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Connie Dieken
Ohio, USA
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Connie Dieken
Ohio, USA
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  • Winner of multiple Emmy and Telly awards during an 20+ year career in television news.
  • Founder of onPoint Communication, training emerging leaders in critical influential leadership, communication, media, and presentation skills.
  • Creator of “influencer” training program for maximizing influence through effective communication.

Connie Dieken has translated her experiences over an award-winning career as a journalist into a unique series of insights that illuminate the essential traits of an influential leader. From these insights she’s developed a successful methodology for transforming everyday individuals into “influencers.” Since 2000, her onPoint Communication has trained emerging leaders in critical influential leadership, communication, media, and presentation skills.

Dieken won multiple Emmy and Telly awards during a more than 20-year career as a television news anchorwoman, reporter, broadcast personality, and talk show host. Inducted into the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame for her body of work, Dieken has also served as a spokesperson for companies including Intel, Sealy, GE, American Greetings, Ernst and Young, and Goodyear.

Realizing there was a pattern to the success enjoyed by the influential figures she’d worked with in business and entertainment, Dieken spent years researching leaders’ common traits. Her conclusions form the foundation for her “influencer” training program. Dieken recognizes that power has a significant influence over each of us; maximizing this power through effective communication can transform any person into a leader.

Author and co-author of five books, including Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen, Dieken has become an executive coach and adviser trusted by the leaders of many of today’s most successful corporations. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Crain’s Business, The Chicago Tribune, and Womens’ Day, among other media outlets.


"Reviews from Connie′s presentation however were outstanding and I can easily say she was the highest scoring guest speaker on our attendee′s review sheets."
Department of Veterans Affairs
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"Perfect. Exactly what we needed to be more on point and improve our presentation skills.”
– Apple Computer

“Your advice is spot-on. We’re making faster connections, communicating with better candor and eliminating miscommunications."
– Diebold

“Absolutely fantastic. We’re now getting our points across more effectively in today’s fast-paced world.”
– Olympus

“Your communication expertise is immense. Thank you for being a part of our success."
– Charter One Bank

“Your strategies are both original and practical. Our sales and marketing teams have gotten powerful results.”
– Moen, Inc.

“Your coaching was the experience of a lifetime.”
- General Electric

“Outstanding, exhilarating, energizing, charismatic, motivating, exciting, fantastic!”
– Clemson University , Executive Education

“The skills we’ve learned in your workshops have transformed our business.”
–Visa Partner Cardinal Commerce

“Your coaching made our CEO and CFO look and sound great. The results have been outstanding.”
– Agilysy

“Terrific. Splendid. Your program transformed our leader.”
–Cleveland Museum of Art

"You brought out the best in each person and delivered precisely the results we hoped for.”
–Medical Mutual

Your training has been a hit with the doctors. They’ve improved their communication skills immensely.”
– The Cleveland Clinic

You speak with authority, insight and wisdom. Your presentation was vibrant, customized to the audience and right on target!”
– Society for Human Resource Management

“Your coaching made our CEO and CFO look and sound great. You immediately grasped the magnitude and sensitivity of the situation and delivered just what our leadership team needed. The results has been outstanding.”
– Pioneer Standard Electronics

“Your coaching was an experience of a lifetime. I would gladly recommend your services to any professional.”
– GE Financial Assurance

“Your media training moved us light years ahead. I have no doubt there will be a sea-change in the standard of our media interviews."
– First Church of Christ, Scientist

“Our media outings are wildly successful! Your strategy has been a big hit. Your insight has been extremely helpful with media relations.”
– Jr. PGA Public Relations firm

“I learned more from you in ten minutes than I did in four years of communications courses. Your media know-how is incredible.”
– Host of “Up Late” Television

“You captivated the audience with your dynamic delivery and authentic, truly useful information. You were a tremendous hit!”
– National Association of Women Business Owners

“I’ve never been more confident about my keynote speaker. You put on a terrific – and enlightening show! And ours is not an easy-to-impress group. You are a real pro.”
– Public Relations Society of America – Cleveland Chapter


Connie Dieken’s career has been spent as a communicator. From her award-winning communication of news and information to television audiences to her powerful ability to convey important concepts to business leaders, Dieken’s mastery of her craft offers boundless opportunities for audiences ready to equip themselves with tactics for success.

