Episode 16: Chase Media - Powerful Executive Communication Secrets with Dianne Chase

What if the key to successful leadership and stakeholder engagement lies in your communication skills? That's what we explore with our esteemed guest, Dianne Chase, an award-winning expert in media, journalism, and strategic communications. Dianne gives us the low-down on the evolution of communication skills for leaders, highlighting the importance of authenticity, transparency, and, most importantly, human connection. Learn how these 'soft skills' are integral to establishing trust and credibility, and fostering lasting relationships.


Dianne is an award-winning communications professional with decades of experience working successfully with leaders who want to elevate their personal, professional, and business communication skills. She is an Accredited GENIUS Business Storytelling Partner© in the Gabrielle Dolan methodology; one of only two in the world.


Her driving purpose is helping business professionals become authentic and impactful communicators so that they may attain their personal and professional aspirations. Dianne founded her boutique communications consulting, training, and media relations firm, Chase Media and Communication, in 2000 after a distinguished career in broadcast journalism as a news director, anchor, and reporter. In addition to strategic business storytelling, her areas of expertise and services include crisis communication, media training, presentation skills training, business message development, strategic internal and external communication, executive communication consulting and coaching, and leadership brand identity.


She is a past global chair of the International Association of Business Communicators and currently serves as president of the IABC North Carolina chapter. She is a founding member of the 20/20 Visionaries in Charlotte and serves on several philanthropic and professional boards in her mission to always find ways to add value, provide support, and give back. 


Reach out to Dianne:

Website: https://chasemedia.us/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diannelynnchase/


Good reads:

Communicating for Impact Takes Strategic Skills - https://bit.ly/43uxlXP

The 5 Cs of Communication for the C-Suite and Beyond - https://bit.ly/3XEpZPS


Episode highlights:

[1:56] The evolution of communication

[4:29] The importance of honing your soft skills

[9:05] The power of storytelling

[16:37] Vulnerability barrier and how to deal with it in the workplace

[21:22] How Dianne recognized that being a communications professional is her gift to the world

[25:20] The generational differences in communication expectation

[28:56] The 5 Cs of Internal Communications for the C Suite and Beyond

[31:36] What happens when communication is not a priority 

[36:26] Outro


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