Auctioneer tips & tricks?
November 8, 2007 9:26 AM Subscribe
I volunteered to be an auctioneer for a charity event. All I know is that I have to acknowledge people's bids and try to nudge people higher, while talking really, really fast. What else should I know?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Grab Bag (15 answers total)
There will be about 150 people attending and I will have an assistant. What's the best use of the assistant? Are there ground rules I have to enforce? Do people have to have paddles or just raise their hand? Can people bid by raising an eyebrow or giving a slight nod, like on TV?
Please tell me everything you know about auctioneer best practices & responsibilities.