Get Involved –Somethingdifferent!April 29th2013 @ 7 pmPlace National or Local Organization logo hereColoca el logotipo d tu Organización Nacional oLocal aquíInsérer ici le logo de l’Organisation nationale oulocale
Who are (JCI) International?• Branches in over 100 countries all overthe world• International network of business peopleand young professionals.• Branches in USA, Australia, Canada, UKGermany, France, Belgium, Japan…… thelist goes on. Visit jci.cc for more info
Who are (JCI) International? Contd.• Internationally recognised organisation• Membership based 18-40 age group• Four areas of opportunity:B
What does JCI offer?• International network of friends andbusiness contacts.• Organisation to contact if you areemigrating.• Professional contacts in other markets.
Who are JCI Galway• Out of hours professional and personaldevelopment organisation for peoplebetween the ages of 18-40.• Over 50 years promoting business andcommunity projects in Galway City.• We organise projects under the four areasof opportunity: Community, business,international and individual.
What do JCI Galway do?• Most popular projects are;– Galway Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards– Friendly Business Awards– Galway Tourist Guide and– Active citizenship week– Outstanding Young Person of the Year Awards• Meet on second Tuesday of each month in theHarbour Hotel Galway.
Business Projects• “Provides members with an opportunity tocontribute to the development of theeconomic infrastructure”
Friendly Business Awards• Award excellence that businesses havemade in the following categories:1. Customer Care/Friendliness2. Eco Friendliness3. Shop layout/ design4. Disability access5. Digital Friendliness
Friendly Business Awards• Application forms will be available fordownload by May 31st2013.• Application deadlines June 29th2013.• Awards to be held in July date tbc.• Come and talk to me or email me on:firstname.lastname@example.org
Galway Young Entrepreneur of theYear Awards 2013• Entrants must be between 18-40• Must be in business for at least 12 months• Process up to date Tax ClearanceCertificate.• 2013 GYE will commence in August• Registering interest this evening.
Benefits of EnteringGYE• Opportunity to compete for a fantastic prize fundof in excess €40k (Advertising, training, finance,PR and consultancy).• Superb business networking and businessdevelopment opportunity locally.• Feedback available from judges who are wellestablished business people in Galway• PR and Marketing exposure through advertisingcampaign in the Galway Advertiser and JCIGalway social media channels.
JCI Galway Community Projects• Worked with Conradh na Gaeilge andTradSoc in NUI Galway to hostinternational students for Irish music anddance evening• Summer Charity Concert working withLocal performing arts groups June 28th2013.
International Opportunities• International Network across 100countries• Opportunities to make internationalbusiness contacts• Annual Area Conference in Europe• 2013 conference is in Monte Carlo• Promotional video of the conference.
JCI Galway and Social MediaFacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube
Benefits of Social Media forJCI Galway• Communicate with members, pastmembers, the wider community and ourinternational network• Projects such as GYE, FBA TOYP createinterest and drive online activity byincreasing views on linkedin page andincreasing friend requests on FB.
Facebook Facts• 1,916 friends on facebook• Create groups to make communicationeasier.• Create events on Facebook for meetingsand training events• Keep in touch with members from otherbranches across Europe
Benefits of Social Media in General• Promotes the branch in the Galway area• Increase awareness of JCI GalwayProjects and events.• Post details of Projects completed onLinkedIn• Post links to project web pages onjcigalway.org website• Enhance members skills and interests ontheir LinkedIn profiles.
Summary• Next meeting on May 14th2013 at 8 pm inthe Harbour Hotel.• Registering interest for Galway YoungEntrepreneur of the Year Awards thisevening.• More information on Friendly BusinessAwards by Friday May 31st 2013.
Thank youPresented by Olivia HayesJCI Galway President 2013