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A Timer script on being mindful

TM Sofia’s script for the role of Timer ticks all the right boxes. It’s short, effective and persuasive. TM Sofia has managed to pack in a lot while keeping a check on the number of words she uses. Take a look at her submission below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

Delivering a stupendous speech can be a tough task if your eye and attention is always on the clock. You know you have a limited time as a speaker but repeatedly glancing at the clock is not the right way to be mindful about it. In Toastmasters, we have a better approach. Every session has a Timer whose role is to remind the speakers of their time intervals so that their full attention is on delivering a stupendous speech. As the timer today, I will do so using color coded cards. Let me brief you about them.

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 Sofia for this submission.

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