Dianna Booher Biography

Dianna Booher is a communications expert and author. Booher is currently the chief executive of Booher Research Institute, a Texas-based company that offers communication consulting, executive coaching and publishing strategies for Fortune 500 organizations and nonprofit organization.

Her latest 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 and many more.

Booher has been interviewed by Good Morning America, CNN, USA Today, National Public Radio, Reader's Digest, Wall Street Journal Radio, Working Woman, New Woman, Industry Week, McCall's, Cosmopolitan, Success, Entrepreneur, Executive Excellence, Boardroom Reports, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Minneapolis Star, The Chicago Tribune, among other national radio, TV, and newspapers. Booher is a member of the Consummate Speakers Hall of fame having been named the 1997 Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas magazine. In addition, Successful Meetings magazine recently named Booher on its list of the 21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century!

Booher was formerly the President of Booher Consultants, Inc.The firm specialized in communication training for Fortune 500 organizations and government agencies since 1980. However, Booher Consultants was acquired by Communispond in 2017.

Booher holds a master's degree from the University of Houston. She holds the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation held by fewer than 8 percent of the 3,700 plus members of the National Speakers Association. Booher is also a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, 22 of the top speakers in the world. She is a speaker of both substance and style.

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Dianna Booher Videos

Dianna Booher: Telling a Great Story
Dianna Booher: Telling a Great Story
Dianna Booher on Creating Executive Presence
Dianna Booher on Creating Executive Presence
Dianna Booher's Communication Tips:  Be Specific
Dianna Booher's Communication Tips: Be Specific

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Dianna Booher is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Sales, Communication and Publishing. The estimated speaking fee range to book Dianna Booher for live events is $10,000 - $20,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Dianna Booher generally travels from Texas, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Gore, Mimi Donaldson and Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dianna Booher for an upcoming event.

Dianna Booher Videos

Dianna Booher: Telling a Great Story
Dianna Booher: Telling a Great Story
Dianna Booher on Creating Executive Presence
Dianna Booher on Creating Executive Presence
Dianna Booher's Communication Tips:  Be Specific
Dianna Booher's Communication Tips: Be Specific

Dianna Booher Reviews

  • I first saw Dianna at ASTD International in 2000. She was, and is, a dynamic presenter. In addition, Dianna has written more books than you would think humanly possible. Her many works have helped learning professionals, business people, and every day folks in multiple positive ways. She is a true guru in the training industry whom I am proud to know. Read one of her books today!
    Offbeat Training LLC - May 27 2011

  • “Few can communicate as effectively as Dianna Booher--whether verbally or orally. Dianna's breath of experience and knowledge is unsurpassed--as an author of over 40 books, she walks her talk and talks her walk. An ideal leader for any team.” Judith Briles, Author U
    Unknown - May 26 2011

  • Dianna Booher is a speaking and writing tour de force. Her background and experience in interpersonal communication, in particular, is second to none. You are fortunate if you hear her present on topics of interpersonal communication or encounter one of her many fine books on the subject.
    Unknown - May 26 2011

  • When it comes to communications of any sort - written, electronic (email, Tweets, social networking posts), spoken (presentations, persuasion, conversation), or even non-verbal (body language and vocal inflections) - Dianna Booher and Booher Consultants is THE renowned source. That's who I go to whenever I need relevant, correct and timely expert information.”
    Unknown - May 26 2011

Dianna Booher Speaking Topics

  • Creating Executive Presence: Thinking on Your Feet in the C-Suite

    How do you handle someone who continually upstages you in a formal presentation setting? How do you respond to someone citing statistics and data with which you’re unfamiliar? How do you react when your boss or client changes the course of your discussion in midstream? Adding “the finishing touches” will help you be yourself in front of a group of 3 or 300. You’ll learn to think on your feet, handle tough questions and situations, facilitate discussion among strong personalities, and build rapport with the group—whatever its size. Audiences will learn to—

    • Identify characteristics of executive presence
    • Use a four-part model to think on your feet and build credibility during informal meetings and formal presentations
    • Respond to 10 difficult question types with poise, credibility, and authority
    • Use gestures, space, and movement for highest impact
    • Ensure that nonverbal communication supports rather than sabotages the message

  • Talking to the Top Brass

    You need a strong personal presence and specific techniques to lead senior executives through difficult discussions to sound decisions. This program will help you identify and avoid pitfalls that surface with such groups and deliver a point persuasively. You’ll learn to structure your message well, give substantive responses to their toughest questions, recognize and avoid common annoyances with such high-level audiences, and add the finishing touches to make your points memorable. You’ll walk away from the session understanding the typical expectations of executive groups when you present recommendations, ideas, or information in meeting discussions, informal interactions, and formal presentations. Specifically, you will be able to—

    • Recognize 5 common irritants that surface when presenting ideas and recommendations to executives, and identify ways to avoid these pitfalls in informal or formal meetings and presentations.
    • Structure recommendations and presentations for the highest impact.
    • Think on your feet under pressure with poise and credibility.
    • Respond to questions clearly, concisely, and credibly.
    • Increase your influence and persuasiveness with 4 “finishing touches” to your content and method of delivery.

  • 10 Communication Strategies Every Leader Needs to Know

    With analogies and clips from classic movies, Dianna will provide ten guidelines for measuring your communication across functional lines and up and down the chain of command—both substance and style. These strategies will help you create trust and loyalty, increase credibility, and build stronger relationships with stakeholders. As a result of the session, you will walk away with guidelines for deciding what to communicate,… when to communicate,… and how to communicate strategic, routine, and sensitive messages. Audiences will learn to

    • Apply a four-part model for thinking on their feet to structure clear, concise messages—whether responses to questions in meetings, hallway interactions, or extemporaneous presentations
    • Assess their personal communication style to determine characteristics of personal credibility
    • Identify guidelines for giving bad-news messages


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