I find I am a visual person, and it’s easier for me to remember where I met someone by the event surroundings. I don’t have time to look that up in my CRM.
For example, I remember being outside the Moscone Center with Greg Gunn of Hootsuite waiting to get in to see Metallica. Right away, I knew it was Dreamforce Number 9, or 2011.
Here is a quick reference to Dreamforce’s by year, the Dreamforce number, band, and speakers.
|2004||2||Motown and Soul from Pride and Joy||???|
|2008||6||The Foo Fighters||Michael Dell & Neil Young|
|2009||7||Black Crowes||Colin Powell|
|2010||8||Stevie Wonder & Will.I.Am||Bill Clinton|
|2011||9||Metallica||Eric Schmidt, Gary Vaynerchuk|
|2012||X||Red Hot Chili Peppers||Colin Powell & Jeff Immelt, Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Larry Brilliant|
Of course, I could and should list the best parties of each Dreamforce
But like the good ‘ol days, if you don’t remember it, then you HAD a good time!
Can YOU help me fill in the rest?