What Is the Bravado War Room?
The War Room is a community designed exclusively for sales professionals. It is a place to network, have honest discussions about the profession, and serves as a career tracker for anyone who carries a quota.
What Is Commission and How Do I Earn (or Lose) it?
Commission is the War Room's currency. It is earned through platform engagement & achievements.
Commission is a measurement of your positive contributions inside the War Room. You can spend your Commission on rewards like gift cards, swag, and much more! While you may spend your Commission, we still keep a running total of Lifetime Commission earned so that other users can see just how much of an impact you've made on the community.
How Do I Earn Commission?
The primary way to earn Commission is by posting thought-provoking questions and useful answers. Engaging with posts causes you to gain (or sometimes lose) Commission. Please note that posting completely anonymously will NOT generate any positive commission.
Here Are a Few Ways to Begin Earning (Or Losing) Commission:
Post a thread
Receive an upvote on your thread or comment
Receive a comment on your thread
Complete your onboarding checklist
Downvoted threads CANNOT go below 0.
Downvoted comments CAN go below 0 infinitely.
Your total Commission can't go below 0 and you can't lose Commission you've spent.
How Do I Spend Commission?
When you've earned enough Commission it can be spent on various rewards. From gift cards to swag! You'll find all the options listed in the Commission Exchange which can be accessed by clicking on the Commission Icon next to your username on the top-bar menu.
How Do I Post a Thread or Comment?
To post a thread, navigate to the "Create a Post" button at the top right of the War Room forum. Write a clear concise title and choose the topic that best aligns with your post. When sharing an article or long form content, we recommend using the more important takeaway as the title.
To post a comment on a thread simply click the title of the post. Inside the post itself you can reply to the post itself, or directly to other comments.
We allow anonymous posting in case someone has a question that could de-anonymize themselves or their company. For example, if your friends know your username and you have a question about quitting your job, you might not want people to know you’re thinking about leaving. We allow this option so that people can ask hard questions without their identity being bound to it.
What is Bravado Academy?
Bravado Academy is a free resource hub created by sales professionals for sales pros at every career stage. Whether you are interviewing, starting a new job, or trying to build rapport with a prospect, Bravado Academy has got you covered.
Can I Get Involved with Bravado Academy?
Yes! Sales professionals are welcome to submit pieces for Bravado Academy. Be advised that Bravado’s editorial team carefully reviews each submission and can make any edits it deems necessary. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
How Does the Reward System and Leaderboard Work?
Here are two ways to earn rewards. The first is by earning Commission and exchanging it inside our Commission Exchange. Rewards inside the Commission Exchange are subject to change, but not on a scheduled basis.
The second way to earn rewards is by winning a Commission Leaderboard Contest. Each week, Bravado will announce new rewards for top finishers and the Leaderboard will reset for the following week (starting Monday).
No purchase necessary. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
The Commission Leaderboard Contest ("Contest") is open only to eligible Bravado members residing in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) that are eighteen (18) years of age and of the age of majority in the member's state or province of residence. Employees of Bravado, its parent and affiliated companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
Participation in this Contest is subject to member’s full and unconditional agreement to the Bravado Terms and Conditions, these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
An individual Contest occurs weekly and begins on Monday of each week and ends on following Sunday. All times are Eastern.
Each member has the ability to score Bravado Commission Points consistent with the Bravado’s Terms and Conditions and Commission Points Program Terms engaging in qualifying activities (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) using the Bravado service and App in an authorized manner during the Contest Period. The three (3) members with the most Points earned during the Contest Period will be determined the winners. The minimum amount of Points necessary to win is 150. In the event an insufficient number of individuals do not meet the minimum number of Points, prizes will not be awarded. In the event of a tie, Sponsor reserves the right to give out multiple prizes or assign a tiebreaker skill challenge to determine the winner.
There will be 3 prizes offered to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as follows:
First Prize: $USD50 Amazon gift card
Second Prize: $USD25 Amazon gift card
Third Prize: $USD10 Amazon gift card
War Room Culture and Code of Conduct
If you're here to get help, make it as easy as possible for others to help you. Follow our guidelines and remember that our community is for elevating fellow sales professionals.
When sharing content that you didn’t create, be sure to credit the author in your post or first comment in the thread.
Downvoting is NOT an "I disagree" button. Disagreement is a healthy part of The War Room. Downvoting is to police comments that violate our community guidelines (ie: Hate speech, recruiting, or selling your product).
Be clear and constructive when giving feedback.
No name-calling or personal attacks.
We are all Sales Savages here. Focus on the content, not the person. This includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied to content (e.g. "lazy"). Want to trash salespeople, do it on LinkedIn where out-of-touch Cyber Security VPs can pile on.
This isn't Facebook. We don't tolerate any language likely to offend or alienate people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, etc. This should be obvious. One team, one dream. If you violate this rule you will be banned without warning.
This includes, but isn't limited to: Doxxing (Erika...) bullying, intimidation, vulgar language, direct or indirect threats, sexually suggestive remarks, patterns of inappropriate social contact, and sustained disruptions of discussion.