Dianna Booher

Leadership communication expert helps organizations communicate clearly and individuals expand their influence by a strong executive presence.


Industries

Communication, Sales


Topics

Communication, Leadership, Persuasion/Influencing, Presentation Skills, Sales, Writing/Publishing


Full Bio


Dianna is perfect for audiences when the  decision maker says:

--"The salespeople could use polish with their proposals and presentations."

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

--"We're losing business deals that should be ours."

--"Our young leaders need help to move up to the senior level--but 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 the writing is unclear and cluttered."

Unique Selling Points:

  • Author of 48 books with Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, & McGraw-Hill (many award-winning books and book-club selections)
  • Published in 60 foreign-language editions
  • 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 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 
  • Improve communication between departments and with customers
  • Learn what works 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 

Her most popular books include:

  • Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done
  • 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 Axiom Award Silver Medal (2018) for Communicate Like A Leader, 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, Fox, 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.

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 Phillipines, and Qatar. 

National Awards/Recognition:  

--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)

--Axiom Award Silver Medal (2018)

--Richtopia's Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World (2017)

--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 Top 30 Communication Gurus"

--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. (More than 1/3 of the Fortune 500)

Education: MA, English, University of Houston

 

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