Read her submission below.

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We are living in complex times where a delay in time can be worrisome. OTPs expire in 30 seconds, amazing deals last only few minutes and a Google outage for one hour can upset the entire globe. Time has clearly become an indispensable commodity. In Toastmasters too, time plays a crucial role in our meetings. Each speech has a pre defined time limit and any delay here can cause disqualification. As the timer today, I will keep a track of these time limits and alert you.

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 Swati for this submission.

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