A professional Ring Man, also known as a Bid Spotter to those outside of the charity auction industry, is typically a seasoned charity auctioneer. The Ring Man works on the floor (the Ring) as an extension of the presiding charity auctioneers’ hands and arms in catching the audience’s bids that the charity auctioneer may have missed. The Ring Man is also charged with 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.
A good Ring Man will increase the charity auctions gross revenue by an additional 10% to as much as 40% earned just in the live auction alone. It is truly an amazing experience to watch a good Ring Man and charity auctioneer team up together in dramatically increasing the revenue achieved in a charity auction. This is a unique and valuable service that our clients are strongly encouraged to consider in their efforts to realize maximum revenue earned through their charity auction. 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.