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.

LET’S MAKE A DEAL
IDEA: In honor of the legendary game show

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GOAL OF CONTEST:  A strong quarter can help ease tension and show executives that the right strategy is in place to achieve yearlong goals.  Award participants for closed won opportunities.

POSSIBLE PRIZES:  Choose three prizes: a great prize, a good prize, and an okay prize.  The first place winner doesn’t get to know what each prize is and gets to choose first; he or she can choose to keep the prize or go for one of the other two prizes.  The second place winner gets to follow the same process with the third place winner getting whatever is left.


SKIP(PY) TO THE SALE
IDEA: To celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (March 1st)

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GOAL OF CONTEST: It is important to close the month strong, so run a contest from March 23 – 27 that rewards participants for opportunities changed to Closed Won during that time.  The winner with the highest value in closed opportunities wins.

POSSIBLE PRIZES: Four peanut butter flavors of the winner’s choice from http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/; if running a team-based competition, the President of the company will make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (and accompaniments) for the winning team


SELL HARD AND PROSPER
IDEA: Inspired by the famous line from “Star Trek”

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GOAL OF CONTEST: Build a percent-to-goal contest based on each participant’s March revenue goal; the participant who furthest exceeds their goal wins!*

POSSIBLE PRIZES: USS Enterprise Bottle Opener; Enterprise Pizza Cutter; Mr. Spock Hand Business Card Holder; Classic Spock Ears; Captain Kirk figure