Dreamforce is only 12 days away. The gargantuan conference that pulls more than 135,000 people to downtown San Francisco and re-ignites our passion for the jobs we work so hard at every day is almost here. Marketers and sales professionals alike, wait with baited breath to see what game-changing products Salesforce will launch and what extraordinary stunts Dreamforce will pull off this year.

In the mean time, while you eagerly await your Dreamforce fate, we recommend planning your calendar and think we have just what you need to recharge your mind with video for marketing and sales, your body with the best parties at Dreamforce, and your soul with good ol’ fashioned, freshly brewed (and free!) coffee!

Create Video on a Budget … in Real Time!

Not everyone can have a ginormous video budget (wouldn’t that be nice?), which is why SMBs often need to be scrappy and budget-savvy when it comes to creating video content. At our session, “Creating Professional Videos on a Strict Budget to Grow Your Business”, we’ll be creating an inexpensive, yet professional-grade video on-site, right from scratch. And it will all happen in under 30 minutes!

You’ll also hear from industry experts on how to track customer video views right in Salesforce so your sales reps can gain insight into your prospects’ digital behavior and have more relevant sales conversations.

  • What: Creating Professional Videos on a Strict Budget to Grow Your Business
  • When: Tuesday, September 15, 8:30-9:10 AM OR Thursday, September 17, 9:30-10:10 AM,  
  • Where: Metreon AMC Theater 12 and Century Theater 5, Westfield Mall, respectively

Plus … here’s a lil’ inside secret: if you attend one of these sessions in person, you’ll have a chance to win a Video-Studio-in-a-Box valued at over $1,000! It’s what we frequently use to create our videos and is everything you need to start up your own in-office studio including a Canon T5i camera, tripod, microphone and more.

See How it Works … First Hand

If video is the next best thing to being there in person, and you can’t be there in person, then why aren’t you selling with video? Join us at our live demo to discover how you can create, share and track engagement in personalized videos from right within Salesforce Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Chatter, and Communities. Discover how to track viewer engagement and use that data to better understand your buyers and close more deals, faster.

  • What: How to Prospect and Sell with Personalized Video in Salesforce
  • When: Thursday, September 17th, 2-2:20 PM
  • Where: Cloud Expos, Partner Theater West

We’ll also be showing how to natively share videos in Salesforce Communities on Friday, so that, regardless of your use of communities, you can use video to better communicate with or engage your audience.

  • What: Native Video Sharing in Salesforce Communities
  • When: Friday, September 18th, 1-1:45 PM
  • Where: Communities Campground, Theater A

Meet other Marketing and Sales Professionals … and Let Loose!

With all of this mind-expanding content, don’t forget to let loose, too! Join V-bot and 800 of our closest friends at the Un-Masquerade B2B Marketing Fusion Party at Temple Nightclub. Dance off those first-day jitters (do those even exist at Dreamforce?), capture some memories in the photo booth, and collect more swag than you can even handle!

  • What: Un-Masquerade B2B Marketing Fusion Party
  • When: Tuesday, September 17, 9PM
  • Where: Temple Night Club

Plus, Network Madison Avenue style at this not to be missed Marketing Mixer on the Wednesday night of Dreamforce. You’ll be transported back to a 1960s Madison Avenue cocktail lounge, enjoy martinis, a mixologist and lots of surprises!

Bring on your best dressed 60s look, or come as you are in business casual.

  • What: Madison Avenue Mixer
  • When: Wednesday, September 16, 5PM – 9PM
  • Where: Restaurant Lulu, 816 Folsom St, 1 block from Moscone

Please note:  Space is limited so please RSVP today!

And After All That … Stay Charged!

You will, no doubt, need a few hits of caffeine to keep you charged up throughout the week. But the lines for coffee (err Starbucks *cough*) are always enormous at Dreamforce because … you know, 100,000+ extra people in San Francisco. So instead of waiting impatiently and watching the time tick by, second by second, while the ache in your joints increases, and the next session starts while you’re still in this line … why not skip the lines AND get your coffee free?! We’ll be serving freshly brewed coffee at our Starbots Cafe all day long, every day!

Oh! And because you’ll be madly tweeting all of the phenomenal nuggets of knowledge you absorb all day long, you might need some extra phone power, too. Good thing we have phone charging sticks available at both of our booths!

Learn more about what’s happening at Dreamforce and save some of these noteworthy items to your Dreamforce calendar! See you there!

Dreamforce 2015

Kimbe MacMaster