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Brent Downey
Worked at ReadyTalk
Attended Colorado Technical University
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This automated integration is saving me 40 hours a year! Using Zapier to integrate Toggl + Salesforce. Read my use case and share your own!
Leveraging public APIs through tools like Zapier is fantastic for productivity. This post shows how to integrate Toggl and Salesforce using Zapier.
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Calling all Admins! You can use the Force.com IDE to quickly and easily search your metadata! Ever wanted to know if a field is being used as a field filter in a report, or if it's being referenced in a workflow rule or email? Check out this post!
The Force.com IDE can be a bit scary, but it's super powerful. Here's how to leverage the Force.com IDE to search your Salesforce orgs metadata.
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Today starts a new series called "So You Want My Job" where we get a glimpse into the real-life work of Salesforce Professionals. The idea behind the series is to help you see the various types of roles in the Salesforce ecosystem and determine what type of job is a good fit for you.

I'm starting off the first post in the series as a Salesforce Consultant. Over the next few months we'll add additional posts from guests who will share what their day to day looks like. Enjoy!
I receive emails from people all over the world asking if they would do well as a Salesforce Administrator, Consultant, or Developer. I typically suggest that they speak to someone in their network who holds one of these positions and ask them about what a typical day looks like. This new series, titled, So You Want ...
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Hi Brent, I wanted to know your thoughts on multiple project management for one Salesforce Admin. Do you have any advice or best practices on how many clients one Salesforce Admin can manage at a time?

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Formulas and Workflow Rules can make any Salesforce Admin a superhero! See how Kristi Guzman, an Admin Hero, leverages basic Salesforce functionality to manage her organization's Lead lifecycle. Only on #AdminHero!
Lead lifecycle management can become a chore without clear process definition and automation. See how one Salesforce Admin leverages workflows and formulas
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This week, Admin Hero welcomes Melissa VanDyke! She writes an awesome post on how to tackle your documentation processes without fear!
Implementing a methodology for your process documentation provides a solid foundation you can rely on time and time again.
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Today's post is all about those nifty little tricks to make Salesforce even more effective! These tools are helpful to both users and Administrators!
Salesforce is a complex machine, but these five little-known features will help any user become uber efficient.
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Calling all Admins! You can use the Force.com IDE to quickly and easily search your metadata! Ever wanted to know if a field is being used as a field filter in a report, or if it's being referenced in a workflow rule or email? Check out this post!
The Force.com IDE can be a bit scary, but it's super powerful. Here's how to leverage the Force.com IDE to search your Salesforce orgs metadata.
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Buffer4 Share1 Tweet Share +1 PinShares 5The So You Want My Job series provides a day in the life overview of a particular Salesforce job, written by a professional who holds that job title. Hopefully, these posts will provide insights and answer some of your questions. Today, we’ll get a glimpse into the role of a Salesforce Senior Developer. The Job My name is Luke Cushanick, I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan at 2U, Inc. My title is Sr. ...
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Salesforce recently announced an update to their Edition packaging with a ton of new features and pricing for each edition. Here's what you need to know!
New Salesforce Editions have been announced and they now include more functionality at every level! Here's what you should expect from the new editions.
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I upgraded my sites theme last night to the newest version which was quite a dramatic change. It required a bit of work to get the formatting all up to snuff, and I think it's about there but I not all of my feature led images are displaying on the homepage. (Adminhero.com). I've tried flushing all cache, removing and reassigning the featured image, and regenerating the image via two plugins without luck. Any ideas?
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Formulas and Workflow Rules can make any Salesforce Admin a superhero! See how Kristi Guzman, an Admin Hero, leverages basic Salesforce functionality to manage her organization's Lead lifecycle. Only on #AdminHero!
Lead lifecycle management can become a chore without clear process definition and automation. See how one Salesforce Admin leverages workflows and formulas
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It's time to get ready for the Spring '16 release! Here are the preview instructions.
The Salesforce Spring ‘16 release is quickly approaching and soon you'll be able to take advantage of exciting new features and functionality! If you are a Sandbox customer, you have the opportunity to get early access to Spring ‘16 in your Sandbox and test new customizations and features before
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Salesforce Consultant
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  • ReadyTalk
    Salesforce Platform Manager, 2014 - 2015
  • Gates Corporation
    Salesforce.com Administrator, 2011 - 2014
  • ShellBlack.com, LLC
    Salesforce Consultant, 2015 - present
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Salesforce MVP | Blogger | Husband
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I love social media, blogging and Salesforce! I live in Denver Colorado with my beautiful wife Laura and we love to spend time with friends and camping!
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2x Salesforce MVP | Certified Salesforce.com Administrator, Advanced Administrator & Developer | Father & Husband
Education
  • Colorado Technical University
    Business Administration, 2007 - 2009
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A Salesforce Wave App for Comparing Permissions
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Comparing user's permissions within the Salesforce platform has been a long standing request and non-trivial task for administrators. I wrot

