Texas Auctioneers and Triage

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to the lone star state when I bought a truck from an eBay seller in Dallas. That is a whole other topic for another day.

My first visit was in 1989 when I was assigned to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio as a fresh US army recruit straight out of basic training.

At Fort Sam I learned the skills of an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and Army Medic. One of the most important things I learned was the principle of triage.

Triage is the process of evaluating multiple casualties or patients and applying the necessary treatment in order of necessity.

Although what we do is not life or death, it is very important to our clients.

Understanding triage has helped in my personal and business life in many ways. One example is as busy auctioneers, we often have many projects running simultaneously. These auction events are always time sensitive and our clients depend on our ability to execute the necessary elements in a timely manner for a successful sale of their property or assets.

Having the ability to continuously prioritize and reassess the many elements in each project while remaining focused on providing the best service possible has helped me tremendously in my career as a professional auctioneer.

I had a wonderful time at The Texas Auctioneers Association Convention, and hope that my presentations on auction technology was of value and service to those attending.


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