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Connecticut YMCA books Spark live auctioneer


April 28, 2017

New Canaan, CT — The YMCA of New Canaan, Connecticut, has booked Spark owner Andy Saks as its live auctioneer for its upcoming fundraiser.

Titled “A Night in Saint Barths,” the fundraiser will take place in April, 2017, at Waveny House, inside Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut.

In his live auctioneer role, Saks will:

New Canaan YMCA logo

The YMCA of New Canaan, Connecticut has booked Andy Saks as its live auctioneer.

— advise the YMCA on auction item order and pricing

— write a word-for-word script for each auction item plus a “paddle raise” (fund-the-need) segment

— create a matching slide deck for all auctioneer segments

— create a looping slideshow of YMCA photos and auction items, to run during dinner

The event is being produced by Hollywood Pop, a full-service event and party planning company that designs and produces private parties and corporate events, including benefits, fundraisers, and concerts.

Saks has served as live auctioneer for other organizations in southern New England, including Newbury College, the Boston Jewish Film FestivalCommunity Rowing, Inc., and Boston Workmen’s Circle.


Spark booth presenter shines at US, European trade shows


April 4, 2017

Spark professional trade show booth presenter Andy Saks recently completed a five-city swing of trade show bookings, delivering seven different product presentations for four corporate clients at five different shows in the United States and Europe:

RSA Conference (IT security) in San Francisco, for Fidelis Cybersecurity

HIMSS Conference (healthcare) in Orlando, for Citrix

Mobile World Congress (mobile technology) in Barcelona, Spain, for Citrix

ConExpo (construction) in Las Vegas, for Volvo Construction Equipment

IE3 Show (HVAC) in Nashville, for

For each show, Saks either wrote or heavily edited his own booth presentation script, and tweaked accompanying visuals to match.

At ConExpo, Saks delivered three product presentations in rotation for Volvo throughout the five-day show, alongside Spark co-presenter Steve Multer, who Saks recruited from SKM Creative. Saks and Multer also served as co-emcees to help Volvo unveil its Golden Hauler and L350H loader for the global press assembled at the booth when the show opened.

At the RSA and ConExpo shows, Saks also delivered Spark’s booth staff lead attraction training program on site for his client.

Spark was booked for Citrix through trade show talent company Magnet Productions.

Photos and videos from the shows:



Professional booth presenter Andy Saks with booth assistants at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco



Professional booth presenter Andy Saks with booth assistants at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain.



Professional booth presenter Andy Saks with co-presenter Steve Multer at the ConExpo/ConAgg trade show in Las Vegas







Volvo books Spark trade show training for ConExpo Vegas


February 3, 2017

Las Vegas, NV — Volvo Construction Equipment has booked Spark owner Andy Saks to deliver Spark’s trade show booth staff sales training program to Volvo’s booth staff at the ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017 trade show.


Volvo Construction Equipment has booked Spark’s trade show sales training program.

ConExpo takes place March 7-11, 2017, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Saks will deliver a streamlined 30-minute version of the trade show training to all booth staff on March 6. The training will review staffer interactions’ outsized influence on converting attendees to leads, and how to attract, engage and qualify attendees at the booth.

Saks and Spark booth presenter Steve Multer are also giving product presentations in Volvo’s booth throughout the show.


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