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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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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.)

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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