The differences between a professional, experienced auctioneer and a volunteer filling are so obvious that even first time attendees can notice the disparities. Like the coach of a winning football team or ringleader of a Cirque Du Soleil, there needs to be a professional auctioneer coordinating an auction in order for it to run smoothly and be successful. Let’s take a look at some of the key characteristics of an experience auctioneer.
It’s easy to tell when someone is doing what they love. Their enthusiasm and positive attitude shine through their words and actions. An experienced auctioneer is someone who has been involved in many different auctions and can effortlessly create enthusiasm. You’ll never see an experienced auctioneer “phoning it in”!
An experienced auctioneer knows their role and purpose in each auction. They understand that the most important part of an auction is being able to raise funds for a particular organization or cause. Through experience, they know how to use their exuberant personality and skillful techniques to help any auction reach its goals. Experienced auctioneers know how to get results!
Like the popular kid in school, an experienced auctioneer is someone that other people enjoy watching and being around. An experienced auctioneer knows how to garner credibility and respect which enables them to control each event and entertain a variety of different crowds. Also as important, an experienced auctioneer should make an event fun! According to a National Auctioneer Association survey, FUN is the number one reason people attend auctions.
An experienced auctioneer should be able to successfully run an event in a way that will make people want to contribute and return to similar events in the future. Through the auctioneer’s passion, charisma, and understanding of their role, they should be able to fulfill this goal and have everyone in attendance leave with a positive feeling and great memory of the event. An experienced auctioneer aims to give the crowd a night they won’t forget!