Ah Counter

Ah Counter

At each meeting the “Ah Counter” listens to every speaker during the meeting and notes overused words, crutch phrases, filler sounds.

The Ah CounterMost of us will often use a phrase repeatedly when speaking that we’re unaware of such as (you know”, “like”, “actually” as well as also counting the “ums” and “ahs”. It can be really useful to discover a word or phrase that you repeat often and were unaware of as you then have a chance to try to eliminate that word/phrase or at least substantially reduce how often it’s used.

Here is a link to a post on the TI website on how this role can help speakers and a link to a post on the Grammarly site with some good tips.

To make the role easier it is well worth using the Toastmasters International mobile app:

Here are videos from previous HOD meetings showing members delivering the “Ah Counter” report.