Jessica Keenan Smith’s reputation as a speaker is built on her willingness to take on hard topics with authenticity, warmth and empathy. She is a thought-leader, and social impact storyteller who has the ability to inspire audiences and provides strategies for change.
Commonly Requested Presentations
Jessica is often invited to participate in workshops, interviews, and patient advisory boards. Here are a few of her highly requested full lenth talk topics.
Barriers to Patient EngagementSocial Impact StorytellingAdvocating with Authenticity
Patient engagement has long been a hot topic in healthcare but many companies still struggle with how to fully overcome barriers in this space. Because healthcare is often designed around silos it is difficult to think in terms of “cross-pollinating” ideas and solutions between those silos. In this talk Jessica will share examples of where barriers can rise up and suggestions that may help to eliminate those barriers.
Storytelling has the power to persuade, engage and activate. This technique if used properly can appeal to our core emotions and inspire fierce support. In this talk Jessica will share how she has connected with the epilepsy community to gather hundreds of personal stories from around the world and how those stories are having an impact.
Brands, nonprofits, even engaged patients are looking for guidance on how to effectively navigate their space more in a more authentic fashion that is still true to their “brand”. Often this feels like an impossible ask, but the truth is the closer we are to our authentic voice the easier it is to stay on message.
Variety, The Children’s Charity
Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives
American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics
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