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Raising the Bid specializes in Live & Silent Auctions, Emceeing, Guest Speaking and Exceeding Expectations.

We deliver memorable entertaining experiences and guarantee high revenue generation for your charity.

We love what we do and we love bringing our success to our clients.

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Paris, Disney, Fiji, New Zealand, we have a trip of a lifetime waiting for you with Raising the Bid and Winspire
Golf in St. Andrews, Masters, Napa Valley, Arizona, lifetime dream trips through Winspire and Raising the Bid


Raising the Bid is skilled at raising money for your charity or benefit.  Our unique, results-driven techniques used during the bidding process are the recipe to our success.  From capturing the attention of guests, to directly encouraging bidders to raise their hands, our professional auctioneers can tell quickly and efficiently how the room responds and where to take them. 

We motivate the crowd from the second we're on the mic and command the attention of all 50, 500, 2500 attendees. 

Entertain, Educate, Ask for the Sale!

Ryan E. Watson is our primary auctioneer that will consult with you and your organizers prior to the event in helping develop the best strategies for executing a profitable and enjoyable event. His comedic auctioneer chant and unique vocal percussion skills ensure an entertained crowd and higher bids for your charity.

Reach out and inquire on how we can help change the future of your next event.  Our professional auctioneers would be the biggest game changer to your next event, do not hesitate to learn more.

EMCEE (Master of Ceremonies)​


Raising the Bid also provides clients with entertaining and experienced MC's for many different types of functions.  

From award gala's, charity events, weddings and golf tournaments, our proven techniques of capturing guests attention and keeping them focused on the program, is how we stand out from the rest.

Your sponsors, who bring good money to your event, always need to be featured on the mic.  Raising the Bid can deliver added value to your sponsors in the way we keep your guests attention, while delivering entertaining  and effective promotions.


​Convention, Conference and Event managers are always striving to find entertaining and strong keynote speakers for their events.  Our speakers all have the ability to motivate the room and recharge your attendees energy, keeping your event lively and memorable.

We work with your team prior to the event to tailor our presentations around the conventions message.

Contact us now to learn more about our current exciting presentation and keynote topics.



Looking for some amazing auction items to wow guests and encourage high bidding? Want to really maximize your profits whilst providing your guests with some of the wolds best experiences? Raising the Bid can help!  

We've partnered with Winspire; a company who provides "highly sought after, hard to find, unique experiences for use in your charity auction or fundraisers.

These increasingly popular fundraising ideas allow you to place exclusive travel packages in your charity auction and allows you to purchase only what you sell, making it risk free.

Award shows, major sporting events, VIP access, family vacations, international trips, cruises, adventure travel, golf trips and hundreds more fundraising ideas, Winspire has it all.

Auction items your donors will go crazy over, pay big money for and return year after year to purchase these fundraising items."

Let us help you procure amazing items for your next event!


"Ryan is simply amazing! WOW - Over 600 meeting planing professionals were not only highly entertained but responded quickly to his dynamic auctioneer style at our Charity dinner/Auction at the Hilton Lac Leamy!

I would highly recommend Ryan to any organization doing great CSR work.  He is energetic, dynamic and completely self assured!  Best of all, our people had fun and he substantially raised the bidding to enable us to raise a great deal of money for our cause"

"Over the past 9 years we have hosted an annual charity golf tournament, each year with a different high profile host for the evening’s festivities. I can easily state that Ryan Watson was the most memorable and enthusiastic host we have ever had. He was entertaining to watch, and was able to command the pace and activities of the evening with ease, which was no simple task considering our guests!  We will definitely be hiring Ryan again, and would recommend his MC and auctioneering services."

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