Timer Guide and Script

Peninsula Toastmasters Timer Guide, Instructions and Script

 Peninsula Toastmasters Timer Guide

Your Competent Communicator manual has instructions, but you can also use the to help you through the timer role.  When introduced by the Toastmaster, please state the following:

“Greetings Mr./Madam Toastmaster, Fellow Toastmasters, and Guests. As Timer, I will time the Table Topics Speakers, Formal Speeches leading to the Competent Communicator, and the Individual Evaluators.  I will also alert each of them of the time they have left, using the green, yellow, and red flags, which denote specific times.

Table Topics

Towards the end of the meeting, I will report to the time when called upon. Table Topics Speakers should limit their remarks to no more than 2 minutes.

  • 1 minute, green
  • 1 minute, 30 seconds, yellow
  • 2 minutes, red

Prepared Speeches

 Those giving speeches should limit their remarks to their specific speech times,


Speeches: 4-6 minutes (icebreaker)

  • 4 minutes, green
  • 5 minutes, yellow
  • 6 minutes, red

Speeches: 5-7 minute speeches

  • 5 minutes, green
  • 6 minutes, yellow
  • 7 minutes, red


The individual evaluations should be between 2-3 minutes.

  • 2 minutes, green
  • 2 minutes, 30 seconds, yellow
  • 3 minutes, red

Thank you Mr./Madam Toastmaster.”