I help people and brands thrive at the intersection of
technology, culture and business.

Sometimes a speaker can energize an entire room simply by her presence, and when Michelle takes the stage, that’s exactly what you get. From the first words into the microphone, Michelle lets the entire audience know that they’re in for something special.

Chris Strub

Author, 50 States, 100 Days


L. Michelle Smith is an author, speaker and leader who thrives at the intersection of culture, technology and business. She is the founder of no silos communications, the parent company for a series of media, content and tech brands. She has more than 25 years of experience as a communicator and integrated marketer at global agencies, her own boutique agency and a Fortune 10 technology, telecom and media company.

She is in constant demand as a keynote speaker, facilitator, panelist and host and has been featured across the United States for Brand-Innovators at their summits in Dallas, NYC Social Media Week and SXSW, Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, Howard University’s Annual Social Media Conference, the National Black Public Relations Society annual conference, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) global conference, Blogging While Brown, Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit and other major venues. She is a member of the Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer College  of Strategic Communications Board of Visitors, is featured in the nationally-televised TCU Lead On ad campaign and profiled prominently in a related, digital, mini documentary.

Fast Company once called Michelle one of the best media trainers in the business. She spent about a dozen years training executives in the C-Suite for keynotes, presentations, interviews and appearances on CNBC, The Today Show, CNN and other national and local broadcast shows. She has since applied those tenets to her own speaking opportunities and added her own signature, infectious energy and personality to become one of the most sought after, contemporary keynote speakers on topics that concern technology, business and culture.

She is also the creator, producer and host of  The Culture Soup Podcast which features human interest interviews with some of the most innovative names in tech, business and culture.  Michelle is also The 30 Minute Mentor (#30MM), a program that organizes growth cohorts for entrepreneurs and mid-level, corporate professionals hoping to grow their leadership skills and business acumen.

As a classically-trained mezzo soprano who has sung professionally across a number of genres,  she sits on the board of directors for Opera America where she is advising the organization on how to usher in a more inclusive experience in opera especially leveraging social media.

Among a long list of other honors and recognitions over her career, recently, Brand Innovators named her to their Top 100 Women to Watch list. Women of Color in STEM recognized her as a Technology All-Star; and the PR Council and PRWeek name her as a finalist for their Diversity Distinction Champion—In House award. RollingOut Magazine also named her to their Top 25 Women in Dallas.

A Dallas native, Michelle earned a bachelor’s degree in English, writing emphasis, and a master of science in media studies from TCU.

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Rockstar CMO Reviews TCSP Ep 12

Two Rockstars, One Podcast: L. Michelle Smith talks to Ted Rubin Ian Truscott | Rockstar CMO   his month two of our favorite Rockstar CMOs got together, as L. Michelle Smithwelcomed Ted Rubin to The Culture Soup podcast to talk……

MelaninPeople Features LMS

  Meet L.Michelle Smith, award winning communicator, corporate leader and business owner. 1. So our readers can get to know you, briefly introduce yourself to our audience. I am an author, speaker and leader who is also founder of No…

Rockstar CMO Features LMS

People ask me if LinkedIn really works.  Well, it does.  The editor of Rockstar CMO had been following my profile since 2016.  One day he saw me in a photo with Ted Rubin and requested an introduction.  Then it all started.  Ian…

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