For those of you who are existing sale organizers, you already know that after a while, you just kind of go through the motions when you have a sale. It's no longer exciting, you know exactly what to expect. So how do you mix things up so that it's exciting again?
During our November sale a new Lead volunteer came on board and said "Jen, I want to do a Flash Mob!" My first thought was "Are you kidding me?" But after I thought about it for a minute, well... it just might be fun! Okay, we'll do a flash mob. From there it went to "What song are we going to use?" Girls Just Wanna Have Fun? And another lead piped up "Jen, with all your Consignamaniac themes, why haven't you considered "She's a Maniac?" Honestly, it never even occurred to me. But she was right, that was the perfect song. Two guys heard us talking and one said "I can re-write the lyrics to Consignamaniac!" And the other said "I know someone who can record it for you!" In 5 minutes my sale went from "Oh, just having another sale" to "OMG! I can not WAIT for the next sale!"
The song is awesome, the flash mob was hysterical. So many of my friends pulled themselves out of their comfort zone to participate (myself included). It went a little something like this...
We even sucked one of the husbands in to "play" guitar for us. What a sport he was!
All in all, it was awesome fun and got everyone excited about the sale again. Now, I'm not suggesting you try and pull a flash mob at your sale, but I will say, pulling yourself out of you box for 5 minutes can totally re-invigorate you towards your business.
I'm glad we did it! Hands down, I think we can claim to be the most fun sale in town. And at the end of the day... that's all that matters. Am I having fun? Why, yes. Yes I am.