Date 10 Dec 10, 13:14
Description What does this role involve?
The Timekeeper is reponsible for keeping track of time. (The role is also known as the Timer.)
One of the skills in speech training is expressing a thought within a specific time. The Timekeeper helps those at the meeting practise this. As well as recording the times, the Timekeeper should regard each report to the meeting as a mini-speech opportunity.
Before the meeting
Confirm scheduled programme participants with the Toastmaster and General Evaluator.
On arrival at the meeting
Get timing equipment from the Sergeant at Arms. Be sure you understand how to operate the stopwatch and signal device and make certain that timing equipment works.
During the meeting
When introduced, explain the timing rules and demonstrate the signal device.
After the meeting
Return the stopwatch and timing signal device to the Sergeant at Arms.
Here is a timing programme which you can use on a laptop computer as a timing signal device ...