The day of your event has finally arrived.
The philanthropic committee has put in long hours obtaining the venue, soliciting businesses and sponsors, coordinating bands and entertainers, hiring florists, marketing, selling tickets and calling on friends, neighbors and acquaintances to attend. They are exhausted, but exhilarated. The room looks gorgeous, the food is fabulous, and the entertainers are wonderful. People will be dancing, laughing and having a terrific time.
But... will the silent auction items sell well and the big items in the Live Auction bring what you're hoping for?
That depends on whether or not your organization gave the same serious consideration to hiring the Auctioneer.
Is your auctioneer up to the task?
Is your auctioneer enthusiastic, energetic, quick witted and professional? Can he or she keep the attention of the audience, speak clearly, tease and cajole without being insulting or putting your guests on the spot? Can she drive the auction by creating fun competition so that your guests are digging into their pockets and thrilled to do it?
Early in the planning stages, did you consult with your auctioneer before deciding which items to auction and what order to put them in for best results? Can friends of your organization bid even though they can't attend?
Kathleen M. Pica, our Florida Licensed auctioneer, has auctioneered for many of Naples finest philanthropic organizations, helping them to generate larger donations than they thought possible. A few of the organizations she's assisted include: The Amercian Cancer Society,
Naples Community Hospital,
The Celebrity Martini Glass Auction,
Hospice of Naples,
Hope for Haiti, The Comminity School of Naples and Ave Maria University.
A professional auctioneer is essential for creating a truly successful benefit auction, and you should choose your auctioneer with the same care that you give every other aspect of your Gala.
Small or large, local bidding or Internationally broadcast, let us help you create a fun, stylish, memorable and moneymaking event that will keep your donors coming back year after year.
Consultations are free. Auction fees are based on services requested.
Call today to book Kathleen for your next event. 239-262-7333