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A timer script with a reasoning

This script for the role of Timer is about as logical as it can get. TM Rahul from Mumbai has perfectly demonstrated here why we need a Timer in Toastmasters. Read his thoughts below.

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Role of Timer

If you asked me to introduce myself, I can do so in two minutes, an hour or even a day. The point is on the same subject people can either squeeze their words or expand them to fit any amount of time. It is therefore a good idea to give them an exact time limit so that they may share their most vital and relevant ideas before they are asked to shut up. This is exactly what we follow in Toastmasters. Every speaker has a pre defined time limit to share their thoughts and as the timer today, it is my duty to alert you about the same.

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 Rahul for this submission.

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