Why Have a Mentor?
Having a mentor YOU can rely on; Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters alike.
In todays’ interview, I talk with Dianna Booher of Booher Consultants. Her website is www.booher.com
Being connected with someone who is sincere about YOU achieving YOUR SUCCESS is a good start. She is someone you can trust to help srengthen your leadership skills.
My regular show format is pre-empted so that I can bring you this interview I had with Dianna Booher, Founder and CEO of Booher Consultants, a communications training firm.
Her article appears on page 12 of the February, 2010 issue of the TOASTMASTER magazine. Her article titled, “The Link Between Language and Leaders” describes how leaders have to be careful at what language they use to speak and write. Wether your writing is e-mail, proposals or handouts, your choice of words is important. The proper use of the language we use “play a tremendous role in a person’s ability to lead and influence others“, she states.
She asks, “Are you working to develop your leadership skills? If you are, then you should pay attention to this caveat: Language shapes thinking”
She also states, “The importance of language to career and social standing is, with few exceptions, a universal issue. People from all cultures insist that proper language separates the wealthy from the poor, the educated from the uneducated – and most important of all – the leaders from the folloers.”
Her firm has trained countless people in various countries in the proper usage of grammer. Being able to write correct business communications is also her forte.
She has authored 44 books to date covering the full gamut of communications from writing, speaking, vocabulary and leadership development.
She tells me because she travels so much, she can put her concepts to words and write, beit in an airplane or a hotel room.
Be sure to read her complete article in the February, 2010 issue and check out her website – www.booher.com