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An unusual Timer’s script on striking the right balance

This submission by TM Gaurav takes a whole new approach to explain the role of Timer. TM Gaurav here mentions how in public speaking, your audience is essentially giving you their valuable time and therefore it’s important to be mindful about it. Take a look.

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Time is incredibly valuable, more so when you have it from a room of people. It’s therefore foolish to take only 5 minutes from them when you can take 7. At the same time, take 8 and you risk being selfish and insensitive. Striking just the right balance is therefore crucial. As the Timer today, I will help you in doing so.  

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 Gaurav for this submission.

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