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Tongue Twister for Call Centers

A tongue-twister is a paragraph, sentence or phrase that is innovatively formulated to be difficult to articulate resulting to amusing expression when mispronounced. The difficulty in articulating the tongue twister often rest on the similar sounds that it contains. To get the full effect of a tongue twister, speakers are either asked to read or pronounce the tongue twister as quickly as possible or repetitively without mumbling or garbling.

As a word game, many people use the confusion instigated by a tongue twister for its entertainment value. However there are many important uses of this simple word game. For instance, it is used by speech therapists in elocution teaching to cure or correct certain speech defects. In the call center industry, tongue twisters are used to evaluate the ability of an applicant to articulate clearly in English which is often facilitated during interviews.

Some companies also used tongue twisters are a speech exercise to improve their speaking skills of their agents. There is no specific subject or topic that is especially used in a different company. What is important is that the tongue twisters do not convey mischievous or immoral messages. Following are some examples of tongue twisters that can be used:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.

Keeping customers content creates kingly profits.

Bigger business isn’t better business but better business brings bigger rewards.

She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

How many cans can a cannibal nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans?
As many cans as a cannibal can nibble
if a cannibal can nibble cans.

Originally posted 2012-12-01 15:01:49.

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