Okay, I am almost 26, and am not a business leader, but i know one thing is true.
In any economy, good or bad, YOU HAVE TO ADAPT.
Phil Dubois laid out a plan, good or bad, for FSL sales. That was then, this is now.
Back during the FSL thought process, the economy future wasn’t great, but wasn’t really hurting in the Charlotte area, that was then, this is now.
Then we went on while the economy sputtered along, getting 5600 commitments. When the time came to fufill those commitments (2-3% higher unemployment) it failed. It failed bad. 70% of people didn’t follow through.
So we have this “KICKOFF” way too late, for a sales force. Same freaking game plan, same freaking FSL’s, same pitch, no stadium, no head honcho, no direction, no potential conference mentions, no diagrams of the stadium, nothing, just a helmet, that is it. Instead we got confusion and misdirection, Plan B’s, and maybe we extend it out a year, FSL tiers and minimum donations.
We didn’t adapt at all to the economy. It was obvious that the community could not follow through on FSL’s 2 months ago. We were going to ask a bunch of people who had little connection to the university, had never donated a dime, to buy an FSL for a conceptual program, all in the name of “bringing in the community”. You know, the boy scout troop or the church youth group, the potential student who wants to come to a game, they won’t be able to get a ticket, without an FSL, that is just not a realistic thought.
Phil Dubois needs to change the FSL program to something else. It is obviously a failure under the same promotion, and lack of foresight we have had for 10 months. The lack of adaptation to the plan makes me believe Phil wants this to secretly fail. It would certainly make his job easier.