Zoom Auction Instructions

Prepare for the Online Auction

Setup Your Equipment

  • We encourage you to download the Zoom desktop app or mobile app.
  • We recommend you to get a headset and microphone to reduce background noise.
  • Test your audio and video before the auction.
  • Turn off notifications such as email or messaging while the auction is taking place.

Look Your Best

  • Lighting should come from in front of you or from the side, in order to best light your face
  • Keep your background clear of distractions
  • Use gestures and mannerisms that you would typically use in person
  • Be sure your web camera or laptop camera is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible.
  • Look at your webcam, not at the screen.

Participate productively

Ensure Everyone Can Hear You

  • Use a microphone when you speak.
  • Make sure the microphone is on and close enough to pick up your voice, no matter what location you are in.

Help Everyone Focus

  • Don’t have side conversations.
  • If you aren’t talking, mute or turn off your microphone.
  • Avoid noisy activities like typing while your microphone is on.

Reduce Distractions

  • Sit or stand somewhere with a neutral background (or use a virtual background).
  • Make sure your camera is on a steady surface to prevent shaking
  • Turn off your camera if you need to take care of business outside of the auction(ex. someone in-person needs your attention). Turn the camera back on when you are present in the auction again.

To Place Bids

Raise your hand above your head

An auction assistant will let the auctioneer know.
The auctioneer will acknowledge the bid and keep going.

Rename by Number

We will rename you on Zoom
using your bid number.

Technical Issues

If you experience any technical issues, you may message the auction assistant using the Zoom chat.


You must register for the auction
before you can participate.

Any More questions