Link to the Monaghan Women in Business Survey, July 2020

Hi there folks.  As we haven’t been able to meet up personally for quite some time, I have prepared a short survey – 6 questions –  to get your views  on how the Network can best move forward – and work for you – in the short/medium term.

I would be really grateful if you could click this link and let me know what you think, so that we can best adapt our programme to best suit you!  It will only take about 3 minutes.  Many thanks in advance.  Your response will be much appreciated.  Riona

Financial Wellbeing Event with Lucia McCauley, Financial Wellbeing Coach at Bank of Ireland – 7th July 2020

We enjoyed a great Zoom event with Lucia McCauley on 7 July.  Lucia has kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us.  Take time to check them out.  Some interesting food for thought here!

Lucia McCauley – Financial Wellbeing Presentation

And here are some additional materials which Lucia has sent us.  Thank you for the the information Lucia!

Financial Wellbeing eBook .

Budget Planner

Let’s Talk Money – In It To Win It in 2020 – Susan HayesCulleton, The Positive Economist – 11th March 2020

Thank you to Susan and all who attended this very informative, enjoyable and thought provoking event!.  Susan has kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us.  As usual, no where nearly as good as being there, but you will find them interesting all the same!

Here you go – enjoy!

Monaghan WIB – Money – In It To Win It in 2020

Enterprise Ireland 2020 Action Plan for Women in Business

The Action Plan was launched by Minister Heather Humphreys on 7 January 2020 –  Check it out by clicking the link below!
2020 Action Plan for Women in Business

National Women’s Enterprise Day Event, Castle Leslie, 17 October 2019

Well, that was an amazing evening out – excellent company – a beautiful venue AND  two great speakers, Liz Christy #NWED Ambassador, and the inspriational Brenda McCague.

Thank you to all involved and all who attended.  Breda has kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us and here they are.

Breda’s Presentation Slides Monaghan Women in Business NWED Event Castle Leslie 17 October 2019.

As always, not as good as being there but there’s still lots of food for thought here.  Enjoy!

September 2019 – Financial Planning and Management

Thank you Rose Tierney, Tierney Tax Consultancy, for an amazingly informative presentation on this all important subject on Tuesday 10th September.  We all went home with a lot to think about!

Rose has very kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us, and here they are:  Rose-Tierney-Financial-Planning-and-Management-Presentation-September-2019.pdf – lots of information and food for thought there.

Thank you again to Rose and who attended, Thank you also Clones Library and The Creighton Hotel for your wonderful help and hospitality.

July 2019 Event – “Confidence Inside and Out”

This was a very popular event with nearly 50 Monaghan Women in Business attending.  Thank you all for attending, and in case you could not make it on the evening, you will find Maria and Lisa’s presentation materials blow – to give you a flavour of out deliberations on the evening.  Here you go!

Confidence Inside and Out Presentation

June 2019 Event – “Marketing – Extracting Value in the Digital Age” with Louise Kirke, OnLine – Iontas Centre, Castleblayney

Thank you very much to Louise Kirke,, for a very interesting and informative event in The Iontas Centre on Tuesday 11 June.  Louise has very kindly agreed to share her presentation materials and some very useful templates with us.  Please feel free to access these below.  Hope you enjoy and find the information beneficial to your marketing strategy.

Online Buzzing Presentation
Website Evaluation Checklist
Brand Checklist
Blogging Editorial Calendar
Audience PersonaTemplate

April 2019 Event – “Slowing Down to Speed Up” with Fiona Flynn, Ballybay Wetlands Centre

This was a wonderfully thought provoking and practical event hosted by the lovely Wetlands Centre.  Fiona has kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us and you will find these at the link below.  As always, not as good a being there to enjoy and fully benefit from the event.  However, this presentation is a useful aide memoire to those who attended and will provide some food for reflection if you could not attend.

Fiona Flynn Presentation Slowing Down To Speed Up April 2019

2019 Launch with Áine Kerr, CEO @Kinzen – “What Would You Do if You weren’t Afraid”

Well, this was a hugely inspiring, enjoyable and thought provoking event!  Our excellent Guest Speaker, Áine Kerr, challenged us to honestly answer the difficult question … “What would you do if you weren’t Afraid?”.  That got many of us thinking all right.

Áine has kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with us and you can access them by clicking his link.

Thank you Áine – and we look foward to welcoming you again to Monaghan Women in Business in the not too distant future!

All You Ever Wanted to know about Tax – But were Too Afraid to Ask!

Thank you very much to Donna McCarra and Fiona Connolly, McCarra Connolly Chartered Certified Accountants,  for an excellent presentation in Clones LIbrary on 11th September.  We all enjoyed a very useful and informative evening out – including networking and a delicious supper in The Creighton Hotel.

Donna and Fiona have very kindly shared a copy of their presentation with us, so if there is any detail you would like to check out, you should find it here.  We are also uploading details of standard mileage and subsistence rates – please note that these apply to employees and company directors only.  It is important to note that that Sole Traders themselves could not claim based on these civil servants rates – Sole Traders can claim for actual fuel costs involved in business travel.  Happy reading – hope you find this information helpful.

