Don’t forget to include some fun sales games in your next meeting to motivate your staff

Have your sales meetings suddenly become quite boring? Do you talk about the same topics every meeting only to see your sales staff tune you out? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it’s time to introduce fun sales games to your next mandatory meeting.

Why fun sales games? Well, there are many ways to motivate your staff. We suggest sharing inspirational quotes, TED Talks, and movie clips with your salespeople, but sometimes you need them to interact with you directly, and with each other, too!

When you introduce games to your employees – and let’s be specific here, we’re talking about fun sales games, nothing boring – you’re giving your staff a chance to loosen up a little, while building competition and even fostering teamwork. In any industry, can employees get burnt out, lowering motivation and output. In the sales industry, a burnt out staff can mean disaster for sales goals.

By forcing participation in something new, your staff will need to step out of their comfort zone. If your meetings have been stale and underwhelming, you may even surprise your sales staff. You can’t sleep through a sales game, but you can zone out during a meeting.

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Fun sales games to boost competition

There are many ways you can build competition between your staff. If you’re looking for simple, low-cost options for positive competition that doesn’t revolve around sales goals, we have a few suggestions.

Make your next meeting a potluck lunch. Ask everyone to bring in a dish cooked from home and vote on who brought the best meal.

Encourage your staff to decorate their workspaces, regardless of how small they may be. Then, allow everyone to walk around and vote for whoever has the most original workspace.

Begin quarterly “dress up” days. Not only do employees like to change up their day-to-day “uniforms,” but if you’re active in social media and snapping photos, customers usually enjoy seeing your employees inject a little personality into their wardrobe. Some examples of dress up days are: Halloween or major sporting events, though we bet you can find other creative options.

Fun sales games to foster teamwork

Have you ever considered putting a ping pong table in your break room? Don’t have enough room? Bring in some easy – but short to play –  games, like Jenga or Hungry Hungry Hippos. Sometimes employees need a place to unwind, and by supplying an opportunity for play, they’ll feel more comfortable to take a short break. In fact, play in the workplace is one of the best ways to foster staff relationship building and teamwork.

Fun sales games to learn products

If you’re looking for your sales staff to increase their product knowledge, a game may be the best way to educate them. Do you want to test their knowledge on your current products? If so try a Jeopardy-style game in which your employees compete against each other to see who can answer the most questions correctly about your company and its products.

Do you have a new product coming out? Instead of providing your sales staff with PDFs or brochures explain the features, how about make a game out of learning about the product. Break your staff into two teams. Each team will be responsible for studying the product and coming up with questions to quiz the other team.

While you’re dedicating your time to incorporating play into your work day, let Blitz manage your communications between sales staff, leads, and current and former customers. Did you know we can automatically generate emails for you based on the parameters you set up?

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What fun sales games do you play at work? Let us know in the comments!