Dianna Booher is CEO of Booher Consultants. Her clients include 9 of the 10 largest corporations in America and 140 of the Fortune 500 companies. She has won several awards including the Star Quality Award from IBM, the Lifetime Achievement Award from ASTD, and she was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. She was featured on Successful Meeting Magazine’s list of “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century” and named one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in America” in 2007 and 2008 by Executive Excellence. Dianna is also the author of 44 books, which have collectively sold almost 4 million copies.
Susan Stamm, on behalf of Bookends Book Club, interviewed Dianna on December 13, 2011 for this podcast. Although Dianna was using a cell phone, explaining some of the electronic noise, this Podcast is an excellent introduction to the helpful content of her book.
Creating Personal Presence gives scores of specific, practical tips from the bestselling author of Communicate with Confidence (over 165,000 copies sold).
Shows how anyone can cultivate the kind of commanding presence essential to success in all walks of life
Helps you communicate clearly and powerfully to engage others
It may be difficult to define, but we all know presence when we encounter it. Someone walks into the room and people step aside. Heads turn. When those with presence speak, people listen. When they ask, people answer. When they lead, people follow. People with presence look confident and comfortable, speak persuasively, think clearly even under pressure, and act with intention and integrity.
Presence is not something you have to be born with. It’s not about status symbols or position. It’s not about who you are but about how you are. And it’s something anyone can learn. Award-winning speaker and consultant Dianna Booher provides scores of practical tips on the physical qualities, communication techniques, thought processes, and attitudes that underlie powerful personal presence. This comprehensive guide will enable readers to become compelling leaders no matter what their current position.
Booher shows how to master the dozens of small and significant things that work together to convey personal presence. She details how dress, body language, manners, and even your surroundings enhance credibility and build rapport. You’ll learn to use voice and language to demonstrate competence and deliver clear and memorable messages, think strategically and organize ideas coherently, and relate to others in ways that convey genuine interest, respect, good humor, and reliability.
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