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 recommendations? Can you identify the concrete characteristics that set people apart as influencers in the C-suite?

Seasoned pro and ready for the next step—access, analysis, and decisions at the executive level?  Bestselling author of Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader, Communicate With Confidence, and Communicate Like a Leader, Dianna Booher will present the 8 most common mistakes that keep professionals from communicating persuasively in the C-suite. You’ll learn to:

  • Pinpoint ways executives think about your contributions and recommendations differently than other decision makers
  • Use the LEAD formula to think on your feet in tough situations with poise and credibility
  • Identify the appropriate presentation or discussion structure for a C-level audience
  • Evaluate your own body language (voice, movement, gestures) 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 will benefit from solid decisions based on your clearly articulated ideas and business cases.

Dianna Booher, MA, CSP, CPAE

As a prolific author of 47 books, published in 60 foreign-language editions, Dianna Booher helps organizations communicate clearly and works with individuals to expand their influence by a stronger executive presence.  Her most popular books include What MORE Can I Say? Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It (Penguin Random House/Prentice Hall), Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader (Berrett-Koehler) and Communicate With Confidence (McGraw-Hill). Look for her newest book June 2017: Communicate Like A Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire, and Get Things Done (Berrett-Koehler).

Several books have been major book club selections.  Among her writing awards and recognition:

  • Executive Soundview Summaries: Best 25 Business Books of the Decade
  • Newbridge Executive Book Club—Main Selection
  • Business Week Book Club
  • Book-of-the-Month Club
  • Money Book Club
  • Macmillan Executive Book Club
  • Fortune Book Club Selection
  • Writers Digest Book Club
  • A Cindy Award in the New York Film Festival—Corporate Training Division
  • American Library Association: Best Young Adult Nonfiction of the Year

Recognized Communication and Productivity Expert
National media such as Good Morning America, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily,,, FOX, CNN, CNBC, NPR, The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Newsday, Bloomberg, Boardroom Reports, Industry Week, Success, and Entrepreneur have featured Dianna’s work or interviewed her for opinions on critical workplace communication issues.

Dynamic Keynoter–Awards and Recognition
Dianna Booher has been pleased to speak at venues all around the world, including numerous international conferences in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. Consequently, she has received the highest awards in the professional speaking industry, including the following honors:

— CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® (induction by National Speakers Association)
— Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World (Richtopia List, 2017)
— Top 100 Thought Leaders in America (Leadership Excellence magazine)
— Top 100 Minds in Personal Development (Leadership Excellence magazine)
— 21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century (list by Successful Meetings magazine)
— Global Gurus Top 30 Communicators (multi-year lists)
— Top Leadership 500 (by Leadership Excellence/

CEO and Founder
Dianna Booher is founder and CEO of Booher Research Institute and founder of Booher Consultants, a communications training and consulting firm.  Clients include IBM, Lockheed Martin, PepsiCo, Frito Lay, ConocoPhillips, BP, Chevron, Raytheon, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, DFW Airport, among others.