Working in the realm of broadcasting has made Dieken innately aware of the role presence plays in communicating power, responsibility, and trust. She helps audiences understand how to build personal brands and establish an aura of presence in their professional and personal lives. She understands that more communication is not necessarily better communication; by sharing tactics for how to connect with others, convey information, and convince anyone, Dieken helps her listeners learn how to manage their spoken and written communication more effectively.

In addition, Dieken demonstrates the power of reverse engineering and simplification in crafting persuasive appeals. Audiences will leave empowered and emboldened to build upon their strengths and become “influencers” themselves.

Solving Your Presence Problem

How to Build Your Personal Brand, Establish Trust and Gain Lasting Influence

Whether your audience members want to move a team to action or elevate their own careers, they need presence. But what is presence? Now more than ever, people are quick to judge, resist and dismiss. During this highly interactive keynote, Connie pinpoints the three most crucial presence problems that undermine person power – and guides each person to identify and solve their issues to transform into the powerfully influential leader they're meant to be.

Your audience will discover how to:

    • Lead others to seek their presence, trust them, and willingly follow their lead.
    • Override presence-killers such as egotism, anxiety, long-windedness and social façades
    • Be – and be recognized as – the real deal, thereby boosting their leadership capabilities
This keynote is based on Connie's newest bestseller, Become the Real Deal

Talk Less, Say More

Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen

Is your audience frustrated by distracted, impatient people tuning them out? Are they having trouble getting their points across in today’s time-pressed, noisy world? In this keynote, they’ll learn how to elevate their relationships forever. They’ll walk away ready to implement three powerful habits that will transform the true metric of influence – the way others respond to them. And it will never be more positive after this program.

Your audience will discover how to:

    • Connect with what others want and values to capture their attention
    • Convey information with portion control so they don’t confuse others
    • Convince anyone to reach an ideal outcome and feel good about it.
This program is based on Connie's bestseller, Talk Less, Say More

Present To Win

Develop & Deliver Ideas that Influence

Your audience will never approach or deliver a presentation the same way after experiencing this program. This keynote 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.

Your audience will discover how to:

    • Reverse-engineer messages to influence even the most demanding people
    • Simplify to amplify to fight presentation bloat
    • Present naked. (It's not what it sounds like, but it's wildly fun.)

This program is adapted from Connie's executive coaching program.


Talk Less, Say More: Three Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen
Talk Less, Say More is a revolutionary guide to 21st-century communication skills to help you be more influential and make things happen in our distracted, attention-deficit affected world. It′s full of specific tips and take-aways to ensure that you′re fully heard, clearly understood, and will ignite positive action in any business or social situation.

You′ll achieve more with less. Less wordiness. Less tune-out. Less frustration. You′ll gain more time. More positive outcomes. More rewarding relationships.

Whether you′re a business leader, emerging leader, or salesperson, you need to persuade others to succeed. This book will get you there. It will help you cut through distractions, demands, and information overload to get real results.

Author Connie Dieken coaches leaders to communicate with purpose. She′ll help you instantly gain more power and influence while spending less time being tuned out.

With this book′s fast-paced, no-nonsense style, you′ll discover Connie′s Connect-Convey-Convince® methodology. These three powerfully simple habits will help you:

  • CONNECT with anyone to instantly capture their undivided attention

  • CONVEY and nail information without overloading or confusing

  • CONVINCE anyone to take the action you want and feel good about it

Communication is the single greatest challenge in business today. Talk Less, Say More will help you reach your A-game in interpersonal communication, giving you more power to change minds and inspire remarkable results—while talking less.
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Become the real deal

Become the real deal and you’ll become the leader you’re meant to be.

If you want to make change in your organization and in your world, and advance your own career, you need to become a person who can effectively influence others to take action. When looking to bring about organizational change of any kind, the main skill required is influence. Nothing will help your cause more than being able to effectively influence others to take action. Become the Real Deal presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Author Connie Dieken calls these dividends your Return on Influence® (ROI).

You’ll discover your own Centers of Influence through a series of visual dashboards and learn how to capitalize on these Centers of Influence to become the powerful, purposeful authority you’re meant to be.

    • Readers will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility.
    • Connie Diekenis the country’s foremost Fortune 500 communication coachan executive coach to the world’s top brands, an Emmy award winning former TV news anchor, reporter, and inductee of the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

For anyone seeking to be the “real deal,” this book uncovers the strengths and skills you need to gain influence and lead your organization to success.

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