Without a doubt, my pet peeve during this recession has been when the Executive Director, Auction Chair, or some other person of importance gets up to the microphone to say a few words at the benefit auction (e.g. thank sponsors and guests, etc.) and then — immediately before I walk onstage — pleads with the audience to “bid high, even though the economy is really bad right now.”
ARRRRGH! What are they doing?!
Here’s what they SHOULD be talking about, if they hope to raise a lot of money in their auction.
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