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National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Director of Marketing & Communications Erin Shipps touches base with leaders from the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). Guests include Tricia Heon, CEO of NAAA; and, Charlotte Pyle, CAI, AARE, past president and current secretary of NAAA, as well as co-owner and auctioneer at Joe R. Pyle Complete Auction and Realty Service. Topics:Big announcement from NAAANAAA advocacy effortsUpdates on NAAA education and trainingAdvice for getting into the auto auction industry
In this episode, we've brought together marketing professionals from the most winningest companies in the 2022 NAA Auction Marketing Competition. Guests include Lindsay Doll, marketing director for McCurdy Real Estate & Auction; Leslie Basinger, marketing team leader for Schrader Real Estate & Auction; Nick DePasquale, director of marketing and special projects for Kaufman Realty & Auctions; and, Wes Sigler, owner of Blue River Digital, who created some entries for Jeff Martin Auctioneers. 
Everyone has a story. Stories are powerful. But are you telling them right? How much more money could you raise for nonprofits by tweaking your storytelling just a bit? In this episode of the Auction Advocate, Lori L. Jacobwith, master storyteller and founder of Ignited Fundraising walks us through bigger and better stories. After spending an hour or so on the podcast with Erin I have to say, she rocks!! Her voice is delightful to listen to; her questions really caused me to think. She is fun, prepared, funny, a terrific listener. Our time together literally FLEW by and I was truly sad when we said goodbye. Erin is a true professional who has found her calling as a podcast host. You'll enjoy any sessions she records. I promise! — Lori Jacobwith, Ignited Fundraising
Hear directly from the 2021 International Auctioneer Champions Nick Bennett, CAI, AMM, BAS, and Laura Mantle, CAI, CAS. We're talking about:Tips for competitionPreparationJudging criteriaCamaraderieLife as a championRegister for the NAA's 2022 Conference & Show
National Auctioneers Association Director of Marketing and Communications Erin Shipps  chats with her own IT manger, Adam Jones from Firefly MSP, about the top 10 things your help desk wants you NOT to do.
The National Auctioneers Association's series on supply chain issues concludes with a discussion on the livestock and farming industries. The esteemed panel for this podcast includes Doak Lambert, CAS, auctioneer for Lambert Auction Company; Kyle McMahon, founder and CEO of Tractor Zoom, and active farmer; and, Dr. Roger Cryan, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation. 
Part two in this series on supply chain issues and the auction industry features Kevin Chartier from Manheim. He sits down with NAA Director of Marketing & Communications Erin Shipps to talk about the effects on the auto auction industry. 
Supply chain issues are having unique effects on the auction industry, and the many asset groups served by auctioneers. To start this conversation, Auction Advocate Host and NAA Director of Marketing & Communications Erin Shipps sits down with Matt Ackley, chief marketing officer from the global auction powerhouse, Ritchie Bros. 
NAA Director of Marketing and Communications Erin Shipps chats with NAA Directors Peter Gehres, CAI, CAS, CES, (Jeff Martin Auctioneers) and John Schultz, AMM, (Grafe Auction) about the responsibility in collecting personally identifiable information. Why do auction companies collect it? What types of data are there? What is an auction company liable for? What do you need to look for in a third-party vendor?Links:Auction Marketplaces, Auction Data, and the Impact (white paper)Is My Personally Identifiable Information Safe with an Auction Company? (blog post)
NAA Director of Marketing & Communications Erin Shipps chats with outgoing CEO Hannes Combest, CAE, FSAE, about more than a decade of service to the auction industry. From the early days to projects she is most proud of, difficult moments, funniest moments, and the future of the industry. Also, don't miss a special guest who has shared many memories with Hannes. 
The National Auctioneers Association's membership is made up of only 17% women, so how did it reach this historic moment of having both outgoing and incoming female Board of Directors presidents? Erin Shipps, director of marketing and communications sits down with NAA President Beth Rose, CAI, AARE, AMM, and Chair of the Board Terri Walker, CAI, BAS, CES, to discuss leadership, volunteerism, family businesses and the future of the auction industry. 
