Satisfied clients describe Gregory's work best. Here is a note received after raising over $320,000 auctioning fine art items.
I must confess that after 25 years of working on auctions, I was quite concerned when our auctioneer of the past 10 years was unable to perform this April. I have worked with perhaps a dozen auctioneers and have attended many more auctions to evaluate styles and techniques. I have witnessed, often first-hand the good the bad and the ugly!
I now have a new class and that is the GREAT. On all levels you amazed me. Your preparation was far beyond anything I have witnessed. Your engagement with the audience was so great that many people told me they would come to any auction you conducted just for the entertainment aspect! I believe your knowledge, showmanship and unique approach to keeping people engaged reflected positively in our sales results.
I do know you are our go to guy going forward.
Brilliant job and I thank you for the laughs and success."
What do I believe? Selecting an appropriate auctioneer for your live auction is critical. A charity benefit auctioneer should complement your event. An auctioneer's value to your event is derived from much more than the auctioneer's service fee. Event committees need to be shrewd consumers and look to many factors like: price, value, energy, thoughtfulness, creativity, commitment, drive, becoming part of your event, gaining full value.
What do I promise? My experience provides an effective auctioneer who observes trends and offers constructive advice to allow your event achieve its important goals. A successful event builds community, entertains, inspires, and is profitable for your organization.
Who am I? I am a talented auctioneer with an extensive background in public speaking and non-profit organizations. I am able to extend hands on knowledge of event organizing, public speaking, and media relations.
Highlights of expertise
* Extraordinarily well prepared to promote your charity, item, and evening
* Entertaining, humorous, engaging
* Professional auctioneer since 1995
* Public speaking talent with over 30 years experience before audiences exceeding 2500 attendees
Education and Experience
* University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Speech Communications, High Honors
* Wayne State University Law School
* Licensed Attorney at Law since 1981
* 23 years professionally conducted auctions