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A Timer script on being crisp

TM Stella from Mimai walks the talk in this script for the role of Timer. She describes why it’s good to be crisp and time bound in your speeches and she does so while being crisp and time bound. Take a look at her submission below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

Obama may speak for an hour and people would listen to him. Oprah Winfrey may speak for a day and people would still listen to her. But common people such as – most likely not. It is therefore vital that we deliver our messages and ideas in a crisp time bound fashion. In Toastmasters, we work exactly on this format. All speeches are timed and as the timer today, my role is to alert you of your 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 Stella for this submission.

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