Work Matters Business and Employment talks at Wexford Library

Wexford Library will host a programme of free events for those that are job seeking, thinking of a career change and for business start-ups as part of the national Work Matters at the Library programme currently being rolled out in public libraries across the country. All these events are free and all are welcome. Booking is recommended. For more information telephone Wexford Library on 053-9196760 or email:

Alan Maher, Business Strategist and Personal Development Coach will give a talk on “Public Speaking-Skills for Making an Effective Presentation” on Thursday 31 January at 7pm. Public speaking can be a challenge for many but is an important skill to learn for work or social purposes. Alan will help participants to focus on the two core elements: clear and focused content and convincing and interesting delivery.

Catherine Duggan, business mentor and a regular presenter and facilitator for the Innovation Enterprise Network will present a series for new start-ups, budding entrepreneurs and existing businesses. “Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Lean Start-Up Principles” is a four week course, covering four key topics which will explain tools to test and validate the participant’s business idea. The first session covers an “Introduction to Lean Start-Up: The Business Model Canvas” and will take place on Thursday 7 February 2019 at 7pm. Participants will learn about Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas tool and Eric Ries’s Lean Startup principles which will help them to take a deep dive into their business idea.  Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions to get maximum benefit but it is possible to choose a session that suits. Further sessions will take place on Thursday 21 February, 7 March and 21 March. Further details are available from Wexford Library.