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A timer script on being qualified

Here is the first contribution of TM Arthur from London to our little website. This submission is for the role of Timer and we couldn’t help admire how fresh Arthur’s approach to the role is for a first timer. Have a look.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

“You are qualified.” Don’t these words sound like music to your ears? Be it a credit card, a job vacancy or a sports competition, being qualified gives you a sense of pride. And so it is in Toastmasters as well. In every meeting we give away awards to the best speakers but to win that race, you have to qualify by speaking within your time limits. As the Timer today, I will help you in this task by alerting you about 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 Arthur 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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