Here is the first submission made by TM Ana for the role of Timer in Toastmasters. TM Ana here reasons why different speeches in Toastmasters have different time limits before going on to explain what those time limits are. Take a look at her draft below.
RELATED: How to do the role of Timer?
In Toastmasters, we give different types of speeches for different reasons. A prepared speech is designed to prepare you for elaborate addresses while table topics are for short queries or impromptu thinking. Naturally both of them are for different lengths of time. As The Timer for today’s session, my role is to alert you of your time limits based on the type of speech you make.
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.
RELATED: How to present the Timer’s report?
Thank you so much TM Ana for this submission.
We here at mymeetingroles.com are creating a pool of scripts / ideas for various roles in Toastmasters. If you have any ideas, please share with us here or email us at email@example.com
For more ideas to introduce yourself as the Timer, click here.