Peninsula Toastmasters Timer Guide, Instructions and Script
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.
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
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.”