Cúis leis an imeacht seo/ why this workshop?

Its a way of helping others in their projects and paths and a great way of celebrating Christmas with mng's clients, friends and guests. The event will be bilingual with English translation. Ceart go leor?

An clár agus na cainteoirí:

10am - Fáilte, cupan tae. 

Ar tús - Finbarr Bradley is one of the most interesting people I've met, he has been both a mentor and inspiration to me in developing mng. I'm so excited to have him as our guest of honour here in Donegal. Lecturer at DCU, Smurfitt Business School and an acclaimed author. 

Fionnbarra O'Brolacháin - Údar agus Oideor

Fionnbarra O'Brolacháin - Údar agus Oideor

His book The Irish Edge, was an eye opening read for me, I strongly recommend anyone interested in understanding the value of place and authenticity to read it. I'm beyond excited to have him as our special guest. From his talk you'll learn how the cultural and natural heritage of Donegal offers a competitive advantage in business, and the value of our distinctive resources like tradition and our native language. And have the chance to ask questions in a relaxed space, by the first with a cupan tae.

Book Here - Cuir in áirithe anseo 

“De bharr domhandú an lae inniu, tá luach i bhfad níos mó anois ag baint le áiteanna faoi leith agus le cultúir áitiúla bunaithe ar an ndúchas. Ag an seisiún seo, geobhaidh tú eolas ar chonas a sholáthraíonn oidhreacht chúltúrtha agus nádúrtha Dún na nGall buntáiste iomaíoch i gcúrsaí ghnó. Cloisfidh tú faoin luach atá lenár acmhainní uathúla mar an traidisiún agus an teanga.  Faoi dheireadh, beidh tuiscint níos fearr agat ar chonas fiontar inbhuanaithe atá fréamhaithe sa chultúr agus sa nádúr áitiúil a fhorbairt”. Fionbarra O'Brolcháin

Comhairle Condae Dhún na nGall have given us use of their translation system, which means you will have a headpiece so you can listen in English as Donal Mac Giolla Chomhaill translates for us. Go raibh maith agat Donal agus Séan.

12pm - Moira Ní Ghallachóir - CEO mngVentures 

Thosaigh mng amach ag iarraidh forbairt a dhéanamh ar thurasóireacht áitúil le tairgí cosúil le Rock agus Roam - Fast forward 4 years of learning 'on the job' in marketing, websites, selling Donegal, blogging, branding, packaging and learning about 'what customers really want'.

"They want a personal connection, a story, authenticity, products that are founded on tradition and purpose and culture and we have that in abundance here in Donegal". How we use that is crucial. 

My bilingual and interactive talk will give you practical examples on how to use your story in your marketing message and through your website, and ways to attract more customers, followers and clients. NO MATTER what field, retail, hospitality, tourism, fitness, corporate and even politics. You'll have the opportunity to ask any question about attracting customers, how to market, where to market, packaging your product and anything else you need to know. This is very much about giving you as much content, practical advice and tools that you can use straight away. 

 1pm - Mince pies, Mulled Wine and music cois tine (fireside)

2pm Aodh Mac Garbheath, Rann na Feirsde, ar "Tionchar an chultúir ar chúrsai Fiontraíochta don Toghchaí" - má tá suim agad in gnó a thóiseacht, ach na bhfuil idé agat, bainfidh tú an sult as an chaint seo, beidh go leor idé's agat na dhiadh. 

This talk will focus on the opportunities that are all around us here in Donegal, especially the Gaeltacht. If you're interested in finding an idea for business, this talk will inspire. 

"Ó bhog mise na bhaile 4 blian ó shoin, tá Aodh ag cuidiú liom le mo chuid gaeilge, cinnte gur fhás mé aníos in Rann na Feirsde le go leor gaeilge ach indiadh a bheith ar shiúl seacht mblain déag ba é ceann de na dúthlainn is mo a bhí agam, go háirithe ag caint gaeilge mar páirt de mo ghnó. Níl mé go fóill maith ag scriobh, ag foghlaim liom, ach níl fadhb ar bith caint" Aodh

2.30pm- Le críoch beidh discussion panel le freagairt ar cheisteanna ar bith a thig linn cuidiú le nó le idé's ar a bith a chuir chun cinn. Thig leat ceisteanna ar bith a chuir againn roimh ré, mas fearr leat, nó ar an lá beidh neart deiseanna agat!