Scrum Master, example of role

Anthony Lucia
Anthony Lucia used Ask the Experts™
I have read the Scrum Guide and seen many presentations on Scrum, and I can probably list out all the responsibilities of a Scrum Master, things like remove impediments, coach the team, etc.

I think I can easily see what the Product Owner does, as I have performed similar responsibilities as a Project Manager, but I can not quite wrap my head around what the Scrum Master does for a living.

Beyond the summation of roles performed, I need to understand what the Scrum Master does practically.

Could someone please give me  a more specific example of something Scrum masters do, or perhaps point me to a YouTube video showing what he does (I say the video of what the Scrum Master should NOT do)

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The Scrum master runs the scrum. He keeps the discussion on topic. He coordinates. He encourages participation and presentation of ideas. He eases personality conflicts.
Who pays him depends on the project organization. He (or she) might be in the IT department.

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