Auctioneer Filler Words
An auctioneer’s chant is very unique to each individual auctioneer. Similarities in sound and composition can be found among auctioneers and are typically based on the geographic region where the auctioneer is from and/or the training the auctioneer has received.
Traditionally, there are two main parts of an auctioneer’s chant. The first being the monetary amount that the auctioneer has bid and the second being the monetary amount the auctioneer is asking for. Once that is established, auctioneers use small words and short phrases, commonly referred to as “filler words,” in their chant to maintain rhythm and market the product or asset they are selling.
An auctioneer’s filler words may include:
Will You Go
Will You Give
Will You Bid
Will You Give
Dollar Bidder now
The key to an auctioneer’s chant is communication between him/herself and the bidders. Clarity is essential and the speed of the chant varies, in large part, due to the product being sold and an auctioneer’s ability to communicate with those bidding on the product.
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