BINGO CALLER TRAINING

The Bingo Caller controls the bingo hall and sets the tempo of play --- a very important job

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Why do bingo players play bingo at our bingo halls?
To relax To reduce stress Top have fun To socialize To win money
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New Customers
Many of our customers are experienced, seasoned customers and they are quite capable of hearing and understanding any type of calling
Some of our customers are new bingo players and they may not be able to understand the caller Don’t drive away the new bingo players
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The Bingo Goddess knows that a good bingo caller must --Articulate Enunciate Projection Inflection Educate Inform Assist Communicate
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Voice Mechanics Articulate Enunciate Projection Inflection
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Articulate
To speak clearly and to utter words with distinct syllables Words are expressed with precision and distinction

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“The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain”
“The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain”

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Enunciate
Enunciation means to pronounce words in a clear and distinct manner to create an effective and clear message and communication

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“She sells seashells down by the seashore” “She sells seashells down by the seashore”

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Projection

Projection is the use of one’s voice in a forceful manner to be heard at a distance

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“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” “A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked”

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Inflection
Inflection is the modulation or tone of one’s voice to create a mood or perception You can make your voice sound happy or sad by the inflection with which you speak
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Use your “happy” voice, the voice with the “smile” in it

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The combination of articulation, enunciation, projection and inflection provides for a clearer and more efficient message

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Voice Content Educate Inform Assist Communicate
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Educate
Our customers come to the bingo hall to relax and to reduce stress When we educate them about the play of the game and other basic information, they are able to enjoy simply playing bingo
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Inform
Information is vital in particular the game being played, the paper, whether the game is in the pack or a floor special, the winning configuration, any wild numbers and the prize

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Assist
Our players have different levels of expertise and it is imperative that they are given ample time to participate in any game
Be particularly careful about the dabbing of wild numbers and ensure that all players are finished before beginning to call balls
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Communicate
The caller has an important opportunity to communicate important information to the players by frequent and periodic announcements from the caller stand

Make sure you do this on a regular schedule
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Verifying Winners
Make sure to apply what you have learned about voice mechanics and voice content to the verification of winners

Use that smile in your voice and say “congratulations”

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Game Transition
The key to attaining the appropriate rate of play is the game transition announcement

The announcement must include the game to be played, whether the game is “in the pack” or a special, the paper to be played, the winning configuration, the wild numbers if any and the prize
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Announcements
We will have an entire separate discussion about announcements Review the announcements handout pertaining to

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Scripts
Announcements should be scripted to ensure that the presentation is consistent, uniform and comprehensive Type out scripts and have them laminated Keep them at the caller’s stand

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No food, drink or smoking
Bingo blowers are delicate pieces of equipment and they deteriorate when you pour a Coke into them No food, drink or smoking while calling bingo

This is a firing offense

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Questions?

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