A professional Ring Man, also known as a Bid Spotter to those outside of the charity auction industry, is typically a seasoned benefit auctioneer as well. The Ring Man bid spotters work on the floor as an extension of the presiding charity auctioneers hands and arms in catching the audience’s bids that the charity auctioneer may have missed during the live auction. The Ring Man is also responsible for fulfilling the duties of infusing additional energy into the event, motivating the crowd to bid, personally engaging the bidders, and creating bidding wars between competing bidders. The presence of the ring man or bid spotters during a fundraising auction is an essential part of the nonprofits successful efforts to raise revenue.
A good Ring Man will increase the charity auctions gross revenue by as little as 10% to as much as 40% increase in revenue earned just in the live auction alone. It is truly an amazing experience to watch a good ring man, or bid spotters, and a charity auctioneer team up together in dramatically increasing the revenue achieved during a charity auction and fundraising gala. Many veteran auctioneers will admit that they would prefer to work in the ring (i.e. Ring Man), rather than call bids from the auction block.
DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers offers this unique this invaluable service that our nonprofit clients. The Ring Man service fee is more than justified given the huge returns they can bring to the our nonprofit clients through their tremendous work efforts and energy. We strongly encourage you to consider this service in positively advancing your non nonprofits fundraising efforts. Our Bid Spotter and Ring Man services will help your fundraiser to realize maximum revenue in your charity auction.
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