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The SodShow meets Breezy Gardening

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.

Dublin’s Only Garden Radio Show. The SodShow – with Peter Donegan & Brian Greene – Every Friday 3pm.

On This Weeks Garden Radio:

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Fresh out of The Dragons Den, I speak with Noel Joyce of Breezy Gardening who on Sunday 29th April 2012, secured a €33,000 investment for 33% of his company with Sean of Sullivan of SOS Ventures. The angle on this may be slightly different coming in, but what a corker of a garden radio show it is this week. Interesting story. Interesting product. That, an absolute gentleman, a great Irish gardening product and a nice success story.

A note of thanks to Krishna De for this one 😉

More info on Breezy Gardening:

Listen to The SodShow Live @ 3pm:

  • Tune in: 103.2fm on your radio dial if you are in the Dublin area
  • Listen live online: every Friday 3pm via TuneIn.com – on your phone or desktop

Listen Later:

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Make Contact with The SodShow:

Social Media Means Business 2011

On Wednesday 8th June the Social Media Means Business conference will take place in Tallaght Stadium. Hosted by South Dublin County Council in partnership with South Dublin Chamber of Commerce, it will be chaired by Ms. Krishna De and runs from 8am until 1pm

I’ll be talking at it about promoting your business using Podcasts. More details and information on the event and the speakers list can be found over on the website: smmb.ie

Here’s what I’ll be talking about and what they say about me:

Peter Donegan will be speaking at the Social Media Means Business event on June 8th, 2011 in Tallaght Stadium. There he will be presenting a case study on “Promoting your business using Podcasts”

Peter is a landscape gardener – a business man who is constantly in touch with and using social media.  By all accounts he likes to chat and you will find Peter tweeting and creating audio-boos of anything and everything throughout his normal working day (and often later into the evening).  When following Peter, you will realise that he is honest, straight talking, passionate about gardening, and genuine in all that he does. Through the online medium, Peter has built a sizable following. He is a landscape gardener who tweets, blogs, boos, podcasts (appropriately named the sodshow), and otherwise interacts across diverse social medium.

Incidentally the ‘sodshow’ mixes traditional broadcast media with social media.  It airs on 103.2 Dublin City FM – every Friday @ 3pm and is also available in iTunes.

His gardening background began spending four years studying horticulture, before moving on to brighter pastures: teaching horticulture in South Dublin, landscaping in London and becoming head of grounds for Dublin City University. After leaving his post as Contracts Manager in Dublin, Peter moved to Scotland to work on garden design and consultancy, before returning home in 2001 to set up Donegan Landscaping. In 2001, Peter decided to start his own company, Peter Donegan Landscaping Ltd and has been at the forefront of Irish landscaping ever since. With nine awards already under his belt, including the Overall Winner’s prize for Design at the 2007 ALCI Landscape Awards, the future looks bright for Peter and Irish gardening.

Connect with our speaker –

Peter Donegan Landscaping – twitterwebaudiobooblog

Who should attend

Social Media Means Business is an open event.  It is being organised with emphasis and specific content for supporting the business community. As such the programme being presented at Social Media Means Business will typically suit SME Owners, Senior Managers and Executives, Business Development Executives, Marketing Executives and Sales Managers, PR & Communication Managers, Media Professionals, Customer Service Managers and other Executives.

Conference Cost

The cost of attending this sensational event is a mere €20.  Booking is essential as numbers are limited. Please use the register now options from this web site.

Go Raibh Míle Maith Agaibh

I am a really lucky fortunate guy. I have great friends. I know some really kind people. Really kind.

Now and again it’s important to say thanks. Put simply, that is all this post is……

Sunday just gone, afternoon, sitting at my kitchen table having coffee were Bernie Goldbach and his family, all the way from Cashel Co Tipperary – Bernie had come to Dublin to set me up with some new audio recording equipment; Phil Murtagh was there too – setting up my laptop that he got me out of bed to go and help me choose and buy [sunday rules apply here – hello Michael!]. Also there, for no apparent reason was George Foxe. I must make really good coffee.;)

The night before Luke Donegan [no relation] sent me this logo [see left] to spruce up my twitter page. No apparent reason. Luke has previously designed the #sodcast iTunes logo and the garden group logo’s. Watch this space. I hope he remebers me wants his garden done when he’s rich and famous 😛

Two days previous at around 9.30pm Krishna De spoke with me on Skype, just chatting about things I should and could do. krishna is a genius in her field [be dum] and to have that chat – money simply couldn’t buy it. She also has one of the best smiles I have ever seen 😀 Some time ago, Krishna gave me a lift. From Limerick.

This morning I spoke to Gordon Murray. Another tech genius. Another gentleman. He lives in Cork. The fact that the internet is not a garden helps a lot knowing that my computer and his garden have amazing similarities. He owes me a pint. It’s my notebook 😆

Take Brian Greeene and the sodcast intro jingle. Mark Rock of audioboo who I shall see shortly in London. Gentleman. Also Kevin Coleman of Back Page Football, Davy Mac Donald previously for my website header – Adrian McMahon and years [literally] of advice. Anthony McGuinness, Darren Byrne…. the list is literally endless. All in some form or other have been there for me and usually when I needed it the most.

Thanks also to Eoin kennedy, David and Daryll for Friday, it was an honour to be in your company. I think golf clubs would be a really bad investment. Thanks also to the lads at Simply Zesty for the lovely cup of tea 😉

There a long list of names I should have here, I know that. If I’ve left you out…. I know you know it’s not intentional….. Please do hollar and I’ll sneak it in. It wouldn’t be the same without you. I know also that in those above and so many more are simply great friends who I have laughed, possibly cried and smiled after with.

If you ever have the honour to work with any of those mentioned above, tell them I said thanks, again.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh.

2010 IIA Best Business Blogger Shortlists

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I was shortlisted for the 2009 IIA Net Visionary awards. And it appears I have been shortlisted for the 2010 IIA Net Visionary Awards.

The awards are however vote based. And so I will need yours. As I said last year, I don’t expect to win but…. awards are always nice 😉

If you wish to…. You can go to the Net Visionary Awards Voting Page click on my name and then click the vote button. It would be really appreciated.

Here’s what the IIA said

Congratulations! Net Visionary Shortlist 2010 Announced
Dear Peter,

Congratulations! You have been shortlisted in the IIA Net Visionary Awards 2010.  View the full shortlist – you may have been shortlisted in more than one category, so do check them all.

We received a huge number of nominations this year, so well done indeed on being shortlisted by the judges. Grab your shortlist badge here to let your customers and clients know of your success so far.

The winners in each category will be the person receiving the most votes from the public and voting will remain open from today to 30th April.

There are some other great business bloggers in there too…. go take a peak….

So I won’t be upset if you don’t vote for me…. 😉

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