Contract auctioneering is a very lucrative career for many bid callers and other auction professionals, but it takes hard work, organization and determination. It also takes a little bit of luck and the right networking. For this episode of The Auction Advocate, National Auctioneers Association Director of Marketing & Communications Erin Shipps sits down with three of the best contract auctioneers in the industry -- Matt Hostetter, CAI, CAS, CES; Joseph Mast, CAI; and Trey Morris, CAI, BAS, CAS -- to talk about finding success in working for others while working for yourself. Resources:International Auctioneer ChampionshipNAA's State Licensing GuideVoice37 Throat RemedyGrethers Pastilles Dry Mouth and Sore Throat Relief Chips Eucalyptus Menthol throat lozengeFIGROL Portable mini humidifierThroat Coat teaPopperBlocker mic filterThayers slippery elm lozengesAlien EarsWestoneUltimate EarsJH AudioTumi garment bag
Have you considered a career in the auction industry? The National Auctioneers Association has numerous resources available for budding auction professionals, and you may be surprised at the diversity of needs within the industry. Find out how your talents, from marketing to web design to accounting to photography, etc., fit into the world of auctions. The NAA also has resources for teachers and young students to raise awareness of the auction method of marketing. Share those with your community and students today!Resources:Supervised Agricultural ExperienceNAA NextGenAuction Adventures Game5th Grade CurriculumMiddle School CurriculumEducational Auction CraftAuction e-Comic
In this episode of the Auction Advocate, host Erin Shipps, director of marketing and communications for the National Auctioneers Association, and co-host Kora Cameron, content developer for the NAA, sit down with LinkedIn Makeover pioneer Donna Serdula. Much to our surprise (not Kora's), LinkedIn has evolved into an essential tool for marketing, networking and professional growth, and you need to make sure you're doing it right. Listen now for Donna's quick tips and deep dives into the value of this platform. Upcoming NAA events
Host Erin Shipps, marketing and communications director for the National Auctioneers Association, talks with benefit auction market leaders from Marquam Auction Agency about the challenges they faced in 2020. Misty Marquam, BAS, and Christine DeCastro, BAS, also give their outlook for fundraising in 2021 and join in a little East Coast/West Coast trivia. 
Ever feel like you have too much to do and too little time? Do you find yourself trying to handle every work project yourself? Stop it. There is an easier way! In this month's episode of the Auction Advocate, NAA Director of Marketing & Communications Erin Shipps talks with Russ Hilk, CAI, AMM, GPPA, of Fram Fram, and Erik Rasmus, CAI, AMM, from Rasmus Auctionabout working smarter, not harder.
Auction Advocate host Erin Shipps, director of marketing and communications for the National Auctioneers Association, talks with auctioneer Jason Roske, CAI, AMM, of KC Auction & Appraisal Co. about the best ways to handle sensitive matters when it comes to personal property estate auctions and the importance of mental health. 
The Auction Advocate host Erin Shipps, director of marketing and communications for the National Auctioneers Association sits down with two of the auction industry's finest: Billie Jo Schultz, CAI, AMM, and John Schultz, AMM. Both are instructors for NAA's Auction Marketing Management (AMM) Next course and experts at marketing auctions through Facebook and Google. Which method is right for you? It depends. Tune in to learn more!
In episode two of the Auction Advocate, the podcast where we're all in, we're talking about how to grow business awareness by creating a culture in your local community. Braden McCurdy, CAI, AARE, AMM, CEO and auctioneer at McCurdy Auction in Wichita, Kansas, joins NAA Director of Marketing and Communications Erin Shipps to share tips on how he and his coworkers have made moves and strengthened relationships to increase the auction presence in their community.
Do you want to improve your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) but find the idea overwhelming? Do you find yourself struggling just to know where to start? The Auction Advocate sat down with Garry Grant, CEO of SEO, Inc. to talk about easy steps you can take right now to begin the journey of mastering SEO. Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With more than 24+ years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions.auctioneers.orgDesignation Academy (AMM/AMM Next)Auction Marketing Management
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