Post date: Aug 18, 2014 7:15:38 AM
Taking on this role improves time management skills
One of the skills Toastmasters practice is expressing a thought within a specific time. As Timer you are responsible for monitoring time for each meeting segment and each speaker. To perform 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 speaker's name and the time taken.
After the meeting, return the timing/signaling equipment to the Sergeant-at-Arms and give your timer's report to the secretary.