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A timer script with a versatile quote

Here is a fantastic submission by TM Neha for the role of Timer using a time tested quote. We love the versatility of this quote and how TM Neha exploited it here in this script. Read it below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

All good things must come to an end. And sadly that’s true about our speeches as well. No matter how great a piece of art they are, speeches must conclude before they wear out the listeners. In Toastmasters we give our speakers a pre defined time limit to help them know when to end their speeches. As the timer today, my role is to alert them about their time intervals using these colour coded 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.

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Thank you so much TM Neha for this submission.

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