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MuncieBowler

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How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« on: April 28, 2010, 12:00:22 PM »
I just cashed in my first PBA event and was wanting to know how to become a staffer these days?  Or where should I go to send in a resume?   Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 08:59:29 PM »
Do you work in a pro shop?? Have you had multiple 300''s and 800''s?? If not, don''t waste your time..

Cashing in 1 PBA event means nothing as far as being a staffer.. They are looking for you to be in a position to help sell the Brunswick product..

Congrats on the cash though..
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 09:12:23 PM »
You don't have to own the pro shop, if your an employee at one thats sells their product and they don't have any other staffers in the area you can probably get on their staff that way.


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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 09:53:31 PM »
How about I run a bowling center and had 6 800's this year and 9 300's.  Instead of knocking my one cash I would like to know how to get ahold of someone to just ask.

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 09:58:48 PM »
Really these days unless your going on tour full time and have a legit chance to chash in each one. OR you run a pro shop you have no chance. My buddy has 45 800s and like 60 300s and stills gets turned down becuase he doesnt work at a pro shop.
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 07:46:16 AM »
Being that I have been on all sides of this coin, I will tell everyone that how I determined who I signed to a contract was how much influence that person would have on ball sales.

If a person came to me and said, "I drilled a (insert ball name here), and I know that because of me throwing that ball, I sold 10 of them this season. Can I get a contract?" I would politely thank them and explain that I appreciate their efforts, but I needed someone who had more overall influence.

Most of you mentioned you need to be an owner or employee of a pro shop. While that is, most the time, the most influential person's as far as ball sales. It is not "cut & dry" the only way to get "on staff" with a ball company. While the majority of people I signed were pro shop operator's, I did have some folks that were good/great players in their area, who could talk up the equipment and take one of the balls we would send them, and turn that into 50 ball sales fairly quickly.

What it comes down to is how much you can affect ball sales.

Some people, who were persistant in request's, I would try and turn them down politely. But eventually, when the same person, who would have VERY LITTLE influence on ball sales, would get to be a pain, I would tell them that when we sent them a ball, we were basically giving them $100. We expected them to take that $100 and turn it into $10,000 in ball sales. With the average price of a High performance ball around $200, that would equate to 50 ball sales in the pro shop(s).

So while being a good/great player in your area (big fish/small pond), how you influence ball sales is more important than your accomplishments.

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 09:09:11 AM »
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Being that I have been on all sides of this coin, I will tell everyone that how I determined who I signed to a contract was how much influence that person would have on ball sales.

If a person came to me and said, "I drilled a (insert ball name here), and I know that because of me throwing that ball, I sold 10 of them this season. Can I get a contract?" I would politely thank them and explain that I appreciate their efforts, but I needed someone who had more overall influence.

Most of you mentioned you need to be an owner or employee of a pro shop. While that is, most the time, the most influential person's as far as ball sales. It is not "cut & dry" the only way to get "on staff" with a ball company. While the majority of people I signed were pro shop operator's, I did have some folks that were good/great players in their area, who could talk up the equipment and take one of the balls we would send them, and turn that into 50 ball sales fairly quickly.

What it comes down to is how much you can affect ball sales.

Some people, who were persistant in request's, I would try and turn them down politely. But eventually, when the same person, who would have VERY LITTLE influence on ball sales, would get to be a pain, I would tell them that when we sent them a ball, we were basically giving them $100. We expected them to take that $100 and turn it into $10,000 in ball sales. With the average price of a High performance ball around $200, that would equate to 50 ball sales in the pro shop(s).

So while being a good/great player in your area (big fish/small pond), how you influence ball sales is more important than your accomplishments.

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Good post Verbs...your credibility on the issue is refreshing.

How can someone in my position as a shop operator get more info or contact the appropriate people within a company?
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 07:38:31 PM »
or be Tom Smallwood....
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 07:59:01 AM »
I bowl with a guy I have know for many years. He has 5 regional and 1 national Pba wins and he has tried to become a Staffer. With no success he said it is because he is just a local guy and can not help in selling the product and he does not work in the Bowling industry.

nocarey

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2010, 06:37:35 PM »
I think you need to move to Japan.  Brunswick's Bowling division does not appear to be very interested in the US market.

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2010, 06:43:40 PM »
There are 2 guys locally here that have been on staff with multiple companies over the years and neither of them own a shop, work in a shop or have any PBA titles of any kind. How do you explain that?
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2010, 06:58:19 PM »
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There are 2 guys locally here that have been on staff with multiple companies over the years and neither of them own a shop, work in a shop or have any PBA titles of any kind. How do you explain that?
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When those 2 you know of started they must have been in the right place at the right time and had lots of people talking about them. . . now, with their previous experience as staffers it could have been a big plus when applying for a position.  Who knows?  Just my guess.  If you do get a position be thankful and give it your all.

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2010, 07:54:27 PM »
I've often wondered how bowling ball companies signed prospective staff members and then later evaluated their job performance. Without naming any companies or persons I know of a ball company that has a regional staff member who does not sell that much equipment nor does he bowl many regionals at all. Yet, he's still on their staff. This same company used to have a regional staff member who sold even less product and quit bowling regionals and was still on their staff for over a year. This made no sense to me. When i was bowling regionals i would literally beg for equipment and was politely turned down every time.

MuncieBowler

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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2010, 11:06:17 AM »
Like me and a friend were talking about earlier this season.  I really think you need to have some high points on your resume and can move some product, but I really think it's like a lot of things.  It's who you know.  I have a local guy who owns a shop at a center and he was on Track's staff.  He literally only sold Track to himself and one friend of his.  He told me he sold 5 pieces of Track all year.  He has 1 just 1 award score his whole life.  But the thing is, is that he knew someone who worked for them and now is a staffer.  So I think it's who you know now how you bowl.
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Re: How to become a Brunswick Staffer?
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2010, 11:31:30 AM »
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Like me and a friend were talking about earlier this season.  I really think you need to have some high points on your resume and can move some product, but I really think it's like a lot of things.  It's who you know.  I have a local guy who owns a shop at a center and he was on Track's staff.  He literally only sold Track to himself and one friend of his.  He told me he sold 5 pieces of Track all year.  He has 1 just 1 award score his whole life.  But the thing is, is that he knew someone who worked for them and now is a staffer.  So I think it's who you know now how you bowl.
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Read what you wrote dude

 I have a local guy who owns a shop at a center and he was on Track's staff.

What has every one pretty much said you need to do RUN A PRO SHOP
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