Praise

“I am so thankful that through the NAA I have had the opportunity to meet shining stars like you. You are a true asset to the industry and your willingness to give your time and share your expertise is highly appreciated. We had rave reviews of your classes. Your content is so important to share with auctioneers and your delivery is even better.”

Megan McCurdy Niedens, CAI, BAS
Principal, McCurdy Auction, LLC
President, Kansas Auctioneers Association
Kansas State Auctioneer Champion
International Auctioneer Champion

“Your content and presentation style was engaging, humorous and entertaining, and your case studies were spot on. I cannot think of a better way to get auctioneers to discuss and consider charged topics then to have them problem solve using the case study format. Truly brilliant.”

Chris Rasmus
Rasmus Auctions
Washington, D.C.

I wanted to thank you for spending the time and the energy speaking to our brokers and auctioneers in San Antonio Texas. As always, you are a consummate gentleman and a tremendous wealth of knowledge. We feel blessed to have had you at our convention this year. United Country looks forward to having you participate in future events.

Shawn Terrel CAI, AARE, UCMA
Executive Vice President, Auction Services Division
International Director, Oil & Gas Property Division
United Country Auction Services

“I always enjoy your seminars. You provide great information we should all know but often forget. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and keeping it fresh and relevant.”

Susan Johnson, BAS
Susan’s Auction Service

“I have been following Mike’s writings for several years, and have found them to be both thought provoking and informative. I had the opportunity recently to sit through a seminar with Mike, and was thoroughly impressed.

As a professional speaker and trainer, it’s not often that I’m impressed. Mike not only nailed the content, but his conservative use of Powerpoint slides, and his engaging manner made the session a real winner.

Mike is a competent and talented instructor and writer, and I look forward to seeing his next presentation.”

Richard D. Schur, BAS, CAI, CMEA, GPPA  / MS Ed., SPHR
Chief Operating Officer,  Auctioneer,  Appraiser
SchurSuccess Auction & Appraisal
Colorado State Champion Auctioneer

“Mike is one of the most sought after instructors in the auction industry!

The Indiana Auctioneers Association and many other states have hired Mike on many occasions to teach.  Mike is known in the industry for taking dry subjects such as contracts, ethics, etc. and turning them into interesting, well attended courses.

Mike is one of the best at what he does.”

Kathy Baber
Executive Director, Indiana Auctioneers Association

Executive Director, Ohio  Auctioneers Association

“Mike has an excellent, friendly teaching style that makes learning engaging and fun. I look forward to seeing him in future teaching situations.”

Barry Gordon
Partner & Broker, Gordon’s Estate Services, Ontario, Canada
National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame
Chairman, President, and board member of Auction Marketing Institute
Speaker/ Instructor for National Auctioneers Association
Author of chapter in SOLD, Guide to Auctions

“I know Mike well, and his classes and seminars are always near perfect in both in content and delivery.

There are few people in the country that think more, write more or teach more about the subject of auctioneering than Mike Brandly.”

Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES
Auctioneer, Real Estate Showcase
Owner & Auctioneer, Belhorn Auctions
President, Ohio Auctioneers Association
International Auctioneer Champion

“It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I endorse Mike Brandly as a teacher and auctioneer presenter.

Mr. Brandly has presented seminars for our organization and each time we have had numerous compliments on his abilities and knowledge from our attendees.

I have the greatest admiration for Mr. Brandly’s work and would not hesitate to contract him again in the future.”

Barbara Blake-Snelling, CAI, CAGA
Executive Director, West Virginia Auctioneers Association
West Virginia Grand Champion Auctioneer

“The recurring comments in the hall and on the conference feedback forms regarding Mike’s presentations: ‘Outstanding!’ ‘Three hours of Ethics flew by’ and ‘I never thought ethics could be so interesting and interactive.’

I would positively recommend any of Mike’s educational offerings; they are highly insightful, engaging, and timely.”

Carol Miller
Owner, Baileys Honor Auction & Estate Services, LLC
President Wisconsin Auctioneers Association
Wisconsin State Champion Auctioneer

“Your presentation was one of the best we have ever had and I received numerous comments stating how informative your information was and how wonderfully it was presented.”

Barbara Schoen
Executive Secretary, National Auctioneer License Law Officials Association

“Mike has a gift for taking a mundane, dry topic and making it not only understandable, but so absorbing you look forward to the next one.”

Carl Carter
Public relations professional
President NewMediaRules Communications

“Mike is a very interesting presenter – he makes his presentations and seminars come to life – you can tell he has thought through what he teaches and he gives you various perspectives on how to handle the situations – very practical hands on information and it is real life teaching that you can take home and put to work – ‘Mike will make you money and keep you out of trouble’ are both are things I need to grow my business – he is one of those speakers you never get tired of hearing.”
Sherman Hostetter CAI/AARE/GPPA/CES
Auctioneer/Real Estate Broker/Appraiser
President of Auction Marketing Institute
President of Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association
Twice board member of the National Auctioneers Association
West Virginia Grand Champion Auctioneer

“Mike recently spoke at the Iowa Auctioneers Association conference. I was very impressed. The subject matter was related to the law, which can be a dull topic but Mike made it interesting, relevant, and entertaining.

The other aspect that I appreciated was that Mike didn’t use his presentation time to just tell stories or allow the audience to do so either. Not only was Mike a true professional, he was pleasant and accommodating.

He was willing to assist in many ways during our conference and was always available to answer questions or engage in conversation. Anyone in the auction business, not just auctioneers, can learn something in more ways than one from Mr. Brandly.”

Trisha Brauer, MBA, CAI, BAS
Owner, Taking Bids Benefit Auctions
Board member, Iowa Auctioneers Association

“As a practicing auctioneer and also as a State License Law official, I appreciate Mike’s willingness to serve our industry with timely and interesting teaching.

Whether you are just starting in the business or are a long-time veteran, he always has something in his presentation that you can take back and use. I highly recommend Mike as an instructor and information source for any auctioneer or group.”

Steve Lewis
President Kentucky Auctioneers Association
Board Member & Treasurer, National Auctioneers Association
Commissioner Kentucky Board of Auctioneers
National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame

“Thanks a million Mike for all you did for the Colorado Auctioneers Association convention this weekend! Your sessions brought rave reviews from those in attendance and assured that our convention was a great success!”

Butch Hagelstrom
President Colorado Auctioneers Association

“I would not hesitate to recommend Mike Brandly as an educator. Mike translates his real world experience and extensive knowledge of the auction industry, both past and present, into an informative and memorable experience. Everyone in the auction business can learn something from Mr. Brandly.”

Scott Vander Kolk Jr.
Owner, Golden Gavel Auction Service
President Michigan Auctioneers Association