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Nominated as “One of the five top business presentation coaches in the country" by Presentations magazine, Dianna Booher has researched extensively in the fields of business communication and productivity. Her company, Booher Consultants Inc, offers communication skills training and consulting services.

Dianna has written 46 books that have been translated into 26 languages; her publishers include such prestigious houses as Simon & Schuster, Warner and Random House. Much of her work is also available as audio, video and online courseware. Her books have been selected by such organizations as Fortune Book Club, BusinessWeek Book Club and the American Library Association (Best Young Adult Non-Fiction of the Year).

Amongst many other media outlets, Dianna has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox, CNN, CNBC, NPR, Dr. Laura radio show and in USA Today, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post and Entrepreneur. She has been honored with the IBM Star Quality Award (for the highest-rated outside vendors of writing and presentations programs) and the Frito-Lay Minority/Woman-Owned Vendor of the Year Award (for overall impact on the organization).

As a keynote speaker, Dianna has been awarded many of the highest honors available in the professional speaking industry. She is a member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame, Successful Meetings magazine nominated her one of the 21 top speakers for the 21st-century, Leadership Excellence magazine chose her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in Americas well as one of the top 100 minds in personal development.

Full Profile

Dianna Booher’s extensive and ongoing research and published works in the field of business communication and productivity serve as the foundation for communication skills training and consulting services offered by Booher Consultants, Inc.

Prolific Author
As the author of 46 books, translated into 26 languages, Dianna has published with Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books, Warner, McGraw-Hill, Random House, Thomas Nelson, and Berrett-Koehler.

Dianna’s work is also widely available in audio, video, and online courseware. Several books have been major book club selections and have won numerous awards.

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

Recognized Communication and Productivity Expert
Dianna has been interviewed by Good Morning America, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Fox, CNN, CNBC, National Public Radio, Dr. Laura Radio Show, The New York Times, Washington Post, New York Newsday, Bloomberg, Boardroom Reports, Investor’s Business Daily, Industry Week, Success, and Entrepreneur, among other national radio, TV, and newspapers.

Dianna also has a proven track record at client organizations:

    • IBM Star Quality Award (highest rated outside vendor for writing and presentations programs)
    • Frito-Lay Minority/Woman-Owned Vendor of the Year Award (overall impact on the organization)

Dynamic Keynoter
Dianna Booher has been selected to present her programs and techniques at numerous international conferences for more than two decades. 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 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)
    • Master Presenter (T+D magazine)
    • “One of the five top business presentation coaches in the country” (Presentations magazine)


Dianna Booher Speaker Videos Back to top

Speaker Demo


Dianna Booher explores one of the topics on which she receives many e-mails; how to persuade others to change their minds when they simply won't open them. She says, “Getting someone to open a closed mind is very much like getting someone to open a closed home."

Recalling her time has a military wife on Okinawa, where she was frightened to do anything but go to the military base or her own home, she says, “I noticed some other people were moving about freely and shopping in local stores, something the military had told us was very unhealthy. Within a few weeks I had flung open the doors to enjoy the experiences of Okinawa, I was sunbathing on the rooftop, I was walking downtown alone to shop…"

Explaining the relevance of this, she asks, “What made the change in that situation? Well one, I was feeling safe. Two, others were operating freely in that same environment. Three, nobody was forcing me, I was totally on my own, it was my choice."

Three Stupid Things Leaders Shouldn't Say by Dianna Booher



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Dianna Booher offers a series of keynote presentations all focused on effective communications strategies that will improve communication, boost teamwork and increase productivity within your company.

Some of Dianna's most popular topics are creating executive presence, how to look like a leader, communicating with confidence and finding a balance between your life and your career.

What’s Your Communication Challenge or Strategy?
Communication Keynote Presentations from Dianna Booher

When you have a large group of employees together for a meeting and need a dynamic speaker to engage them and focus their thinking on how effective communication affects their productivity, image, and results, call us.

