Speaking Topics

Teaching audiences the power of influence can transform anyone, anywhere

The economy and competitive landscape has pushed work and life on the go, attention spans are shorter, and its more imperative now that we communicate and lead with purpose, confidence and positive action. You need results, you need to be influential.

Connie Dieken has made a name for herself as the preeminent expert and speaker on influential communication and leadership. As she speaks to companies and keynotes events worldwide, she customizes each talk to relevant industry challenges and corporate focuses. Currently, Connie’s message is tailored to these keynote topics, see how she can influence your audience to positive action.

Whacking the CEO: The Bold New Moves Between the C-Suite and the Board

The CEO firing was direct and dismissive. Barnes & Noble didn't stick to the bland yet reliable “we’re moving in a different direction” script when it booted Chief Executive Officer Ron Boire. They didn’t give him a gentle heave-ho with the old standby “he’s stepping down to pursue different opportunities” tale. Instead, Barnes & Noble whacked their CEO in bold fashion. The core issue is trust. And trust is an endless dance.

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What Leaders Can Learn from Muhammad Ali’s Presence

His greatness — and crossover appeal — lived at the intersection of humanity, athleticism, and activism. Even in death, his presence is felt everywhere. Muhammad Ali was by far the most influential presence in sports. How did he shake up the world and rise from reviled to revered? And what can you do to build your own influential presence? Here are five lessons from Ali’s epic presence that you can use to maximize your own greatness:

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