Salesforce user groups are a wonderful way to network and learn more about the platform from industry experts.  Our meetings feature presentations and discussions led by subject matter experts from many functional areas — sales, marketing, customer service and more. Our topics focus on getting the most out of your Salesforce system and we strive to provide actionable information at each meeting. I always come away from a meeting with new insight. We present information in multiple ways including presentations, demonstrations, and panel discussions. Our meetings are highly interactive with lots of questions and answers.

In addition, a decent amount of time is devoted to peer-to-peer networking, allowing us to meet others with shared interests. As a Salesforce MVP, I love interacting with both the people who are just getting their feet wet with the Salesforce platform as well as those who have been working with Salesforce from the beginning.  Meeting and chatting with people about how Salesforce has improved their business and imparting knowledge on how they can maximize Saleforce is really rewarding. 

This applies to both groups that I co-lead and most user groups that I am aware of.  The Silicon Valley Salesforce User Group for administrators and users has recently discussed everything from Improving Productivity with Chatter, Customer Service Solutions for Salesforce, and Lead Generation: Where Marketing and Sales Collide.  Think you could benefit from one of our meetings?  We meet next on July 18th.  See our website for more information.  For more information about the Salesforce.com community and to find a user group near you, please visit: Salesforce.com User Groups. To locate a Salesforce developer user group, visit: Force.com Developer User Groups.

–  Bryan Boroughf, MondayCall Senior Account Manager and Salesforce.com MVP
    Co-leader of the Silicon Valley Salesforce Developer User Group (SVDUG)
    Co-leader of the Silicon Valley Salesforce.com User Group