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.

 
DELIVERING THE (PIZZA) DOUGH
IDEA: To Celebrate Cheese Pizza Day (September 5th

ALTERNATIVE NAME: Saucy Sales; A Slice of Sales; Delivering New Sales; Deep Dishing Out New Sales

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GOAL OF CONTEST: Challenge your team to book/schedule more meetings. Setup a point system that encourages your team to schedule as many meetings as possible. ( F2F, on-demand, etc); use Adjusted Score to push your team by putting in negative points to establish the minimum number of meetings needed to win.

POSSIBLE PRIZES: A gift card to a popular, local pizzeria; A pizza (or two) from a popular, nationally recognized pizza place (e.g.g Lou Malnati’s in Chicago); winning team receives a pizza party

 
ARRRRRRSK FOR REFERRALS
IDEA: To Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th) 

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GOAL OF CONTEST: Participants are rewarded for creating referrals.  Create a contest where participants in 2nd place are able to choose a sealed envelope containing different options for getting the person out of first place (e.g. deducting a certain amount of points, awarding bonus points, etc.).  Mario Kart example: sending a blue shell to the person in front so that everyone has a chance to win.

Provide all participants with pirate hats and tattoos, too! 

POSSIBLE PRIZES: Buy a treasure chest for the office and stock it with various gifts, big and small for winners to choose from.

 
SALES PURSUIT
IDEA: Based on Board Game Trivial Pursuit

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GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this a team-based competition rewarding the team with the highest sales for the competition; award bonus points each day for the team that correctly answers a question from Trivia Pursuit (or even better, a question about one of your products, your organization, etc.).  

POSSIBLE PRIZES: The winning team gets drinks and appetizers at a bar hosting trivia night; Trivial Pursuit board game for each winning team member

 
UPPING THE ANTE
IDEA: Based on the popular game, hold ‘em poker

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GOAL OF CONTEST: Make this a Value of Field contest in which participants are rewarded for all upsell dollars sold during the competition.  

POSSIBLE PRIZES: $100 in chips to be used at a local casino, 4-in-1 casino table