One for sales management. The climax of the English top flight football league was astonishing. A double-strike inside five added minutes of stoppage time earned Manchester City the title in the very last match.
One newspaper review of the season made me think of many a sales conference hoo-rah I’ve been to.
When it comes to doling out the champers, the prizes often lack any fizz of their own. Anyone over quota (rightly) gets a gong of course, with the numero uno a special mention. But that’s about it. Yet there’s so much more to enliven proceedings. And crucially, also improve motivation.
The categories of accolades I read were as follows;
best player, manager, goal, match, signing & pundit
worst flop, biggest gripe, change for next season & is the league stlil the world’s best?
There’s a lot to take from these I fancy. What about ideas from this bunch;
best deal, most improved rep, ideal win, best upsell, shortest winning campaign, best first-meeting to deal ratio, best competitive unseat, most new product sold & perfect process addition
And you can easily add in a few comedy ones of your own for a moment of levity too.