WHERE TO START: The most popular call contest being run with LevelEleven partners is one that rewards participants for closing deals. Closing deal contests are often based on total $$ brought in during the contest timeframe, % to goal for the respective timeframe or sometimes even the number of new sales closed during the contest timeframe.
STEAL A FORTUNE
IDEA: Based on the long-running show, “Wheel of Fortune”
GOAL OF CONTEST: Reward the participant with the highest sales or steals from the competitor over December.
CLOSING FOR COCKTAILS
IDEA: In Celebration of TV favorite, “Mad Men”
GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this a team-based competition rewarding the team with the highest percentage to goal of the weekly/monthly goal.
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Happy hour drinks and appetizers for the winning team.
A SALE A DAY KEEPS THE BOSS AWAY
IDEA: After the well-known line, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
GOAL OF CONTEST: Have your boss pick a random figure out of a hat with a specific goal on it. Then divide the sales team into teams. The first team to get to the goal they picked from the boss’s hat wins. Run a percent to goal/team based contest here.
POSSIBLE PRIZES: Losing Team has to bob for apples, Apple Pie for the winners
FILL YOUR STOCKINGS WITH SALES
IDEA: A play on the lyrics from “Deck the Halls”
GOAL OF CONTEST: If your sales cycle is less than 30 days (and ideally less than a week), reward participants with 10 points for every sale closed during the contest. Make the contest even more fun by providing everyone with a stocking (for those not celebrating Christmas, provide them with a stocking not red or green). Each day of the contest, throw a little something into the stocking of each participant (candy canes, tchotchkes, etc.).
POSSIBLE PRIZES: A Visa gift card to stuff their stocking; a holiday stocking filled with treats and goodies, lottery tickets