Ireland Together Community has been in existence for three months and is already adding value and actionable insights to its 500 plus members. The non-profit group of professionals and entrepreneurs is committed to finding innovative solutions to the challenges presented by the changes that COVID-19 is...

The HSE has said the Covid-19 contact-tracing app is set to launch, pending approval from Apple and Google, as well as the Government. Ireland is set to get a State-backed contact-tracing app within the coming week. According to The Irish Times, the HSE said that the app...

Recent by Apple shows us why nice and simple ideas are always the best choice for presentations. Use these design tips to preset successfully. This week's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference was notable for its format (virtual) and its announcements (hundreds of new features covering the entire product line). The Apple keynote also...

Our advisor Eva Acton analyses different business interactions and the importance of having a solid relationship with all your stakeholders. Eva has extensive sales and small business development experience.  Relationship Building is a facet of small business that cannot be underestimated. It over-arches every aspect of...

Why having business empathy is crucial to your business? Our member Simon Haigh interviews Ted Rubin on his Inspire podcast What is Empathy and Why is it Not Enough? We all know the basic definition of empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. However,...

A good mic and earphone are essential tools for remote workers. Here we help you find the perfect headset.  One heterodox recommendation I have for audio and video calls when you’re working in a distributed fashion is not to mute, if you can help it. When you’re...

Starbucks is introducing the new Starbucks Pickup, a new idea to transform the company's strategy Things are changing at Starbucks. Yesterday, the coffee giant released its latest SEC filing. It begins with a five-page letter "to all Starbucks stakeholders," and is signed by the company's CEO and president, Kevin Johnson, and...

By Keith Reynold Jennings, {grow} Contributing Columnist In this article, I want to offer you a question that is powerful in its ability to evoke clarity and insight. I can’t think of a better way to help you serve yourself, your team, your clients, and even...

Here we share some best practices for delivering a webinar to keep your audience engaged Preparation Review your current webinar provider tutorials Make notes on key points Change your setup accordingly Create the agenda and background info in Word All the webinar services are under...

Here Joe Houghton shares some top tips for changing the default settings for your Zoom video-conference meetings Settings Review the Zoom online tutorials 1 minute how-to videos are at http://tiny.cc/pbbulz Well worth investing a few minutes watching these! Change your Zoom background In the desktop app,...

Joe Houghton's top tips for keeping the focus on top of things mentally as we all adjust to working at home It's ok not to be ok all the time! Try to start and end your day with "you time" Get up and do some exercise,...

Feeling challenged on how to move all your teaching online? You are not alone! MATERIALS Review your current lecture materials Slide decks Videos Online links Activities Consider what new options your remote tools offer you Quizzes Collaborative documents Recording Ask colleagues for advice Map out the...

Joe Houghton shares some best practices for making the most of working from home Workspace Dedicate a quiet, separate space for work If at all possible, separate working and relaxing spaces Ideally be able to close the door on distractions Get a proper chair Using a dining chair...

Joe Hughton explains 15 ways why online teaching is great Educators – take a breath… it’s not all bad! Let’s look at some benefits in online teaching…“Landslide” a song by The Dixie Chicks has a line “Well, I've been 'fraid of changin', 'cause I've built my...

Online class can present challenges if you’re not prepared. Joe Houghton shares some top tips for online learning success to get the most value out of your online class. Optimise your workspace...

Covid Interns is an initiative set up by Paddy Ryder and Rob Muldowney, both Global Business students at Trinity College Dublin and founding board members with the Irish Graduates Network. Having noted the immense disruption faced by Irish SMEs due to the coronavirus and the cancellation of...

How to prepare for a virtual presentation? Dana Brownlee advises avoiding these five common mistakes When Mosaic Resource Group Founder Crystal Richard’s overseas keynote presentation was almost cancelled during the early days of the pandemic, she insisted to event organizers that she could still present but just...