2017 marks 27 years that I have been an auctioneer.
It is a very unusual line of work and I have had some very interesting opportunities. Of course; there were times when I felt discouraged, or I got passed up for a gig that I really wanted, and even been fired from one. I never did give up and sure glad that I didn't. It's not like I grew up thinking I would be an auctioneer when I was a little kid. It just kind of happened.
Well, last week I had one of those chance of an auctioneer's lifetime kind of jobs. I got to work with the Portland-based, global advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy. The Wieden+Kennedy folks are the ones behind those great television ads for KFC. I was picked to play the role of an auctioneer for KFC's first ever livestream on Twitter. We did a super fun 30-minute bit auctioning off the props from some of the Colonel's best-known TV commercials. It was really fun! It turned out to be quite a hit too, with over 50,000 live viewers, and is steadily approaching 73K views. You can watch it here: