10 Jun Connie Dieken
Speaker: Connie Dieken
Expert on Influential Communication and Leadership, TV Broadcaster, and Author
- Employee Engagement
For more than 20 years, Connie Dieken dedicated herself to journalism as a television news anchorwoman, reporter, broadcast personality, and talk show host, including co-hosting The Morning Exchange, America’s longest running television talk show. She is a multiple Emmy® award-winning and Telly® award-winning journalist and her excellence has led to her induction to the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Connie spent her career with the most successful and influential people in business and entertainment and recognized a pattern to their success. After years of research, she learned the common traits each of these people shared, and discovered people could learn how to be influential with the right training. Armed with unique insight into the power that influence has over each of us, she developed a proven methodology to transform any leader or executive into an influencer. In 2000, she founded onPoint Communication to train leaders and emerging leaders in critical influential leadership, communication, media and presentation skills.
For nearly 12 years, Connie has been the trusted executive coach and advisor to many leaders who run the world’s most recognizable brands. She has become the most respected and in-demand executive coach, keynote speaker, author and authority on learning the skills needed to become an influential personality in all forms of leadership and communication.
Connie is the author and co-author of five books, dedicated to teaching individuals influential leadership, communication and presentation techniques. Her most recent bestselling book, Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen, takes Connie’s knowledge, research and experience coaching high-powered leaders and condenses it into a fast-paced, no-nonsense guide to teach anyone to be an influential communicator with anyone, anywhere.
Connie’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, The Los Angeles Times, Crain’s Business, The Chicago Tribune, Women’s Day, and many more nationwide.
People crave a certain amount of structure and guidance. Without the influence of good leadership, organizational successes may stay in flux. Many organizations, especially those blessed with highly motivated, exceptional people, overlook the impact effective leaders have on organizational outcomes.
Connie focuses on and highlights various types of leadership, their traits and evaluates strengths and weaknesses. She speaks on tailoring any leader’s behavioral type to outcomes that empower people, give rise to successful performance, and influence positive actions.
In business and life, our ability to effectively communicate is the most important skill needed to accomplish anything, and yet it is the single greatest challenge in business today. When it comes to our people, so much more is expected from them, we need to reach them on the road just as much as in the office; and yet, this need also decreases their attention spans, makes people more distracted and eager to get to the point.
Connie talks frankly about the need to connect instantly in order to capture attention and gives useable tips helping anyone be heard and understood to influence others to action. Audiences walk away with the skills to achieve more in less words, cause less confusion communication and build more rewarding relationships. Connie inspires audiences to act knowing that the skills they learn will increase their ability to influence through communications.
Change is hard, and it’s not something people or companies revel in. And regardless of the impetus for change, whether it’s strategic, operational or technological, effective communication and management tends to be the primary bottleneck to any successful change management plan.
Connie shines light on the typical and specific roadblocks to managing change successfully, from effective communication techniques to a successful implementation to dealing successfully with resistant attitudes and behaviors to successful leadership techniques to manage or integrate teams, or strategies to align expectations.
GDP isn’t the only casualty during economic hard times and when we start to look at our companies on the micro level, we see that the morale of our team has also been hit hard. People worry for their families, they worry for their jobs, but it’s the leader’s job to foster an environment for self-motivation to improve company morale.
Connie takes audiences through the importance of team building to improve communication and leadership skills within an entire organization. She gets audiences to understand company goals and the role they play in the success, which leads to a stronger working environment with improved collaboration, better performance, and increased retention of top talent
Employees don’t stay with companies like they used to. Recruiting and retaining top talent is now the most challenging issue in human resources. And while some forms of brain drain are unavoidable, there are ways to mitigate losses and maximize employee retention through sound methods to improve employee engagement.
Connie focuses her talk on work environments and behaviors that lead to dissatisfaction and teaches basic methods to identify the signs of impending disengagement. She gives ideas on communication and leadership initiatives that increase engagement, improve loyalty among teams.
Selling in today’s economy is fraught with distrust and requires a new perspective on tried-and-true communication techniques. People have been captured by fear, distrust in companies and our government is high, but there is still a bright spot and it’s these same people. We all want to trust, we all want to be confident, we all can be motivated to act. We just need the right people to show us the way.
Connie shows audiences how selling through the fear is possible in today’s market by knowing the successful communication techniques to influence people to act. Sellers need to know how to listen and tailor their pitch to the customer; speak candidly and confidently to their needs; learn when to sell their expertise and nonpressure techniques; and convince the customer to move past the doubt to close the sale.