Say Things Better

Coaching through intentional communication

Hi, I’m Lila Smith, and I want to help you Say Things Better.

Using my own theater-based Intentional Communication methodology, I help entrepreneurs and business leaders to identify and express their true brand value. I help them speak to the people who need to hear their message, in the way they’ll BEST be able to receive it.

This lights up content marketing strategy, LinkedIn profiles, pitch language, customer service templates and guidelines, and the internal policies that empower employees to become authentic ambassadors.

My tools are also helpful untricking tricky interpersonal and professional communication!

Ever find yourself saying “it was never my intention to offend you”? Next time, ask yourself if you know what your intention WAS, not just what it wasn’t.


What I can do for You

From individualized coaching to full-scale training seminars, I do it all

1 : 1 Coaching

Overwhelmed? Not sure what to say or how to say it effectively? Have an upcoming high-stakes Communication Event or just a sensitive e-mail to send?

Let me help you activate your intentions and Say Things Better.

Business Consulting

Build more effective teams and engage them with respect. Watch your business grow, and your employees become ambassadors!

Create a safe space for development and innovation.

Minimize confusion, lag, and gray area throughout your organization.

Power your sales team with strategy and the tools they need to connect prospects with the help they need, not just the “thing you sell.”

Speaking & Workshops

The Say Things Better method of Intentional Communication came out of my experience in theater, and has manifested in a set of practical tools that power effective communication across industries.

Audiences and teams learn how to activate intention throughout all brand communications, leveraging a universally effective strategy for achieving your Objectives while helping your Communication Partners achieve theirs.

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Upcoming Events

Attend a networking event, and let’s connect in person

On-site at Midway Analytics

Thu, January 17th, 2019

Verb Your Values workshop coverage on Instagram @saythingsbetter

San Diego, CA

Future of Technology Summit

Sun-Tue, February 10th-12th, 2019

"Tech-Powered Intentional Communication"

Washington, DC

No Longer Virtual (NLV) Atlanta

Thu & Fri, February 21st-22nd, 2019

"The Moment Before"

Atlanta, GA

What Others Are Saying

Read recommendations from clients who are now saying things better

When it comes to brand communications, Lila is rare talent. She helped me distill and define what I offer my clients in a way that is elegantly communicated and attractive to a wide range of audiences. Her ability to listen and dissect our very purpose as professionals makes her a force of nature in brand creation and intentional communication. World-Class.
Jorge Cortijo
Executive Coach
Lila was able to nail exactly what my challenges are and why. I'm more focused on implementation rather than strategy (positioning, buy-in, etc.), which affects how I communicate. She provided valuable insight into tactics I can use in the future so my natural style will work for me rather than against me.
Katharine Griffiths
Operations Specialist

What Can I Help You Say Better?

Don’t communicate in the dark. Let me shine some light on how you can Say Things Better in your business.


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