I’m the (Kevin) Bacon of the Salesforce Community – Introducing Ed Schlesinger

This is the second post in my blog series in which I will feature people I know from the community: Salesforce employees, MVPs, User Group Leaders, Partners, and honestly, anyone who I’m connected with who is willing to share with me the answers to five simple questions. I hoping that this blog series will help everyone out in the community get better connected to others who are either like them, can help them, are nothing like them, can’t help them, or are simply people they haven’t met yet! After all, a stranger is simply a friend you don’t know yet.

For me, one of the greatest strengths of the Salesforce Ecosystem is its people and the connections that are shared.

So, if you are brave enough, even if you’ve never met me in person, fill out this form and I’ll feature you in an upcoming post. (In case I have confused anyone, the questions on the form about our relationship refers to you, the reader, and me, the author, Eric Dreshfield, and not the featured person in this post.).  Just beware, by completing the form, you are giving me permission to use that information in a future post, as well as allowing me to interject some of my own thoughts into your responses!

And now…I Introduce Mr. Ed Schlesinger from CloudSense, Ltd.

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What’s your job title?  Quote 2 Cash Evangelist (EFD – Accodring to Merriam-Webster, an Evangelist is an enthusiatic advocate of something.  Hmmm….I think I know a few of those, and I might just be one myself.)

What does that mean you do?  I’m challenged with raising the level of consciousness by influencing influencers of the CloudSense brand and product in the United States. (EFD – What did Ed just say? I think he said he’s supposed to make people think about what CloudSense and Quote 2 Cash can do to help their business.)

How long have you been involved with Salesforce.com (as a customer and/or an employee)?  I’ve been in the Salesforce ecosystem for 15 years now.

Bacon or sausage?  It’s bacon or nothing!

What’s more important: Who you know, or what you know?  First you need to be regarded as KNOWING what you KNOW (and knowing it well); then, treat others as you would want to be treated and ALWAYS bring value to a meeting, conversation and overall relationship.  The who you know will then come naturally. (EFD – Interesting approach…become an expert in something, then watch the connections to people grow organically)

How did our relationship start, and when?  We got our start on Twitter about 5 years ago. We each took an interest in what the other was doing, and started having conversations.

And now the bonus question – What’s one fact about you that few people know, that will surprise me and my blog readers?  I’m very shy (OK, STOP LAUGHING)  The way I deal with it is by putting myself out there!  (EFD – I’ve known Ed for about 5 years, and have never met him in person. This will change at Dreamforce 2015!)

You can find Ed on Twitter.

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