My grandmother was born when Queen Victoria was on the throne in England and postboxes in Ireland were still painted red. When I was a child, she had one piece of advice that used to drive me crazy. “There there darling,” she would coo. “In a hundred years, it won’t matter.” Gaaaaaaah! Not the thing to say to a 7 year-old, who […]
Part two of a post that’s intended to give you some insight into the effort that is needed in advance of TEDxDublin and also perhaps, to help you if you would ever like to give a TEDx or prepare for another major speaking event. [Part 1 is here] Visuals Most of our speakers this year […]
So we did another TEDxDublin – another big one. On September 14th 2013, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (doesn’t that piece of corporate titling just trip off the tongue?) was filled to its 2,000+ capacity to see 12 amazing speakers and a selection of TED videos. Six hours of ideas worth sharing. This post is […]
I was asked by Alexander Kjefulf, the Chief Happiness Officer, to open his Arbejdsglaede Live 2013 conference in Copenhagen on May 30th. I was looking forward to leading the Irish invasion back into Denmark in revenge for the vikings of a thousand years ago! It was a superb event with little me, the captain of […]
”On your feet – selling your great idea” This will be a deepdive into the world of pitching, peddling and presenting your idea, yourself and your company to the world at large. Lots of attendees at the Dotconf have a great idea and all the enthusiasm in the world – but their idea doesn’t take […]
I’ll be presenting a seminar at the Gradireland Summer Fair in the RDS Dublin, on Wednesday June 12th at 11:30am. Topics will include: The key elements of the written stage, so your CV gets to the all-important shortlist What you need to know (about them and yourself) before you show up for interview Jumping through […]
… and living in Ireland. I contributed to this article in the Irish Independent on the topic this week. Tooth-grinding stuff. Yes, we have come a long way since the caves, but neanderthals are still in our midst.
I shall be leading the final track of the day at TRU Dublin 2013 – the track will be entitled: ‘I didn’t sign up for this shit’ (how disillusionment starts at the interview) Event details here.
TCD Technology Transfer Office – Private event Introductions / Tight pitching / Structuring your preso