This course is designed for intermediate and advanced level bid callers. Students in this course have already completed a pre-licensing course and are looking to advance their skills and knowledge related to their auction chant. WCA will accept applicants who possess the ability and desire to learn the skills and information offered in this course. Applicants are required to be 18 years of age or older, however exception may apply.
Learning to perfect your bid call is no easy task. Training and learning best practices from prominent auctioneers and business professionals will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to take your chant to the next level.
- Option A: $1,595.00
The cost of tuition includes all instructional materials and supplies. This course is designed for intermediate and advanced level bid-callers and completion of this class does not meet state specific licensing law requirements.
- Option B: $1,995.00
The cost of tuition includes all instruction materials and supplies as well as additional training focused specifically on interpersonal and nonverbal communication. Students enrolled in Option B will have one additional day of class directly following the completion of Option A.
A minimum deposit of $500 USD is required to reserve a seat in your selected course. The remaining balance will be due on the first day of class.
Daily Class Schedule
Intermediate and Advanced Bid Calling classes are 2 1/2 days in length for students enrolled in Option A and 3 1/2 days for students enrolled in Option B. Class will start at 12:00 p.m on the first day and at 8 a.m. the remaining days. Class will conclude each day by 5:00 p.m. Exceptions may apply and will be discussed upon your arrival.
- Bid Calling
Students will work closely with instructors to evaluate their current chant and methods of conducting a live auction. The student and instructors will work together to identify key components to modify their chant and work to build a more effective and accomplished bid call for the student. Components involved will include: vocal counting and muscle strengthening drills, rhythm, vocal clarity and pronunciation, breathing, salesmanship, filler words and effective communication techniques.
- Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication is the process by which people exchange information, feelings and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages. Interpersonal communication is face-to-face communication. The core foundation of auctioneering is built on communication and by improving communication an auctioneer becomes more effective.
- Auction Psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. Understanding psychology as it pertains to auction buyers and sellers is a key component to becoming an effective auctioneer.
- Vocal Health
Throughout this seminar, instructors will educate students on how to effectively condition, strengthen and care for their voice.