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 Testimonials

 

Please scroll down to view just a sample of the many unsolicited testimonials I have received from directors, committee members, guests, national and local celebrities and more. Unless noted, none are over one year old. 

 


 

Another stellar night!  You did a terrific job, as usual
Excerpt of email from Susan E., Friends of Breakthrough

 

 

 

We are excited to have you and your enthusiasm again!
Excerpt of email from Nancy I., Womankind

 

 

 

Thank you, Bob. Everything was wonderful as usual!!
Excerpt of email from Jennifer M., Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent

 

 

 

"You are the best auctioneer we've ever had. There was so much more energy in the room!"
Conversation with Kathy P., St. Anselm School

 

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thanks as always for helping to make the event a success!
Excerpt of email from Greg M., The Goodwill Industries of Akron, Ohio, Inc.

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

We appreciate your service in helping to make our event such a great success and will be in touch once we have decided on plans for next year!
Excerpt of email from Julie M., Refuge of Hope Ministries

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

You did an awesome job once again!  Thanks so very much. We look forward to next year as well!
Excerpt of email from Karen T., OMNI

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

Thank you again for all your help at our Gala! It's always a pleasure working with you.
Excerpt of email from Colleen S., Epilepsy Association

 

 

 

We love having you as part of our event. Thanks so much for helping us meet our goals!
Excerpt of email from Jill R., Towards Employment

 

 

 

Bob -

As always, thanks so much for being a partner for our annual event!
Excerpt of email from Adaora S., Towards Employment

 

 

 

Good Afternoon, Bob,

Fabulous job last night. Everyone enjoyed the evening and you are wonderful. Just want to be sure we are on your calendar for next year!
Excerpt of email from Kathy P., Saint Anselm

 

 

 

Thank you again for working with us. It's always a great pleasure and we really value your involvement.
Excerpt of email from Ajla K., Asian Services in Action, Inc.

 

 

 

Thanks again for everything! You did an awesome job!
Excerpt of email from Shelley T., March of Dimes

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU Bob for everything you did to help us out. I was so happy to have you there Sunday night – true professional glue you are!
Excerpt of email from Stacey R., CCVNP

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work and enthusiasm at our event.  You really help get the audience excited about our program. It's always a pleasure to work with you and I will be in contact with you as soon as we make our plans for next year.
Excerpt of email from Leslie K., Fieldstone Farm

 

 

 

We couldn't be happier with everything you did for us. You can bet we'll be anxious to get details for next year's event done so we can send you the date and make sure we're on your calendar. Thanks again, Bob !
Excerpt of email from Wendy C., Working Animals Giving Service for Kids

 

 

 

Hi Bob,
Please let me say a huge thank you for being a part of last Thursday's event. You are not just an auctioneer sir, you are an entertainer. The energy in that room was amazing and it's all due to you. So - thank you.
Excerpt of email from Sera N., W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

 

 

 

Bob,

You were incredible once again!!!!!!!  You have such an energy that gets people excited about what we're doing. Thank you so very much for being a part of our event once again.  We raised a record breaking net on this event so much thanks to you for being a part of it! We will be in touch about next year very soon. Thank you again, Bob!
Excerpt of email from Maureen F., Fieldstone Farm

 

 

 

Hello again Bob,

I want to thank you again for the amazing work you did at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center’s (CHSC) gala earlier this month. The work you do is critical to the success of an event’s most precious moment in the program.
Excerpt of email from Gail L Palmer, CSEP
Chief Event Organizer | Palmer Event Solutions LLC

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

The event was wonderful on Saturday! We have received so much positive feedback about the event as a whole but also about the auction in particular so thank you.Thanks again for everything.
Excerpt of email from Audrey B., Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

 

 

 

Awesome, thank you, Bob!! We are so thrilled to have you back.
Excerpt of email from Emily L., Make-a-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

 

 

 

Hi Bob!

We have our date for Glissando 2018… Are you available?  Because it wouldn’t be a party without you!!
Excerpt of email from Terri M., Rainey Institute

 

 

 

Thank you so much for your help making our event a success! We would love to have you back on board for next year's golf outing. Again, thanks a gazillion...you are truly talented.
Excerpt of email from Sandi S., SHC/The Arc of Medina County

 

 

 

Thank you for your wonderful auction services again this year.  You bring such energy and fun to the event.  Our guests look forward to seeing you each year!
Excerpt of email from Marti C., Meredith A. Cowden Foundation

 

 

 

Bob - it goes without saying that you're the top-of-the-rock when it comes to auctions and it has been a genuine pleasure working with you. Once we know more about our new event format, we'll loop you in!
Excerpt of email from Meg C., Our Lady of the Wayside

