Thinking about sharing Salesforce with someone who is looking to “skill up for the jobs of the future”? Join in the Be A Multiplier movement. It is a great way to pay it forward, to blaze a trail for others to follow!
Think about how you got your start in Salesforce. Likely, there was someone who had your back, encouraging you every step of the way. They were a Multiplier, willing to teach and reach others.
You see, when you love what you do, people can tell. You’ll be telling everyone about it – even if you don’t realize it! The people around you can see that you are passionate and they want to know more.
Imagine what the Salesforce Ohana could look like if we were each a multiplier!
Why Be a Multiplier?
The concept of Be a Multiplier (BAM) is simple. If you teach 10 friends, and they teach 10 others, and so on, we can reach millions and help champion #EqualityForAll. There is a talent gap in the Salesforce space as the high demand for those with the technical knowledge outweighs the number of Salesforce professionals in the ecosystem. With over 300,000 job postings related to Salesforce today and 3.3. Million new jobs being created by 2022*, there is a huge opportunity to help empower others by teaching them how to get started with Salesforce.
*Source: IDC Whitepaper
Imagine the impact if each of you reading this post did two things – shared this post and shared your love for Salesforce with someone else, we surely can help fill that gap! At some point, someone was a multiplier for you, now it is your turn. Being that person for someone else is just the beginning. The Ohana is here for you!
How Can YOU Be a Multiplier?
There are three pillars to BAM:
Inspire others – Share your Salesforce story.
When you love something, you talk about it. If you have Salesforce skills and knowledge, let those around you know. Tell them about how you got your start (perhaps it was because your company decided to buy the tool, maybe because you happened upon a Trailblazer Community event, or caught the buzz online). Inspire others with your path and they might just ask how to get started, too.
Not sure how to help someone get started? Salesforce suggests these Trailhead modules to help you lead a learning event, share with your kids, or to host a lunch and learn with your team.
Make an impact – Be the change you want to see.
Once you start to share your story, spend some time helping others get started. Step out and do a LinkedIn video showing how to sign up for Trailhead or encouraging people to join you at your next Trailblazer Community Group event. Help others remove barriers and see their potential by letting them know you believe in them. Surround yourself with people who have a wider world lens so you can start to see beyond your perspective then you will start to capitalize on that for those around you.
Looking for inspiration? Check out the Dreamforce ’18 Equality Keynote with Tracee Ellis Ross and Adam Rippon for an uplifting session on being advocates for change.
Give Back – Lead a learning event in your local community.
Maybe your local high school has a STEM club that needs a presenter, a local Trailblazer Group is looking for a speaker, or your neighbor needs the motivation to make a career change. Use the resources you have through Salesforce and your partners to make a difference for someone else.
Get connected. If you aren’t part of a Trailblazer Community Group, join one near you today!