Robins Kaplan LLP 2019 Women in Insurance Seminar

The Psychology of Persuasion

September 10, 2019

800 Boylston Street
Suite 2500
Boston, MA 02199


Los Angeles
2049 Century Park East
Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90067


New York
399 Park Avenue
Suite 3600
New York, NY 10022


We encourage those who cannot attend in person to join us via webinar.

Melissa M. D'Alelio


Member of Executive Board
Chair, Insurance and Catastrophic Loss Group

Our success as insurance professionals is largely based upon our ability to understand and appreciate others’ perspectives, communicate effectively, diagnose and overcome breakdowns in communication, and persuade and present with confidence and clarity. This is true whether we are advocating for ourselves, our colleagues, or our clients, and whether our audience is a manager, judge, mediator, opposing counsel, or teammate.

Please join the Robins Kaplan Women in Insurance group for our annual women’s seminar and networking event designed to support and empower women in the industry. This year, Harvard Instructor and Public Speaking and Leadership Communication Coach Jill Slye will present on “The Psychology of Persuasion.” Jill will teach us how to maximize our natural communication style and how gender colors how we speak and how we are heard. We will learn the principles of communication that drive all business interactions, how to structure messages that inspire action, how to gain confidence in our presentation abilities, how to convey insight and recommendations more effectively, and how to best understand and connect with our audience.

Immediately following this presentation, we will host a Q&A with Jill which will lead to further discussion and networking with women in our industry.


Lunch in Boston and New York, Breakfast in Los Angeles, and Networking
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET 

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ET


1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

About Our Speaker: Jill Slye

Jill Slye teaches advanced public speaking and executive communication to Harvard University Extension School graduate and undergraduate students. Jill teaches the Fundamentals of Basic and Advanced Public Speaking, and Executive Communication to diverse people from around the globe. Jill's twenty seven years of business experience in sales, management and marketing provides the basis for her understanding of her audience, and enhances her ability to relate to her clients and students. Jill Slye teaches her inspirational platform that takes public speaking to a new level of comfort, allowing the presenter to successfully reach the audience. In both individual and group settings, Jill coaches leaders, top executives, salespeople, managers, high school and college students, and others to successfully deliver their message.

Learn more about Jill Slye

Robins Kaplan has sought approval with mandatory continuing legal education boards for 1.0 hour of Standard credit in Minnesota (Event Code 278409), and via reciprocity, California and New York.

This event is by invitation only. If you have questions or are interested in attending, please Contact Christine Berndt at or 612.349.8404.