Monday, April 14, 2014

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!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Insights on Health in February... and it's all about YOU in March!

Dr. Patricia Fitzsimons
February's SWIBN provided new views and insights on cancer-screening from Dr. Patricia Fitzsimons, during her talk entitled "Are we making people sick in the pursuit of health?".  The topic garnered plenty of debate and discussion, something which is key to the issue of personal health management.  A hand-out is available for anyone interested in knowing more about the topic, please email  to access a copy.  A recent interview of Patricia's from the Irish Independent is also available via this link.

Time is flying, and we'll soon be upon our next meeting, on the 25th March! Which is going to focus entirely on YOU, the members! Oonagh will be emailing you closer to the time, but expect to showcase your wares, so business-cards are fine, but products are better :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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

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


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer SWIBN Calendar

May Madness
Lorna Coleman from Microfinance Ireland and Agony Aunts solve your problems!

Caroline Currid, Performance Coach

Summer Barbeque at Cawley's Hotel in Tubbercurry, hosted by Teresa Cawley Krebs, SWIBn member. Teresa will showcase her business tonight.

August - no event;

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First monthly SWIBN lunch date a success!

At the January SWIBN event, one member suggested that we should have an informal SWIBN lunch each month - just announce the time, date and venue, and whoever shows up shows up.

Well, it worked really well as it turned out that the date picked (February 8th) coincided with International Networking Week for the Yeats Chapter of BNI, sseveral of whom were also at the SWIBN event in January and who were delighted to join SWIBN members again for a spot of lunch at Slice in The Model!

The whole thing was picked up the  

LIGHT :: Into the Light with members from B.N.I. Yeats Chapter and S.W.I.B.N.( Sligo Women In Business) marking International Networking Week. Front L-R: Alison Smith Barton Smith, Lily Murphy Blue Heron, Tony Holland Gardens, Marolly Rowan Artist, Odelin Hunt AVA Systems, Sue Bourke Product Launch Method, Back L-R: Helen Crump Digital Professional Skills, Denis Fahey BNI Yeats Chapter director , Celene Kilgannon Sales Manager Radisson Blu, Orla Dever Cavanagh Hooper Dolan Insurance & Frances Muldoon Photography. Photo: Caroline Feeney