“Thank You” just does not seem adequate to convey our feelings about Gesture and the performance of their staff at Taylor Rozier’s Hope for a Cure Brain Tumor Foundation 5th Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction held on August 2, 2014. Many of our guests commented on Matt and his team’s incredible knowledge of the program and their ability to motivate bidding. It was really amazing to see the excitement of our guests of all ages bidding by cell phone.
Matt Mansfield was incredible to work with. His excitement about Gesture was apparent at our first meeting. He was able to present Gesture in a captivating manner that had us hooked immediately. His follow through and availability leading up to the auction was unbelievable. He answered emails at all times of the day and evening. His speedy reply was really appreciated as he walked us through every step.
Chrissy Kasmarek was also very helpful leading up to the auction. We are very picky, and she patiently changed the format of the certificates two or three times! What a relief to have Gesture handle the production of the certificates.
The evening went off without a hitch, and although we had fewer items, we made more money. Matt was great about texting guests to alert them about items without bids. We sold every item and the auction. Our guests loved the instant messages alerting them that they had been out bid. It was refreshing that the guests weren’t crowded around the silent auction tables to make sure they were the last bid in. Many guests mentioned the convenience.
I must say the best part of using Gesture is the ease of closing the night. We only have one event per year for the past four years. It has been very challenging each year to enter all the winning bids and reconcile. Letting Gesture handle reconciliation of the bidding, the check-out, again automatic, and payment, yes automatic was perfect!!
It was such a great pleasure working with Matt and his support team. Thank you for all of your efforts in making this event a huge success. We have already started the process for next year’s event. Yay!
Find out more about Taylor Rozier’s Hope for a Cure Brain Tumor Foundation at taylorrozier.com