Ah Counter

Introducing your Ah counter role with an analogy

Here is a short introduction for the role of an Ah Counter with an interesting analogy. Have a read.

Ah counter in Toastmasters
Role of Ah Counter

Imagine you are listening to the FM radio as you drive your car. A wonderful song is on air when suddenly the sound starts to crack. You try to tune the radio, reset the frequency, even lower your car speed in hopes of catching those air waves but to no avail. A very common situation with a very common solution – we change the channel and listen to another station.

Like it or not but when we use filler words in our speeches such as ah, um, like, you know, etc., it has an identical impact on our audience. Initially, people try to ignore these disturbances. However, as the disturbances continue, they change their attention to another station – the mobile phones in their pocket.

As an Ah counter today, I will help you in identifying these filler words that you tend to use during your speeches. I will keep a track of them and present my report towards the end of the meeting.

Over to you the General Evaluator.

RELATED : If you like the idea of using analogies, here is another example that uses the analogy of spam emails and here is one using analogy of weeds in garden.

Have you ever had a similar experience when you switched the FM channel due to disturbances? Do you think the analogy is apt? Let us know.

For more information on how to play the role of the Ah Counter, read this article.


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