ver the last few years, we’ve seen the concept of a presentation change from slides with a high-word density that are read verbatim, to an engaging, funny and enlightening presentation that get us to think and take action. Organizations like TED, which have helped to create and perpetuate this movement, to Nancy Duarte, who writes […]Read more "How to Craft an Engaging Presentation"
I’m sitting in my in-laws house this morning in rural Iowa on vacation – enjoying some much-needed family time. Even here, I’m able to connect my computer or phone and be active and present with my team in Denver. The future of work is a new and emerging trend that is being made popular my generation […]Read more "The Future of Work is Here"
Congratulations! You’ve landed a new job and your first day has arrived. Suddenly, you are inundated with change requests, management asking for reports and your calendar is already booked for the next two weeks. There seems to be no ramp-up period; no time to evaluate the org setup and get a feel for the politics […]Read more "Your First 90 Days: How to Successfully Start a New Job"
I love nothing more than a good TED Talk. They are one of the best resources for finding inspiration, learning about new topics and challenging your existing thoughts and perspectives. With so many ideas and information to be shared, and thousands of videos online for free, there is no reason not to leverage this resource. […]Read more "My Top 5 Favorite TED Talks"
There are two questions that I get asked on a regular basis: “Do I have the skills to become a Salesforce Administrator?” and “I want to get my Salesforce certification. Should I go Admin or Developer?” After seeing an increased number of these questions over the past few weeks, I figured that I would provide […]Read more "Beginner’s Guide to Salesforce Certification"
Do you ever wish you could have a do over? On day 1 of your employment, if you knew what you know today, what would you do differently? Would you act or talk different? Would you have handled a few situations differently? We can wish all day long that things were different. That situations or circumstances […]Read more "Today is Day 1: Rediscovering Your Drive and Motivation"
A guest post by Rachel Rogers. With the widely successful Salesforce University there have been many questions coming in about advancing your career and what are the ‘right’ steps. We have User Group Leaders conducting surveys that sometimes leave us questioning the value of Certifications in the job market. While I do not believe I […]Read more "The Salesforce Administrator’s Career Path"
Everyone, in every profession goes through it. In fact, I have even gone through it recently. It’s that funk that just gets you down, perhaps has you telling yourself that you aren’t valuable, or prevents you from being an engaging member of your company. Getting out of the funk can sometimes be hard – especially […]Read more "5 Ways to Get Yourself Out of That Funk"
I love Shark Tank! It is, in my opinion, one of the best reality shows on television. Every time I watch Shark Tank, I feel like I learn something new. Not necessary about a particular product but more about the important characteristics that one should have to be successful. Being a Salesforce Administrator, it’s natural […]Read more "7 Important Business Lessons I’ve Learned Watching ABC’s Shark Tank"
Everyone needs a good laugh. Charlie Chaplin once said that “a day without laughter is a day wasted.” So, I thought that today we would have a little fun by looking at some of the best #WhySFDCAdminsDrink tweets! After all, life is too short not to have fun. So with that, let’s get into the tweets! […]Read more "29 Hilarious #WhySFDCAdminsDrink Tweets"