We would like to introduce you to June 2014 World Wide College of Auctioneering Graduate Aaron Chohon. Aaron is a great example of why it's important to step out of your comfort zone and ask for an opportunity. Can you relate to his story?
1. Why did you decide to attend World Wide College of Auctioneering?
I had always had a dream of being an auctioneer and Matt Lowery who is a friend of mine started me off a year before attending World Wide. Matt strongly suggest that I needed to head to Iowa to finish up the small things in my chant
2. What one thing surprised you the most about auction school?
The one thing that surprised me the most or impressed me the most is the way that the instructors handle the students. The instructors all have real world lives and they stay up late helping students to get to where they are as auctioneers. They establish relationships with people from all over the country and all walks of life.
3. What state do you live in?
4. How many auctions have you attended this past year?
5. Tell us about your family.
I have a wife Emily and an 18 month old daughter Claire
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
Right where I am in Atkinson, Nebraska. You can't beat the Good Life.
7. Tell us about one "aha" moment while attending auction school.
My "aha" moment was in the middle of the week and I couldn't sell something for a dollar to save my life. That night we were up late behind the mic and all of a sudden my rhythm was back. Thanks to Matt Lowery, I've been able to keep that "tune" in my chant since.
8. Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you each day?
Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway. - John Wayne
9. How many siblings do you have?
I have an older brother Tyson and a younger brother Riley.
10. Do you have a favorite auction company, if so, which one and why?
My favorite auction company is who I sell for now and have since the weekend after auction school. On my way home from school I called Mike Tasler (who also attended World Wide in the 80's) and asked to hang out with him at his next sale and see how he runs his sales. I told him I didn't want or need to be behind the mic yet I just wanted to be there. He agreed to it and told me where to be and when. The next weekend I showed up and as he was introducing the staff he announced that Aaron Chohon was debuting as an auctioneer, instantly I was shaking like a leaf, but have sold for him since. That is why Tasler Auction Service is my favorite auction Company.