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Creating Personal Presence


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Part 1: How to Look
1: Assume the "Assessment" Mindset
2: Take Stage
3: Show Passion
4: Talk to Only One Person at a Time-Not the Group
5: Set the Standard for Image and ComfortPart 2: How to Talk
6: Master the Monotone Monster
7: Pause with Purpose for Effect-7 of Them
8: Never Confuse "Laid Back" with Boring
9: Be Professional, Not Professorial
10: Strive to Say the Right Thing at the Right Time, and Leave Unsaid the Wrong Thing at the Emotional MomentPart 3: How to Think
11: Cut Through the Clutter
12: Make Your Bottom Line the Opening Line
13: Take a Point of View
14: Abandon the "Chicken Little" Demeanor and Approach
15: Stop the Sugarcoating
16: Welcome QuestionsPart 4: How to Act
17: Commit to What You Communicate
18: Live the Life and Values You Preach
19: Connect Emotionally
20: Master Modesty
21: Lean to the Light Side
22: Demonstrate Competence

About the Author

Dianna Booher is CEO of Booher Consultants, serving Fortune 500 clients such as IBM, PepsiCo, USAA, and JPMorgan Chase. She has also been featured in Successful Meetings' list of "21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century." Her previous books have sold nearly 4 million copies.


"I'm a big fan of Dianna Booher. Her new book will help you communicate the very best version of yourself as a leader. Read it!"
--Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager(R) and Full Steam Ahead!

"Booher makes 'presence' actionable. This is my kind of book!"
--Marshall Goldsmith, author of Mojo and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"This extraordinary book is full of invaluable ideas and insights that can help you get paid more and promoted faster than you ever thought possible."
--Brian Tracy, author of Eat That Frog! and How the Best Leaders Lead "My kind of book! Either saddle up and ride or go sit in the truck! Dianna is the expert on becoming a winning presence!"
--Jeffrey Hayzlett, business cowboy; former Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak; and author of The Mirror Test

"Great ideas are of no value if they cannot be effectively communicated to others. It has everything to do with personal presence."
--Ralph D. Heath, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

"This is a gem of a book. Not only has Booher made the intangible concept of presence accessible, she has done so in an entertaining, compelling manner. This book should be mandatory reading for all current and future leaders."
--Robba Benjamin, former Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Line of Business, Cisco Systems, Inc.

"Highly recommended for anyone who wants to increase his or her impact as a leader."
--Daniel Burrus, author of the New York Times bestseller Flash Foresight

"The perfect resource from Dianna Booher--the gold standard in communications coaching. I'll order hundreds of copies for our leaders."
--Jane Binger, EdD, Executive Director, Leadership Development and Education, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University

"For the star performer just starting out or the seasoned pro, this book provides hundreds of practical tips to build credibility and expand influence."
--Mira Marr, Vice President, Corporate University, Army & Air Force Exchange Service

"What an extraordinary work in a most substantive area. I recommend this book unreservedly."
--Dr. Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point University, and Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company

"Practical tips. Well researched. Entertaining anecdotes. Helpful checklists. A big winner."
--Dr. Tony Alessandra, coauthor of The New Art of Managing People and The Platinum Rule

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