When speaking, people often use such 'crutch' words or fillers as "ah", "um", "you know", "well', etc., or they repeat a word or phrase, saying for example, "This means, this means …". These words and sounds can be annoying to listeners. The 'Ah' Counter notes these words and sounds and helps the Speaker become aware of them.
Before the Meeting
- Prepares a brief explanation of the purpose and duties of the 'Ah' Counter.
During the Meeting
- Explains the role of the 'Ah' Counter (2 minute slot).
- Listens to everyone for crutch words or sounds, notes who uses them and how many each used.
- Gives a report when called upon, referring to notes taken during the meeting (2 minute slot).