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Mass. Children’s Group Books Live Auctioneer Andy Saks

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January 15, 2019

Boston, MA — For the second year running, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, or MSPCC, has booked Spark owner Andy Saks to serve as its live auctioneer for its annual fundraiser.

Titled “Turning Points: An Evening to Benefit MSPCC,” the event will take place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston, Massachusetts in April, 2019.

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MSPCC booked Andy Saks as its live auctioneer for its “Turning Points” fundraiser.

In his live auctioneer role, Saks will:

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

— advise MSPCC on auction item order and pricing

— create a matching, animated slide deck for each auction item

— make announcements and introduce guest speakers

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a private, non-profit society dedicated to leadership in protecting and promoting the rights and well-being of children and families. MSPCC supports pregnancy and parenting support, clinical mental health counseling and care coordination, adoptive and foster parent support, and adoption services. As a division of Eliot Community Human Services, its services are part of a continuum of care committed to the unique needs of a child and his or her family.

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

The event will be produced by Simple Details Events, based in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts.

Mass Montessori School books Live Auctioneer Andy Saks

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January 7, 2019

Natick, MA — For the third year in a row, the Riverbend School of Natick, Massachusetts, has booked Spark live auctioneer Andy Saks to work its gala event.

This annual fundraiser will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham, Massachusetts in March, 2019.

In his live auctioneer role, Saks will:

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The Riverbend School of Natick, Mass. has booked Andy Saks as its live auctioneer.

— advise Riverbend School on auction item order and pricing

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

— create a matching, animated slide deck for each auction item and for the paddle raise

— emcee fundraising games like “heads or tails”

— make announcements and introduce guest speakers

Saks has served as live auctioneer for many other organizations in New England, including the YMCA of New Canaan, ConnecticutNewbury College, the Boston Jewish Film FestivalCommunity Rowing, Inc., and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC).

Riverbend School is a dynamic learning community where students are excited to come to school each day. Here, children are inspired to take risks, reach new levels of achievement, and become confident, self-motivated learners for life.

 

Spark booth emcee shines at New York photography show

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November 9, 2018

New York City — Professional booth emcee and presenter Andy Saks successfully emceed a series of booth presentations for Olympus America at a high-profile trade show for photography professionals and enthusiasts.

The show, PhotoPlus Expo, was held at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Olympus America is a regular exhibitor at the show.

Andy was booked for Olympus by the global brand experience company Jack Morton Worldwide.

To assemble and prime a booth theater audience for each of the six daily Olympus visionary photographer presentations, Saks:

— Made pre-presentation announcements to help assemble an audience in the theater

— Served as game show host for two rounds of the Olympus “Oh, Snap!” trivia game

— Delivered one of three four-minute presentations he wrote on the quality, mobility and ruggedness of Olympus cameras and lenses

— Introduced the Olympus visionary photographer for that presentation

 

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Booth emcee/presenter Andy Saks speaks for Olympus America at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York

 

Olympus PhotoPlus Oct 2018 Javits New York

Booth emcee/presenter Andy Saks speaks for Olympus America at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York

 

Olympus PhotoPlus Oct 2018 Javits New York

Booth emcee/presenter Andy Saks speaks for Olympus America at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York

 

Olympus PhotoPlus Oct 2018 Javits New York

Booth emcee/presenter Andy Saks speaks for Olympus America at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York

 

Olympus PhotoPlus Oct 2018 Javits New York

Booth emcee/presenter Andy Saks speaks for Olympus America at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York

 

Olympus PhotoPlus Oct 2018 Javits New York

Booth emcee/presenter Andy Saks speaks for Olympus America at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York

 

 

 

 

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