Meeting Roles: Time-Keeper

You help members be disciplined with time

  • In your introduction, explain that the Green, Amber and Red lights show speakers the minimum, standard and maximum time, as indicated on the agenda
  • Arrange for someone to hold up the lighting system and demonstrate whilst you are on stage explaining
  • Time speakers and switch the lights on at the appropriate moment. Take note of how long they spoke for and when called on stage, say their names timings, as well as a very brief description of what their speech or topic was about (this will help members remember and decide who to vote for)
  • Be strict! Ring the bell when people go over the grace period (30s after the red light). It will help them learn and help the meeting finish on time. Exceptions can be made, especially for Icebreakers and for General Evaluators; check with the Toastmaster and President