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Connie Dieken

Leadership Communication Expert; Best Selling Business Author

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Formerly a broadcast journalist, Connie Dieken brings the insights from her bestsellers Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal to thought leadership presentations assisting executives to develop presence and influence.

Connie spent twenty years as a television journalist working for both ABC and NBC. In this time she was awarded five Emmys, two Telly awards and was inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

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Connie Dieken is the founder of Influence360˚ and The Dieken Group, a strategic advisory firm to C-suite executives on five continents.

She helps leaders influence positive outcomes in all directions, even under the most difficult, changing conditions. Her clients are leaders at some the world’s best-known brands including Apple, Coca-Cola, HP, Nestlé, and The Cleveland Clinic.

She was recently named one of the world’s Top 10 Executive Coaches and has been honored as one of the Top 10 Female Business Owners in her region.

Connie built her unique skill set during twenty years as a television journalist for ABC and NBC. Her work has been honored with five Emmy Awards and two Telly Awards, and she’s the only person inducted into both the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Speakers Hall of Fame, as well as the Million Dollar Consulting Hall of Fame.

As a broadcaster, Connie interviewed some of the most influential people in the world and became fascinated with how they gained or lost their abilities to lead in challenging times. She identified patterns that existed, regardless of industry, gender, age, or other socio-cultural conditions.

So she left broadcasting, launched her business, and began a research project on leadership influence. After 15 years of rigorous research involving more than 20,000 participants, Connie created Influence360˚, the first and only validated influence instrument to help leaders become strong influencers whom others trust and respect, which in turn improves the performance of their organizations.

Connie’s thought leadership has been featured in interviews in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, CNBC and other leading business publications.

In addition to advising the C-suite of major corporations, her training programs on influence, presence, and presentation skills are licensed worldwide in corporate universities for emerging leaders.

An interactive and dynamic speaker, Connie delivers powerful keynote speeches at major conferences around the world. She’s also a guest lecturer for executive education and MBA programs in business schools such as Case Western University, Clemson University, Indiana University, and The Ohio State University. She offers solid, actionable takeaways that transform careers.

Her two books, Talk Less, Say More and Become the Real Deal were #1 best-sellers on both Amazon and Audible. The books, published by Wiley, condense Connie’s distinctive knowledge, meticulous research, and global coaching experiences into fast-paced leadership guides.

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Are distracted, impatient people tuning you out before you can make your point? In this program, you’ll learn to bring your A-game to interpersonal communication. Your audience will walk away with three powerful habits to help them connect with anyone, convey information clearly, and convince anyone to take action.  Gaining true influence is one of the greatest challenges we face today.  Connie’s message challenges the myth that power equals influence.  She will discuss the crucial distinction between power, influence, and persuasion. Influence is the key driver of sustainable leadership and is deeply rooted in connection, clarity, and commitment. Often people attempt to use their position as power and spend their time persuading others to make one-off decisions, which is short-term, inefficient, and squanders leadership capital.

This highly engaging session is based on Connie’s latest bestselling book, “Become The Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence.”  Connie brings an urgent message of how to gain gravitas in today’s demanding, judgmental, attention-deficit world. Her decade-long Presence Project research study has uncovered startling disparities between the way we want to be known and the way we are known. In this uniquely interactive session, Connie pinpoints the three most crucial presence problems that undermine our power – issues we’re often oblivious to that zap our ability to be – and be seen as – the real deal. Your attendees will experience a powerful ah-ha moment as one of the world’s top executive coaches guides them to identify their presence problem, and frees them to transform into the powerfully influential leaders they’re meant to be.

Your audience will never approach or deliver a presentation the same way after experiencing this masterclass. Connie hones in on the outcome of presenting: how to influence positive decision-making. From this point forward, your attendees will place their own audiences at the center of everything they do. Connie models her strategies from the stage, so your audience gets a double dip as they discover her wildly successful approach that Fortune 100 teams have adopted as their winning presentation model.