Whatever your motives are for wanting to build a presence in the Salesforce ecosystem, there are a number of easy ways to get recognised. In this post we’re going to explain our recommendations for how to get started.
1. Engage in the Success Community
The Salesforce success community is an online forum for customers to engage with each other for; advice, support or those tricky little ‘how to’ questions that users have always pondered.
If you’re a customer of Salesforce, you can login to the success community and start building your profile. Alternatively, you can sign up for your own developer org and use these credentials to log in to the success community. You can now also link your certification and trailhead badges to your success community profile to help validate that you actually know what you are talking about!
There are lots of chatter groups available on the success community. You can join these groups to keep up to date with information most relevant to you.
The success community features a forum for customers to ask ‘how to’ questions. As a member of the community you can respond to these questions with an answer or solution to their question.
Regular contributors to the community can be recognised by Salesforce by being considered as a Salesforce MVP.
Blogging can be a great way to share your thoughts and ideas relating to Salesforce.
Starting a blog is simple using sites such as WordPress.
Try and be original with your content.
3. Social Media
Another forum for you to build up presence in the Salesforce ecosystem and arguably the most popular is by utilising social media channels such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
Whether it’s thoughts on the latest release featuresor handy tips, then social media is a simple and effective way to share your ideas.
Events are a great way to meet and interact with like minded people. There are many regular events led by Salesforce to help boost your network. Here are some of our favourites:
- User group meet ups: User groups are customer-organised groups that meet online and in-person. Find your local user group and get involved: https://success.salesforce.com/usergroups
- Community led events: such as London’s Calling which was a huge success in it’s first year (2016)
- Dreamforce!… pre register for Dreamforce 2016: https://www.salesforce.com/form/dreamforce/prereg/