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Episode Guide

Paul White - How to be an Effective Board Member

Tony Cantwell sits down with Paul White, Director & Partner at Governance Ireland.

Paul has held Board & Senior Executive roles in France, UK, & Ireland, he is a co-founder and former Executive Director of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland. He is a board performance evaluator, mediator, business adviser, investor & mentor, with a significant track record in improving board performance effectiveness.

Tony chats with Paul about the key components of a successful board. They discuss the keys to becoming an effective member, as well as how boards are structured, what they do and how they work.

Key topics include:
- What are the first questions he asks when reviewing a board's effectiveness
- Common mistakes board make
- The duties and responsibilities of directors
- The importance of the chair
- Effective Board meetings
- Board development and succession planning

Paul Mitchell - Business Start-ups & the Construction Sector

In this episode of the CMG Podcast, Tony Cantwell sits down with Paul Mitchell, co-founder and director of Mitchell McDermott.

Paul's career has spanned over 20 years, he was the Director at Davis Langdon, before moving on to becoming head of Program, Cost & Consultancy with AECOM. In 2015 he co-founded Mitchell McDermott with colleague with Anthony McDermott, and in that short space of time the company is already one of the leading construction consultancy operations in the Irish construction industry today.

Tony chats with Paul about the challenges he faced starting a new company, how the company has grown and developed and interestingly, why they turned down business in their first year. Paul also talks about their approach to recruitment, the construction sector in general and why it was so important to them to get the ethos of the company right from the very start.

Sonya Meekel - Time Management & Public Speaking

In this episode, our CEO Tony is joined by one of our most popular trainers, Sonya Meekel.

They discuss several aspects of management, mainly focussed on improving time management, as well as some fantastic tips and insights on how to speak in front of an audience.

“The Exhibition Guy” Stephan Murtagh - Sales & Exhibitions

The exhibition industry is growing rapidly year on year, as it is a hugely valuable method to promote your business. However, it’s up to you to make it work!

In this episode, Tony Cantwell is joined by The Exhibition Guy, Stephan Murtagh, to discuss the real benefits of face to face sales, and the most important things a company should consider when exhibiting or sponsoring at an event.

Alan Hennessy - Creating a Social Media Presence

In this episode, Tony Cantwell is joined by Alan Hennessy, Head of Digital & Social Media at Kompass Media, to discuss tactics on how companies can create and improve their social media presence online, how to create content that engages their audience, and how to build their brand.