Salesforce World Tour London 2018 – A Goldie’s Perspective

Wow! What a whirlwind that was! But an incredible one at that.

I look forward to World Tour London every year; it’s a key highlight. Seeing friends, learning about new features, catching up with the latest apps – it’s an important part of my year. There have been many fun ones over the last ten years, but previous World Tours have never been like the one I just experienced. This one was a whole week and it was absolutely epic.

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Breast Cancer AGAIN? Really?!

I was cocky as hell when I went for the latest annual mammogram; laughing and joking with the receptionist that I couldn’t wait to squish my boobs in a fridge door again. I was even a little blase and lighthearted – “oh, here we go again, another mammogram. Tut. I can’t wait to be off the Tamoxifen.”

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Salesforce partners: Please rethink your approach to events

Salesforce is a community and there is a large variety of Salesforce events running throughout the year: Connections, World Tour, Dreamin’ community events, the Partner Forum and of course – Dreamforce. When Salesforce began to pick up in the UK we saw the volume of registrations just hit the roof – but I’ve noticed a shift in the people who are going. Suddenly it seems to be fewer “doers” and more sales and business leadership going along. I make particular reference here to the partner community. I want to explore this further – why do Salesforce partners seem to be missing the point?

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The Impact of User Groups

From day one, in April 2008, I was aware of Salesforce user groups. My mentor at the time, Julie, told me I should consider going along since I was so into Salesforce. What put me off was the expense of getting into London from High Wycombe and the fact I would need to give up my own personal time. As a 24-year old, it wasn’t something I was prepared to do.

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