I need ideas. Our company is planning a sales training for about 35 employees.

We like to make these events fun with roundtable discussions, activities, skills trainings, etc.

What are fun/competitive sales training ideas that will get everyone involved but still focus on learning and skills mastery?

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You could do an objection clinic, but family feud style.


Tell me more! That sounds like an awesome game!

What skills are you trying to teach? What sort of sales roles will be there?


Best mix of engagement and learning, I think, is role-playing. Pair off in teams where each group randomly selects out of a fishbowl, prospect/seller with a topic/product/offering.

Hand out a one page dossier to each pair, but don't let them see each other's information.

Let them study it, and fill in the gaps. Each team figures out who will have what role. Who is the AM, who is the SE. For the prospect, who is the CXO, who is the VP of whatever.

Then let them get up and perform a mock 10 minute meeting.

Judge the selling squad on how much they were able to uncover, whether they were able to present the value prop clearly, if they uncovered pain, if they secured next steps, etc.

At the end of the presentation ask for volunteers to contribute. Maybe there was a question the sellers didn't ask. A key bit of info they didn't get.

You can scheme up a points system tied to this, give the winners $50 each or something, but salesmen are competitive, they'll want to win no matter what. Especially if execs are in the room while this is going on ;)


What is the primary focus/goal of your training? Fleshing that out might help narrow down which types of activities might produce those results.


We want to do product knowledge on newly developed products, but also hone presentation and call skills, as well as sales best practices.

Please see the comment from "a Consultant" below.

I don’t see it.

If you want a fun/competitive training idea, why not do something like a mini-hackathon?

Yes, exactly

For one of my yearly meetings I split the team up into 3 “families “ and we played family feud with the topics I was training . It was pretty fun

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