What is Virtual Auction?

It is an auction training software developed to assist auctioneers (new and old) in honing their skills. Our software was designed to allow users to practice their chant using a virtual auction environment.

Auction Scenarios and Practice

Virtual Auction has developed five different auction scenarios to practice in, as well as providing users with number drills. Our scenarios consist of: an auto auction, benefit auction, equipment auction, estate auction, and livestock auction environment. In each environment, the user is able to set the level of difficulty and auction speed in which they want to challenge themselves with. The difficulty can be determined by how frequently the user wants the bids to be placed as well as the subtlety of the bidder’s actions.

Virtual Auction practice software will provide users with various scenes in which they can practice their auctioneering skills while interacting with the auction software. Users will be presented a view of an auction bidding crowd. A random set of bidders will begin bidding at increasing speed until the auction bidding funnels down to a winner.

Number drills:  A simple marquee will scroll from one number to the next, such that the auctioneer can practice their numbers, i.e. 10, 20, 30, 40, etc.

 

 

 

Auctioneer Training

This software is primarily an auctioneering training tool. The training will provide
an optimal learning structure which users will learn and improve upon their auctioneering skills. Users will be trained on multiple auctioneering techniques within this game: pacing, directing, voice inflection, picking up on visual cues, picking up on audio cues, and working with ring staff.

How to use

At the beginning of an auction sequence, the item being auctioned will appear. You, the auctioneer, will start bid calling. A few seconds later, bidders will begin bidding.
(The software does not hear or listen to you).
The number, location and bidding actions of bidders will be randomly set in each auction sequence. In some cases, non-bidding actions will also be included to add difficulty.
The user ends the bidding by pressing the SOLD button. The identification number of the winning bidder appears briefly on the screen. Subsequently, the next item appears on the screen. Users will have the option of replaying the same auction once it finishes, or launching the same type of auction with new randomly selected bidders.