Secrets to Effective Networking at Dreamforce

One of the best parts about Dreamforce is the opportunity to meet and network with thousands of your closest peers and industry leaders. It’s a chance to learn from the best, iron out best practices, and find solutions that can enhance your everyday work life.

But for a lot of people, the thought of making small talk with complete strangers makes them want to run to the nearest exit. You invested a lot of money and traveled a long way for this epic event. Take a deep breath and relax. Make the most out of your time, throw your insecurities aside, and focus on building quality relationships that will have lasting benefits far past Dreamforce.

To help you out, we asked seasoned Dreamforce attendees to spill their secrets when it comes to effective networking at Dreamforce.


Make a list of key attendees or speakers and prepare a couple of questions to start a dialog. -Meghan W.

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Don’t think about how someone can help you. Think about how you can help someone. -Jess P.

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Try to meet others who serve in a similar role as you so you can learn their tips and tricks. -Chris F.

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Start a conversation as you line up for a session. -Maria F.

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Arrive first. Leave last. Make use of all the available time. -Steve S.

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Listen to what others are seeking and “match-make” with another person. This strengthens the relationship. -Ryan D.

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Smile and listen. Find out why people attended and learn what you have in common. -Ravi S.

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Talk to anyone that sits around you in sessions and always exchange business cards. -Rebecca W.

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Spread the word as a true evangelist on products you love. Enthusiasm is contagious and will make people curious. -Evan J.

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Find a quiet place to meet at conferences, quiet enough to listen fully to the other person. -Benjamin R.

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Put down your phone and talk to people. -Suzanne R.

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Everyone loves to talk about themselves so ask open ended questions and listen. -Marc M.

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Follow up afterwards with, “Nice to meet you. Thanks for chatting. I really liked what you had to say about…” -Zach C.

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