To ensure that the meeting runs according to schedule and on time.

To time each segment of the meeting as outlined in the Timer’s Report.

To report to the club in a clear, concise manner.


Confer with the Chairperson, Toastmaster, Table Topics Master, and each Speaker to confirm the time required.


Check the timing equipment to be sure you understand how to operate the timing device and the stop watch. If there is an equipment problem, arrange with the Sergeant-At-Arms for a substitute prior to the start of the meeting.

Familiarize yourself with the lighting sequences for each section and/or participant. (See Table on next page.)

Record each participant’s name and the time they actually used on a piece of paper.

The Business meeting is 5-10 minutes unless other instructions are provided by the Chairperson. Give the Chairperson some warning indication when the time is “running out” so a time extension can be requested from the assembly, if required.

Make your reports when called on to do so, in a clear, concise manner.

If necessary, lead in the applause/clap-down of a speaker who runs overtime.