How to Win an Auctioneer Contest: Part 6 - Everyone Sounds Like a World Champion in the Shower

In part 6 of our mini series we focus on How to Win an Auctioneer Contest, Andy Imholte and Peter Gehres breakdown the type of work that needs to go into developing your bid calling skill for competition day. With tips for you next competition as well as your business, there is something for everyone.

How to Prepare

  1. Practice schedule
  2. Live practice
    1. Microphone time
    2. Focus o n specific parts during your microphone time
  3. Recording yourself both live and when practicing

Competition Tips

  1. Build a sustainable chant that is legitimate and work to refine it, rather than a “contest chant”
  2. Creating a space for practice
    1. Create a physical space
    2. Create time for meaningful practice
  3. Your mindset for practice will be your mindset on competition day

Business Tips

  1. Once you have your sales pitch and kit you’re not done
    1. Every auction you do adds to your portfolio
    2. Always refine your pitch and better your materials
  2. Set yourself up for success
  3. ABC (Always Be Closing)
    1. When I am talking to someone I may be able to provide a solution for them

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