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Shakira M. BrownCEO and Award-Winning Business Communication Professional SpeakerSMB Strategic Media LLC

Shakira M. Brown is Leadership Communication National Speaker and Soft Skills Maven with a focus on effective communication, leadership, innovation, public speaking, branding, and marketing addressing thousands of in-person and virtual audiences annually. Her company, SMB Strategic Media LLC, creates customized coaching and learning experiences for associations, national/international conference events and corporate workshops/retreats for a wide swath of industries. Shakira is also often tapped to speak at conferences for women in a myriad of industries. Shakira is also the lead marketing consultant for New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. She has won over 13 industry awards in various disciplines for her work. Organizations that have partnered with Shakira have included Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; Inc. (HIMSS); Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); Catersource/The Special Event Show; Healthcare Businesswomen's Association; New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists; Texas Society of Association of Executives; Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Executives; Pennsylvania Conference for Women; America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC); CyberRisk Alliance; International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC); International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE); Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland; Promotional Products Association International; and many more. Shakira is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (TV EMMYS), National Speakers Association, Meeting Professionals International and has been featured in American Express Open, Crain’s Chicago, The Membership Report, HealthCare IT News, Institutional Investor, Smart Money, Nonprofit Communications, Black Enterprise and others.