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Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association March 2018

AUCTIONEERING: IT’S MORE THAN JUST FAST TALKING

Upcoming Events: NAA Conference & Show July 17-21, 2018 Hyatt Regency Riverfront Jacksonville, Florida OSAA Summer Conference August 5, 2018 Location: TBD OSAA Convention February 15-16, 2019 Location: TBD

2018 Hall of Fame Winner, John Ball, pictured with his family at the 2018 OSAA Winter Meeting on Febraury 17 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The weekend of February 16-17, 2018 was a busy one for Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association (OSAA). This is when auctioneers from across Oklahoma gather for the Annual OSAA Winter Meeting, in Oklahoma City, OK, at the Embassy Suites Downtown OKC. While several auctioneers come for the educational classes, the convention offers many more opportunities for both seasoned veterans of the auction profession as well as newcomers to the industry. Some say it’s the competition that attracts them. Others say it’s the entertaining nature of the business. Whatever the case, people everywhere are sold on auctions. Real estate, collector cars, antiques, art, business equipment, electronics, livestock…it’s hard to name something that hasn’t been sold at auction. No one understands this better than the auctioneer himself. People who attend auctions often only see the auctioneer as someone who shows up the day of the auction and “talks fast”. Ask any full time auctioneer and you will find out that there is more to it then fast talking. On Friday, February 16, the 2018 OSAA Winter Meeting kicked off with our Annual Competitions including the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Championship Bid Calling Champion, the sought after title at each years’ meeting. This is where men and women alike compete for this prestigious title and the opportunity to represent Oklahoma, not only at a state level, but also at the National Auctioneer Champion Contest held July 17-21, 2018, in Jacksonville, FL. Each year, we host an Advertising Contest for our membership, the winners are as follows. Color Brochure: Entz Auctions, Black & White Brochure: Smith & Co., Color Sale Bill: Wiggins Auctioneers, Black & White Sale Bill: Wiggins Auctioneers, Photography: Heard Auction & Real Estate, Postcard: continued on page 2...

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Osaa March 2018- 1st Q  
Osaa March 2018- 1st Q  
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