Advice For Dreamforce Newbies From Conference Veterans

Hello I am New Nametag Sticker Rookie TraineeI have a confession to make: I have a problem. I’m addicted to reading, researching, talking about and planning for Dreamforce.

It’s my first time heading down to San Francisco for this conference, so I’ve been trying to absorb anything and everything about it since I found that I’m part of the team heading down to represent Influitive.

I know I’m not alone — there are more than 26,000 other people in the New to Dreamforce Chatter group.

That’s why I wanted to ask some Dreamforce veterans, both here at Influitive and elsewhere, for their tips and advice for first-timers like me.

Top 5 tips for first-time Dreamforce attendees

Influitive’s VP of Marketing, Jim Williams, recently shared his tips in a guest post featured on DocuSign’s blog: Top 5 Tips for First-Time Dreamforce Attendees. There he elaborates on these five pieces of advice:

  1. Be prepared, practical and patient
  2. Find your niche
  3. Build relationships
  4. Have fun (but not too much fun)
  5. Be an advocate for your favorite apps and companies

Read the full post on DocuSign’s blog for all the details and check out our Dreamforce page to find out how you can become an advocate for your favorite apps and companies at Dreamforce.

More useful Dreamforce advice for newbies

Here’s the advice that a few other Influvians shared with me:

“Want to feel like a rockstar? Bring a prospect to your favorite company’s booth and introduce them to a sales rep.” –Julie Weill Persofsky, Director of Customer Success

“Comfortable shoes are a must!” –Nadia Hogg, Advocacy Coach

“At some point, check out the rooftop bar at the Mariott, which has great views of the city.” –Aaron Rothschild, Director of Product and Customer Experience

I put out a call on Twitter as well to see what others might suggest. Thanks to everyone who shared their tips!

Dreamforce veterans: Share your tips for first-time attendees in the comments below!

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2 Responses to Advice For Dreamforce Newbies From Conference Veterans

  1. Amber Newman says:

    Power is hard to find. Bring extra batteries if possible and be sure to charge up whenever you get the chance. It’s no fun walking around with a dead iPhone.

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