Nancy Nardin

That’s me with Sassy

What do Hillary  Clinton, Bruno Mars, Arianna Huffington, and Eckhart Tolle,  have in common? They’ll all be participating in this year’s Dreamforce 2014 event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. “Event” is perhaps not the right word to use. Dreamforce is the world’s largest gathering of Salesforce users, practitioners, and evangelists.  It’s equal parts party, celebration, inspiration, philanthrophy and industry trade-show.

This year looks to be the biggest event of it’s 12 year history. More than 1400 sessions, more than 350 exhibitors, 18 keynotes, 20 parties, 2 rock concerts, and 5 opportunities to help charities on site, there is perhaps no bigger event for sales and marketers.

There is too much for anyone person to keep track of.  Whether or not you’ll be attending, you’ll want to keep up on the latest and to help you with that mission, we’re naming the top 20 Twitter handles to follow at Dreamforce.

1 Act-On Software
@ActonSoftware
Act-On’s streamlined user interface puts first-rate marketing tools at your fingertips, making campaigns and programs easier and faster. Integrate your CRM, webinar management and more, most with one click. Use Act-On for all your online marketing campaigns.  Act-On ToolSkool
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2 Avention
@Aventioninc
Sales is all about pursuit: pursuit of the right prospects, pursuit of the right message, pursuit of the right applications. Avention helps you accomplish this trifecta. Avention gives you the most up-to-date, most accessible, and most comprehensive information. Avention ToolSkool
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3 CallidusCloud
@CallidusCloud
Transform your marketing & sales results with marketing automation, territory optimization, mobile learning, sales enablement, configure price quote and incentive compensation management, all in one suite, all in Salesforce with CallidusCloud.  CallidusCloud ToolSkool
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4 ClearSlide
@ClearSlide
Understand your customers’ perceptions, share content that’s relevant and follow-up at just the right time. Sales managers love ClearSlide for the insight it offers into their team’s activities, and sales people love the automatic activity logging. ClearSlide ToolSkool
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5 Clari
@ClariHQ
Clari gathers information from all your critical data sources like Salesforce.com, email, calendar, LinkedIn, and file storage, presents the content automatically as needed and provides a real-time view into deal progress and relationships. Clari
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6  DiscoverOrg
@DiscoverOrg
DiscoverOrg for IT and MKt organizations is not your average contact list. You’ll get org-charts on 100% of the 15,000+ profiled companies. DiscoverOrg’s in-house research team of 85+ people, start building the organizational chart from top to bottom. DiscoverOrg ToolSkool
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7  DocuSign
@DocuSign
Thousands of sales organizations use DocuSign to get contracts signed more quickly than ever before. DocuSign gives you visibility and enhanced control over closing and booking every deal. Sales reps can use DocuSign right from within Salesforce CRM.  DocuSign ToolSkool
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8 Fantasy Sales Team
@FST_Games
Now you can run exceptional sales contests modeled on fantasty sports. This means you can motivate all your reps not just the top performers. Companies of all sizes, in any industry, can use Fantasy Sales Team on any CRM. Keep reps engaged from start to finish. ToolSkool
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9  FirstRain
@FirstRain
See clearer and farther than your competition. FirstRain gives you personalized insights tuned to your customers, strategies and end-markets. Get intelligence delivered right within your daily workflow like CRM, portal integration, and mobile devices. ToolSkool
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10 InsideView
@InsideView
CRM Solutions for your Enterprise. InsideView delivers the most accurate company and contact information, including business insights, and professional connections to increase sales and marketing productivity. Find, engage and win more deals. InsideView ToolSkool
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11 InsideSales
@InsideSales
Phone, email, SMS and other channels are the lifeblood of inside sales. InsideSales delivers the power of automation and predictive analytics to increase activity, improve contact ratios, accelerate revenue and record, monitor & report your teams’ improved performance. ToolSkool
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12  KnowledgeTree
@KnowledgeTree
No more looking for great content. KnowledgeTree surfaces the best presentations, datasheets, and other collateral for every sales situation. Discover the exact content for each prospects’ needs without leaving Salesforce or their mobile device. KnowledgeTree ToolSkool
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13 LinkedIn: Sales Solutions
@LinkedInSelling
LinkedIn Sales Navigator helps sales professionals leverage 300M+ professional profiles and 2M+ Company Pages. Sellers can quickly search and filter to identify influencers and decision makers and save them as leads to create high quality lead lists. LinkedIn ToolSkool
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14 PostWire
@Postwire
Stop spending hours writing emails filled with links, attachments, photos, and text. Instead, create custom pages, filled with targeted content for your prospective clients. Easily drag and drop content to customize your prospect’s personalized page.  PostWire ToolSkool
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15 Qvidian
@Qvidian
Accelerate Sales Ramp Up. Make best sales processes more repeatable for new hires and align value to your customer’s specific business drivers. Qvidian let’s you bettercommunicate value, accelerate sales cycles and increase market penetration. Qvidian ToolSkool
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16 SAVO Group
@Savo_Group
Reinforce your sales process and accelerate sales opportunities right from CRM. SAVO’s CRM Opportunity Pro shows the moving pieces of each deal, in real-time, so you can leverage opportunity-specific information to move deals forward, faster. SAVO Group ToolSkool
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17 Seismic
@SeismicSoftware
Makes sure your sales teams can deliver the right content at the right time on any device. Seismic’s mobile-first platform enables compliant materials that dramatically increase selling time, improve win rates, reduce sales cycles & increase customer satisfaction.  Seismic Software ToolSkool
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18 Tellwise
@Tellwise
Give your sales and marketing professionals a unique and easy way to build relationships with your buyers. With Tellwise cloud-based collaboration platform, you’ll get higher win rates, an increase in sales velocity and better forecasting optics.  Tellwise ToolSkool
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19 Velocify
@Velocify
Velocify for Salesforce will help your high-velocity sales teams rapidly respond to new prospects, prioritize daily sales activity, drive more consistent selling practices, and generate predictable revenue. Sell at a faster, smarter pace with Velocify. ToolSkool
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20 Yesware
@Yesware
Know what happens to your email after you press send – who’s interested, how interested, and when to get in touch. With email tracking and templates for fast, consistent messaging, Yesware empowers sales teams to make smarter decisions, faster. ToolSkool
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Watch the toolskool videos to learn more about each vendor and click to follow each of these 20. Or, click here to follow all 20 vendors at once! Of course Smart Selling Tools will also be there covering the event and reporting on what we see and hear. Follow us at @sellingtools and @SmartMktTools Hope to see you there!

About the author

Nancy Nardin

Nancy Nardin is a recognized thought leader on sales technologies and building a sales stack. Smart Selling Tools reviews the latest sales and marketing software across multiple categories, including Inside Sales, Sales Intelligence, Sales Acceleration, Pipeline Management & Deal Flow, and Predictive Sales Analytics. It's been named a Top Sales Blog by HubSpot, and Nancy Nardin has been named alongside Forbes’ top 30 social sales influencers in the world. Follow Nancy on Twitter @sellingtools