This month I've got a whole host of speaking events coming up, so I've renamed November TALK-VEMBER. Here's my speaking calendar for this month to give you a flavour of who I address and what I talk about.


I've been asked to address the finalists representing Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Tipperary in the second annual Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards. There are 12 finalists under the age of 30 competing in three categories:

Ireland's Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Munster Finalists 2015

1. Best New Idea (not yet established)

2. Best Startup Business (up to 24 months)

3. Best Established Business (over 24 months)

My brief is to tell my own business story, having set up my first business at 30 years old, and to share tips on how to deal with the rollercoaster that is business. I'll be live-tweeting from the event on Monday 2nd November from my Twitter account @tweetsbyJSB and using the hashtag #IBYE.

  • WOW Festival, Derry


The WOW or Women of the World Festival is organised by the North West Women's Collective. NWWC is a constituted women’s group to assist the development of local women in the Derry & Donegal region of Ireland.

I've been asked to speak about being a teenage single parent turned entrepreneur and the journey to now. I'll be live tweeting from the event from @tweetsbyJSB on Saturday 14th November using the hashtag #WOW so join in the conversation.

  • Into The West Blogging Network, Blogging Conference, Galway

Into The West Blogger Network Logo

I'm really looking forward to getting the opportunity to talk about one of my passions - blogging!

The ladies at Into the West Blogger Network in Galway have invited me to speak and I've decided to talk on the topic of How To Commercialise Your Blog. My presentation will follow my 7-steps to making money from your blog including: Personal Branding, Positioning, Going Niche, Thinking Big, Pricing & ROI and, Credibility & Reputation. I'll be live-tweeting from the event from @tweetsbyJSB on Sunday 15th November and using the hashtag #itwbn so join in the conversation.

  • Louth / Meath Education & Training Board, Dublin

Louth Meath ETB

I will address this grouping on how to use social media to make an impact to your education business. The public sector can be slow to adopt social media due to the vastness of their organisations, however, the sames principals apply to the public sector as it does to private business and I will be sharing my top tips. I'll be live-tweeting from this event on November 18th and sharing my social media tips on Twitter from @tweetsbyJSB using the hashtag #JSBsocialmediatips.

  • TedX, Omagh


Ah Ted! This is happening at Shurle Arts Centre in Omagh on November 30th and I've been preparing for this for the past eight months. I'm really excited, nervous and anxious about this speaking gig, but I will be sure to deliver it with purpose. I will certainly be live tweeting from this event from @tweetsbyJSB and using the hashtag #TedXomagh so please join the conversation.