Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here are just a few auction schools you might consider attending.
Texas Auction Academy
Reppert School of Auctioneering
Southeastern School of Auctioneering
Western College of Auctioneering
Nashville Auction School
The Ohio Auction School
Again, to find auction schools in the US and abroad, visit our website at www.auctioneers.org and visit the Education & Designations page.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I've had the fortune of becoming friends with some amazing people and I hope to stay in touch with them after we graduate tomorrow. Who knows? We may be working for each other down the road.
I'm exhausted and I will try to keep up with the young bucks in the crew but graduation is tomorrow morning and then I'm headed back home to Kansas City.
I sat next to Mark throughout auction school. Mark is hilarious! He is a stand-up comedian who came to college to learn how to become a benefit auctioneer. He invented one of the funniest bumper stickers I've seen in a long time: "Proud Father of My Neighbor's Honor Student". Thank you Mark, its been a pleasure getting to know!
My good friend from the North, Steven Hesterman, displayed why he's a multiple karate championship winner. He taught the class some great self-defense skills and even showed us a great trick. Watch the video and see Steven, a whole 150 lbs, stand his ground when pushed by Sean Allen and Nick Peat (600+ lbs). Pretty neat to see!
Visit link below to watch video on YouTube
Thank you Rich, Shannon, Wade and Brett for being liberal bidders last night! I'm sorry you won't be taking that delicious Kansas City BBQ home with you back to Canada, David! ;-)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Just when I thought I had my numbers down, our instructor Angelo Lopez throws us a curveball. Angelo will be teaching students who are interested in bidding in spanish the next two days. The morning session started with learning our numbers in SPANISH!
We're all a little nervous here at auction school today because tonight is the big night! At 5:00 p.m. we'll have a public auction and will each sell three items. Each student was asked to bring an item to sell. Being from Kansas City, there is only one thing you can bring that represents KC and that's BBQ sauce. I'm hoping to spur a little competition amongst the Kings of the Grill. I'm also selling a copy of this year's 2009 International Auctioneers Championship. I know a couple classmates who'll be bidding on this awesome DVD set!
Wish me luck!