Bizcamp Galway

Yesterday, I attended Bizcamp Galway. I had been asked by Paul Killoran of Starlight Solutions to be one of the speakers. I spoke later on in the day on the topic “Your accounts – a chore or an asset.”

I attended as many other talks as I could and found it very useful and motivational.

For me the day started with a PR Masterclass by Carmel Dooley and Elaine Divilly. I thought this excellent. The content was good but, more importantly, = the masterclass was a very good example of modelling the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that you you want to communicate to your listeners.

From there I went ot a talk on Business in the Cloud given by Keith Killilea. Given that I already use a Cloud Based Accounting application, I was very interested in what Keith had to say.

Toireasa Rock gave an inspiring talk on the importance of self-belief. The interest in this topic was demonstrated by the amount of questions and the number of attendees gathered around Toireasa at the end of the talk looking for further information.

Caelen King of Whatclinic.com gave a very interesting and thought provoking talk on pricing, which amongst other things, highlighted the psychological elements of pricing.

Immediately after lunch, Alan Duggan of Tribal City, gave a very clear presentation on the lessons that he and his company have learned form launching their recent iPhone game in the Appstore. Alan is a very good speaker, having a well structured talk and effective slides.

The final session was a chaired session where Pat Phelan of Cubic Telephone, John Concannon of JFC and Aidan Daly of NUIG’s Marketing Department spoke about how early failures helped to develop their business skills and their motivation. This was followed by a lively question and answer session.

So overall, it was a very enjoyable day, listening to some very interesting business people and meeting some new friends.

Well done to the organising team. I hope it happens again.

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