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A Timer’s script based on Shakespeare’s quote

TM Sara from London has used the ultimate Shakespeare quote in this script for the role of Timer. It’s an absolute delight to see how seamlessly she has integrated the quote in this script with no awkward connections. Take a look at her draft below.

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Role of Timer

Shakespeare has said “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” You could replace the phrase “All the world” with Toastmasters and it would still be equally true. Each of us is playing a role and we ought to know when the time for our act arrives. To enable this, every session in Toastmasters has a timer whose role is to alert you about your time limits so that this entire act runs in a timely fashion. 

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 Sara for this submission.

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