Ah Counter

The Ah Counter is responsible for counting filler words during the meeting.

What’s great about this role:

This role is gives your listening skills a work out!


  • Prepare your role introduction.
  • Consider how you will take notes for your report at the meeting. Check out this sample Ah Counter note taking form¬†as an example.

At the meeting:

  • When introduced, briefly explain your role.
  • Listen and make note of how many times each person says a filler word. These include “um,” “ah,” “like,” and “you know.”
  • When you give your report, aim to make a general comment on the use of filler words throughout the night.


Rather than announcing personal totals, you could offer give the totals out individually after the meeting.