Salesforce Trails & Trials is a podcast hosted by Jon Cline and Erik Yewell. They share their wins and worse so you can learn with them. 

Episodes cover a range of Salesforce and business topics, but Jon and Erik like to tackle one small thing that can have big consequences. They also like to share what they’ve learned lately, what they’re excited about, and something that inspires them. 

It’s a conversation between two Salesforce practitioners sharing their lessons along the way.

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Hosts

Jon Cline has been working in IT since 1998, launching startups and consulting with business owners. He’s a uniquely curious person, eager to ask questions and share what he’s learned.

Erik Yewell has been in IT for 23 years and done just about everything you can imagine. He’s helped clients make the most of Salesforce and these days he works for Salesforce—he literally knows Salesforce inside and out.

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Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 12

Hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about admin power in the wrong hands. Plus Slack bot platforms, Miro decision trees, bow ties, gratitude, and holiday lights.

Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 11

This time on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about Salesforce Classic vs. Lightning. Plus, lots of discussion about future integrations with Slack, how to do more with Flow, and the power of opportunity.

Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 10

This time on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk failure. Plus, unexpected consequences of changing picklist values, metadata dependency API, some helpful tools, the value of user acceptance testing, and bread.

Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 9 – Interview with Tyler Cobbett

This time on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk with Tyler Cobbett, a tech industry veteran. Jon Cline has been working in IT since 1998 and is a very curious person. Erik has been in IT for 23 years and done just about everything you...

Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 8

This time on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell share their own on-the-job stories of one small thing that can cause big problems. Plus, the Google Translate app in action, a Father’s Day history lesson, and good ways to use downtime.

Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 7

This time around on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell share their own stories of one small thing that caused big problems. Plus, dynamic form components, helpful tools of the trade, dirty drugs, and bees.

Salesforce Trails & Trials: Episode 6

On this episode, Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about how avoiding an activation checkbox can make you a hero. Plus we don’t know what we don’t know, how to make pages load faster, tracking changes in sandboxes, and more.

Salesforce Trails & Trials – Episode 5

This time on Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell cover the unforeseen consequences of changing a field’s data type. They also learn about UI design tools and second generation packaging, plus inspiration from the outdoors, middle-age sports, and Foster Care Awareness Month.

Salesforce Trails & Trials – Episode 4

In this episode of Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about the potential impacts of making a field required. They also get inspired by quiet warriors and pay-it-forward at the drive thru, plus homemade pizza and rent all the things.

Salesforce Trails & Trials – Episode 3

Salesforce Trails and Trials: Episode 3 In this episode of Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about the unexpected harm caused by deactivating a user. They also get excited about community code, Slack as a culture incubator, biking,...