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

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You’ll learn to think on your feet, handle tough questions and situations, and build rapport with any group—whatever its size.

How do you handle someone continually upstaging you in formal presentations to the executive team? How do you respond to someone citing data with which you’re unfamiliar? How do you react when executives change the course of your budget discussion in midstream? How well do you “state your case” to line managers or staff when proposed changes will mean extra work and shorter deadlines? Adding “‘the finishing touches” will help you be yourself in front of an audience of 2, 20, or 200. You will learn to apply a four-part model to think on your feet and build credibility during meetings, formal presentations, and even hallway interactions. Booher will show you how to respond to six difficult questions types with answers that enhance authority, increase retention, and build rapport. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Dianna Booher


Dianna Booher, an expert in executive communications, is the author of 45 books, published in 26 countries and 20 languages, with nearly 4 million copies sold.  Her latest books include Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader and Communicate with Confidence, the Revised and Expanded Edition. As CEO of Booher Consultants, an executive communication training firm, Dianna and her staff travel worldwide to help organizations improve the effectiveness of their communication:  oral, written, interpersonal, and cross-functional. National media frequently feature her work and interview her on critical workplace communication issues—Good Morning America, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg. Successful Meetings magazine has named her to its list of “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.”  

Follow Dianna on Twitter @diannabooher.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
HR Expertise
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