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A Timer script with smart liners

A couple of smart liners are all it takes to have a great script ready for any role in Toastmasters. TM Olivia from Chicago demonstrates this aptly in this submission for the role of Timer. Have a look.

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We can manufacture a clock or a watch in a factory. But we cannot manufacture time in the same factory. The next best thing we can do however is to use whatever time we have in the best possible way. This is equally true in Toastmasters as well. Each speaker has a limited time and anyone overshooting that time is disqualified for voting. As the Timer today, my role is to help you in keeping your time. I will alert you about your time limits using these colored flash cards.

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.

RELATED: How to present the Timer’s report?

Thank you so much TM Olivia for this submission.

We here at mymeetingroles.com are creating a pool of scripts / ideas for various roles in Toastmasters. If you have any ideas, please share with us here or email us at hello@mymeetingroles.com

For more ideas to introduce yourself as the Timer, click here.

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