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A Timer’s script on building a reputation

This is an absolutely delightful script for the role of Timer. TM Charlotte from Ottawa has made an interesting observation on reputations we develop in coming up with this script for the role. Take a look.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

When you do an activity repeatedly, you develop a reputation around it, sometimes positive sometimes negative. For example, as a public speaker, people may say “She is an amazing storyteller” or “His speeches are always humorous” or “He is always behind time.” Negative reputation can be hard to undo. So let’s work on avoiding the last one. For this, every session in Toastmasters has a Timer whose role is to alert the speakers of their 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 Charlotte for this submission.

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