Training Speaker Terri Sjodin

Terri Sjodin

Author, Keynote Speaker, Sales Trainer & Consultant

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Terri Sjodin’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Terri Sjodin is the Principal and Founder of Sjodin Communications. She 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 national bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact (Penguin/Portfolio), which hit the New York Times Hardcover Advice & Misc. bestseller list, Wall Street Journal Hardcover Business bestseller list, and USA Today Money bestseller list.

She is also the author of the highly acclaimed book, Scrappy: A Little Book About Choosing to Play Big (Penguin Random House/Portfolio) which was just released in the Fall of 2016 and New Sales Speak – The 9 Biggest Sales Presentation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (John Wiley & Sons).

Over 20+ years ago, Terri went into business for herself, building Sjodin Communications in Orange County, CA from a spare room in her home. Today, Terri’s 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 has served as a keynote speaker and/or consultant for the US House of Representatives GOP Retreats addressing approximately 235 Congressmen and Women. This has led to additional invitations to present and coach leadership on The Hill on multiple occasions.

In July of 2012, Terri was inducted into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame. Admission into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in seven categories: material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication.

In June of 2007, Terri 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.

Beyond her success as an entrepreneur and author, Terri is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows throughout the country appearing on The Today Show, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, and many major network affiliates from ABC, CBS, and NBC, FOX, cable and radio.

In August of 1999, Terri received the prestigious CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation. Less than 12% of the 5,000 speakers who belong to the International Federation for Professional Speakers hold this professional designation.

Terri is a “high content” speaker – Her approach is fresh, 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 Terri to be today’s sales professionals’ speech coach.

More About Speaker, Terri Sjodin. . .

Terri serves on the Orange County Board of Trustees for Olive Crest. Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family one life at a time.

Terri graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Speech Communication. Before forming her own company, Terri was a top sales producer with both The Achievement Group and Resource Dynamics.

Her combination of academic communication theory, field research, and practical street sales experience collected during thousands of coast-to-coast business presentations cast Terri in the leading role of advising today’s professionals on becoming more polished, persuasive presenters and adapting to the changing marketplace

Testimonials 6

  • “Your energetic presentation helped assure the continued tradition of excellence at our Eleventh Conference. We would gladly endorse your program to other organizations and encourage the Conference planners to include you in their lineup of quality speakers. Your presentation was clearly THE biggest hit of the Marketing oriented panels, and your overall ratings were consistently in the Top three of over 50 panelists at the entire Conference.”

    Marc Kelly

    Co-chairman - HBS AOC Entrepreneurs Conference

  • “Fantastic! Your presentation to the members of the House Republican Conference got rave reviews. I know there were a lot of members and staff who really appreciated your help. As we head into a key election cycle, so many of the tips you offered will be crucial. We also appreciated the presentation you delivered at the 2006 Annual Republican Members Retreat.”

    Deborah Pryce

    Chairman, House Republican Conference

  • “Over the last 20 years, I have had many opportunities to observe sales trainers, motivational speakers, and various business communication “experts”.. and I must say, you rank up there with the very best I’ve seen. Your enthusiasm is contagious and your energy is invigorating. Moreover, your competence, confidence and credibility shine through..You don’t just talk about selling, you can actually do it! I experienced it first hand when you sold me. and that’s not such an easy thing to do.”

    Michael E. Berumen

    Senior Vice President, PM Group

  • “The feedback I have received about your talk was fantastic. Everyone benefited from your messages and they identified very well with you. There were many key points to your talk, but to me, the HARM concept is so appropriate to TAP. In fact, I followed up your presentation with a group message to all the Big East people on the importance of HARM to our relationships with our customers. The HARM concept is one of the best I’ve ever heard.”

    Eric Otterbein

    National Sales Director, TAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc

  • You won’t find a more captivating, enthusiastic, humorous, and street savvy speaker than Terri Sjodin.

    Jessica Lawless

    Assistant Director, Northwestern Mutual

  • Over the last 20 years I have had many opportunities to observe sales trainers, motivational speakers, and various business communication “experts”…and I must say, you rank up there with the very best I’ve ever seen. Your enthusiasm is contagious and your energy is invigorating. Moreover, your experience, confidence and credibility shine through…you don’t just talk about selling, you actually do it! I experienced it first hand when you sold me…and that’s not such an easy thing to do. You do more than simply inform – you persuade!

    Mark Mitchell

    Advisor, AXA Advisors, LLC.

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