Dreamforce 2016 Call for Speakers is open — Do you think you have what it takes to be selected?

With Dreamforce rapidly approaching, we launched our Call for Speakers a few weeks ago and the response has been incredible. We are really excited about this year’s lineup of topics and are looking for great customers to help us round out our roster.

Speaking at Dreamforce is a fantastic experience and if you have ever attended, you know that the quality of session speakers is extremely high. If you are thinking “Hey, I have a great story to tell and I should submit my idea!” Well if that’s the case then here are a few tips and guidelines to give you an idea of what we’re looking for.

For 40 minute sessions, we’re looking for speakers that:

1. Have a great story to tell and a passion for sharing your knowledge with others

2. Can go deep on how your company is using Salesforce including the roll-out

3. Provide clear successful use cases, best practices, teachings and how-to’s,

4. Highlight the ROI and additional benefits your company and team has seen since implementing Salesforce

For our 20 minute theater sessions, we’re looking for speakers that:

1. Can highlight a tip or trick like “Use this shortcut to save 10 minutes a week”

2. Tell a great customer success story

3. Focus and/or highlight a specific feature and how you are using it

4. A great demo

Now that you have an idea of what we’re looking for, here are a few helpful tips for crafting your speaker submission so that you get selected to speak.

1. Outline your story - what are the key topics or points you want the audience to hear

2. List and rank your top messages

3. List your target personas - who is the audience for your story?

4. List your target industries

5. Once you have those 4 things done you are ready to apply to speak

6. Once on the submissions page, be as precise and descriptive as possible - the more direct you are the easier it is for our content teams to understand exactly what you would like to speak about

7. Let us know what other speaking experience that you have

8. Tell us if you would prefer to speak in a 20 or 40 minute session.

The Call for Speakers closes on July 15, 2016 and all speakers will be notified of their status the week of  August 1, 2016.