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  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781609940119
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $29.99

Creating Personal Presence



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.

  • Published: 1 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9781609940119
  • Imprint: Berrett-Koehler
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $29.99

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Praise for Creating Personal Presence

“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

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