Most Popular Topics:

    • Creating Executive Presence: Thinking on Your Feet in the C-Suite
    • Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
    • 10 Communication Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know
    • Communicate with Confidence®
    • Get a Life Without Sacrificing Your Career: How to Find balance and Increase Productivity
    • Your Signature Life®


Dianna Booher Speaker Testimonials Back to top

"Your presentation, The 10 Cs of Effective Communication, aligned perfectly with our Career Management System′s development strategy. I appreciate your willingness to work with us and to get to know Principal Financial Group and particularly the IT community. And I really appreciated your flexibility and ability to adjust so quickly to the time allotment. Everyone I talked to has commented on your effectiveness in sharing a lot of information and yet still making it fun, entertaining and interactive."
John D. Carlson, Training and Performance Analyst - Senior, Principal Financial Group

"...Thank you for the outstanding support you rendered toward making our Enlisted Leadership Symposium a success. Your energy and enthusiasm for your craft is contagious. The degree of information you shared with our audience on...Communicate with Confidence was outstanding! The feedback that we have received has been phenomenal and the symposium has been phrased as "the best ever." Of course, this feat could not have been accomplished without the delivery of relative information and a quality speech..."
Valerie Benton, Command Chief Master Sargeant, National Guard Bureau

"Thank you very much for presenting "Leader as an Effective Communicator"...people are still commenting on it! Here are just two of the numerous comments received after your talks: "Presentation was excellent. Ten C′s of Communication makes sense. Great way of presenting examples of methodology." "Great information for thinking or responding to questions--"thinking on your feet" will be an exceptional tool! Performing six times in two days is very difficult, yet you did it. In fact, it was noted that the sixth session was one of the liveliest!"
Casey Casort, PTL Administrator, Boeing

"Ms. Booher did an excellent job tailoring to our audience and relating her personal experiences to our mission of supporting the warfighter."
Defense Finance and Accounting Service

“Thanks Dianna for your kind remarks. . . . And, thank YOU again for the session yesterday. You were present with the group, made it relevant to our line of work and we felt significant even if we are a small organization in the range of your clientele. You certainly demonstrated effective communication in a comfortable yet challenging way and provided concrete skills that we will definitely follow up on here. You gave me much to work with.”
Maryjane A. Wurth, President and CEO, Illinois Hospital Association

“Everyone is still talking about the Leadership Conference and the first thing they are mentioning still yet is how much they loved your content and your style (engaging, dynamic, etc.). I hope this is the beginning of us staying connected, and your firm making a new on-going client relationship.”
Cheryl Cavanagh, Senior Vice President, Executive Leadership Program, PNC




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"Your presentation, The 10 Cs of Effective Communication, aligned perfectly with our Career Management System′s development strategy. I appreciate your willingness to work with us and to get to know Principal Financial Group and particularly the IT community. And I really appreciated your flexibility and ability to adjust so quickly to the time allotment. Everyone I talked to has commented on your effectiveness in sharing a lot of information and yet still making it fun, entertaining and interactive."
John D. Carlson, Training and Performance Analyst - Senior, Principal Financial Group

"...Thank you for the outstanding support you rendered toward making our Enlisted Leadership Symposium a success. Your energy and enthusiasm for your craft is contagious. The degree of information you shared with our audience on...Communicate with Confidence was outstanding! The feedback that we have received has been phenomenal and the symposium has been phrased as "the best ever." Of course, this feat could not have been accomplished without the delivery of relative information and a quality speech..."
Valerie Benton, Command Chief Master Sargeant, National Guard Bureau

"Thank you very much for presenting "Leader as an Effective Communicator"...people are still commenting on it! Here are just two of the numerous comments received after your talks: "Presentation was excellent. Ten C′s of Communication makes sense. Great way of presenting examples of methodology." "Great information for thinking or responding to questions--"thinking on your feet" will be an exceptional tool! Performing six times in two days is very difficult, yet you did it. In fact, it was noted that the sixth session was one of the liveliest!"
Casey Casort, PTL Administrator, Boeing

"Ms. Booher did an excellent job tailoring to our audience and relating her personal experiences to our mission of supporting the warfighter."
Defense Finance and Accounting Service

“Thanks Dianna for your kind remarks. . . . And, thank YOU again for the session yesterday. You were present with the group, made it relevant to our line of work and we felt significant even if we are a small organization in the range of your clientele. You certainly demonstrated effective communication in a comfortable yet challenging way and provided concrete skills that we will definitely follow up on here. You gave me much to work with.”
Maryjane A. Wurth, President and CEO, Illinois Hospital Association

“Everyone is still talking about the Leadership Conference and the first thing they are mentioning still yet is how much they loved your content and your style (engaging, dynamic, etc.). I hope this is the beginning of us staying connected, and your firm making a new on-going client relationship.”
Cheryl Cavanagh, Senior Vice President, Executive Leadership Program, PNC


Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
Personal presence is difficult to define but easy to recognize. People with presence carry themselves in a way that turns heads. When they talk, people listen. When they ask, people answer. When they lead, people follow. Personal Presence can help you get a date, a mate, a job, or a sale. It can help you lead a meeting, a movement, or an organization.

