We’ve all been there. You’ve found out about an incredible conference coming up. And you just know it’s going to be a great learning experience, and lead to serious value for both your career and potentially your company’s business.
The only catch is: does your boss see it that way too? We found this awesome post from Saleforce.com all about building the business case for going to their annual shindig, Dreamforce 2014.
So your boss needs some persuasion to agree to your trip to Dreamforce. And the fact that 95% of attendees recommend it to others is not convincing enough. Are the sessions, training and events really worth the cost and the time away from your desk? The answer is yes, yes, yes. Let us help you prepare with four ways to convince your boss.
“Dreamforce will elevate our ROI”
Attending Dreamforce can help you maximize your Salesforce ROI. 96% of attendees surveyed said their business improvements outweighed the cost of going to Dreamforce. Attendees reported gains across key business metrics for sales, service and support, collaboration, marketing, and IT, including:
30% average increase in sales productivity
33% average increase in customer satisfaction
32% average improvement in employee productivity
41% increase in lead volume
58% faster deployment of IT programs
“We will be motivated and inspired to perform better”
Every year, Dreamforce hosts keynotes that inspire and engage. There is no doubt that these keynotes will elevate your mind. Don’t believe us? Check out last year’s keynotes to feel the power of Dreamforce.
“There are countless learning opportunities at Dreamforce”
At the heart of Dreamforce are the amazing learning opportunities. The community comes together to learn and share best practices through 1450+ expert-led sessions, hands-on training, two Cloud Expos featuring Salesforce solution showcases and thousands of partner solutions, Circles of Success where you can get your real questions answered by product experts, and even more. Explore some of the breakout sessions catered to your interests and areas of expertise here.
“There are networking opportunities galore”
Dreamforce is the largest gathering of the Salesforce community, and it’s your opportunity to make connections and share best practices. Whatever your role, company size or industry, the community is ready to share their knowledge, skills or a Dreamforce lunch with you. These could be potential partners, employers, employees, mentors or simply kindred spirits. Relationships are built morning and night throughout the event. Dreamforce is designed to connect you to people you can learn from, both in the online Dreamforce community prior to the event, and with the many networking events throughout the conference. Between the Welcome Reception, the Dreamforce Gala, the Dreamforce Plaza activities, and many more, you will have so many opportunities to spend time with your peers and learn from their experiences.
The Dreamforce society doesn’t end with the conference. Online and offline communities are created to continue networking opportunities and the sharing of knowledge and information.
We want you to join our keynotes, our community, and us at Dreamforce, so we’ve crafted a letter you can download, personalize, and send to your boss to justify your trip. Or get additional info on why you specifically should attend by clicking here. There’s something for everyone in your company. So pass it on.