Timer-Vote Counter Script

When you get to the meeting find the timing cards.

One of the skills we want to learn in Toastmasters is learning to give a speech within a specific timeframe. My role as timer is to help the speakers do that.

I will use these cards to notify speakers when they have reached the minimum time by holding up the green card, the midpoint by holding up the yellow card, and the end of the speech by holding up the red card. When you see the red card you will have 30 seconds to wrap up.

Throughout the meeting I will report the qualifying times when called upon and will also be collecting and counting the votes. At the end of the meeting I will present the ribbons to our winning speakers and the most enthusiastic Toastmaster of the evening.

(when called at table topics)

If you are called on to answer a table topics question you will need to speak for at least 1 minute and not go over 2 minutes to qualify for a vote for a ribbon. At 1 minute I will hold up the green card, 1 ½ minutes the yellow card, and at 2 minutes the red card. When you see the red card you have 30 seconds to finish.

(when called at speakers)

For each speaker I will hold up the green card at the minimum time, the yellow card at the midpoint, and the red card at the end of the speaking time. When you see the red card you need to finish your speech within 30 seconds.

(be aware of each speaker’s time allotment noted on the agenda–if it is a 5 to 7-minute speech hold up the green card at 5 minutes, yellow card at 6 minutes and red at 7 minutes. The speaker must finish by 7 minutes and 30 seconds to qualify)

(when called at evaluations)

Our evaluators have between 2 and 3 minutes to give their evaluation. At 2 minutes you will see the green card, 2 ½ minutes the yellow card, and at 3 minutes the red card. Again, you have 30 seconds to finish once you see the red card.

At the end of the meeting present the awards for Best Table Topics Speaker, Best Speaker, Best Evaluator, and the Enthusiasm award