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A Timer script inspired from Confucius

It’s not very wise to waste TM Sofia’s time. Last time a friend of hers did so, she wrote a Toastmasters script on her experience. And she didn’t stop there. Here is another script advising Toastmasters to not waste their audience’s time. Go take a read.

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Confucius has said “Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done unto you.” In simple words, treat others the way you would like to be treated. For example – nobody likes their valuable time to be wasted and therefore, it would be wise if we didn’t waste other’s valuable time too. As a public speaker, your one act of delay can waste the time of your entire audience, not very wise. Therefore, to keep you in check, every Toastmaster meeting has a timer to alert you. Today I will play this role.

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 Sofia for this submission.

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

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