Dianna Booher

Communication Expert: Leadership Communication, Executive Presence

Travels From: Colleyville, TX

TOPICS

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Sales

ABOUT

Dianna is perfect for audiences when the decision maker says:

--"Our salespeople make in-person presentations, and they need more polish."

--"We can't get our projects and budgets approved by the executive team!"

--"Our proposals aren't working! We're losing business deals that should be ours."

--"Our young leaders need help to move up to the senior level—they lack executive presence."

--"People say there's no communication around here, but we send them information, hold staff meetings, have an intranet. We have no idea what they mean!"

--"We waste far too much time on email. And their writing is unclear, wordy, and full of grammar errors."

Unique Selling Points:

  • Author of 46 books with Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, & McGraw-Hill (many award-winning books and book-club selections)
  • Clients:  More than one-third of the Fortune 500 organizations
  • Media coverage: WSJ, Fast Company, NPR, Forbes, Good Morning America, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Success, Entrepreneur
  • Master's degree in English literature (specialization in writing)

 Dianna's Bio:

Dianna Booher helps organizations to communicate clearly and works with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. In addition to keynotes, her breakouts on various communication topics include sales presentations, writing, and interpersonal skills.  Depending on a client's objectives, audience members will

  • Increase personal presence and expand their influence as leaders through effective communication
  • Improve communication between departments and with customers
  • Learn what works and what doesn't when they're trying to move people to act or change their behavior
  • Deliver persuasive sales proposals
  • Write clear, concise, compelling emails, reports, and briefings 

 

As a prolific author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions, she has published with Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and McGraw-Hill. Her most popular books include:

  • What MORE Can I Say: Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It
  • Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
  • Communicate with Confidence: How to Say it Right the First Time and Every Time
  • The Voice of Authority: 10 Communication Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know
  • Speak with Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire, and Persuade
  • E-Writing: 21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication

Several have been major book club selections. Other book honors include an American Library Association's "Best Nonfiction of the Year" award and an Executive Book Summaries selection as "Best of the Best Business Books of the Decade."

Major Media: Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Fast Company, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Newsday, Bloomberg, Boardroom Reports, Industry Week, Success, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication. 

She also blogs for Forbes, Huffpo, and The CEO Magazine.

Founder of Global Training Company: Booher trainers have taken Dianna's communication principles to hundreds of organizations around the world: China, France, UK, Malaysia, Kuwait, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Trinidad, The Netherlands, The Philippines, and Qatar. 

National Awards/Recognition:  

--Richtopia’s Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World (#56) (2017, 2018)

--IBM's Star Quality Award (given to the highest rated external supplier of professional education)

--Frito-Lay's Minority/Woman Vendor of the Year Award (for overall impact on the organization)

--Executive Soundview’s “Best Business Book of the Decade”

--Cindy Award, New York Film Festival (for elearning series on writing)

--"21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century" (Successful Meetings magazine)

--"Top 100 Thought Leaders" (Leadership Excellence)

--"Top 100 Minds on Personal Development" (Leadership Excellence)

--"Global Gurus Top 30 Communicators"

--Speaker Hall of Fame (induction by National Speakers Association)

Clients: Clients include IBM, Hewlett Packard, ExxonMobil, BP, Ingredion, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum, Shell Oil, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, DFW Airport, JCPenney, Siemens, Bayer, Alcatel-Lucent, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, Nokia, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Bell Helicopter, Air National Guard, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Senate, NASA, US Forest Service, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Mutual, USAA, Principal Financial Group, Federal Home Loan Banks, American Airlines, AMR, Internal Revenue Service, Walmart, Hallmark, Sabre, Mary Kay, Hyatt Hotels, and Marriott International.

Education:  MA, English, University of Houston

Credentials

Dianna is perfect for audiences when the decision maker says:

--"Our salespeople make in-person presentations, and they need more polish."

--"We can't get our projects and budgets approved by the executive team!"

--"Our proposals aren't working! We're losing business deals that should be ours."

--"Our young leaders need help to move up to the senior level—they lack executive presence."

--"People say there's no communication around here, but we send them information, hold staff meetings, have an intranet. We have no idea what they mean!"

