Timer

Taking on this role improves time management skills.

One of the skills Toastmasters practice is expressing a thought within a specific time. The timer is responsible for monitoring time for each meeting segment and each speaker. As Timer, you:

  • Acquire the timing/signaling equipment from the sergeant at arms and know how to operate it.
  • Explain the timing rules and demonstrate the signal device if called upon to do so. 
  • Throughout the meeting, listen carefully to each participant and signal them accordingly.
  • When called to report, announce the speakers' names and the time taken.
  • After the meeting, return the timing/signaling equipment to the sergeant at arms.


TIMER RESOURCES

Timer Script and Log

Introduce timing guidelines and track how long each member speaks.

The Timer’s Toolkit

Tips and tricks for performing this role, including ways to challenge yourself.

A Toastmaster Wears Many Hats

This manual offers tips and advice for taking on club meeting roles.

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