Network Ireland West Cork recently held a speed networking event in The Square Kitchen, Dunmanway, Co Cork.
The event was facilitated by networking guru Raymond Kelleher, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Trigon Hotels. At the event, Yvonne Cahalane, Social Media Officer of Network Ireland West Cork introduced the Dunmanway Chapter, which adds a social element to the networking organisation in addition to the official monthly events.
Speaking at the event, Raymond Kelleher said:
“The power and purpose of networking cannot be underestimated. It’s a very cost-effective sales and marketing tool for your business. It’s a great way to relationship build, however, it does involve time and patience and determination and not everyone feels comfortable networking. There are many forms, but consider the networking options that best suit your personality and indeed your business. Networking is a key element of our sales activity at Trigon Hotels here in Cork and Cork is a great networking county so I encourage you all to embrace it.”
Ciara Byrne, President of Network Ireland West Cork said:
“I am so delighted to host another speed networking event this year. There’s no denying the power a strong professional network can have over your career success. When it’s done well, networking will not only help you land a job faster, but it will give you a competitive edge throughout every stage of your career.”
“Experts agree that the most connected people are often the most successful. When you invest in your relationships — professional and personal — it can pay you back in dividends throughout the course of your career. Networking will help you develop and improve your skill set, stay on top of the latest trends in your industry, keep a pulse on the job market, meet prospective mentors, partners, and clients, and gain access to the necessary resources that will foster your career development. In the last year, I have really learnt this first hand and I hope everyone here this evening gets the same out of this event.”
Introducing the Dunmanway Chapter of Network Ireland West Cork, Yvonne Cahalane said:
“With the ever increasing members of Network Ireland West Cork, it’s fantastic to be able to have a Dunmanway Chapter. It is part of Network Ireland West Cork and facilitates getting to know each other between our monthly events. Much like our Clonakilty Chapter, we will meet up in Dunmanway and can get to know each other over lunch, dinner or a social drink and it’s a great opportunity to network further. It’s so much fun, the atmosphere is supportive and we really encourage and promote each other in our goals. The Dunmanway Chapter is open to all Network Ireland West Cork members.”
Photography by Dermot Sullivan.