Services

All Professional Staff

• Live Online Auction Webcast Services
• Professional Auctioneers
• Professional Ringmen
• Professional Event Emcees
• Professional Clerks
• Ticketing/Registration/Silent & Live Auction Check-In & Out Software
Misconception – More money will be made by spending less!
Fact – You have to spend money to make money! Be wiseful!
 

Professional Auctioneer

  • Auctioneering is not a hobby, it’s a profession!
  • People hire professionals in nearly all of life’s great adventures. We trust our important duties to the skilled professionals so why would you place the reins of your most important event of the year in the hands of anyone other than a professional auctioneer?
  • Auctioneers prompt audience participation with their contagious enthusiasm. Our auctioneers are gifted entertainers who put fun in fund into fundraising. They are fast on their feet, utilize unique strategies to stimulate bidding. This combination of all mastery skills brings an enormous amount of competitive bidding to the table.
  • Hiring an auctioneer specifically trained and experienced in your auction area and bid calling is the most important decision you as a producer will make. Unfortunately, most people think all auctioneers are equally talented. That misconception could not be any more wrong.
  • Have a question about your auction items or any specifications on your event? Ask your Auctioneer. Many have worked on hundreds of events just like yours so they will have a plethora of first-hand experience to draw from and offer suggestions.
  • They never intimidate or embarrass guests. No one wants to feel pressured by an auctioneer into buying an auction item they don’t want. There’s a fine line between good-hearted cajoling and mean-spirited intimidation. Hire someone who knows that line well.

Professional Ringmen

  • The Ringmen are by far one of the most important additions to any auction. Their expertise can single-handedly raise thousands of extra dollars for your event.
  • Professional Ringmen work the auction floor before, during and after the auction and are primarily used during the Live Auction. They work directly with the Auctioneer, your staff, and your guests. Sometimes they are referred to as “Bid Spotters”.
  • Ringmen have a complexity of training on all aspects of the auction process, advanced training on bid spotting, and know how to make guests feel comfortable to make just one more bid to support your event.
  • Ringmen become an extra set of eyes and ears for the Auctioneer during the live auction process. Their communication link with the Auctioneer is solid and trusted. They are the Auctioneer’s “Right Hand”.
  • Ringmen bring energy to the room that promotes excitement and fun, yet professionalism.
  • Ringmen are trained to spot bids in a split second and react immediately with voice and hand signals. The faster of a reaction, the more successful of an event. No missed bids! The Ringmen’s job to most people sounds and looks simple, but it’s not. This is where most money is left on the table at a Live Auction especially if you have volunteers.
Misconception – Many auctions are only as successful as the ability of their Ringmen. A good Ringman can contribute as much to an auctions ultimate success as the Auctioneer.
Fact – Demand has never been greater for Professional Ringmen.
How many Ringmen do we need?
# of Guests # of Ringmen
50-150 1
150-300 2
300-500 3
500 plus 4 plus

Professional Master Of Ceremonies

  • A skilled communicator must be aware of the emotional valence of his or her words.
  • The Master of Ceremonies is the host of your entire event. They depend on whether your guests remember your event or not.
  • The MC should be confidant and a high-energy speaker onstage while personable and engaging with your guests off stage. Ideal MCs will be personable with an outstanding announcer voice. They are informative but succinct.
  • Stage presence and demeanor go a long way towards a successful event.
  • Duties can begin as early as doors opening/silent auction.
  • Smart fundraising strategy is varying the voices onstage (ie: a different MC than your Auctioneer) in an effort to redirect your audience and heighten attention.
  • MC makes event announcements, facilitates games, raffles, drawings, etc. as needed/requested
  • MC thanks and recognizes event sponsors and volunteers as we all know how crucial the sponsors and volunteers are. These events would not happen without them.
  • MC welcomes all guests, speakers, entertainment, etc. to the stage.
  • MC will introduce and read all Live Auction descriptions during the Live Auction setting up the Auctioneer to effectively sell the items.
  • MCs come highly recommended with the experience and expertise at the same level as our Auctioneers and Ringmen.

Live Online Auctions

www.myhuntingauctions.com
www.myequineauctions.com
Our Reps provide hunting and equine auctions via online so bidders can attend through the web when they can’t be at the event to bid in person. Our auctions are offered on desktop, android, and IOS with full audio and video on all devices. Open your auction to a vast list of bidders by having it online.

T​icketing/Registration/Silent & Live Auction, Check-In & Out Software​

  • Used for functionality of all ticketing, silent/virtual auction, and live auction operations.
  • We provide you with real-time access to the dashboard, so you can access live data and statistics. You can make changes or adjustments, including adding new items, printing item description sheets, or uploading donors, etc., as needed in the Dashboard.
  • Unique and Branded Fundraising Site linked to your main site.
  • Your fundraising website (microsite) can be used for promoting your organization and/or event, highlighting key members of your organization and/or event, highlighting donors/sponsors, ticket sales, pre-registration of attendees for your event, donating and bidding. This technology offers your attendees the availability to purchase tickets and/or bid independently through the fundraising website.
  • Microsite URL is customizable to your colors and logos, sends e-mail blasts, twitter, Facebook, etc. allowing maximized ticket sales, opening your bidder pool, and gaining momentum into your evening.
  • MM Reps will assist by building your microsite, adding to, updating, and changing as needed.
  • Dashboard provides mass communication to your guests through texts, emails and multiple sponsorship opportunities.
  • MM Auction Reps will provide you with event support. MM Reps will monitor activity during registration and silent auction, close the silent auction per your instructions, and offer support during checkout.
  • You will be provided with mobile fundraising technology to include guest text notifications, mobile bidding and donating, and paperless payment processing.
Contact MM Auction Services

 

 

 

MM Auction Services, LLC
Colby & Codi Gines
150 Road 5N
Powell, WY 82435
307.272-5039
307.272.5367

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To help auctions exceed expectations with our professional staff, tools, and event knowledge.