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5 ‘Can’t Miss’ Experiences for Salesforce Admins at Dreamforce 2017

Your level of excitement is skyrocketing as the big day (days, actually) – Dreamforce 2017 is approaching? Surely, if you’re lucky to be attending the World’s biggest software conference, it is only natural. So, if you’re determined to make the most out of your time at Dreamforce 2017, and are one of the #AwesomeAdmins for whom Salesforce is more than just software, you might use a couple of tips below to have an unforgettable experience at the event.

Make use of the Trailhead 
Did you know there is a Trailhead module created specifically to help you have the time of your life at Dreamforce 2017? The 30 mins you’ll spend are definitely worth it, as upon completion, you’ll have a proper plan in place on which sessions to attend, how to have fun and become an integral part of the #AwesomeAdmins community.

Don’t miss out on Salesforce for Admins Keynote
Salesforce is expanding daily, and so is the demand for skillful Salesforce admins. So, catch your opportunity to connect with fellow trailblazers at the keynote to get empowered with practical tips and insights from the best speakers – Parker Harris, Salesforce Co-founder and CTO, Shonnah Hughes, CRM Technical Lead, Shawna Wolverton, Salesforce SVP, Product. An hour of pure inspiration to make your Salesforce experience successful – make sure you attend!

Tip. Add the keynote to your agenda and show up early or you risk being left standing.

When? Wednesday, November 8th, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where? Moscone West, Keynote Room – West Level 3

Make the most out of Admin specific content
Did you know that the 120 sessions (70 breakout and 50 Theater sessions) that will be presented at the conference have been handpicked among the staggering 752?
To see all content for Admins, filter them by role  – Salesforce Admin, and a specific topic, or use this cheatsheet.

How to pick the sessions?
Lost in the number of choices and are tempted to decide at the conference, on the spot? Not the best approach. To select the sessions that will be most useful to you, start by picking goals for Dreamforce. What are the areas of knowledge/skills you’d like to improve? What is the stakeholder’s position as to what you need to know better? With your goals in mind, choosing which sessions to attend will be much easier and more effective.

How can you“bend time and space”?
It’s not a rare occasion that Dreamforce participants book more sessions than they can attend in person. Great news then – you don’t need to be there to get the information. Actually, experienced trailblazers recommend attending Roadmap sessions, which aren’t recorded. You can follow some of the other sessions to get all the updates and be on top of things even if you can’t be in present at two sessions simultaneously.

Visit the Admin Meadow
Whether a newbie or an experienced Salesforce Admin, you’ll surely find something for you at this area created specifically for you and other Admin Trailblazers. Listen to 50 insightful talks at the Theater, visit an automation station, learn about the new Lightning features, have fun and make new friends – be part of the big #AwesomeAdmin community.

Quick tips for Dreamforce 2017

  • Network wherever you go – don’t miss the chance to meet people from across the globe.
  • Use hashtag #DF17 to connect with the other community members in social networks
  • Ask questions – both in person and online
  • Book a Demo with SmartCloudConnect for Salesforce. Why?
  1. Because you will see a perfect way to integrate your email client with Salesforce to save time spent for mundane administrative tasks and streamline operations, know when your emails are opened, be notified when is the best time to reach out to a client etc.
  2. Because you will get a book by 4x Salesforce MVP Rakesh Gupta “Mastering CRM Administration” as a gift.

Hopefully, these tips will make your experience at Dreamforce 2017 truly valuable and unforgettable. You still have a couple of days to prepare. See you there!