What is the difference between the three contests?
There are three contests that may go on simultaneously: The VP Contest,the National Online Contest and the local College Sales Contest.
The VP sales contest is for individuals who would like to compete for seven weeks for a $100,000 VP position as well as a $7,000 cash prize.* There are also 2nd, 3rd, 4rth, 5th place cash prizes, sales commissions and bonuses on sales during the competition and the top finalists will get job interviews for sales positions with top local and national companies as well as the right to compete in the finals competition. There are 16 contestants that go through an elimination process. For the first three weeks the contestants will learn a new company's product/service and be judged on how well they sell that product/service while maintaining their other sales from the previous weeks. After week four, 12 contestants remain to compete for the local title, Next Productions job offer and sponsor job offers, cash prizes and interviews. The VP Contest has been filmed in some cities as a pilot for a Reality TV program. Though much of our filming has been completed, if you are filmed in any future contest, contestants will have the option as to whether or not they wish that footage to be shown or to be invited to be with the TV program. You may participate in the contest and not be in the TV program. The core value we wish to provide for contestants is the chance for an outstanding job, other jobs offers and bonuses and cash awards.
The National Online Sales Contest is for individuals who do not want to wait till the "live" VP Contest comes to their state or city. Based out of their home or office, 16 nationwide contestants are competing for a $100,000 RVP position, a $50,000 marketing position, cash awards, bonuses/commissions, sponsor job offers and exposure as a sales and marketing guru. There are no live meetings, no filming of the Online Contest, the winner will be flown to San Diego, California to win their award. The third contest, a local "live" College Sales Contest is a separate seven week contest for fifteen individuals and is designed for recent college graduates, college students and sales and marketing professionals with less than ten years experience. Next Productions has contracted with employers, colleges and universities to help graduates compete and find jobs in todays economy. Regardless of experience, we invite anyone to apply for this contest and demonstrate your sales and marketing ability. Upon winning either the VP Contest or National Online Contest, you will be interviewed for the Marketing position as well as certain sponsor sales and marketing positions. You also qualify to be a participant, in the National VP Winners Contest and, if you choose, to audition for the VP television program with over $150,000 in cash awards and prizes. See the contest rules page for more information.
Who will our next winner be?
Kristen Baldwin, winner of the San Diego 2010 VP Contest, receiving her check from
Ken Gora, CEO of Next Productions.
What type of people will apply to be contestants?
Really all types from all demographics. Anyone who thinks they can sell or market something and would like to demonstrate that. It seems that our contestants fall into six main categories:
- Employed. Individuals who are currently employed, doing well but feel they have the time in their current position to take 5 or 6 weeks and have a chance to win $7,000 or other cash prizes. Working part-time during the day, some nights or weekends...they feel that their efforts might get them extra money and possibly some fame. (We can hide your identity during the contest if you prefer.) Some people in the real estate, mortgage industry, commissioned sales, work retail or weekends, have long sales cycle in their current profession, etc. are some examples.
- Unemployed. Unemployed. If you are not working or having trouble landing interviews or are between interviews, here is a great chance to win a $100,000 job or $7,000 cash or $4,000 cash in a few weeks. Plus the media coverage, company exposure and job interviews you get can be helpful, and the commissions the companies pay on your sales during the contest. Make money instead of waiting at home.
- Business owner. You are self-employed, you manage your time well, and perhaps for five or six weeks the extra $10,000 or $7,000 fits well. Plus, the exposure and branding of your skills and business to the media may be desirable.
- Personal/Business coaches, speakers, consultants, marketing gurus etc. You've made your living telling other people how to be performers. Now's your chance to compete among others, claim the prize and enjoy all the media publicity and leads as people want to hire you.
- Dissatisfied Worker. You have a job. And it's ok. You get a paycheck. But an opportunity to lead the field, win the contest and be the VP of Sales for a dynamic, thriving cutting-edge company. Not to mention the other cash prizes and interview opportunities.
- College Student/Recent graduate. You want some great experience. You want a great job or some great interviews. earn some fast cash. Just perform.....make us go WOW at the auditions and do well in the contest.
- Retired/Semi-retired/Stay at home Mom or Dad. What a great opportunity to earn some commissions or earn some cash prizes.
Why be a contestant?
Whether you are self-employed, unemployed or employed, the VP contest and the Sales contest offer unique opportunity for great jobs, great cash prizes and/or fame/recognition. You can enter and participate in the contest part-time or full-time.
- The Grand Prize is a $100,000 VP Sales/Marketing position or $7,000 cash. (your choice)
- Cash prizes will also be given to top contestants.
- During the contest all contestants will have the opportunity to earn commissions and bonuses on their sales*.
- The top contestants will be granted job interviews with companies who have been viewing their sales prowess and results.
- The local and national media will be covering every contest in each city, giving contestants exposure. If you own a business or looking for a better job or wish to promote yourself, this is the platform to do that with.
- Auditions and parts of the contest sometimes will be filmed in each city and discussions are in place for both a local cable or national TV reality program. If you choose, your face and identity can be blacked out and you still participate. If you decide to be part of the reality TV pilot, other potential monies and publicity engagements may open to you.