We've recently been working with a customer who has a great game plan. They had a trial auction last night, a week before the actual event.
By holding a fake "preview" with people bidding on an item and then trying out their closing system, she was able to determine just where any bottlenecks might occur and where any confusion might lie.
The trial led her to a few questions on how to optimize her Pearl Bids settings, and we were able to send her a screen shot reflecting the settings that would best work under her specific conditions. Spending the extra time in advance really helps the event to run smoother and creates a much more enjoyable evening for everyone involved. The Pearl Bids Team is always happy to help!