Role: Ah-Counter

What does the Ah-Counter do?

The purpose of the Ah-Counter is to note any overused words or filler sounds used as a crutch by anyone who speaks during the meeting. NOTE this is often merged with the Grammarian Role

The main responsibilities of the Evaluator are:

  • Introduce the Ah-Counter role.
  • To make notes during the Table Topics and speeches and prepare their evaluation.
  • To deliver the evaluation itself within the time allowed (usually 2-3 minutes).

Prior to meeting

Prepare your introduction

Practice your introduction to ensure that your are comfortable with explaining the role and why it is important.

Keep an eye on the clock to make sure you can keep within the allotted time.

During the meeting

Take Notes

Listen carefully to each speaker’s presentation, keeping a ear out for repeated used words, or sounds.

Record overlong pauses, overused words and filler sounds relied upon too often by all speakers. Examples include: and, but, so, you know, ah, um

Deliver your report

This is a purely factual report of repeatedly used words or sounds.