In this script, TM Sonia from Mumbai reminds her club members why the role of Timer is so important in a Toastmasters meeting. She mentions multiple factors that a timer takes care of. Read her full draft below.
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In Toastmasters, a lot of things depend on the time element – how long will the meeting last, who get’s how much of it to speak, who is qualified for voting and who’s not and of course whether the club as a whole is punctual or not. Since so much is dependent on time, we have a timer in every meeting to keep an eye on it. As the timer for today’s meeting, I will alert you about your time intervals.
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 Sonia for this submission.
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