[VIDEO] Anatomy of a live item sale: selling Taylor Swift tickets

School auctions are typically noisy, rambunctious affairs.  The parents know each other.  Many are close friends because of their children’s ties.  And because they socialize together outside of school, the auction itself is just another party. I love school auctions, but they can be demanding on an auctioneer.  School auctions are like house parties, giving« Continue Reading »

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Anatomy of a live item sale: selling Taylor Swift tickets

School auctions are typically noisy, rambunctious affairs.  The parents know each other.  Many are close friends because of their children’s ties.  And because they socialize together outside of school, the auction itself is just another party. I love school auctions, but they can be demanding on an auctioneer.  School auctions are like house parties, giving« Continue Reading »

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Live auction display ideas for vacations

If you’ve got a vacation or two that will be sold in your live auction, it helps to geographically show guests where the city / resort / hotel is located. When I’m serving as auctioneer for a group, I create my own “displays” to help market items. I often don’t know what the client will« Continue Reading »

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