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A Timer script with flattery

TM Emma from Toronto has done something immensely flattering in this script for the role of Timer. She draws a comparison between the members of her club and Steven Spielberg and while doing so fabulously introduces her role. Read her introduction script as a Timer below.

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Role of Timer in Toastmasters
Role of Timer in Toastmasters

You may be watching a Steven Spielberg movie, but if it ran beyond a certain time, you would not only lose interest but only tune out. If it’s true for Steven Spielberg, it’s definitely true for you. Keeping track of your time as a speaker is therefore vital to hold your audience’s interest. That is why in Toastmasters, we have a pre defined time limit for each speaker and also have a timer to remind them of that time limit. I am the timer today and here’s how I am gonna remind you.

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 Emma for this submission.

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