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Executive Presence: Having Impact & Influence

Do you ever get frustrated that people don’t act upon your good ideas?

Or do you wonder if people struggle to understand your point of view?

This workshop will enable you to get yourself heard also also help you improve your impact and influence with key stakeholders.

After participating in the workshop, you will have;

  • A set of tools for stakeholder management
  • An understanding of the power of questioning and listening to improving one’s impact and influence
  • A way to manage nerves
  • A way to deliver short concise communication in a manner that will resonate with stakeholders
Date: Tuesday 31st May
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fee: €20


Positive Mindset & Resilience

The objective of this online workshop is to support you in the development of specific skills and provide practical tools to help you during stressful periods.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have:

  • Explored the key benefits of a positive mindset and how this can help with resilience during particularly challenging and uncertain times.
  • Discovered the obstacles which are currently inhibiting participants’ own positivity
  • Learned how to move to a positive mindset through practical tools, models and techniques
  • Explored the four key pillars of resilience and how to practically apply them in their work and personal lives
  • Understood how to maintain overall wellbeing and motivation
  • Developed a clear action plan for immediate implementation in the workplace
Date: Friday 3rd June
Time: 9.30am - 11.00am
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fee: €10


Visual Storytelling: Let's Get Visual

2 part workshop

Learn how to use Video, Photography, Graphics & Storytelling to create marketing content that stands out from the crowd.
To promote your business, you know it is vital to communicate with customers to grow brand awareness and increase sales. Visual storytelling and video marketing is the latest and most cost effective technique to let you do just that, and with your smartphone you have all the tools you need at your fingertips.
Leaving the workshop participants will have a clear understanding of the following;
  • Creating a compelling story
  • Visual storytelling techniques
  • Video/photography jargon and terminology
  • Hardware and software apps to use and how to use them
  • Video and photography editing – adding text/tiles and colouring
  • Video production – planning/location/setup/filming/lighting/audio
  • How to emulate modern video storytelling styles
  • Where to purchase cost effective equipment and attachments
  • Uploading and promoting your stories on various social media platforms
Date: Tuesday 14th & Tuesday 21st June
Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fee: €40


Financial Management (Advanced)

Continue building confidence in your business finances.

Build on existing knowledge and practices embedded within your SME and learn new improved systems and strategies to empower greater financial
decision making.
Business owners who are knowledgeable and understand their finances will be able to make informed decisions about the future of their business and prepare for any challenges or opportunities that may arise. 
Within a highly interactive and collaborative workshop you will be equipped to:

  • Assess your current Finance Process
  • Relate to Best Practices in reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Identify trends in the numbers for future planning
  • Find underperforming parts of the business
  • Determine gaps in financial literacy and create a plan to increase knowledge in key areas
  • Assess areas of financial risk and be prepared for challenges / opportunities
  • Prepare Financial KPIs for ongoing review or discussion with lenders


Date: Wednesday 22nd June
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fee: €20


Phone: (01) 204 7083

Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
County Hall
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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