What is your experience or your opinion about running contests (and providing prizes) to motivate your PSAs?

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Francis Oppong, AFF (Colorado, US) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 4:08 pm
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Running contests,creating rewards and incentives without a doubt is an effective and well tested way to motivate and build your team.However certain Vital points need to be considered.
1.Set it up in a manner that all your team members can participate in the contest for a start.
2.Always update your team periodically on who is in or out of the contest.
3.Ensure the contest is visible to your team members eg in your Group Mailer,include your leadership page link and highlight on that.
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Oseloka Ilondior, AFF (Nigeria) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 2:18 pm
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I think it's a great tool for motivating your not only your PSAs, but all other members of your team. But for contests to be effective, they have to be set up to attractive and you have to create enough awareness for all qualified to participate.

I currently have 5 contests running and I've planned them in such a way that there is something in it for every member of my team - PSAs, CSAs and other downliners. Some of the celebrate their successes while others motivate them to aim higher.
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NICE INDIA , AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 10/13/2012 8:53 pm
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In my 20 years of network marketing experience,I have always seen that prizes and cotests always motivated and inspired people to do more and achieve something better and greater.However to make a prize contest successful,we must be careful about its some vital points-
A) we must set it up in a manner that all the members can participate in it from the beginning.
B)No differentiation should be made among the members and all should have the equal opportunity to achieve the prize.
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Vijay Majethia, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 1:09 pm
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It is a good thing to have some contests to motivate the PSAs and also to add interest and excitement in their work.
For this you may arrange different kinds of competition, a few may be as follows:
1.For the achieving EAs and TLs.
2.For quick reply to mail/stream posts ( to see they log in regularly)
3.For highest sponsor.

Also I would recommend to have the rewards which are worth useful to them may be an IAHBE subscription or a unit or two of S Builder Co op and surely
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Carl Cifaldi, AFF (New jersey, US) Forum Guru 10/9/2012 3:21 pm
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I have found that it is a great way to get everyone involved and earn prizes that is going to help them anyway in the long run. Think of it as you are guiding them in the right direction. Also another great way to get everyone to do what they are supposed to be doing in order to succeed is too setup a free co-op that any one can get into just as long as if they get there EA status. I have only a month worth of experience but I have 308 people in my down line and they seem to be reacting very well
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Victoria Mineva, AFF (Bulgaria) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 12:59 pm
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Hello, I will tell that my try to PSA contest two months in a row was a Failure, but my opinion is: This is the best thing to see who of your PSA/CSA are really motivated to do something in SFI and to work with them every day. People who want to win in a contest want to win in the business game. Those people are leaders and they can duplicate you.And of course you can learn a lot from them. They make other to duplicate them and you will build a great and strong team. Running contest is a must, but
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Williams Ford, EA* (Georgia, US) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 5:15 pm
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There are basically 2 schools of thought to follow to best answer this great question. First and foremost, work with the workers. When there is a passion for action that leads to dedication the reward is the goal. In other words, those dogmatic one percenters there is no need for you are me to do any more than provide encouragement and support by answering any questions when they do arise. These are those who get it. They see the vision plainly and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve
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Dhaval Majethia, AFF (India) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 1:15 pm
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Running a contest is surely a good idea. The PSAs must get its info at your stream posts/mail/leadership page. But before running a contest the goals must be asked to each one differently and then set rewards accordingly. Getting the targets from PSAs is a commitment that they will surely try their best to achieve it and you have a surety of work even though it is minimized.
And if they get through to their goals, you must reward them and also help them meanwhile and the bottom is to maintain
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Sherri Cecil, AFF (Kentucky, US) Forum Guru 10/9/2012 2:01 pm
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I have ran another this month and it work perfectly for me. This is my second one and they seem to really work hard to get the prize. Then if they didn't have a goal to reach, the contest gives them that goal.
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Emmanuel Jarillo, AFF (Philippines) Top Author Forum Guru 10/9/2012 2:03 pm
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Running contests serve as incentives to PSAs. They are the driving force that push them to do quick actions and they discourage procrastination.

However, the rules of the contest should be achievable, that is, they are within your PSAs means to achieve. Contests will determine who among your PSAs are candidates for duplication of your efforts. They are the ones to be provided more support and assistance to ensure your work duplication. The value of rewards should be just right, not too