McCarra Connolly MWIB taxation presentation

Subsistence Rates for employees

Mileage rates for Employees

Resilience for Women in Business

We enjoyed a very interesting, stimulating and informative event with Lisa Nolan, Aslan Training and Coaching in The Market House, Monaghan on Tuesday 3rd July.   Lisa’s theme focussed on the very important area of Resilience for Women in Business.

Lisa has very kindly agreed to share her presentation materials with Monaghan Women in Business and you can view/download them by clicking this link..  Thank you to all who attended this very powerful event – and to Samantha Hawe for the lovely hospitality in the Cotton Tail Café afterwards!

Assertive Communication Skills for Business and for Life

Thank you to Fiona Flynn for an excellent presentation at the Monaghan Women in Business June event in the lovely Ballybay Wetlands Centre.  Fiona has very kindly shared her presentation materials with us and  you can check them out here.  There’s lots of interesting and informative content – not as good as enjoying the buzz and interaction on the evening, but informative nonetheless.  Enjoy – and thank you Fiona!

Seven Strategies for Building a Successful and Sellable Business – Anne Marie Graham – September 2017

What an excellent evening we had!  Absolutely fascinating and very practical presentation by Anne Marie Graham. Great questions/comments.  Very enjoyable networking and delicious food afterwards at Just In Asian Street Food.

Please click here for a copy of Anne Marie’s presentation— more materials to follow.  Thank you for sharing these with us Anne Marie!

Exploring Emotional Intelligence with Fiona Flynn – May 2017

40 Monaghan Women in Business enjoyed an excellent event and presentation by Fiona Flynn, Foresight Corporate Development in the beautiful Ballybay Wetlands Centre on Tuesday 2nd May.  This exploration of Emotional Intelligence was fascinating and also very practical.  Fiona has kindly shared her materials with us and you can check them out and download them from the links below.  Hope you find this information helpful!
Emotional Intelligence Presentation
The Feelings Wheel
Personal Reflection Sheet JCAForesight

Speak Up with Confidence – Mastering the WOW – Barbara Moynihan – April 2017

Thank you all who attended this great evening.  And thank you Barbara Moynihan for such a fabulous presentation. Here’s a link to download Barbara’s slides –  Monaghan WIB Speak Up With Confidence – Mastering the WOW Apr 2017.

Link to article – How to Use Your Voice for Leadership

Link to Barbara’s TedX Talk – You’re probably more intelligent than you think you are!

Link to Amy Cuddy’s Short TED Video – Empowering through Body Language – Top Tips on Essential Assertiveness

How to Use Twitter to build Relationships with Customers – Launch 2017

We had a wonderfully informative and entertaining evening with Samantha Kelly, The Tweeting Goddess, in The Glencarn Hotel on 8th March, International Women’s Day.  Here’s Smanatha’s presentation on Launch presentation – How to use Twitter to build Relationships with Customers.  Not as good as being there, but this presentation may give you some useful insights and ideas.  Enjoy!

#SuccessIsSimple with Gaye Moore – November 2016

Gaye has kindly shared some of her materials with us.  The link is here..  Thank you Gaye!

Effective Communication Masterclass – October 2016

Here is a copy of Margaret Considine’s excellent presentation..  Enjoy!  Thank you Margaret.

Margaret has also sent me a copy of an interesting article by Deborah Tannen – “The Power of Talk” – well worth a read.

Negotiation Skills

As a follow up to her insightful, informative and very enjoyable Masterclass in Negotiation Skills for Business and for Life on 5th July, Margaret Considine, Equita Consulting Ltd., has provided us with some very interesting and useful materials on the arts of negotiation and persuasion.  Just click the links below to view/download.  Thank you Margeret and I trust that Monaghan Women in Busines will find these materials useful.

4 Keys to Persuasion

Power of Self Talk

Negotiation and Persuasion Presentation Equita Consulting


Following our Marketing Mix session of 3rd May, here are some links and materials which you may find useful…

Link to presentation on the night.  The list of promotional items in the presentation is by no means comprehensive, but it may give you a few ideas.  Thanks to Jamie-Lee McGirl, Claire Cunningham and Paul Bond for their invaluable input at the event.

Additional Links

There are also further links below which may interest you.  If you would like any further resources added to this page, please just let me know.  I’ll be happy to help in any way I can. Riona

Link to article on the importance of Market Research.

Link to County Monaghan Area Profile from Central Statistics Office Website.  You may find this interesting and a useful starting point for Market Research.

Lots more statistics available at Central Statistics Office website

Link to Mailchimp as discussed – it’s FREE for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month

Link to An Post Admailer site.  The mapping tool is very useful.

Link to Survey Monkey website.  A great tool for creating online surveys.  There are various pricing plans.  I use the free one which has certain restrictions but allows you up to 10 questions and 100 responses.

Link to Local Enterprise Office Monaghan – for information on lots of things including training events and supports

Link to Employers Information event presentation –  Accounting Technician Apprenticeship programme

Please let me know if there is anything else you would like to have made available or if can help in any other way.  Thank you! Enjoy.