Shakira M. Brown

Shakira M. Brown

Presentation: Mindful Collaborative Communication to Achieve More of Your Project Management Goals

Abstract: Collaboration cannot take place without the support of effective communications. It is essential to foster a genuine determination to reach a common objective by sharing knowledge, insights and learning to build a consensus to inspire action through words and make a positive impact. This is where mindful collaborative communication to bring projects to successful completion.

In this presentation, Award-Winning Business Communication Strategist and Professional Speaker, Shakira M. Brown, will demonstrate how differences in goals, agendas and perspectives are manifested in every day communication. Attend this session to increase your awareness of the necessity to create an environment of openness with mutual respect and trust using mindful communication techniques rooted in practical Zen philosophical concepts to build and maintain meaningful collaborative relationships. Depart this session with ways to minimize conflict and communicate with greater clarity, precision and influence.

Note: This is a proprietary presentation developed by Shakira M. Brown.

Learning Objectives:

  • Listen more effectively to understand what others are trying to tell you
  • Enhance your leadership skills by conveying improved empathy and understanding to support your business strategy
  • Recognize ways to be more of service to others

PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership

Biography: Shakira M. Brown is an award-winning Professional Branding & Business Communication Speaker ( and former network television broadcast journalist. She is the CEO of SMB Strategic Media LLC (, a firm that helps businesses get to the heart of why the customers/clients buy their goods and service helping them clarify their message via strategic brand messaging. Her clients have included medium to large medical practices, professional services firms, insurance brokers, national associations, professional organizers, consumer brands, celebrities, personalities and Fortune 500 companies. Shakira is also the lead marketing consultant for America’s Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey. She has won over 13 industry awards in various disciplines for her work. Shakira frequently shares her expertise at national conferences and corporate workshops and she is a professional member of the National Speakers Association. She shares her thought leadership with the media outlets such as American Express Open, Crain’s Chicago, PR Week, Brand Week, Institutional Investor, Smart Money and she is also a contributing writer for Black