Marbles and Auctioneers

People often ask what it takes to become a champion auctioneer. I have to remind them that long before you become a champion, you must first become an auctioneer, and learn the chant. 

Right on cue, people will ask "Rich... How do I become an auctioneer and learn the chant?"

I'm glad you asked... 

You see it's pretty simple. First you practice some basic numbers drills.. "5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40....". Then you practice some basic tongue twisters; "Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers", or "Tammy Attatimus took two tee's, tied them atop two tall trees".  Or perhaps "How much wood would a a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood". 

Once you have some basic skills, you repeat the drills but add a single marble to your mouth. Run the drills over and over, as the marble will help you with enunciation. Then do it again each time adding one more marble, until you can no longer add any marbles. Try to say each drill clearly. 

You may have to lose a marble to gain clarity. If you still need more clarity, lose another marble. 

Once you've lost all your marbles, you can become an auctioneer. 

Have a great day!