Monday, October 28, 2013

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Are you ready for a heavy dose of Dreamforce '13 and Sales knowledge?

It's SkyPlanner Parachute Monday! Find out what we at SkyPlanner, South Florida's premier Salesforce consulting company, have been reading, watching, listening to, and learning from in the past week. Click on each link to view our curated content. 

This past Thursday saw TED, one of SkyPlanner's favorite sources for knowledge and inspiration, make its way to South Florida, and naturally we were there to take it all in. The full TEDxMiami experience included a networking reception, and speakers sharing their knowledge of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to running and health.

Dreamforce '13 is less than a month away and here at SkyPlanner we couldn't be more excited at the prospect of joining thousands of other cloud computing experts in San Francisco. And how exactly does Saleforce coordinate its more than 1,500 staff members to ensure a great experience for us and all the other attendees? By using a custom Salesforce app called Boothforce, of course.

When you're a small business it could seem like a good idea to pursue any and all leads in the hopes of making a sale, but that tactic usually leads to the unnecessary stretching of resources like time and motivation. While it can be difficult to let some leads go, here's how you can start to figure out which ones are worth pursuing.

Speaking of sales, hiring the right type of salesperson is of the utmost importance. While a salesperson in the mold of Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross might have been successful in the past, today's marketplace requires a different kind of salesperson.

And we can't end a SkyPlanner Parachute without mentioning another Dreamforce '13 event: the $1 Million Hackathon. Salesforce will give that huge prize to the team of developers who can come up with the best mobile app, and SkyPlanner's contingent definitely has its eyes on the prize.

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