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BLS: Sweet Success: Why Empathy and Communication Matter in Business

  • November 20, 2019
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The relationships that are built by your organization are ultimately a large part of what determines its success. The use of intentional communication and empathy by a company can build trust and loyalty not only in its consumer base, but also within its staff. This trust and loyalty enables you as a business owner to retain your best customers and your strongest workers. How can you translate strong empathy and communication into strong growth for your organization? Join speakers Jill Sheifelben and Priyanka Komala to discuss how these keys skill can be developed and utilized for the betterment of your business.


    • Jill Schiefelbein, Owner of the Dynamic Communicator

    University faculty-turned-entrepreneur, Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning business owner, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years, analyzed terrorist documents to provide counter-terrorism messaging strategies to the military, and was a pioneer in the digital education space, creating an office serving 60,000 students and—with no staff or operational budget—adding $1M in revenue in its first year.

    Today, Jill resides in New York City and runs The Dynamic Communicator®, providing custom communication training and strategies for her clients—through workshops, keynote speaking, consulting, and virtual training. She’s helped clients all over the spectrum learn dynamic communication skills: from Boomers, to Millennials, to Generation Z, from Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, and even some reluctant professional athletes.

    She's a VIP contributor to Entrepreneur, and a livestream video personality. She has a syndicated YouTube channel that teaches communication skills and reaches thousands each week. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business, is in bookstores around the country.

    • Priyanka Komala, Technology Leader and Host of CurryUp Startup

    A Distinguished Toastmaster, Priyanka is passionate about using technology as an enabler to help scientists communicate effectively to varied audiences. As the technology leader at the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine she is responsible for creating and delivering the web strategy and future technological direction for a $30M division.

    She hosts Curry up Startup podcast to spotlights Asian Entrepreneurs. Priyanka is an International keynote speaker on Leadership, Mindfulness, Career Development and a Women in Tech Advocate.

    The venues and platforms on which Priyanka has been featured include Huffington Post, Women in Technology, Girls in Technology, Women in Tech DC summit, ACT-W and the Women of the World festival. She has also served as the Vice President of DC Web Women and was previously on the board of Byte Back Next Generation Council. A new mom, she enjoys gardening and inspiring girls in STEM. Priyanka has a Masters in Computer Science from American University and MBA from University of Michigan.



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