 

 

 

No one brings the same kind of energy as you do!
Conversation with Seana D., Alzheimer's Association - Cleveland

 

 

 

Bob -

Thanks again so much for all your help at UP! A Creek - you were awesome & people had so many great comments about you!
Excerpt of email from Derek S., West Creek Conservancy 

 

 

 

Greetings Bob,


I wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping to make our Tails at Twilight event such a success! Not only were you professional and kind, but you made the evening fun and entertaining! It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope we can work together again in the near future!
Excerpt of email from Jesika K., Geauga Humane Society

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Bob,

As always, I am so glad you are handling our live auction and Fund-a-Need again this year. No one could possibly do this better than you. I also think you have become the "gold standard" auctioneer for Northeast Ohio.
Excerpt of email from Peggy S., Hopewell

 

 

 

 

All I can say is you were fantastic as always. I am so glad I was introduced to you. You added to the great night!!
Excerpt of email from Tom C., Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cincinnati

 

 

 

It was great to work with you, as always, and thank you for your excellent services!!!  We look forward to working with you next year!
Excerpt of email from Dan R., Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition

 

 

 

 

Hi Bob!

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your help with the auction.  Having you there is always a highlight of our event, and of my evening.  I will definitely give you a call as soon as we have next year's date settled.
Excerpt of email from Terri M., Rainey Institute

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

You were fantastic on Friday night!
Excerpt of email from Lindsay S., Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

 
Thank you for being so awesome on Saturday.  We just love working with you!
Excerpt of email received from Colleen K., St. Edward High School

 

 

 

Thank you, Bob!!!!  We are so thrilled you are back for Wings 2017 ~ our 20th Anniversary!  You’re the best!
Email from Colleen K., St. Edward High School

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

I was at Landerhaven last night and tried to say hello but you were busy busy busy!  It was a great event and you were fabulous.
Excerpt of email from Ann T., Hopewell

 

 

 

Bob:

You are a key part of our success!!
Excerpt of email from Dan R., Ohio and Erie Canalway  Coalition

 

 

 

Hi Bob,

You were truly missed at Celebrate the Academy Saturday! We REALLY want you back!
Excerpt of email from Connie S., Saint Joseph Academy

 

 

 

Bob!

Just when I thought we could not do any better than last year….WOW.  Having been through so many of these special events with you, I just wanted you to  know how much I continue to recognize and appreciate your professionalism.  Thanks Bob and well done.
Excerpt of email received from Susan E., Friends of Breakthrough Schools

 

 

 

Thanks Bob!!!  We really appreciate you and all that you bring to our event! Again, many thanks!!!
Excerpt of email received from Karen S., Friends of Breakthrough Schools

 

 

 

Hi Bob!

Thanks for a great live auction on Thursday. As always, you did a wonderful job.
Excerpt of email from Kristen B., Arthritis Foundation

 

 
 

 

The following are written and verbal testimonials received throughout my career from local and national celebrities, as well as writers covering special events and special event coordinators conducting them:

 

Hello again Bob,

I want to thank you again for the amazing work you did at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center’s (CHSC) gala earlier this month. The work you do is critical to the success of an event’s most precious moment in the program.
Excerpt of email from Gail L Palmer, CSEP
Chief Event Organizer | Palmer Event Solutions LLC

 

 

 

 

I let everyone know they have hired the best when you are at an event. And it's true!
Kathryn Riddle, Writer/Photographer of Special Events - Cleveland

 

 

I have seen many auctioneers at charity events and you are absolutely the best!
Kelly Stevens, On Air Personality, WHOT-FM (Hot 101 Youngstown)

 

 

I've seen Bob many times. He really is the best!
Mark Shapiro, President -Formerly of the Cleveland Indians

 

 

 

...I absolutely LOVE working with you and I was so thrilled we got to do it again...I think we make a great team, but more importantly, I'm amazed to watch you bring the magic: you are a true professional; I have a lot to learn from you... 
Heather Burns, 91.3 The Summit

 

 

You did a wonderful job. Your energy is incredible!
Henry Winkler, Legendary Actor, Producer, Author

 

 

Everyone is raving about you!

Jen Toohey, Formerly Q104, Now Star 102

 

 

"I turned to Cheney and said this guy can float a battleship on a raindrop!"
Retired Wyoming State Senator Alan Simpson to Former Vice President Dick Cheney about Bob's talents.

 

 

"I had heard so many great things about you, and they were true!
Jan Jones, Cleveland TV and Radio Legend

 

 

"You are impressively skilled as an auctioneer, a great entertainer and possessed of inspirational energy! I know how grateful everyone at Lawrence is for the enthusiasm you bring to your work, and it's my privilege to work with you anytime. Have a great summer yourself, and see you again soon."
Excerpt of email from: Lee Jordan, WEWS NewsChannel 5

 

 

"Every time I see you at a benefit auction, I let them know they’ve hired the best auctioneer in town! It’s true!"

