The Fingal Local Enterprise Office networking event for Women in Business took place last week. Special guest speaker, Orlaith Carmody, Managing Director of Gavin Duffy & Associates and renowned media trainer, was speaking at the Fingal Enterprising Women Network event last week to a full house of female entrepreneurs at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.
Sharing insights into the development of a great business pitch with over 90 businesswomen from the county, she explained, “Your tender document got your foot in the door, you have obviously impressed them with your ability and knowledge, but now they have to find out if they like you.”
The event focused on the practical steps that entrepreneurs could implement straight away to improve their own performance in pitching and have a positive impact on their business. Tips and ideas for the development of a great business pitch, engaging your audience, creating rapport, telling your story, handling questions and closing the deal were all shared.
Speaking on behalf of Fingal Local Enterprise Office was the Network Manager, Karen Devine. “We were delighted when Orlaith accepted our invitation to speak at this event. She truly is a leader in her field. Her advice and expertise is second to none and her style of presentation is accessible to all. Pitching is a challenging task for even the most seasoned business owner and so Orlaith’s insights were hugely beneficial to Fingal Enterprising Women Network members,” she said.
The event also offered the entrepreneurs and business owners a chance to mingle and connect with new people from a variety of business backgrounds in an open networking environment, giving everyone an opportunity to build relationships and learn from each other.