Ah-Um Counter Form

The Collector of “Unseemly Hesitations”

Your assignment is to listen carefully to eveybody speaking during the meeting and to record against each speaker ‘s name a stroke (l) for every unseemly or unneccessary sound uttered.

Common unseemly sounds are:  Ums, ahs, errs, and mmms

 Watch out for “You know”, “right”, “OK”, “so”, and “and” where these are used as fillers.

Listen for add-ons: words which have ahs or errs tacked on such as and-err, but-ahs.

Remember: You are doing each speaker a favour by letting him/her know how many unneccessary hesitatations they have.

 Name
“Ums” 
“Ahs” 
“Errs” 
“You know” 
 Add-ons
 Other
 Total
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