I attended the Salesforce.com Customer Company Tour in Toronto on June 19th. It was a great opportunity to gather information that I can use in my consulting practice. There was a partner showcase expo, a keynote address and various breakout sessions.
I’ve always been a horrible note taker. My right brain kicks in and my notes look more like doodles. I had a brainstorm after attending Mesh 13 in May to use Twitter to make my notes. I had been following the #meshcon hashtag associated with the event and it seemed that one of the other attendees was tweating things that were being said during the conference. Not just their own comments.
It gave me the idea that if I used Twitter to take notes on my iPad during the next conference I attended it would serve a dual purpose of sharing the event with my followers as well as providing a medium for taking notes. Afterward these notes can be extracted using Twitter’s archive feature or with various other tools that connect to your twitter timeline.
I used Twitter for notes for three of the sessions. At the end of this post is an example of my tweets from the 2pm Breakout session AppExhange: Discover Top Apps on the Leading Enterprise Marketplace (oldest to youngest tweet). Becca Krass, a Salesforce.com App Curator, ran through some example Apps in different categories. Then three customers joined her to discuss the Apps that they use with Salesforce.com to aid their business. A nice side effect was that I received some mentions of thanks from a few of the vendors and was re-tweeted by other attendees. My Twitter note taking was a very positive experience.
If you use any online tools in an unusual fashion, leave a comment on this post to share your ideas.
Tweet notes from Salesforce.com Breakout Session AppExhange: Discover Top Apps on the Leading Enterprise Marketplace:
@salesforce Toronto app exchange breakout session starting now at 2 pm
Appexchange has 1800 + pre-integrated business solutions at 1.8 million company installs with customer reviews @salesforce Toronto
Click tools is a popular tool for surveys on Salesforce app exchange
@salesforce appexchange 40% of apps help sales
@HubSpot has a marketing app integrated with @salesforce and is on appexchange
Daddyanalytics integrates with @salesforce for campaign management
Zapper integrates web apps on @salesforce
Cloudingo cleanses data and removes data on @salesforce appexchange
TaskRay I acts as a project management tool on @salesforce appexchange
@Concur is popular time and expense app integrated with @salesforce
Compete by leveleleven on @salesforce appexchange is used by Lawley insurance to motivate sales team with gamification
LinkPoint Connect @salesforce app helped integrate data for customers who were used to outlook
Charity Free the children uses @salesforce apps DocuSign, CalendarAnything, ActOn, and Salesforce labs call scripting
Versatile cloud based phone service uses DocuSign, Congacomposer for sales deals. Z-Force for customer service subscription billing