In today’s digital world, social platforms are no longer made for mindless chatter. Indeed, places like Twitter and Linked are rapidly becoming the most powerful platforms for accessing the latest information, and for keeping your finger on the pulse.
The key to using these platforms effectively, and being able to find this information in the sea of chatter that characterises social platforms, is knowing who to follow, who the influencers and experts in your sphere are, and who you should be keeping an eye on.
The Salesforce world is full of individuals who are constantly sharing industry tips, tricks and insights. When it comes to honing your craft and learning everything there is to know about Salesforce, it is now vital that you are following these thought leaders.
So here is our list of 10 (plus 1) Salesforce experts you should be following…
1. Mike Gerholdt – @MikeGerholdt
As a well-known speaker at Salesforce’s Dreamforce conferences, leader of Salesforce Admin Evangelism, and author of one of the most popular sites for Admins (ButtonClickAdmin) – Mike is a must follow if you’re working with Salesforce.
2. Tal Frankfurt – @TalFrankfurt
Tal is the founder and CEO at Cloud for Good, which is a Salesforce consultancy for non-profit organisations. A Salesforce MVP, he is leading the way in using cloud technology for social change and guarantees interesting reads and insights into the subject.
3. Brent Leary – @BrentLeary
Brent claims to be a ‘guy trying to make sense of it all’. Reflecting this, his blog is packed with actionable advice and commentary on trends within the Salesforce industry. Whilst he is only moderately active on Twitter, he can be relied upon to tweet out interesting links to various articles.
4. Ben McCarthy – @SalesforceBen
If you’re in the world of Salesforce, the name Salesforce Ben should not be unknown to you. His platform hosts everything from practical tutorials, technical breakdowns, and explorations of the culture behind the platform. His blog is a helpful resource for anyone in the Salesforce ecosystem.
5. Rakesh Gupta – @rakeshistom
Rakesh’s blog, Automation Champion, is a useful tool for Admins and Developers alike. With a combination of guest posts and personal insights, it is a must follow for those working in the Salesforce sphere.
6. Keir Bowden – @bob.buzzard
As a 5-time Salesforce MVP and Salesforce Certified Technical Architect, Bowden is somewhat of a pillar in the Salesforce world. His blog provides valuable insights into the world of Salesforce, as well as development more broadly.
7. Laurent Touyet – @LaurenTouyet
The term Salesforce expert has been well and truly earned by Lauren. As a Solutions Architect, organiser of user groups, founder of Ohana Virtual Coffee, and co-organiser of Surt force, her social media activity is fun yet insightful, whilst her blog shares her experiences with Salesforce.
8. Melinda Smith – @girlygeeksocial
Melinda’s twitter is a hub of Salesforce related activity, and she promotes the community’s news and success. As a passionate Trailblazer, #GifSquad co-founder, co-host of the Two WIT podcast and one of the brains behind WIT success, she has earned her right to be called a Salesforce expert, and is a must follow for updates and news on the platform.
9. Oliver Hansen – @nesansa
Oliver has created a virtual one stop shop bringing together many blogs from across the Salesforce community. His site helps you navigate through topics, jobs roles, and geographical locations to help you tap into the knowledge you need. An absolute must resource for any Trailblazer.
10. Jesse Altman – @jessealtman
Jesse is a developer who blogs about anything from certifications to Trailhead to Lightning. His blog is a no nonsense stream of tips and hacks that will make any Salesforce Developer’s day that bit easier.
Bonus: Marc Benioff – @Benioff
Here’s one more for luck… If you work in the world of Salesforce you know who Benioff is. The CEO of Salesforce himself, he updates his 200k followers with news about Salesforce, innovations, social commentary and business.
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