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Timer script based on elevator pitch

It’s not uncommon to see start up enthusiasts find their way into a Toastmasters club to learn the skill of presenting their ideas. TM George looks like one. His script for the role of a Timer was an instant give away. Take a look.

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Role of Timer in Toastmasters
Role of Timer in Toastmasters

Do you know what an elevator pitch is? It’s a persuasive speech about your business that is no longer than 20 to 30 seconds. While most of us may never have to give an actual elevator pitch but the underlying philosophy of the concept still applies to us. Every time we have to deliver a speech or presentation, we get very limited time to do so. It is absolutely vital that we convey our most important message within that time. And in Toastmasters, we work on this exact art – expressing our messages in speeches that are time bound. As the Timer today, my role is to alert 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.

RELATED: How to present the Timer’s report?

Thank you so much TM George for this submission.

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