Friday, April 25, 2008
This is to be one of my challenges. Picking the tools I will bring and use for the event. Not easy. Remember I have FREE run of the entire line of tools from Andis. There are a lot of great choices there. Ultimately there will be several factors to take in. For one thing we are launching a new tools soon and it was a thought amongst out team that I use and feature this new tools so we can use the achievement of the record as a strong selling point for the tool, "New and has a world record"... a great start for a new tool... some great traction there for sure. I am sure I will use a standard 3 tool set-up. A detachable blade clipper, an adjustable blade clipper and a trimmer. I might use 3 sets of 3 different tools each so as to give a wide variety of tools the chance to participate... we can then get pics of each in use... so all have a chance to be leveraged... thinking like a pure marketeer, huh? Not a Musketeer, a Marketeer.
Posted by ClipperGuy at 7:27 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A huge piece of the world record event is executing and managing the paperwork to document the achievement of the record. Sufficient and clear records are required by Guinness. The biggest one is the haircut log. I completed this one today. It will log 10 cuts per page. It will keep a running log of total cits and total pages along the bottom. I will also need a release from each cut since we will be taking pictures and using much of the material for publicity purposes after the event. I am using a standard Andis doc. for this one as Andis will be doing the bulk of the promotion and are the ones who need to be protected from any issues related to use of images. Just another item on my list and another one done.
Posted by ClipperGuy at 4:08 PM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I need to go to Austin ,TX for a show so I have planned a visit to the world record event venue. I will meet with Joe from Rooster's and we will go over any details that we all are not solid on just yet. This will likely be my only trip down prior to the event so all needs to be in place. My biggest concern will be communicating well with the publicity team or person on the ground in TX. This single biggest piece of the puzzle for the event will be sufficient number of heads to cut. I have been cutting a bit more hair lately and finding myself focused a bit more on timing. I am fully confident that, as long as the heads are there, I can nail this thing in a big way. I am thinking 175 heads would be just about right for the finish number.
Posted by ClipperGuy at 10:24 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
This position is like an Indy 500 pit stop. This staffer is responsible for setting and resetting the tools on the counter. As soon as I am done with a cut I move on to the next client in the neighboring chair. The front of the chair staffer is to reset the tools to the standard starting positions so when I get back all is ready to go for the next cut. This helps me to focus on the task of cutting and not waste valuable seconds searching for a blade, a comb or a tool. As we proved with the first two records, seconds count. they also can add up big... or subtract big as well. For the first event I had 3 front of the chair staffers, one for each chair. For the 24 hour event I can get by with less. It will all depend on how many team members Rooster's has and how many can be enlisted to support the cause.
Posted by ClipperGuy at 9:36 AM