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I'm a LICENSED Auction Colonel, skilled Charity Auctioneer, and EMCEE who absolutely loves benefit work. As seen on TV, I raise funds by having fun with the crowd and regularly work with celebrity guest hosts, or even act as Master of Ceremonies myself. I am a certified Benefit Auctioneer graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering, which has trained more International Auctioneer Champions (IAC) and more State Auctioneer Champions than all other auction schools combined! I graduated World Wide under the leadership of the President of the NAA as a certified Bilingual Charity Auctioneer. I have been well trained by auctioneers who regularly bring in hundreds of thousands and even millions in their silent, live, online, simulcast, and/or public outcry fundraising events.
Through even more training, I earned my Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designee degree from the National Auctioneers Association. Less than 1% of all auctioneers achieve BAS, and become members of this selective professional Charity Auctioneer circle.
In addition, I also hold the Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) designation from NAA, meaning, I work with, implement, and understand technology platforms which solve problems at fundraising events.
I have also completed the highest level of education in the NAA known as the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). This three year program is for auction industry leaders and sets your everyday volunteer or speaker apart from a leader with extensive advanced training and experience.
Additionally to living abroad, I also served in a three year understudy as a Journeyman Auctioneer in Puerto Rico, where I conducted over $100,000,000.00 worth of sales in Spanish before moving to Manhattan to serve my greatest calling as a full time Charity Auctioneer and EMCEE. I also hold dual Bachelor's of Science Honors Degrees, and just in case of emergency, I'm certified in CPR as a decorated Eagle Scout. Helping others in Scouting is what brought me to choose philanthropy as my career.
Our firm provides elite auctioneers and quality auction support staff for your live, silent, and online auction fundraisers. We can support your venue with strategic planning, experienced event consultants, excellent auctioneers, customized supplemental inventory, and the proven auction method of marketing.
Non profit charities, government municipal groups, corporations, and private parties choose to book me as their exciting emcee, classy comedian, bilingual auctioneer, auction director, and special event revenue consultant.
I am a well spoken, world traveled gentleman, experienced in directing black tie auctions with celebrity elements, television networks, and affluent clients. We regularly auction rare artwork, travel packages, custom experiences, sports memorabilia, fine jewelry, luxury goods, designer apparel, musical instruments, collector cars, and unique one of a kind items in ballroom settings. Once we begin consulting, we can discuss creative revenue streams, digital technology, inventory, how to maximize return on investment while creating an enjoyable guest experience, and how to use that momentum to increase future event profits.
Myself and associates have auctioned off over 8 billion dollars in international assets for a variety of clients and would be honored to participate in your next event. Thank you again for your interest in my fundraising, Master of Ceremony, and organizational skills.
It would be my pleasure to serve at your next gala.
At your service,
Colonel Michael R. Powers
CAI, BAS, ATS
National Auctioneers Association