Questions about Networking Donegal

Who is Networking Donegal for?
Anybody who has or is planning to have a business in Donegal

What does it cost?
There are no subscriptions or ticket charges, just a nominal fee of €10 to cover the cost of the room and food, payable at the door. *This is a not for profit event.

How do I get an invitation?
Log on HERE to EventBrite and register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-donegal-90-minutes-networking-tickets-37424106510?aff=es2

What time does it start and finish?
Registration starts at 5.30 and tea and coffeee is available. Then the 90 minutes starts at 6.00 pm running until about 7.30 followed by optional finger food to allow you mingle some more if you have time

Where is it held and how often?
it is held in the 4* Radisson Blu in Letterkenny, every three or four months. Sign up to the Newsletter to stay informed.

Do I need to bring anything?
Just plenty of business cards to hand out.

Who organises of Networking Donegal?
The event is independently facilitated by Michael MacGinty, from Meanit Web Agency, who is a member of several local networks including the Chamber of Commerce and Donegal Business Network, as well as a past member at BNI. Michaels wife is a member at Donegal Women in Business. And the events are coordinated by Toni Forrester who is the CEO at Letterkenny Chamber. Siobhan Grant and Elaine Rodgers at Tech North West SkillNet help at the events to ensure they run smoothly. It is totally volunteer run and is a Not for Profit event.

Can I plan ahead?
Yes you can. Start by working out what you want from the event. Remember you will meet quite a few people for about three minutes each. Three minutes is not long enough to sell anything, but is enough time to put someone off. So be prepared with your 60 Seconds or elevator pitch’ or Talking Logo, but make it one that introduces you, then your service, but try to make a personal connection. Try to see an attendee list in advance.

Can I do anything after the event?
Yes you can connect with the people you met on Linkedin or by email or both.These people are now a part of your own personal Network, so do engage with them. And follow up on any commitments made or referrals promised. Stay in touch.

Is there a dress code?
Not as such, just be yourself, dress comfortably and be presentable, clean and positive. You want to look and act professional, even if it is early in the morning or late in the evening. If you commit to attend, then be there in the moment, ready to listen and to engage. Even if you are under pressure to generate sales, do not attend looking to assail people with your sales pitch. Try to stand out by being interested in what other people are saying.

Is attendance limited in any way?
Our event is open to anyone, so yes you may meet a competitor or two. You might even end up talking to each other. Stay open minded, as it might lead to you working together or helping each other.