Getting to know your networking neighbours…

Networking is what we’re all about at SWIBN – getting to know your colleagues, building relationships, learning from one another and sharing business opportunities.

We’re so good at it, we thought it was about time we invited our colleagues from Sligo and further afield along to our April event!

This month, we’re inviting networks from Sligo and around Connacht, to join us for a fun, dynamic evening of networking.  Members are very welcome to invite colleagues so feel free to send details of the event onwards.

As always, April’s event will take place on the last Tuesday of the month – 28th April, from 7-9 p.m. at the GlassHouse Hotel, Sligo.  RSVPs are required via Eventbrite so don’t forget to ensure you or your guest books their spot!

We look forward to seeing you on the night – don’t forget to bring lots of business cards!

Save the Date… it’s Party Time!

We’ve had style, problem-solving and productivity this Autumn / Winter at SWIBN… and now, to bring a suitably sparkling conclusion to 2014’s calendar, we’re heading to the Gallery at the Model for our December event.  Join SWIBN for a snapshot tour of the gallery, highlighting the current exhibitions, followed by networking games, mulled wines and canapé!  In keeping with the festivities at this time of year, we’ll also do Kris Kindle, so bring a gift [value of no more than €5] for a fellow SWIBNER! To book, just head over to our Eventbrite booking page… 

Time to Power Up those Business Prospects!

Thanks to all our wonderful soap-boxers for their great presentations in March! We’re all agreed that the diverse businesses and offerings made for a really enjoyable evening.

So, now to April! We’re delighted to be continuing our focus on creating new opportunities through networking, with networking and marketing expert, Caitlin O’Connor of Accelerating Performance.  Caitlin is widely acknowledged as one of the leading experts in networking, lead generation and marketing. She has a passion for empowering people to take control and action through learning. Her programmes and mentoring sessions are exhilarating and energy charged while being results orientated. Accelerating Performance was founded in 2005 to stimulate growth through forward thinking focusing on commercial development and marketing.

Caitlin is also an Ambassador with Dublin Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of IIBN. In 2010 she published a learning resource on networking which is CPD accredited called “Engage Lead Generation through Networking”. Caitlin is a regular contributor to radio and is retained by a number of MBA programmes.

Don’t forget to RSVP promptly ladies!

January SWIBN | Great Networking Tips from Sandra Hart | A Mine of Networking Nuggets

Back with a bang in 2014! Thanks to Sandra Hart for her super networking ‘nuggets’ …

January’s networking evening was a feast of fun and helpful tips on how to maximise your networking potential.  I know many of us learned new tricks on how best to network, using our natural talents [us women are super networkers!], as well as those crucial tips on entering and exiting conversations! Not to mention the key: follow-up.  

This is also my first post as co-facilitator, ladies! Delighted to be working with Oonagh on what is already a very dynamic and active network… hope I can bring some interesting ideas and suggestions for 2014.

Speaking of which – one of my tasks [thanks Oonagh! Well, in fairness, I volunteered… ] is our online presence – so website, social media etc.  Like to let me know your thoughts? Email me on olwenswibn@sligoenterprise.ie.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 25th February for a thought-provoking talk from Dr. Patricia Fitzsimons.

Olwen