Salesforce Spring '16 Sandbox Preview Instructions - Salesforce Blog
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The Salesforce Spring ‘16 release is quickly approaching and soon you'll be able to take advantage of exciting new features and functionalit

O. M. G. — Salesforce Lightning! - Salesforce Blog
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Salesforce just made a major announcement ahead of Dreamforce and I literally had to pick my jaw up off the floor after seeing Salesforce Li

Salesforce Summer '15 Sandbox Preview Instructions
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The Salesforce Summer '15 release is quickly approaching, and soon you'll be able to take advantage of exciting new features and functionali

Bob Buzzard Blog: Getting Started with Salesforce Wave
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Getting Started with Salesforce Wave. Introduction. Salesforce Wave, aka the Analytics Cloud, was the major new product launched at Dreamfor

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The Scandal of Biblical Illiteracy: It's Our Problem
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Christians see a plethora of problems in the culture, and rightly so. But a more urgent problem demands our attention right where we live--t

How to prepare your CRM system for a world of smart devices | CITEworld
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As they get ready for the era of IoT, companies must remember to include CRM in the mix.

CenturyLink makes Denver a 'Gig city' with ultra-fast Internet offering ...
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The telecom is moving to win the Internet speed wars in Denver, unveiling 1 gigabit-per-second residential service in some Denver neighborho

The Road to Dreamforce ’14: Bigger, Better, and Full of Free Stuff!
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We’re so excited to announce the return of our live weekly broadcast, “The Road to Dreamforce.” This year we are going bigger and better—mor

Why You Should Keep A Journal At Work | Fast Company | Business + Innova...
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Dust off the diary from your teenage years. A 15-minute writing exercise at the end of your workday can make you more successful.

A Blueprint for the Perfect Blog Post [INFOGRAPHIC]
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Blogging is a proven way to drive traffic to your website and build an audience. Yet, despite its prominence as a sales and marketing tactic

Mozilla Calls On World To Protect Firefox Browser From the NSA | Wired E...
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Brendan Eich is the chief technology officer of the Mozilla Foundation, the non-profit behind the Firefox web browser. Among many other thin

Preventing Duplicate Opportunity Products - Admin Hero
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If you have been struggling to find a way to prevent duplicate products, then this post is for you! When this request came to me from a mana

George Kenessey on designing the user experience - ButtonClick Admin
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George Kenessey, CEO of Appiphony, A Chicago based consulting firm that designs & builds apps on Force.com. He gives us User Experience tips

Uh-O! Distinguished Professor From Columbia Has Come Forward Saying Obam...
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[AP] AP Professor Graff: “I’m very upset by the whole story. I am angry when I hear Obama called ‘the first President of the United States f

Gmelius - No Ads and Better User Interface for Gmail™
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Gmelius is a browser extension that proposes a better and cleaner Gmail™ inbox. Try it now for Chrome, Firefox or Opera!

Can This Patch Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes?
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For you, mosquitoes are a huge--but mostly benign--annoyance. Except for some itching, there isn’t much to a mosquito bite. But in the rest

How to Win the Sale 74% of the Time
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In a session for the recent Inside Sales Virtual Summit, Craig Elias, co-author of SHIFT! Harness The Trigger Events that Turn Prospects int

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Great atmosphere! The food was hot, fresh and delectable. The seating is comfortable and drinks are creative.
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reviewed 3 months ago
A great little hotel! My room was a bit small but I love the decor. Mid century modern design, pretty quiet for a downtown hotel. Location is great, and the staff is very friendly! I could live here!
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Fantastic! We were visiting from out of town looking for a great breakfast spot in old town. It's a small shop but everything we purchased was great! The French toast and chocolate almond croissant was to die for!
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It's conveniently located and the car wash is a great brush wash. Gas prices are generally on the higher side though.
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Coffee and food is fantastic! A great place to get some work done or hang out with friends and play a game, laugh and talk!
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The food is good; no different than other Qdobas but the service is slow. Even when eating off peak hours, the staff seems to be running around like chickens with their heads cut off. No order on the line and sometimes you have to repeat preferences multiple times.
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Clean and fast. Food is always fresh!
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