“My association with Phil goes back many years and he has been a significant influence in my auctioneering career. This is just one of the reason’s why Phil is the coach of all our auctioneers at McGrath!”
Scott Kennedy – GreenPartner & Chief Auctioneer, McGrath Estate Agents, Dual NSW & 2006 Australasian Auctioneer Champion
I and The Auction Company wouldn’t be here without your involvement over the past 3+ years. You are like Yoda is to Luke, you have always pushed me and lent a helpful hand whenever required.
Your experience over 30 years is unrivalled and the more we have worked together the more I have seen your knowledge imparted onto me. All auctioneers should benefit from that.
Regularity of training has been integral to professional development and it’s interesting as training does not always mean rehearsing as an auctioneer. I would say that our training has come in the form of learning more about the english language, things like grammar and pronunciation. It has come in the form of reviewing auction situations and brainstorming various ways we would have handled it differently. It has come in the form of introducing me to a voice trainer, to improve how I use my voice. and these are just some of the things you have guided me on.
Without you highlighting the importance of each of these key ingredients I may not have gone on the journey to learn more to improve my all round auctioneer performance, which has directly improved me as a person.
Overall, you are a true and honest individual. I trust you and I am grateful to call you my friend. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone, as you live and breathe auction and genuinely care about everyone’s well being and progress.
Thank you for everything you have done and consider this a very small representation of the appreciation I have for you and the help you provide.
Paul Tzamalis, Director
Paul TzamalisDirector, The Auction Company Pty Ltd
REIV Master Auctioneer Award
Monday, 25 July 2016
I am very humble to receive the REIV Master Auctioneer award, even more humbling is to receive it with 3 other auctioneers who are recognised posthumously John Nicholls, Marshall White and Allan Lord, who were all highly regarded contributors to the industry. Marshall White was a great mentor to me.