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Creating Personal Presence

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Creating Personal Presence by Dianna Booher
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Oct 03, 2011 | ISBN 9781609940119

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“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® 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

Table Of Contents

Introduction: Why Should You Care?

Part 1: How You Look
Chapter 1: Consider First Impressions Like First Loves
Chapter 2: Take Stage
Chapter 3: Channel the Passion
Chapter 4: Translate Your Body Language to Credibility
Chapter 5: Don’t Disappear

Part 2: How You Talk
Chapter 6: Be Professional, Not Professorial
Chapter 7: Heed the Highlighter Principle
Chapter 8: Say the Right Thing at the Right Time and Leave Unsaid the Wrong Thing at the Emotional Moment
Chapter 9: Abandon Chicken Little, But Stop Sugarcoating
Chapter 10: Move the Conversation Forward

Part 3: How You Think
Chapter 11: Think Strategically
Chapter 12: Cut Through the Clutter
Chapter 13: Take a Point of View
Chapter 14: Think Like Hollywood
Chapter 15: Learn to Think on Your Feet Under Pressure

Part 4: How You Act
Chapter 16: Engage Emotionally
Chapter 17: Master Modesty and Mind Your Manners
Chapter 18: Lighten Up Without Letting Down
Chapter 19: Commit to What You Communicate
Chapter 20: Show Up, Own Up, and Straighten It Up
A Final Note
The Personal Presence Self-Assessment
About the Author

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