Our team just finished an awesome, month-long celebration of all things Velocity Transport! We called it #VelocityStrong, and it involved sales contests, employee talent showcases, fun games, and MVP nominations. At its core, #VelocityStrong was about celebrating our team and our culture, especially during a time when we can’t all be in the same room.
#VelocityStrong was a huge success, and we are so excited to recap the month for you here! We’ll be moving through all the events of #VelocityStrong as they happened, and we’ll be saving all of our #VelocityStrong MVPs for last. Let’s get started!
How Has Velocity Impacted You?
Our first activity involved asking every member of the team a simple question: How has being a member of the Velocity Transport impacted you? While the question is simple, the answers were profound. We learned so much about how our team member’s lives have been changed by joining Velocity and by working alongside each other.
Velocity’s Got Talent
After hearing the heartwarming stories of Velocity’s impact, we shifted gears to have a little fun! We’ve always known that we have the most talented team in brokerage, but that was put on display through our Velocity’s Got Talent event.
We challenged any interested team members to submit videos of them showing off their hidden talents. We were blown away by the response and have one entry, in particular, to share with you.
One of our earliest and most special entries was from Tim Reeder, who wrote a country tune about life as a freight broker. We loved it, and we know you will, too. The video for My Heroes Have Always Been Brokers can be found below. Thank you, Tim, for sharing your song with us!
Call Blitz Sales Contest
#VelocityStrong was about celebrating team culture, but it was also about moving that sales needle! We held a call blitz competition for our sales team that came with a cash prize and a remote pizza party for the winners.
As always, the competition was fierce, everyone gave it their all, but there had to be some winners. To rub it in a little bit, the winners sent in a photo of themselves enjoying that delicious pizza!
Does This Kid Look Like A Broker?
Our next fun activity was a little bit…..childish. We asked our team members to send in a photo of themselves as a little kid and challenged the rest of the team to pair the baby with the broker!
Some of them were challenging, but for some of our more baby-faced brokers, the match was obvious! Check out a couple examples below.
#BleedGreen Color Rush
It wouldn’t be a Velocity team celebration without a themed apparel day! To close out the month of events, we challenged the entire Velocity Transport family to wear green on the same day. Even though we were all celebrating from home, our team truly stepped up.
All across the Metroplex and beyond, our team showed off the unity and sense of fun that makes this company special. It’s a unique thing to feel comradery from afar, but with a team like this, it’s become the norm. We couldn’t be more proud of the engagement we saw this month.
The one constant of this celebration was the nomination and announcement of the #VelocityStrong MVPs. Submitted by their teammates or team leadership, we received so many nominees throughout the month. Each week (with an additional 8 MVPs announced at the end of the month) we announced who the winner was and gave the MVP a shoutout internally and a social media shout out externally.
What this showcased to us is that, from top to bottom, this team is outstanding. It was an unbelievably difficult challenge to select MVPs each week, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our #VelocityStrong MVPs were: