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Shakira M. Brown is a leadership communication strategist and professional speaker whose expertise is often tapped for comment by the media. Looking to interview Shakira? Please send your request and relevant details to book[at] . 

NAGC PIO People: Shakira M. Brown, Leadership Communication Strategist & Soft Skills Maven April 22, 2022 -

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So honored to be providing commentary on #negotiation skills on the cover of Wiley's The Membership Management Report Feb 2022 Issue. Today, #softskills development is so important to the overall success of professionals in all roles. Understanding how to #speakwithintent during negotiation situations can help you get more of what you want. 

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In this episode of TASBOcast (The official podcast of the Texas Association of School Business Officials) , TASBO's Becky Bunte and Tom Greer have a conversation with Shakira Brown - a gifted speaker with years of experience teaching others how to effectively communicate. Shakira has two breakout learning sessions planned for the TASBO Engage Conference. Feb. 14, 2022

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Master These Leadership Skills to Optimize Your Team’s Performance 

By Shakira M. Brown , Dec. 2020

Check out my bylined article that advocates 

association leaders becoming more open to applying a range of communication skills help with leading with more precision.

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Successful storytelling  

Build your brand and reputation by leveraging authentic stories.  (09/23/2020)


Story marketing allows credit unions to build their brands and reputations by leveraging authentic stories instead of a sales pitch, according to Shakira M. Brown, CEO of SMB Strategic Media.

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Podcast Interview: Laid Off Life 

Talk of Success - NJSBDC at Brookdale

College Podcast - Shakira M. Brown

shares insights on her successful

career and business. March 2021 

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Five Minutes With Shakira M. Brown: Responding To Crisis

Nov. 1, 2020 - PPB Magazine 

PPB spoke with Brown on the need for a crisis communication plan and how to develop it. Read More


On Aug 10, 2020 Shakira M. Brown featured in ...

This Is a Mostly True Story About…Business Cards

Think Covid kills the centuries-old practice of sharing cards? Think again.

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EXCERPT "...will the coronavirus finally kill the humble business card?


One woman who undoubtedly hopes it won’t is Shakira Brown."n. 


Shakira Brown provides expert commentary in the article titled, "5 TIPS TO HELP WITH SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYING GENERATION Z"

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Shakira Brown and her firm SMB Strategic Media are featured in an NJBIZ article titled, "PR agencies give small businesses a big presence" highlighting her branding work with small businesses.

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Cover Story:

How to Start a Podcast

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Shakira is  a Black Enterprise Contributor Writer 

How to be a Socially Conscious Business 

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Why Now is the Time to Get Ready For Your 2019 Goals 

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Sales and Marketing Pros, You Are Overlooking Obvious Leads

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Christopher  Hicks: A Hit Maker One Genre at a Time - read more

The One thing You Need to do to Make Your Business Grow

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail and  how to avoid these mistakes - read more

Shakira provides expert commentary on ways that  photographers can market their services - Read More 

Assorted Media Features 


Crain's Chicago Business - The Quick & the Dead"

Shakira is quoted regarding advertising budgets during a downtown -Read More

Shakira shares her years of experience answering "How to Leverage Brand Ambassadors for Your Small Business” - Read More

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