5 ways to make your kickoff incredible

(While getting people excited about Gong)

Whew! It’s almost a new year! 2020 was, well, unprecedented, to say the least. But since it’s almost over, you’re probably looking ahead and planning for your team’s kickoff when everyone gets back to work in January.

If Gong is going to be (or already is) a fundamental part of your organization’s strategy, we want to make things easier for you by providing you with some handy ideas, videos, activities, and courses to make your 2021 virtual kickoff the best one it can be.  

Consider this your ultimate kickoff kit, compliments of Gong. 

1. play some Hype videos

Give your kickoff a boost of energy by including one (or several) of our hype videos. We’ve got three types of clips that’ll get your team pumped up, laughing, or contemplative.  Choose what will suit your context the best.

2. make them imagine the possibilities with videos about gong

Set your organization up for success by making them aware of what Gong is capable of. We’ve got two types of videos to help enable not only your sales team, but different areas of the organization as well.

3. send them on a Scavenger hunt

Want to get your team familiarized with some basic Gong features and functionalities? Give them time to do the Great Gong Scavenger Hunt during your kickoff. Download an editable version here.

4. get teams using important checklists

Need broader team guidance? We’ve created handy checklists, best-practices bundles, and step-by-step guides for specific purposes and contexts. We also have guides for non-sales teams using Gong, including Product Marketing, Solutions Engineering, and more.

5. guide them towards CONTINUOUS LEARNING

A kickoff is important for motivating your reps, managers, and leaders, sharing your strategy for the year, and celebrating the previous year’s wins. However, it’s also the perfect opportunity to direct your team to the resources they can use for continuous learning.

BONUS IDEAS

Share weird or exceptional stats

In any organization, there are outliers. Find the person who comments the most, or listens to the most calls, or has cursed the most, and give them a shoutout for their unique behavior. Perhaps a trophy is deserved?

Hit the Virtual Gong

Rally the team and celebrate wins at your kickoff with your very own virtual gong.

Show a blooper reel

Most days, calls are just calls. Other times, however, calls may have had exploding massage balls or unicorn sightings. (Yes, we’ve had both.) Create a collection of funny or entertaining calls recorded on Gong, and share it with the rest of the team!

Questions? Feel free to email patricia.bautista@gong.io for any clarification, or if you have additional fun activities you’d like to suggest!