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Learn top tips and best kept secrets from Dreamforce veterans to get the most out of your Dreamforce experience.

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  • 1. APTTUS 2013 #DF14tips DreamforceTips, Tricks & Secrets Getting the most out of this years event Liz Carter Director of Field Marketing, ServiceMax Andrew Gross Engagement Manager & Salesforce MVP, Bluewolf Courtney Ogawa Director of Marketing Programs, Apttus
  • 2. APTTUS 2013 #DF14tips #DFfieldservice Industry Showcase ServiceMax Live! Sessions Special Events Parties Executive Events
  • 3. #DF14tips Tip #1: Dont have a seat? Go anyway. Only reserving 50% of seats in session rooms
  • 4. #DF14tips Tip #2: Make Appointments 2 Expo Halls Industry Showcase 350 Vendors 1000 Product Offerings Bonus Tip: See if you can help out a colleague
  • 5. #DF14tips Tip #3: Try a new form of transportation
  • 6. #DF14tips Tip #4: Dont Miss Guest Speakers
  • 7. #DF14tips 10+ sessions! APTTUS @ DREAMFORCE
  • 8. #DF14tips The Before and After is Just as Important as During! Pre-Event getting equipped Sign up for events Agenda Builder Go through the bag Post-Event following up Make a list
  • 9. APTTUS 2013 Get in the Zones! Industry Zone Developer Zone AppExchange Zone And dont forget: The Bookstore Lounges, Hubs
  • 10. #DF14tips You can be VIP if you plan for it! Reach out to partners you purchase from Sign up to events now Your Badge is your bling this week (even better than a gold necklace)
  • 11. #DF14tips Come Picture Ready Leave your sweats at home Tons of photo opps Photo & video contests
  • 12. #DF14tips Bluewolf@ Dreamforce bluewolf.com/df14
  • 13. #DF14tips Come Prepared Be able to articulate your desired business outcomes In a nutshell, be able to describe who you are, what you do, and what you are trying to achieve. You will be asked more times than you can count. Agenda Builder Understand your goals for the conference and find related sessions Dont wait until the last minute But if you do. The small stuff Wear comfortable footwear! Dont lug your laptop around if you dont have to Get a back-up battery pack Take a small multi-plug Pick up your pass early, or wait on a long line
  • 14. #DF14tips Be Open Get Uncomfortable Leave the familiarity of your co-workers Challenge yourself with new Salesforcetopics Visit the MVPs Check out the Community Zone Ask the Experts Explore the Expo Floor Dictate the conversation
  • 15. #DF14tips Dont Over Do It Space sessions out appropriately Dont do back to back sessions that are in buildings across town Give yourself time to reflect Dont forget to eat! Keep it Professional Dont be that guy/gal You are representing your business Sessions are Recorded Youtubeis your friend
  • 16. #DF14tips Be Mobile, Be Social App Up before the conference DreamforceApp Evernote/ EvernoteHello Uber/ Lyft/ Flywheel Whatsapp/ Groupme Connect Socially Follow people in the SalesforceCommunity Follow people on Twitter
  • 17. APTTUS 2013 #DF14tips Q&A Liz Carter Director of Field Marketing, ServiceMax Andrew Gross Engagement Manager & Salesforce MVP, Bluewolf Courtney Ogawa Director of Marketing Programs, Apttus