--"We waste far too much time on email. And their writing is unclear, wordy, and full of grammar errors."

Unique Selling Points:

  • Author of 46 books with Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, & McGraw-Hill (many award-winning books and book-club selections)
  • Clients:  More than one-third of the Fortune 500 organizations
  • Media coverage: WSJ, Fast Company, NPR, Forbes, Good Morning America, USA Today, Investor's Business Daily, Success, Entrepreneur
  • Master's degree in English literature (specialization in writing)

 Dianna's Bio:

Dianna Booher helps organizations to communicate clearly and works with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. In addition to keynotes, her breakouts on various communication topics include sales presentations, writing, and interpersonal skills.  Depending on a client's objectives, audience members will

  • Increase personal presence and expand their influence as leaders through effective communication
  • Improve communication between departments and with customers
  • Learn what works and what doesn't when they're trying to move people to act or change their behavior
  • Deliver persuasive sales proposals
  • Write clear, concise, compelling emails, reports, and briefings 

 

As a prolific author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions, she has published with Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, and McGraw-Hill. Her most popular books include:

  • What MORE Can I Say: Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It
  • Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
  • Communicate with Confidence: How to Say it Right the First Time and Every Time
  • The Voice of Authority: 10 Communication Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know
  • Speak with Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire, and Persuade
  • E-Writing: 21st-Century Tools for Effective Communication

Several have been major book club selections. Other book honors include an American Library Association's "Best Nonfiction of the Year" award and an Executive Book Summaries selection as "Best of the Best Business Books of the Decade."

Major Media: Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes.com, The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Fast Company, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Newsday, Bloomberg, Boardroom Reports, Industry Week, Success, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication. 

She also blogs for Forbes, Huffpo, and The CEO Magazine.

Founder of Global Training Company: Booher trainers have taken Dianna's communication principles to hundreds of organizations around the world: China, France, UK, Malaysia, Kuwait, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Trinidad, The Netherlands, The Philippines, and Qatar. 

National Awards/Recognition:  

--Richtopia’s Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World (#56) (2017, 2018)

--IBM's Star Quality Award (given to the highest rated external supplier of professional education)

--Frito-Lay's Minority/Woman Vendor of the Year Award (for overall impact on the organization)

--Executive Soundview’s “Best Business Book of the Decade”

--Cindy Award, New York Film Festival (for elearning series on writing)

--"21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century" (Successful Meetings magazine)

--"Top 100 Thought Leaders" (Leadership Excellence)

--"Top 100 Minds on Personal Development" (Leadership Excellence)

--"Global Gurus Top 30 Communicators"

--Speaker Hall of Fame (induction by National Speakers Association)

Clients: Clients include IBM, Hewlett Packard, ExxonMobil, BP, Ingredion, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Occidental Petroleum, Shell Oil, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, DFW Airport, JCPenney, Siemens, Bayer, Alcatel-Lucent, Texas Instruments, Fujitsu, Nokia, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Bell Helicopter, Air National Guard, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Senate, NASA, US Forest Service, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Northwestern Mutual, USAA, Principal Financial Group, Federal Home Loan Banks, American Airlines, AMR, Internal Revenue Service, Walmart, Hallmark, Sabre, Mary Kay, Hyatt Hotels, and Marriott International.

Education:  MA, English, University of Houston

PROGRAMS

Executive Presence to the Power of C

 

  • How credible are you when contributing ideas in the C-suite?
  • How well do you think on your feet under pressure?
  • Ready to distinguish yourself as a strategic thinker?
  • Do you select the appropriate data when making presentations?

Seasoned pro and ready for the next step—access, analysis, and decisions in the C-suite? In this interactive program, you’ll learn to avoid the 8 most common mistakes that keep professionals from communicating persuasively—and how to correct them.

 You will identify concrete characteristics that set leaders apart as influencers among executive groups. You’ll learn to think on your feet in high-pressure situations and respond to tough questions, structure a message that appeals to executives, and pay attention to your body language so that it supports rather than sabotages your message.

As a result, you will gain visibility in the organization as a clear thinker and credible spokesperson. And the executive team can benefit from solid decisions based on your clearly articulated ideas and business cases.

