Salesforce.com’s 2014 Dreamforce in San Francisco was Epic!

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Yesware Bus at Dreamforce 2014
Yesware Bus at Dreamforce 2014

This was the first thing I saw while walking to Dreamforce on Monday. Yesware, who yes is a proud sponsor of S4S, leased a school bus with the intention of driving Dreamforce attendees around for free. It was a cool idea and I’m sure happy hour attendees greatly appreciated it.

Jorge Soto and Bennett Phillips at Dreamforce 2014 Press Kick-off Party
Jorge Soto and Bennett Phillips at Dreamforce 2014 Press Kick-off Party

Bennett and I were invited by Salesforce.com’s PR agency to attend the Press Kick-off Party which was pretty awesome. They hosted it at a cool venue called The Battery. We met all sorts of cool folks and were super humbled to be there.

At Datanyze Party at Thirsty Bear in SF
At Datanyze Party at Thirsty Bear in SF

Later that night we headed over to Thirsty Bear to overdose on tapas and wine; and based on my headache the next morning we did a good job of it. Datanyze partnered with a few other cool vendors for this happy hour. We had a chance to meet with with great sales thought leaders like Jill Konrath and Trish Bertuzzi.

Jason Vargas at the Yesware booth
Jason Vargas at the Yesware booth

We swung by Yesware’s booth in Moscone West and snapped a quick picture. Sorry about the photo quality but my iPhone decided to suck on us at that moment. Nearby booths included Tout App, Survey Monkey, Totango, Voxa, SalesLoft, and many others.

Meghan O'Donnell from Tout App
Meghan O’Donnell from Tout App

Loved this cool board that the folks at Tout App had up. Of course the awesome Meghan O’Donnell from Tout App was there to greet the curious crowds.

Cody Walker, Richard Dym, Craig Elias at Dreamforce Party
Cody Walker, Richard Dym, Craig Elias at Dreamforce Party

While we were at Thirsty Bear we ran into my good pal and sales expert Craig Elias, Dashtab.co Co-founder Cody Walker, and GageIn CMO Richard Dym. It was fun to see these guys who represent so many perspectives around b2b sales and technology.

 

SalesHacker Brunch with John Barrows
SalesHacker Brunch with John Barrows
John Barrows at SalesHacker Brunch
John Barrows at SalesHacker Brunch
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SalesHacker Dreamforce 2014 Brunch

Wednesday morning Jason and I attended Max Altschuler’s SalesHacker Brunch featuring top sales trainer John Barrows. It was pretty awesome and had killer bloody marys. John’s talk on negotiation was also top notch.

RingDNA speech with Jorge Soto, Nancy Nardin, Elay Cohen
RingDNA speech with Jorge Soto, Nancy Nardin, Elay Cohen

I (Jorge Soto) was invited by the RingDNA folks to speak on a panel with amazing sales leaders Nancy Nardin and Elay Cohen. It was definitely an honor and loads of fun.

Ken Krogue and Jorge Soto at Dreamforce
Ken Krogue and Jorge Soto at Dreamforce

The legendary Ken Krogue invited me to host a Dreamforce breakout session around which I focused on the topic of the Psychology of Sales and Winning. It was also an incredible honor to be speaking next to Ken.

Kyle Ven Pelt, Jason Vargas at Dreamforce
Kyle Ven Pelt, Jason Vargas at Dreamforce

It was great to catchup with Kyle from Voxa who is doing some really cool stuff around automating data entry into the CRM. He is also part of the Atlanta, GA B2B tech crew!

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