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A Timer’s script on not overshooting time

This submission for the role of Timer is by TM Rahul from Mumbai. We have received a different version of this same philosophy in one of our earlier Timer scripts but we loved the comparison in this one so much that we decided to post this one as well. Read Rahul’s version below.

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Role of Timer
Role of Timer

There are 25 of us here right now and if this meeting over shoots by just 10 minutes, we would have collectively over spent a little more than 4 hours. That is more than enough to host two separate productive Toastmasters meeting or just be with our families. So let’s all take extra efforts today to be on time in our roles and speeches so that the meeting as a whole is right on clock. As the Timer today, I will help you in this by alerting you about 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 Rahul for this submission.

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