June

DALLAS BOOK SIGNING: Pan African-Connection Bookstore

SAVE THE DATE! The world has opened up a bit, so I’m coming out to to bookstores in select cities to participate in meet & greets, signings and sometimes fireside chats with friends that you may know in the news media. We are planning a big homecoming in Dallas…all the way down to the zip code where I grew up! Mask up, and join me at the Pan-African…

LeadHERship Global Podcast: How to uncover your value as a woman leader

We’ve all been told over and over again that, as women, we need to know their value. But how do you actually go about doing that as a high-performing leader seeking higher heights in business? How do you dig into understanding your value proposition? First, you need to understand the consistent parts of your life’s story. There are literally keys to your purpose, and your future, embedded in…

LMS Talks Sports & Culture with Larry Lundy on The Culture Soup Podcast®

How has the sports industry changed in this unprecedented time of societal, cultural and technological shifts?Sports is culture, and culture is sports, but recently, we have seen where some have suggested that sports has no voice in social issues, especially the racial ones. But more and more, we are seeing teams, players, executives and even leagues making their positions clear. Most recently, we’ve seen sports figures advocate for…

NABJ Selects No Thanks for its Outstanding Book Award 2021

You know… The plan was to hold this content until early next week, but the magnitude of this award and recognition simple brings me joy. I received word yesterday that the largest organization of journalists of color, National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), will honor my book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself with their Outstanding Book Award for 2021. Of the hundreds of…

LMS Elected Board Co-Chair of Opera America and Additional 3-Year Term

Thrilled to be re-elected to the @operaamerica board during Wednesday’s global meeting of directors…this time as an officer! I am now a board Co-Chair, as a member of the Executive Directors cabinet of four, close advisors. This next 3-year term will be exciting to usher the opera industry into a new and exciting era as we are moving to more hybrid and in-person interactions in the opera houses.…

Zapier: “Make a TikTok, Not a Commercial” — LMS

Are you still trying to crack the nut on #TikTok? Looking at my newsfeed, I’ll venture to say, “Yes.” No shade, Sis. I’m here to help.I sat down with my brand partners and clients at @zapier recently to share some insights. You can find the full story at zapier.com/blog/TikTok-marketingtipsI do social media training for corporate executives, university officials, non profit officers and business large and small. Reach out…

The Dallas Weekly Features LMS and No Thanks

Speaking of People: L. Michelle Smith June 17, 2021 By Catrina Satterwhite, Dallas Weekly We are all familiar with companies like American Express, Microsoft, and Amazon creating the kinds of brands that set standards for other companies to emulate. But have you ever wondered who helps these companies thrive? As Daymond John of Shark Tank says, “Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others.” The…

LMS Talks about Juneteenth with CW33

Recognition is good, but ” …we have bigger fish to fry than a Juneteenth barbecue.” That was the core message I delivered live on CW33’s Morning After Show. Some other critical points: Know the history. Juneteenth originated in Texas because the Union soldiers came to state to finally tell the slaves that they were free–2 whole years after the emancipation proclamation. It was a slap in the face,…

The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is LIVE

  The No Thanks Online Course & Discussion Guide is also now LIVE and available on my site (lmichellesmith.com), and I’m so thrilled to bring you this work. It took me about 4 months to produce, and I’m with you as a certified hybrid instructor all the way. Today I multi-streamed live on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter/Periscope and YouTube to share what it’s all about and walk you through…

RadioONE:  Not Everyone is Thrilled to Head Back to Work, but Here’s What You Can Do

Returning to the office is one of the hot topics right now among companies and professionals. Let’s face it. Not everyone is thrilled about it. Your point of view on it may depend on who you are. For many Black women, the thought of returning to the office environment isn’t as simple as finally returning to a quiet workspace conducive to getting things done. Actually. the pandemic and…

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