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Spiff of The Month: Football Yardage

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Spiff of The Month: Football Yardage

BY DAVID GELLER

Published in the October 2012 issue.

1Split staff into two teams.

2Develop sales goals and assign values in yardage, field goals and touchdowns. Examples: A $50 sale is five yards; a $100 sale, 10 yards; a $500 sale, a touchdown; a $1,000 sale, three touchdowns.

3All players start at the 50-yard line. Penalties are given to players and back staff. Examples: Delay of game (late for work, job not done on time), 15-yard penalty; illegal motion (improper paperwork), 5-yard penalty; offside (not following store procedures), 10 yards.

4Team goals are posted on a game board.

5The player with the most yardage receives a special MVP award.

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6Decorate the backroom with a football theme. Use a referee uniform to announce scores.Even use a whistle! (But not when customers are around.)

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There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Spiff of The Month: Football Yardage

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Spiff of The Month: Football Yardage

BY DAVID GELLER

Published in the October 2012 issue.

1Split staff into two teams.

2Develop sales goals and assign values in yardage, field goals and touchdowns. Examples: A $50 sale is five yards; a $100 sale, 10 yards; a $500 sale, a touchdown; a $1,000 sale, three touchdowns.

3All players start at the 50-yard line. Penalties are given to players and back staff. Examples: Delay of game (late for work, job not done on time), 15-yard penalty; illegal motion (improper paperwork), 5-yard penalty; offside (not following store procedures), 10 yards.

4Team goals are posted on a game board.

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5The player with the most yardage receives a special MVP award.

6Decorate the backroom with a football theme. Use a referee uniform to announce scores.Even use a whistle! (But not when customers are around.)

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SPONSORED VIDEO

When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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