When called on to explain the Timer role at the beginning of a meeting, you should include the following:
Table Topics are 2 minutes.
Evaluations are 3 minutes.
Speeches are normally 7 minutes, but may be longer.
When there is 2 minutes left, the green card is shown
When there is 1 minute left, the yellow card is shown
When their time is up, the red card is shown
There is a 30 second 'grace' period after the red light comes on. After that, you can hit the bell.
NOTE: Not bell for ice breaker speeches only
There is no fine if you speak too long or not long enough.
At the end of the meeting, you will give your report
At the end of the meeting, you will need to give a report of the allocated and used time for each speaker, TT, and Evaluator (including the GE).
Start the timer as soon as the speaker begins their presentation.
Ask the Sergeant At Arms for the colored "timing cards" if you don't see them.