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Terri Sjodin is the principal and founder of Sjodin Communications, a Public Speaking, Sales Training and Consulting Firm, based in Newport Beach, CA.
Ms. Sjodin is one of America's most highly sought after female speakers and has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals. She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, NEW SALES SPEAK--The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How To Avoid Them published by John Wiley & Sons, New York. The book hit Amazon.com's Top 100 Best Seller List, the CEO-READ Top 25 annual bestseller list, has been translated into multiple languages, and is now available in a revised and updated second edition. She is also a co-author with Floyd Wickman, of Mentoring-- A Success Guide for Mentors and Protégés, published by McGraw-Hill. Her newest book is called Small Message, Big Impact and will be released this year in celebration of the Sjodin Communications 20th Anniversary.
Almost 20 years ago, Terri Sjodin went into business for herself, building Sjodin Communications in Orange County, CA from a spare room in her home. Today, her clients include an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and academic conferences. Her consulting practice has taken her from her house, to the US House of Representatives, where she was an opening keynote speaker for the US House of Representatives GOP Retreat addressing approximately 235 Congressmen and Women. This has led to additional invitations to present and coach leadership on "the Hill" including the House Republican Press Secretary Conference, the prestigious Heritage Foundation Resource Bank event, and an encore performance at the House GOP Retreat in 2008.
In June of 2007, Ms. Sjodin was named one of the top five "Women in Business" by the Orange County Business Journal at the distinguished WIB awards. This award is presented in recognition of exceptional professional accomplishments, including business success, contributions to industry, and the Orange County community.
Terri Sjodin's signature keynote address currently airs as a pay per view program event for business travelers in over 1,000,000-hotel rooms nation-wide through Lodgenet and On-Command systems.
Beyond her success as an entrepreneur and author, Ms. Sjodin is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows throughout the country appearing on CNN, CNBC, and many major network affiliates for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, cable and radio.
In August of 1999, Terri Sjodin received the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation. Less than 7% of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation.
Terri Sjodin graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Speech Communication. Before forming her own company, she was a top sales producer with both The Achievement Group and Resource Dynamics.
Ms. Sjodin's combination of academic communication theory, field research, and practical "street sales" experience collected during thousands of coast-to-coast business presentations casts her in the leading role of advising today's professionals on becoming more polished, persuasive presenters, and adapting to the changing marketplace.
Terri Sjodin is a "high content" speaker--her approach is fresh and real world and her style is sassy and practical. Each presentation is loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips that men and women can use immediately to get results. Many consider her to be today's sales professionals' speech coach.
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