Presence is not something you’re born with—anyone can learn these skills, habits, and traits. Award-winning speaker and consultant Dianna Booher shows how to master dozens of small and significant things that work together to convey presence. She details how body language, manners, and even your surroundings enhance credibility and build rapport. You’ll learn to use voice and language to demonstrate competence, deliver clear and memorable messages, and master emotions. You’ll learn to think strategically, organize ideas coherently, and convey to others genuine interest, integrity, respect, and reliability.

Take her self-assessment to measure your progress. With Dianna Booher’s expert, entertaining advice, you can have the same kind of influence as the most successful CEOs, celebrities, and civic leaders.


Communicate with Confidence, Revised and Expanded Edition: How to Say it Right the First Time and Every Time

The classic business communication guide—updated for smart phones, social media, and other digital platforms. Communicate clearly, tactfully, and confidently in any situation, including:

    • Being persuasive
    • Running productive meetings
    • Asking the right questions
    • Coaching
    • Negotiating
    • Resolving conflicts
    • Responding to insults
    • Offering praise
    • Delegating responsibilities
    • Crossing cultural divides
    • Networking at events

The Voice of Authority

The Voice of Authority

Would you like to compel others to act? Command more attention for your ideas? Build credibility across department lines? Communicate as a respected leader? Discover the most effective ways to deliver sensitive messages or bad news? In The Voice of Authority, communications guru and bestselling author Dianna Booher shares her proven, powerful guidelines that have worked for some of the largest corporations in the world.

The Voice of Authority is loaded with practical tips to help you

    • sell your ideas and expand your influence
    • inspire and motivate others to be part of a winning team
    • handle crises in a way that builds rather than destroys trust
    • identify critical characteristics that increase your personal and organizational credibility
    • improve the flow of communication across your organization

Effective communication can be the most important asset on your balance sheet. With Dianna's expert advice, you’ll be able to create and deliver your message as the voice of reason that earns respect.

The difference between providing information and communicating a meaningful message can be as different as lighting a match and building a bonfire.

Be Complete. Be Consistent. Be Concerned. These rules—and the seven others Booher outlines in this book—sound simple enough. But these essentials of good communication mark the difference between failure and success for any business, career, or relationship. Even if your communication technology changes—from email and voice mail to teleconferencing, blogging and social media—the rules remain the same. You have to be credible as a communicator.

From the most routine messages to more sensitive “bad news” subjects, you’ll be able to manage reactions, communicate with clout, and lead others with success.


What’s Your Communication Challenge or Strategy?
Communication Keynote Presentations from Dianna Booher

When you have a large group of employees together for a meeting and need a dynamic speaker to engage them and focus their thinking on how effective communication affects their productivity, image, and results, call us.

Most Popular Topics:

    • Creating Executive Presence: Thinking on Your Feet in the C-Suite
    • Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
    • 10 Communication Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know
    • Communicate with Confidence®
    • Get a Life Without Sacrificing Your Career: How to Find balance and Increase Productivity
    • Your Signature Life®


Speaker Demo


Dianna Booher explores one of the topics on which she receives many e-mails; how to persuade others to change their minds when they simply won't open them. She says, “Getting someone to open a closed mind is very much like getting someone to open a closed home."

Recalling her time has a military wife on Okinawa, where she was frightened to do anything but go to the military base or her own home, she says, “I noticed some other people were moving about freely and shopping in local stores, something the military had told us was very unhealthy. Within a few weeks I had flung open the doors to enjoy the experiences of Okinawa, I was sunbathing on the rooftop, I was walking downtown alone to shop…"

Explaining the relevance of this, she asks, “What made the change in that situation? Well one, I was feeling safe. Two, others were operating freely in that same environment. Three, nobody was forcing me, I was totally on my own, it was my choice."

Three Stupid Things Leaders Shouldn't Say by Dianna Booher