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Audiences connect with Diane's down-to-earth practical information, filled with specific tips and tricks. Authentic, charming and authoritative, she shares her own vulnerabilities, fears, networking successes, and how she found her personal presence in writing, consulting and speaking.

  • Want someone who will share useful content and isn’t just up there to get attention?
  • Looking for an informative, funny, and engaging speaker?
  • Hope to have your audience walking away feeling inspired and ready to take action?

Think of hiring an executive chef – someone who listens to your appetite, hunger, and respects your wallet.

Diane customizes a unique talk to meet your needs and the expectations of your audience. Below are some sample topics:

Diane speaking at Harvard Business School

Speaking at Harvard Business School

"I am a tough critic and Diane is the best of the best. Her content was brilliant and her delivery was exceptional."

~ Grover E. Cleveland, Attorney, Speaker, and Author

Today's Contacts > Tomorrow's Clients

You have a network and it's growing. But how do you bring up your professional life - especially if you know someone socially? How do you get referrals from your network even if they aren't your target market?

In this talk, Diane will provide step-by-step ways to engage your contacts and get them to be your #1 fan and help you succeed.

Discover proven ways to stay top of mind and save yourself hours of time.

These insights can be used for business or nonprofit initiatives.

Results Include:

  • Learn how to stay top of mind without being creepy
  • Discover tools and apps that help you stay in touch and organized
  • Learn why people include your name when someone asks "do you anyone who ____" (or not)
  • Leverage LinkedIn and create a unique strategy  that differentiates you from others
  • Understand why we're hesitant to ask for help and how to fix that

Networking for Introverts

Ever walked into a networking event and wished you hadn't? Would you rather be having a one-on-one conversation than trying to figure out who to approach? You're not alone.

Introverts make up ~ 50% of the population. you certainly know one. Diane demystifies the networking process and breaks it down into digestible pieces. 

Leave feeling confident and less overwhelmed the next time you read the word 'networking."

Results Include:

  • Better understand why you may not like walking into a room and talking to strangers. (Hint: you can blame your parents)
  • Discover two magic words to start any conversation
  • Learn why people are always looking at their phones and why you should start with them
  • Identify ways to circumvent "working the room" 

Relationship Building within your Organization

Ever watch the TV show "Undercover Boss" and wonder why they don't know what's going on in their own company?

Building relationships at work isn't always intuitive. There's a "boss" and they are in charge. But who helps you out? How did you get to know them? Why do you trust them vs someone else?

In today's world where every action is a click away from being shared with the world, it's more important than ever to build and sustain relationships at work.

Results Include:

  • Discover the overlooked power players and how you can get to know them
  • Identify who you want to know and why they should want to know you
  • Master skills that help advance careers and learn what NOT to do
  • Write your LinkedIn profile so it portrays your contribution to your organization (rather than a holding pattern for your next job)
  • Action steps to take when you mess up (and everyone does) that will enhance your career

7 Habits of Effective Networkers

When you hear the word 'networking' do you think of an overly aggressive person pitching you for a deal? You're not alone!

Everyone knows that we get more done when we help others and have them help us. But how do you build that network with a sense of authenticity?

In this talk, Diane shares her go-to strategies that help everyone learn how to master the art of networking. 

Results Include:

  • Understand why networking is misunderstood and how you can be good at it - even if you don't love it
  • Identify your PBA (personal board of advisors) who help you succeed both at events and one-on-one
  • Master the art of exiting a conversation without being a jerk
  • Discover how to prepare for a networking opportunity and why it's helpful to do so
  • Action steps to take when you mess up (and everyone does) that will enhance your career