We would like to introduce you to June 2014 World Wide College of Auctioneering Graduate Tiffany Earnest.
1. Why did you decide to attend World Wide College of Auctioneering?
I met Paul C. Behr at the PA Auctioneers Association conference in January 2014. At that time, I was considering going to auction school, but wasn't sold on the idea. He and I never discussed school, but during his visit I had the opportunity to ask him questions about the industry. He was very warm and patient with my questions, and gave me a lot of good information to think about. When I found out he was with World Wide, I said, "I want to go where he is!" I was also impressed by the level of involvement of many National Auctioneers Association members - some of the top in the industry are instructors and mentors. I wanted to take advantage of that networking opportunity.
2. What one thing surprised you most about auction school?
The level of hard work! School always takes effort, but I was surprised by how exhausted I (and my classmates!) were by the end of the week. It was very satisfying to see the progress we made in that time!
3. What state do you live in?
4. How many auctions have you attended in the past year?
5. Tell us about your family.
My mom, Tammy Miller, is an auctioneer and was the one who inspired me to attend auction school. I've always enjoyed attended auctions; after she chased her dream of being an auctioneer, I decided to pursue it as well so that I could assist at sales. I also have a younger sister, Lacey, who is expecting the first baby in the family this winter - I'm excited to be an aunt! The family is rounded out by my two furkids - Abby, a flat coated retriever dog, and Bailey, an American shorthair cat.
6. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
Denver, CO.... or somewhere near a beach.
7. Tell us about one "aha" moment while attending auction school.
My aha moment came when my chant first started coming together. Some of my classmates had prior auction experience, I did not. So on the first day, instead of a chant, I was instructed to simply count to 10. By the end of the second day, I started to hear a trace of rhythm and a chant, it was a cool moment, and my chant only improved from there. Record yourself on day 1 of school and on the last day - you'll be amazed at the progress!
8. Do you have a favorite quote that motivates you each day?
"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want." - Zig Ziglar
9. How many siblings do you have?
One - my younger sister, Lacey.
10. Do you have a favorite auction company, if so, which one and why?
Tammy Miller Auctions - because it's the family business! 🙂