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Make sure you are ready for a successful event!

ย ๐Ÿ˜…Creating a smoothly run event is no easy task, so many aspects go into creating a ๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฆ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ซ๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ณ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

As you look ahead to your event in the next few months, have you thought about the following services?

๐Ÿ”ธ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐- Excellent sound is crucial for your event. – We have a sound company we work with that exclusively does sound systems for auctions.

๐Ÿ”ธ๐๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ-๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ซ- This person manages and trains your volunteer staff.- Our manager oversees the check-in / check-out process.

๐Ÿ”ธ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค-๐ˆ๐ง / ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ & ๐ƒ๐š๐ญ๐š ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ- We offer full check-in /out services. To make sure this part of the event runs smoothly.- We do the data entry into the auction software night-of the event, so you can enjoy time with your donors/guests.

๐Ÿ”ธ๐„๐ฆ๐œ๐ž๐ž๐ฌ/๐ƒ๐‰- We have professional fundraising MC’s with years of auction experience.- DJ’s can spice up your event by playing music during your event, and during the auction.- Music elicits positive emotions, which can increase bidding!

๐Ÿ”ธ๐๐ซ๐จ๐š๐๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ & ๐๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง- Want to have a hybrid event? Or full virtual event? Our production crew has done over 50 events and know how to make yours run seamlessly.- We have a studio where we can broadcast your event or do some pre-shoots as needed.- Need someone to produce your Raise The Paddle video? We have an award-winning director and producer to take care of it.

๐Ÿ”ธ๐’๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐Œ๐ž๐๐ข๐š- We have an outstanding Social Media /Marketing partner that can turn posts and hashtags into results.- We cannot stress the importance of having someone market your event.

๐Ÿ”ธ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฌ & ๐„๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ฌ- Make sure you check out our extensive list of trips & experiences here: https://kilbreathauctions.com/vacation-packages/

๐Ÿ”ธ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ซ- Feeling overwhelmed and just want someone to take care of everything? We have several partners we can connect you with!

๐Ÿ”ธ And don’t forget YOU NEED AUCTION SOFTWARE!

There’s no need to stress, this is what we are here for – ๐ฐ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š ๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฎ๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐š ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ. ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ญ, ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐…๐‘๐„๐„ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐”๐“๐„ ๐‚๐Ž๐๐’๐”๐‹๐“๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐. ๐Ÿ“ฒ 206.963.7148

Virtual/ Hybrid Event Toolkit

Some clients have decided they will do #virtualevents or #hybridevents forever, abandoning the traditional in-person model altogether.

There are ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™™๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™›๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ฎ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ! They raise a lot of money for our clients but there are different strategies and aspects you need to think of when planning them.

Our friends at Swaim Strategies have created ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ค๐™ก๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™ฎ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ๏ฝก Take a look at these – and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help planning your virtual or hybrid fundraising event.

๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐“๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐ข๐ญ

https://swaim-strategies.slab.com/public/posts/gqpzi9h9

๐‡๐ฒ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐„๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐“๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ค๐ข๐ญ

https://swaim-strategies.slab.com/public/posts/si2hlps7

Why do you need an experienced host?

๐Ÿ“ฃWhy it’s important to ๐ก๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ง ๐„๐—๐๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐๐‚๐„๐ƒ ๐š๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ for your #virtual or #hybrid fundraising event:

Getting ready for an upcoming virtual event

1โƒฃ– Comfortable speaking to an audience through a camera (it’s a different skill than leading a live crowd!)

2โƒฃ– The ability to specialize in Fund-A-Needs. Many auctioneers will have an excellent chant and can sell items but all items are being sold via mobile bidding so your main focus should be an auctioneer ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™š ๐™›๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ž๐™จ๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™š๐™›๐™›๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ข๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™–๐™œ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ง๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ก๐™ก ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ!

3โƒฃ– The ability to help you set your goals and share your organization’s message in an effective and engaging way.

4โƒฃ– Willing to host or emcee your event as needed. ๐€๐ง ๐š๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ’๐ฌ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐†๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ, and take each element of your program and continue to bring it back to the heart of your organization and use it to call donors to action. This will help you increase revenue at your event.

Let’s discuss your event and the best way to successfully reach & exceed your fundraising goals!๐Ÿ“ฑ 206.963.7148 stephen@kilbreathauctions.com

How To Get People To Watch Your Virtual Event

One of the TOP Challenges we hear from organizers about their virtual events: “๐–๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฉ๐ž๐จ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฏ๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ – ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ!? ๐–๐‡๐˜?” ๐Ÿคท๐‘ซ๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†โ“๐‘จ๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆโ“Our friends at GFS Events have some tips on ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐“๐จ ๐‡๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ in the virtual world. https://gfsevents.org/how-to-mitigate-no-shows-at-your…/

CLICK THE ARTICLE FOR THE FULL STORY BY HERE ARE THE 4 TIPS:ย 

Ask for a Commitment 

Give Them an Incentive to Attendย 

Offer an Interactive or Hybrid Approach

Communicate well and oftenย 

Auctioneer – Austin Sheely

๐ŸŽค๐€๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ!๐™ˆ๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™๐™š๐™š๐™ก๐™ฎ

Emceeing his first event in 2008, Austin combined a lifelong history of volunteer work and fundraising with his training in acting and commercial speaking. ๐—”๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธโœจ

Austinโ€™s dedication to the organization he is working for, and his night-of auctioneer skills make him a favorite among many organization! If you are ready to have ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, reach out to us to schedule your free consultation and discuss details to ensure your event is spectacular.

๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”.๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‘.๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ–

Meet Mari Neubauer – Auctioneer / Event Host

๐ŸŽค๐€๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ!
๐™ˆ๐™š๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž ๐™‰๐™š๐™ช๐™—๐™–๐™ช๐™š๐™ง – With nearly a decade of fundraising and event experience gained throughout her career in political consulting, program management, and fitness instruction, Mari is known for her captivating and poised stage presence, her ability to read and adapt to any room, and her elegant engagement with guests.โœจ
Specializing in benefit auctions, Mari is ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’๐’๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‡๐’Š๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’๐’“๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’™๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Š๐’›๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’…๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‘๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‚๐’ through lively, engaging, strategically organized events.๐Ÿ™Œ
If you are ready to have ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ž ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ, reach out to us to schedule your free consultation and discuss details to ensure your event is spectacular.
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