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A timer script for online meetings with a peculiar reasoning

Now this is an interesting angle to the role of Timer in Toastmasters presented by TM Aaira from Toronto. TM Aaira here presents multiple advantages of being on time and the last one is especially peculiar. Find it for yourself below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

There are many advantages to speaking on the clock. Everybody gets their due share of speaking time, the meeting concludes as scheduled, you get qualified for voting and most importantly the tech master can take a group photo before someone hits the leave button. So let’s strive to do so. As the timer today, I will help you in this by alerting you about your time intervals.

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 Aaira for this submission.

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