Showing posts from September, 2016

Where to find me at Dreamforce 2016

As we all descend into Dreamforce countdown mode, the realisation is starting to sink in that I will soon be boarding the long flight to my 2nd Dreamforce. Last year was my first visit and a tough but rewarding experience. I wrote a blog entitled Solo in San Francisco and Dazed at Dreamforce upon my return which included the final paragraph: I made a pledge to myself that I  WILL  attend in 2016. I will be more prepared for its scale, I will be more relaxed, yet more focused, I will talk to more people and I will be confident that they will want to talk to me. I probably won't speak as I don't want to add nerves to the mix. Maybe in 2017..... I've kept my pledge and I am lucky enough to be attending again this year but I took the plunge and am also speaking. Both of my sessions are on Thursday, the first at 9.30am and the second at 1pm. Please join me. Gamification - The Trail to Awesome Adoption This session will focus on how to leverage the awesome content in


Back in June I wrote a blog   about how I had recently embraced public speaking, I felt like I had learnt so much in the first 6 months of the year and I wanted to share my experiences and hopefully inspire others to follow my lead (up onto the stage). I even included my top ten tips, as I know everyone loves a list. Soon after I learnt that two of my local MVPs, Jodi Wagner and Keir Bowden , were launching a 6 week programme, supported by Salesforce, to train and encourage greater diversity of speakers at Salesforce user groups, world tour, and ultimately, Dreamforce. Though I wasn't quite the target audience, having spoken at London's Calling , London World Tour , as well as several user groups, I put my hand up to attend. I knew that even though I wasn't a complete beginner, I still had a lot to learn and I was absolutely certain that I could be taught something from two pros like Jodi and Keir. Session One As you would expect we started at the beginning. We