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Source: Global Deaf Women

February 17, 2015

Wayne Betts, Jr., & Trudy Suggs To Speak At Power Of Me Retreat 2015

Two leading Deaf entrepreneurs to speak at deaf professional networking event on May 1st, 2015 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

DOYLESTOWN, PA -- Global Deaf Women is proud to announce the addition of Wayne Betts, Jr., co-founder of Convo Relay, one of the largest video relay service companies in the nation, to their speaker roster at the 6th Annual Power of Me Retreat, and Trudy Suggs, of T.S. Writing Services, will be headlining the event as the keynote speaker.

The public affair “Sip, Shop, and Social Night,” is a hotly anticipated networking event for deaf professionals on the first night of the Power Of Me Retreat, which is open to the public on May 1st, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm. Wayne Betts, Jr. kicks off the affair with his speech, “Finding Your Heart,” about understanding your true entrepreneurial passions. At the Power of Me Retreat, Trudy Suggs will be giving two workshops, “Awaken Your Business,” and “Say It Right: Five Tips For Successful Business Communications.”

Wayne Betts, Jr., and Trudy Suggs are amazing entrepreneurs! Wayne is a true business visionary, and he has successfully branded Convo Relay to appeal to a mass market deaf audience, and I cannot be more excited for him to share his entrepreneurial knowledge with the deaf professional community at Sip, Shop, and Social Night!” said Sofia Seitchik, founder of Global Deaf Women, and host of Power of Me Retreat 2015. “Trudy Suggs, with her amazing knowledge of business practices and business communications, will be sure to thrill our attendees with her business tips and best business practices.”

The 6th Annual Power Of Me Retreat features the following workshops from an amazing array of speakers:

  • Sofia Seitchik, founder of Global Deaf Women

“Awaken Your Inner Gifts to Gain Confidence, Clarity, And Attract Clients”

“7 Steps to Design Your Own Marketing System to Convert Paid Clients”

  • Trudy Suggs, T.S. Writing Services

“Awaken Your Business”

“Say It Right: Five Tips For Successful Business Communications”

  • Nikki Reinick, Your Desk’s Assistant

“5 Simple Steps To Doubling Your Income With Outsourcing”

  • Mellini Taylor, Deaf Future Works

“What Every Woman Business Owner Needs To Know About Social Security Benefits & Self Employment”

For more details about the 2015 Power Of Me Retreat including agenda details, ticket prices, vendor booths, and lodging can be found on the website at

Media inquiries can be directed to Irina Normatov at, and any questions about attending the retreat can be sent to Sofia Seitchik at

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 $ 250 per person

Relax and refresh is what you need for a weekend yoga retreat! In the heart of Martha’s Vineyard, you will learn yoga poses with proper alignment, basic foundation of the poses and learn the breathing technique. The retreat is tailored to meet the needs of deaf yogis with an experienced Hatha Yoga Teacher who is Deaf and fluent in ASL.

Below is the list of activities:
Morning yoga and afternoon beach yoga practice Morning meditation practice
Martha’s Vineyard history
Spiritual Movie
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Please acknowledge that the meals will be vegetarian only. It is recommended that you purchase the groceries on the mainland. The retreat is limited to 8 people and you will be rooming with someone. Couples are welcome.

As for ferry reservation, please order your ferry ticket via online or call. The website is If you would like to see the house, please click on this website and make sure you use the property ID is 140001. The address is included in the website.

I accept pay pal payment and/or check payable to “Barbara Eger-Klatt”. The deadline is August 15, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara.

Yellow Leaf Yoga| 240.292.6807 |

Barbara Eger-Klatt is certified as E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance and a member of International Association of Yoga Therapist. She has 8 years of yoga experience with personal practice and she taught Deaf Yoga Class in Washington, DC metro area. Her favorite motto is “Smile and it’s a great therapy!”