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Timer Guide and Script

Once logged in to your, it has instructions, but you can also use this to help you through the timer role.  Please refer to the timer guide as well.  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.”

Other useful Timer Worksheets 

Timer Report Worksheet

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