Kathryn Riddle, Writer - covering special events

 

 

"Bob Hale is a master auctioneer"
Posted on Q104.com by: Rebecca Wilde, Q104 Wilde & Fee show

 

 

"Your lively style and auctioneering skills made the Legacy of Hope reception a whole lot of fun. Thanks so much for being such a big part of this successful evening for MDDO. Hopefully it will grow to become a big part of the success of this effort to promote community service."
Thank You letter received from Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio

 

 

"I go to so many events every year and you really are the best auctioneer in Cleveland."

Monica Robins, WKYC Channel 3 News

 

 

"You did a great job, again. Thank you very much!"
Al Roker, NBC's Today Show Weatherman

 

 

"You were fabulous!"
Barbara Adams, legendary celebrity morning show DJ with WKDD, Akron

 

 

"You are the best! You are the best!"
Larry Morrow, legendary Cleveland DJ / Personality

 

 

"Thank you so much. You were great! That was fun! You really have a God given gift."

Joy Swinea, multi-platinum songwriter - Nashville, TN

 

 

"I want you to know that because of our business, we go to a lot of benefits throughout the year. We see a lot of Auctioneers, and you really, really are the best! And I wouldn't say that unless it were true."
Art Thomas, Writer -covering special events

 

 

Hi Bob,
I just wanted to say thank you for your help at the Flavors of Northeast Ohio event. We had a ton of fun, and the auctions did great

Rachael Stentz-Baugher, SB Consulting, LLC

 

 


 

"You are a treasure in the community"
Guest, The Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School

 

After a benefit for the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School a guest came up to me, thanked me and said the above. I humbly post it in honor of my father who passed in 2009. My father saw something in me I didn't know even existed, and suggested I become an auctioneer. He was extremely proud and supportive of my career. I love you and miss you dearly, Dad.

 


 

Immediately following a golf event, a wonderful gentleman came up to me and congratulated me on a great live auction and fund-a-need program. He said if I ever needed a written testimonial he would be more than happy to write one. I politely thanked him saying that I never solicit testimonials. A few days later the following arrived via email. I was blown away. And Alex, I am forever grateful to you for putting your trust in me.

 

“It was our good fortune to secure Bob Hale as our auctioneer 7 years ago and he has done an absolutely great job for our organization in professionally conducting the live auction. As a result of Bob’s boundless enthusiasm and classy presentation we have been able to maximize and optimize charitable support from our auction as part of our annual golf outing. Prior to having Bob partner with our celebrity auctioneer, Bill Wills, Morning Drive Host on WTAM 1100 AM, we were raising $3,000 from our live auction. Thanks to Bob and his excellent working relationship with Bill Wills, we have increased our net proceeds from our live auction each year. This past year we raised more than $36,000 alone from our live auction. It was Bob who had the brilliant suggestion of offering our audience to purchase assistance packages for our clients at $500 each after the live auction. In our first year we hoped to secure 10 assistance packages. Bob raised 20 for us. This past year Bob helped us secure 40 assistance packages totaling $20,000. Bob is a true professional and a joy to work with. In the 7+ years with Bob as our professional auctioneer I have never had one complaint from any of our auction donors. If you are looking for a professional auctioneer for your charity event I highly recommend Bob Hale. Feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about our great experiences with Bob.”

 
Alex S. Petrus CFRE, Vice President of Advancement, Guidestone 

 


 

 

The following is a testimonial I received many, many years ago. I keep this one on my site because it was the very first I realized my services made a difference in this world. 

 

 

I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and my profuse thanks to Bob Hale and Benefit Auction Services...

I really needed some guidance from someone who I could trust and would work with me long distance. I found Benefit Auction Services in the Yellow Pages. When I spoke to Bob Hale I was immediately impressed by his professional and compassionate tone. Without any concern as to whether or not he would even get the business, he took over 30 minutes just to explain to me several options that I had... I knew right away I found the right person.

... he explained everything to me in great detail... I could not be more satisfied with him, and with Benefit Auction Services.

I am so glad there was Bob Hale to help me... I highly recommend Benefit Auction Services... As a health care professional, I appreciate the thoroughness and dedication Bob applies to the task at hand. As a person, I am grateful for his kindness and his sincerity... I am thankful Bob was there to help me.

Sincerely,

A.S., Pittsburgh

(Long letter from client, condensed by BAS)

  

I hope my testimonials have given you an idea of what my services can do for you and your organization.