It’s that time of year again and the Salesforce World Tour is just around the corner. With such a big event, it’s easy to get caught up in everything going on, because there’s a lot! To help you get the most out of your time there, we’ve compiled five of our top tips for the day:
Plan in advance
The Salesforce World Tour is not a small event and there is always so much to look at, attend, and do. To make sure you see all you came for, you will need to plan in advance. Check the Agenda for the day to see how much time you will have in each section. There are so many sessions running throughout the day on all areas of Salesforce, but watch out as many overlap. Be sure to check available sessions and plan which ones you definitely don’t want to miss. Organising and planning the day is made a lot simpler with the ‘Salesforce Events’ mobile app. We highly recommend downloading the app and adding sessions to your schedule to help you keep track of your day and make any changes as you go.
Talk as much as you can
Salesforce World Tour is definitely not short on attendees from a range of different professional backgrounds. The event allows for networking opportunities of a mass scale so use the time well and talk to as many people as possible. With crowds often comes queues, use them to your advantage and learn from the people around you. Everyone at the event is there due to some link to Salesforce so try to use their experiences to help you with your own.
Go to the Keynotes
Attending the Keynotes are a must at the World Tour! This is where you will find out the best and latest uses of Salesforce. Find out about new features, and helpful demonstrations to show innovative ways of using the platform. Keynotes always feature customer successes to show real life scenarios of proven best practices that you can use yourself or demonstrate to customers. This year at 11am-11:30am will be the ‘Salesforce Opening Keynote: “A Celebration of Trailblazers”’ followed by the ‘Closing Keynote’ at 4pm-5pm, we recommend attending both if you can, it’ll be worth it.
Take notes and pictures
Not every presentation is available after the tour so snap it up while you can! Take pictures and notes on anything that could provide useful after the tour, you will be given a lot of information throughout the day so you won’t be able to remember it all. Take down notes from people you meet, you may be able to work together in the future or they might just be a helpful person to know when expanding your network, either way it’s definitely best practice to record helpful encounters. With a lot of information in one go it is often easier to take photos to quickly record things you want to remember later, also there’s opportunities for pictures with Salesforce characters so make sure you’re ready for that.
Network at night
Although the event ends at 6pm, it is definitely not all over. The best time to network is often after the talks stop as this is when some of the larger partners hire venues or have great after parties. Many of these events will be sponsored, which means they’re free, but some are invite only so be sure to look out for them on the day but if you can plan these in advance too.
It’s safe to say we will be taking our own advice, as the Silver Softworks team will be at Salesforce World Tour this year trying to meet as many people as we can (and collect as much swag as we can). We’d love to hear from you if you’re coming along so get in contact and we can meet on the day!