How Do I Hire a Professional Auctioneer for My Charity Event ?

  • A professional auctioneer can make the difference between a  charity event being a blast or simply being boring. Auctioneers are entertainers as much as they are auctioneers. Choose one that has a sense of humor, and generates enthusiasm with the guests of your event.
  • Auctioneers make an event efficient. The guests don’t want to wait around while the event planner figures out how to run an auction.
  • Do they talk fast or slow. If the group caterers to an older crowd, this might be something to consider.
  • Find out if the Auctioneer charges on a commission basis or is fee based.
  • Some auctioneers have an industry specialty-just ask them.
  • Look at videos or prior auctions on YouTube.
  • It’s best to hire an auctioneer at least 6 months in advance. The good ones book out even further. Check online speaker organizations to find auctioneers in your area.
  • Respect the time of the charity attendees by keeping the length of your auction to a reasonable hour.  One way to do this is by offering a combination of a live auction and a silent auction at your charity event.

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