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About Dianna Booher

Dianna Booher is the bestselling author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign language editions. She works with organizations to help them communicate clearly and with leaders to expand their influence by a strong executive presence. Her personal development topics include leadership communication, executive presence, life balance, and faith. Her most popular books include What MORE Can I Say?, Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader and Communicate With Confidence. Look for her newest book in June 2017: Communicate Like A Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done. National media such as Good Morning America, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Bloomberg, Forbes.com, Fast Company, FOX, CNN, NPR, Success, and Entrepreneur have interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication issues. www.BooherResearch.com 817-283-2333 @DiannaBooher

3 Interview Questions to Hire the Best Candidates

In the early days, I definitely made my share of bad hires: The employee who stole equipment. The salesperson who never made a sale. The woman who continually fell asleep at her desk and did her personal errands including her daughter’s wedding planning while out of the office on company business. In the beginning I [...]

5 Mistakes Leaders Make That Cripple Teams

Leaders create the culture that helps their teams thrive––or barely survive. Of course, no leader intentionally stymies or stalls a team. But even the strongest leaders may make mistakes that freeze their people rather than free them to be their best. Here’s how:   How Leaders Cripple Their Team: 5 Mistakes   Mistake #1: Spoon-Feeding [...]

Are You Leaving Customers in the Dark With a Vague Agenda?

You’ve interacted with your prospect a couple of times—either on the phone or by email. You’ve researched the organization. You’ve teased them with some industry data that you think they’ll find valuable. Then finally you get that all-important invitation: “Why don’t you come out and talk with us in more detail.” You don’t want to [...]

Communicate Like a Leader: 3 Strategies to Connect

When my client Mitch visited our office, he had both good news and bad news. “Let me give you the good news first. . . . A couple of partners and I just bought a small telecom at a great price—basically a spin-off of the entire division I used to manage.” “That’s great news.” I [...]

Are You Telling a Story––or an Anecdote?

No, it’s not just you. You’re not just imagining that half the blogs and books you’ve read in the last few years have urged you to learn to tell a great story. Here’s why. Stories make things stick. Professional speakers, CEOs, entertainers, trainers, and leaders have learned that data, marketing messages, instructions, procedures, or just [...]

Cybersecurity: So Much Time, So Little Progress

As I read of the latest cyberattack, the worst in history, involving hospitals, shipping systems, and corporations in more than 150 countries, I see much hand-wringing. But the first thing that comes to my mind is the old mantra: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” That’s not to play [...]