Become the Real Deal with Connie Dieken


The following event has now been rescheduled:

  • Title of Event: Become the Real Deal with Connie Dieken
  • New Date/Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 8:30 am – Noon
  • Location: The Hotel at Auburn University, 241 S College St, Auburn AL 36830

Registration will begin at 8:00 am.

If you have any questions, please contact 334-844-5100 or 334-844-3109.

Become the real deal and you'll become the leader you're meant to be!

Connie DiekenJoin us for this special, Auburn Leadership Series event with Connie Dieken, best-selling author of the newly released, Become the Real Deal: The Proven Path to Influence and Executive Presence, named by Amazon one of the Top 10 Business & Leadership Books and a #1 best-seller on Barnes & Noble. Voted one of America's Top 5 Speakers of 2012, 2011, and 2010 by, Connie is one of the nation's most in-demand thought leaders on executive influence. A former Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster and an inductee to the Radio/Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Connie's program will teach you how to use the power of influence to transform your leadership capability.


  • Date: January 16, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 am - Noon (Check-in begins at 8:00 am, program begins promptly at 8:30 am)
  • Registration Fee: $129.00 – NOW REGISTRATION EXTENDED!
  • Group Rate: $99 each for 4 or more participants. Call 334-844-5100 to register.
  • Location: The Hotel at Auburn University, 241 S College St Auburn, AL 36830
  • Click Hereto register online.

Session Overview

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. Connie Dieken and her program, Become the Real Deal, presents a modern and practical approach to leadership that yields unlimited dividends for leaders at all levels. Connie calls these dividends your Return on Influence® (ROI).

By attending this session, 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.

You will learn how to override personal influence-killing tendencies, such as narcissism, anxiety, long-windedness, silence, social façades, and invisibility.

And you will learn from one of the nation's best. Connie Dieken is one of the country's foremost Fortune 500 communication coaches and an executive coach to the world's top brands. She's 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 session uncovers the strengths and skills you need to gain influence and lead your organization to success.

What People Are Saying

"Become the Real Deal strikes a chord with me. Connie's "Three Layers of Presence" are a wonderful leadership model that will help you as a leader succeed and lead at the highest levels. Thank you, Connie, for providing us with a model of leadership that will help us discover our true selves, our authenticity, and giving us a solution to staying centered and "real" in the fast-paced world of business today!" — Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Mojo

"From a master in the field, learn how to tap into your sense of authenticity and communicate it much more effectively. The result will be more self-confidence, more effectiveness, and a true connection with those you wish to connect. Make a study of these teachings and enjoy the accelerated growth you'll experience both personally and professionally. Great job, Connie. Terrific!!" — Bob Burg, Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestselling Co-Author of The Go-Giver

"If you are looking to earn trust and build influence with others, realness is a must. Read Become the Real Deal to learn how to make that a part of your professional fabric." — Tim Sanders, New York Times Bestselling Author of Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business and Influence Friends

"Become the Real Deal is a masterful guide to harnessing your natural abilities to influence others, radiate executive presence, and build the lifelong relationships you need to succeed." — Andrew Sobel, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Power Questions and Clients for Life

"All leaders need to be the real deal and in this insightful and useful new book you get field-tested strategies – and important warnings – to make sure you Become the Real Deal. Whether you want to advance your career or move your team to take action, executive coach Connie Dieken reveals the layers that will help you master your presence and influence." — Mark Sanborn New York Times & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of The Fred Factor and Fred 2.0

"Authenticity is the foundation of great leadership, so, as leaders, we need to be ourselves every day, in everything we do. Connie Dieken artfully identifies the situations and relationships that push us off center, and then she pulls us right back to the core of who we really are. Become The Real Deal is...well...the real deal." — Steve Farber, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Radical Leap Re-Energized and Greater Than Yourself

"Authenticity is today's must-have leadership trait. Connie Dieken's three-layered approach will help you balance being with doing to increase your influence and become the Real Deal." — Carol Roth, WGN Radio Host, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Entrepreneur Equation

"If you're looking to influence boldly, earn trust and become a leadership powerhouse, Become the Real Deal is for you. Connie Dieken is a powerful, fresh voice in leadership presence. " — Michael Port New York Times bestselling author of Book Yourself Solid and The Think Big Manifesto

"I've been an ardent fan and follower of Connie Dieken's brilliance for years. I listen to what Connie says and read what Connie writes and try as hard as possible to apply her insight and output to my activities and my life. Connie has changed the way I look at myself and the way I present myself to the world. What she tells me simply makes sense. Better yet – it works." — Bruce Turkel Author of Building Brand Value

Contact Us

Learn more about the Connie Dieken Seminar by contacting the Office of Professional & Continuing Education at (334) 844-5100 or by email:

This session is brought to you by The Auburn University Office of Professional and Continuing Education and The Auburn University Office of Alumni Affairs.

Last Updated: September 9, 2014