“We don’t run sales contests, because we don’t want to create a competitive work environment.” More than a few sales leaders have told me this when talking sales performance. First of all, it’s important to note that a clear difference stands between competition in a healthy environment and competition in an unhealthy one. Sales leaders...Read More
You have a brand new quarter, plenty of sunshine and tons of new business to go after. Can you think of a better time to throw a sales contest into the mix? It’s that spark you need to wake up your sales team and start the quarter off right! However, you need to be cautious...Read More
Most sales leaders run sales contests; all sales leaders love benchmark data. (Or they should.) If you’re a sales leader, that means you’re in for one awesome blog post. For the last two and a half years, we studied sales performance at 445 companies. Today, we broke some of it down according to sales contest...Read More
Sales contests around face-to-face meetings can be game changing. Seriously. They allowed Kelly Services to generate an additional $5.8 million in 60 days. (Get that story here.) And the Kelly team isn’t alone in recognizing this. Of all the contests our clients run to reward activities related to meetings, those around landing face-to-face meetings hold “most popular” status....Read More
At LevelEleven, we study sales contests. We just have this thing for collecting new wisdom on what works best for motivating sales teams and optimizing sales performance. Recently, we decided to summarize some of it — to come up with an updated list of our 10 best tips for building the ultimate sales contest. Today, we want to share them...Read More
Do you ever run sales contests around calls? So do most of our customers. The most popular call contest we see is one that rewards participants for talk time, or the amount of time each team member spends on the phone. Other popular ideas include rewarding participants for the number of calls made each day...Read More
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