Next week is the annual Dreamforce mega conference for Salesforce.com users and those in their CRM community - let's face it, anyone growing a serious business today is using Salesforce.com. has used it, uses another CRM but knows of it, or plans to use it. It is the 800 pound gorilla in the customer relationship management world.
100,000+ people will be there in and around San Francisco next week. If you ARE going to be at Dreamforce, please consider introducing yourself to me or saying hello if we already know each other at one of the three places I'll be speaking or will be on a panel:
My session on "5 Strategies to Make You More Productive" is on Tuesday at 9AM at the Marriott Marquis. Oh sure, Hillary Clinton is also keynoting at the same time - yet we already have nearly 200 people in our session. I'm thrilled to have David Ambrose of our partner, Smarsh, on stage with me.
Working with inside sales trailblazer Ken Krogue is going to be a treat. I'll be presenting with him on how to hold back overwhelm in a world that is moving quicker than most of us can keep up with at the InsideSales.com meeting rooms on Wednesday at 11AM - attendees must be sales leaders and to get a "golden ticket" for any of the 50 sessions they will offer, go to one of the InsideSales.com booths - N1200 or W621.
Finally, I'll be on the panel at Connect and Sell Sales Velocity luncheon on Wednesday from noon to 2PM. Tickets to this may be gone - check the link above.
OK, so you're still interested but not attending? No worries! InsideSales.com is live streaming 40 sessions with sales experts! Sign up for the session information. Live streaming is October 13 through October 16th. You don't want to miss this.
Also, follow conversations and get great content on Insight Squared's Dreamforce Sales Hub.
This week in San Francisco will offer lots of good data and "tweetable moments" for sales reps and sales leaders coming through the Twitter stream - just look for #DF14. For our session on productivity, we'll be also using #timehacks - watch for that, and please retweet / share.
Read my post from last year on 5 Ways to Be at Dreamforce Without Being There.
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Lori Richardson is recognized on Forbes as one of the "Top 30 Social Sales Influencers" worldwide. Lori speaks, writes, trains, and consults with inside sales teams in mid-sized companies. Subscribe to the award-winning blog and the "Sales Ideas In A Minute" newsletter for sales strategies, tactics, and tips in selling. Increase Opportunities. Expand Your Pipeline. Close More Deals.