Sat Aug 11 2012 at 10:00 AM in Barrie
Canadian Auction College ~ Next Course: Aug 11th - Aug 16th 2012
Thinking of a career in auctions? Want to be an auctioneer just like on the popular auction TV shows?
Join us at the:
CANADIAN AUCTION COLLEGE
AUGUST 11 - 16, 2012
Held at the Days Inn in Barrie, Ontario
This auction program will provide you with all the valuable strategies for a successful auction career.
This course is held every February and August.
Held in Barrie, Ontario you will enjoy the intense activity filled week. You will learn the basic requirements of developing your auction career, while learning bid calling and personalizing your chant.
Several hours will be spent each day on interesting exercises that develop the unique engaging verbal skills of an auctioneer.
During the week we will discuss your auction career in charity/benefit auctions, general/consignment auctions, automobile auctions, commercial-industrial auctions, agricultural-farm, heavy equipment, online bidding, new merchandise/liquidation, storage auctions, real estate auctions and more - all for the Canadian auction market.
On the business side, experienced auctioneers and guest speakers will share their secrets to success.
Students will have the opportunity to showcase their new skills with a public fundraising auction at the end of the week.
For more detailed information about this exciting career and how you can get started today, contact:
1-888-891-6591 (Toll-Free) _____________________________________________________________________ Messages from the Co-Founders:
"I am proud to be an auctioneer in our great country. It will be my pleasure and privilege to help start you on your way to your successful auction career. Our cutting edge program is designed to be a rewarding learning experience for you. Welcome to the Canadian Auction College - Are you ready?"
Barb Richards - Auctioneer & Instructor
"Since 1971 I have enjoyed the most exciting profession in the world. I have been an Auction Instructor since 1985 and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you. I know you'll enjoy this exciting and comprehensive program...See you at the Canadian Auction College."
Frank Stapleton - Auctioneer & Instructor
_____________________________________________________________________ LETTERS FROM OUR GRADUATES TO YOU:
Dear Future Auctioneer:
I am extremely pleased that I had the fortune to choose the Canadian Auction College to commence my career as an auctioneer. I chose this program because it was headed by Barb Richards and Frank Stapleton, and very intensive and thorough curriculum and was reasonably priced.
Barb Richards and Frank Stapleton have decades of experience as auctioneers and are leaders in the profession. Both emphasized and illustrated ethical practices and professionalism in auctioneering. Both were very supportive, caring and personal to all of us. They were flexible, making adjustments for the strengths and weaknesses of the class I attended as well as for each individual. Barb and Frank worked us hard, building our confidence, and built on each students strengths.
The class was provided with a wealth of practical information both verbally and in handouts. The instructors shared generously their own experiences, mistakes, professional practices and their experience with "what works". We were encouraged to become active members of relevant professional and business associations and to become actively involved in our respective communities, including volunteer work.
I am amazed at how much they were able to pack into a single week of classes. I truly feel I now have the basics and the foundation to go out and become a respected and successful auctioneer.
My sincere thanks to both Barb and Frank and to Canadian Auction College for offering this excellent program.
Phil Ogden _________________________________________________
Dear Future Auctioneer:
The Canadian Auction College delivers on their word that Auctioneering will change your life. The professional service provided from your instructors will give you the building blocks for your career change. The class was provided with a wealth of knowledge both verbally and through handouts. All the instructors shared in their own success's and failures. This course covers all the aspects of the auction world, auctioning, office staff, insurance, security, etc. – you cover it all, no rock unturned in this course. I look forward to returning home and getting my wife to attend this course this summer. Don't just think about taking this course, just do it! You will not look back! I look forward to giving any graduate of this course an opportunity to work at my auction facility in New Brunswick. A big thanks to Barb, Krista, Frank & Vernon.
Jay London, Memramcook, NB ___________________________________________________
Dear Prospective Student,
The ethical values presented in this course speak to honesty and integrity, key ingredients to any successful endeavor. The standards put forth in this course by each of the auctioneer facilitators demanded that we strive for a higher level presentation and service to our future clients.
The training component exceeded my expectations, all were well presented but it was the interaction with the students that opened up the doors to learning; each instructor with great patience answered each question or clarified a point. Team building was stressed through class discussion and exercises, and through this our confidence and knowledge grew in leaps and bounds.
I have always understood the importance of practice, however thanks to our facilitators I have a much greater appreciation of the term PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! One can never have too much.
The course content was intense but necessary, a lot to ingest but oh so helpful! Our field trips provided a fun learning experience. As much as the theory and practical were demanding; this was a fun and enjoyable course. I wish I had more time with my peers (new friends) and the instructional staff.
I would be remiss if I did not extend a personal thank you to first, the instructional staff, they lived up to their World Champion status and my peers, they were also World Class as well.
Remember, PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND PRACTICE SOME MORE!
Hartley Fleming, Midland, ON _____________________________________________________
To All Prospective Students;
The Canadian Auction College delivers on a unique opportunity that unveils the mystique of auctioneering.
Barb Richards, Frank Stapleton & their colleagues are top-notch professionals with a profound respect for the integrity of their profession & associated business practices. The curriculum is detailed, focused & complete. They freely share their personal experiences, industry knowledge & methods of learning the acquired skills of auctioneering. In the process, one greatly improves communication skills & builds self-confidence.
Upon successful completion, the student arrives on the threshold of a truly exciting, rapidly growing profession, as a potential employee or independent business owner. The rest of the journey & degree of success remains entirely in the hands of the individual, requiring determination and a commitment to a regime of continuous practice, study and learning.
This course is truly exceptional value!
George Melnychuk _____________________________________________________
Dear Future Student:
This course is a 10 out of 10! The instructors (Barb, Krista, Frank, Pat and Vernon) have a wealth of knowledge and share it with you in a fun and action filled environment. They make you feel comfortable at all times, and practice what they preach about professionalism, ethics, honesty, and caring. Their enthusiasm is infectious and it shows in the enthusiasm of my fellow classmates. The knowledge you acquire over the course prepares you to go out immediately and be a successful auctioneer, if you follow their principles and goals at all times. The handbook is an invaluable tool. Do it now if you have been sitting on the sidelines. This school is the best and only 100% is good enough for them!
Marshall – Class of Winter 2011. __________________________________________________
Dear Future Student;
If you're looking for an informative and action packed week, you're looking in the right place! This has been one of the best weeks of my life. I've learned more in this week than I thought I could. Barb and Krista Richards and Frank Stapleton were the best instructors anyone could ask for. They were all so full of knowledge and compassionate and caring. This course has given me the knowledge, motivation and confidence to go home and pursue my auction career, and I know it will do the same for you. Good luck, and have fun!!!
Deborah S – Class of Winter 2011 _____________________________________________________
I loved every minute that I spent at the Canadian Auction College. The course was both extensive and inclusive and I believe it represented excellent value for the money spent whilst instilling and reinforcing professionalism and ethical behavior at all times. I am so happy that I chose to attend the Canadian Auction College. The auctioneer instructors have conveyed a true passion for their craft and I am excited to be joining this select group of individuals..
Clair – Class of August 2004 ______________________________________________________
The Canadian Auction College is holding class in Barrie, Ontario.
It has been over 10 years now since I attended the training and I must say that if you have any interest at all in the auction business, it is well worth the effort. In fact, I have found that the unique nature of this programme, guided with precision with the wonderful support of this troop of top notch instructors ushered in one of the best experiences of my lifetime.
Sure, you will pack in a good batch of auction and small business skills, but more importantly, you will get the right coaching, tailored to your unique needs and style. You all work together to help each other to stretch out of your "comfort zones" (plural because you will be amazed at how much you have grown in one short week) using a time tested formula consisting of fun, intensity, exercises, serious learning, excitement and success! All in a blast that flies by so quickly.
You will be guided every step of the way by a great bunch of super experienced and respected auction industry leaders. These folks really know their stuff, walk their "fast" talk, and make it easy for you by knowing just how much to push and pull to help you to reach your purpose. You pick your goal and they help you to get there.
So postpone that hum-drum vacation and go join a wonderful group of very interesting classmates, in sharing the same boat for a trip that will change your life. Give it a shot! Life skills abound! There is nothing quite like it. I promise you that.
I am sure you will value it as one of the best things you have ever accomplished. At least, that is my experience. Add some very rare spices to your life today and contact them now to book your adventure... A warm welcome awaits you. Let the Auction begin!
Rossel Gratton - Auctionsfind.com
PS - For those of you that may be a bit skeptical of my rave review - Yes, we are charging our regular rates for promoting this event, but I assure you that I offer this support from my heart because I know the value it has provided me and the integrity of the principals - and I am not, nor have I ever been a practicing auctioneer. It simply offers a "one of a kind" growth experience! Oh... and did I mention that it was really really fun?