Communicate Like A Leader

“People don’t leave an organization; they leave a boss” has become a truism for good reason. Often, the boss causing the retention problem has moved from buddy to bully unintentionally. People often get promoted from supervisor to manager or from manager to senior executive with brilliant technical skills but without the accompanying leadership communication skills for the job. As a result, these leaders get stuck in micromanagement mode.


In this session, you’ll learn strategies and practical skills to prevent micromanagement before it happens. With the appropriate leadership communication strategies, you’ll clarify, not confuse; motivate, not demoralize; engage, not enrage your employees, coworkers, and clients.


You’ll walk away with essential strategies that apply to how you
 Lead and develop your team
 Converse and connect with clients and peers one on one
 Negotiate with stakeholders inside and outside the organization at all levels in all settings
 Write to your staff, leadership team, clients, suppliers, and strategic partners
 Speak to the leadership team, clients, strategic partners, and the public
 Lead meetings that deliver results

What MORE Can I Say? Communication Strategies for Leaders

  • Do your sales professionals stammer in the C-suite?
  • Do your presenters ramble rather than persuade?
  • Do emails dump information without getting action?
  • Are your sales proposals persuasive—or merely informative?
  • Do your meetings solve problems—or merely waste time?
  • Would you like to get more mindshare for your social media?

Need to get your point across quickly, expand your influence, persuade others to change their mind or behavior?  This program will provide counter-intuitive principles for moving people to action.  From business and family life illustrations, you’ll identify reasons communicators fail to connect and learn practical ways to build solid relationships to get things done!

 This interactive program shows you how to analyze your own communication snafus and provides persuasive techniques and new habits for future success.  Specifically, you’ll learn how to shape critical conversations, give clear feedback, deliver bad news with sensitivity, and structure presentations and emails to accomplish your specific communication goal. As a result, you’ll be able to persuade others to accept change, put aside a bad habit, improve performance, increase productivity, buy your product, or give you the promotion or job.

 As a result, participants and the organization will avoid the common communication conundrums that lead to lost productivity, low morale, and lagging profits.

Get Your Book Published to Promote Your Career and Increase Credibility

Credibility, prestige, leads, new business, money, name recognition, branding—all are reasonable to expect as a result of publishing and promoting your book with a major publisher.

Have you been promising to write a bestselling book “someday”?  Well, this is your opportunity to turn your writing from bland to bold!  Now that technology has made writing books, ebooks, white papers, and articles so easy, publishing has become the new pastime for everyone from soccer moms to systems analysts.   So what’s the next step to distinguish yourself in the field?

From Dianna Booher, veteran author of 47 books published by major publishers, translated into 60 foreign-language editions, with nearly 4 million copies sold, audience members will learn the specific steps and secrets to turn their expertise into:

 

  • a successful query to an agent or editor
  • a strong book proposal that earns a solid advance and
  • ultimately, a bestselling book to catapult your organization, product, or service to greater visibility in the industry

As a result, attendees will walk away with the know-how to sell their book to a major publisher, gain worldwide distribution, receive the attention the book deserves, and earn credibility and career advancement.

Write a Quality Book Quickly

  • Have you been promising to “write that book” for months? Years?
  • Do you fear writing a book will take “too long”?
  • Is it hard to “get your arms around” such a big task?
  • As a multi-published author, do you feel as though you “reinvent the wheel” with each new book because you have no process?

Whether you are a seasoned or inexperienced author, you may find yourself grappling from time to time with competing ideas, hectic schedules, distractions, and short attention spans—all of which complicate getting ideas from brain to bookstore. In this session, you will learn a 12-step, repeatable process for writing a quality book fast.

 The program provides practical, specific tips and techniques for conceptualizing, researching, organizing, drafting, editing, and using an assistant efficiently.

 For example, you’ll learn how to

  • Research and interview (the do’s and don’ts: what works efficiently, and what may be efficient—but not effective)
  • Shape your book through the eyes of your intended buyer (two kinds)
  • Organize your entire project in less than an hour
  • Edit in layers
  • Get meaningful feedback on your manuscript to improve quality and sales

Depending on the book’s length, you can finish a well-written book to deliver to a publisher in 7-21 days!

Atlanta

Fee ranges between:
12,500-15,000

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