As the timer, my role is to remind all speakers how much time they spent on their speech, so that we will run this meeting on time.For prepared speaker, the project time is 5-7 minutes. I will raise the green card at 5 minutes, yellow card at 6 minutes, and red card at 7 minutes. For table topics, the time is 1-2 minutes - green at 1 minute, yellow at 1 and a half minutes, red at 2 minutes. For evaluators, the time is 2-3 minutes - green at 2 minutes, yellow at 2 and a half minutes, and red at 3 minutes.All speakers will be granted 30 seconds of grace time after the red card to end their speech. If they continue beyond that, they will be disqualified from voting at the end of the meeting. I will present my report when called upon by the General Evaluator.
The purpose of the Ah-Counter is to note words and sounds that are used as a “crutch” or “filler” by anyone who speaks. During the meeting, I will listen for overused words, including and, well, but, so, and you know. I will also listen for filler sounds, including ah, um, and er. I will also note when a speaker repeats a word or phrase, such as “I, I” or “This means, this means.” At the end of the meeting, I will report the number of times that each speaker used these expressions.
“As Grammarian, it is my responsibility to pay close attention to all speakers, listening carefully to their language usage. I’ll take note of any misuses of the English language, as well as any outstanding words, quotes, sayings, or thoughts. As Grammarian, it is also my duty to introduce the Word of the Day. The Word of the Day is ___, and it means ___. A sample sentence is ___."