It may sound cool to say rules are made to be broken but actually it’s not breaking them that makes you human. TM Smita makes this point beautifully in this script for the role of Timer. Take a look.
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Every game has some rules. And so does Toastmasters. While it may sound cool to say rules are made to be broken, trust me we are all humans and not barbarians only because we don’t. The SAA has already mentioned 3 ground rules. Let me further add to them by giving you the rules on time.
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 Smita for this submission.
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