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Give back to the industry by speaking at the CRM 2011 conference

by Scott Wallask

July 1, 2010

By Scott Wallask, Insider Learning Network

I’ve read in recent weeks about the notion that the true champions of SAP CRM are those who share what they know or have experienced. I couldn’t agree more.

There are lots of ways to give back to the CRM industry, such as:

  • Mentoring new folks
  • Authoring articles or blogs
  • And (my favorite) speaking at conferences

We just opened the submission period for session topics for SAPinsider’s CRM 2011 conference, which takes place March 22-25 in Orlando, FL. You can read more details and send in your proposals by clicking here. Given the buzz that SAP CRM has embraced, I expect our upcoming event to be an exciting gathering.

Speaking at a conference is hard work. You have to come up with a meaningful topic and take it through a call for proposals. You must develop a compelling slide set. You need to practice, and practice again. Finally, you have to present your session with a voice of authority.

All of that effort leaves an afterglow, however. For starters, there’s a level of personal satisfaction in meeting a challenge and inc reasing your professional development. But bigger than that benefit is the opportunity to pass along your knowledge, skills, and advice to an audience eager for such information.

This is more than peer networking. Those who take the stage at our conferences are viewed as experts and leaders in the field, and they earn that standing through the rigorous vetting we give submissions.

Perhaps you’ve attended one of our conferences in the past and been the person sitting in the crowd. Now it’s your turn to step up with an SAP CRM best practice or leadership strategy. The rest of us are ready to cheer you on.

Follow Scott on Twitter @sapcrm_observer.

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