Monday, February 9, 2015

Get Media Savvy with Claire Ronan!



We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming fellow SWIBN member, broadcaster Claire Ronan, as our February guest speaker.  As a broadcaster on both radio and television, locally and nationally, Claire has extensive experience and knowledge to share with us - not to mention her own amazing story! 
Claire currently broadcasts with both Ocean FM and Irish TV, as well as RTE and other media outlets.  Having made a guest appearance at our June meeting last year, Claire certainly showed us that we could learn a lot from her immense expertise! 
We all know how important it is for us to get what we want to say across clearly in the media... whether that means radio, television or print, your message matters! Claire is going to share some really useful insights on how to maximise your engagement with media - by employing some key tips - as well as workshopping an interview or two...

Don't miss this marvellous opportunity to learn how to be media savvy - register now!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mega Networking Start to SWIBN's 2015 Calendar!

Welcome back, SWIBNers, we hope you had a super Christmas break - a very Happy New Year to you too!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to fill out our member survey, it's great to have your feedback and ideas.  One of the points that comes through regularly is lots of networking! So bearing that in mind, we're kick-starting 2015 with a mega networking event.

Focused on getting you to know your SWIBN colleagues better, understanding who you might be able to do business with and learning some new skills while you're at it - January's event will be a fun, dynamic evening.

All you need to do is RSVP by clicking on this link - and don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

We hope to see you then...

Friday, December 5, 2014

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 canapĂ©!  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... 





Friday, November 14, 2014

SWIBN were on TV!

As part of our year long celebration of 10 Years of SWIBN (and with thanks again to the Local Enterprise Office in Sligo for our funding), we featured on Sligo Matters on Irish TV which aired on Tuesday November 3rd. Watch it here!


Huge thanks to Claire Ronan and congratulations to the five SWIBN members who featured!!

(1) Susan Bourke Monahan - Digital Cascade Ireland www.digitalcascadeireland.com
How To Use Inbound Marketing In YOUR Business
Discover How Inbound Marketing Really Works And How It Fits Into Your Overall Marketing Strategies

(2) Sharon Eastwood - Woodrow Sustainable Solutions http://www.woodrow.ie
Woodrow is an environmental consultancy working in the areas of ECOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY and CAPACITY BUILDING. Our professional services extend to consultancy, training, facilitation and project management. We are specialists in Ecological Surveying including bats, birds, habitats and invertebrates and have considerable expertise in assessment of infrastructure projects such as wind farms. 
(3) Odilon Hunt - AVA Systems http://www.ava.ie - long time supporter of SWIBN.AVA Systems Ltd is a professional Audio Visual and Acoustics Engineering Services Company.  Our flexible attitude, high-level skill set and devout commitment to client satisfaction enables us to apply eighteen years of experience to your advantage every time. AVA’s clients include hotels, education, public and private organizations, multinational companies, entertainment venues, professional bodies and individuals. 

(4) Suzanne Maye - Property Clearance http://www.propertyclearance.ie - new startup in 2014

Property Clearance | All types of property clearance including house clearance removal and clearing of rooms apartments houses and offices in Sligo Ireland.
We offer a unique property clearance waste removal and cleaning service to home-owners, business owners, probate solicitors, councils and estate agents throughout Sligo Leitrim and the North West of Ireland.
(5) Eileen Forrestal - Get Up & Go Diary and Events http://getupandgodiary.com
Welcome to Get Up and Go Publications. Does life sometimes get you down? Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself worrying about the future, confused, anxious or despondent?  Do you sometimes feel stopped, unsure of what to do ...

Chaos to Control!

The penultimate SWIBN event for 2014 will take place on November 25th ( @7pm in the Glasshouse Hotel as usual). Register here.

Ever felt you were spending more time 'juggling hats' than actually getting stuff done?! 
Like to know how to put practical productivity steps in place to maximise your working day?
November's speaker is Ciara Conlon, The Productivity Coach, author of 'Chaos to Control'. 
Ciara helps busy professionals save time and get productive. Coming from Total Chaos, Ciara has developed strategies to help her find time to work, write, rest and play, all before breakfast.

She believes that with Productivity and Positivity there is little we can’t achieve.

Ciara has a degree in Economics and Politics from UCD, several IT diplomas, diplomas in Personal and Executive Coaching and Organisational Psychology. She is currently undertaking a Msc in Business. Ciara has almost twenty years’ experience in adult learning and development, with her experience ranging from coaching disadvantaged teenagers to the Banking Sector.

Ciara makes regular appearances on TV and radio. She is a columnist for The Journal.ie and www.lifehack.org. Her blog www.theproductivityblog.com encourages her readers to get organised, take action and adopt positive habits laying the path for greater happiness and success.