Network Cork – taking Networking to the next level!

Network Cork – taking Networking to the next level!

02 February 2012

Power Networking Strategies to Turn Your Networking Activities into ProfitsWednesday 8th February 2012 – The Cork International Airport Hotel

Following on from a very successful start to the year, with record numbers attending their January meeting, Network Cork have planned an interesting February event to focus on the Art of Networking. 

The event will take place at 6.15pm on Wednesday 8th February at The Cork International Airport Hotel. Guest Speaker is Donal McCarthy and his topic will be “Power Networking – Strategies to Turn Your Networking Activities into Profits”.

Donal is the owner of Do Business Smarter in Ireland, an international coaching and consulting company with offices in the US and in Ireland.  Do Business Smarter is a business support model that provides coaching, consulting and strategy training to proactive small to mid size business owners and managers.

While Donal specialises in Small and Medium Business Management, he has an impressive corporate career which includes senior roles in large companies in Ireland/Europe and USA.  After watching business owners who were great at their craft struggle with the business marketing and operations side of things, Donal has dedicated his career to assisting SME business owners to succeed by mastering the skills of business.

Organiser of the event and President of Network Cork, Rebecca Birchall stated “Each month we try and vary the topics so that over the course of the year, members get the opportunity to hear experts who can offer advice and insights into thriving in the new business reality.  Last month was a tremendous success with Economist Eddie Hobbs giving us his forecast for doing business in 2012, which thankfully was mainly positive.  This month we are focussing on the Art of Networking and Donal will help us hone our Networking skills, so that we can all get the most out of Network Cork and other networking opportunities we have in 2012.”

“Through Network Cork, members get to not only practice their networking skills but also gain real business advantage through increasing their business and personal contacts. Network Cork is about business networking but also about developing relationships that lead to business and personal development through learning and our strong support structure. We are very proud that we have the biggest branch membership in Ireland and our membership in Cork is consistently growing.”

For anyone wishing to join Network Cork, the February meeting on the 8th will be an excellent way to experience the organisation first hand, as the branch have decided to waive the admission fee for non members. 

Rebecca added “The event is themed on Networking so we would like as many business women in Cork, who are not already members, to join us and come and learn more about making Network work for their businesses.”

Space is limited so anyone wishing to attend should email  to reserve a place.  For further information on Network Cork, please visit