Ah/Um Counter

Ah/Um Counter

Duration: 2 Minutes                                                  Lights: Green 1:00, Amber 1:30, Red 2:00, Buzzer 2:30

The purpose of the Ah/Um counter is to note words and sounds used as a crutch or pause filler by anyone who speaks during the meeting.

Words may be inappropriate interjections, such as, “Ah”, “Um”, “and”, “well”, “so”, where a speaker repeats a word unnecessarily. When introduced by the Chairman briefly explain the role.

Keep a tally of “infringements” and give a brief report when called on towards the end of the meeting.

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