Terri Sjodin Biography

Terri Sjodin is the Principal and Founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training and consulting firm based in Newport Beach, CA. She is the author of the book, “Small Message, Big Impact.”, which hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists. Her brand new book “Scrappy” was released on August 23, 2016 by Penguin Random House. For over 20 years Terri has served as a speaker and consultant to an impressive list of corporations, associations, academic conferences, CEO’s and Members of the U.S. Congress. She is a high-content speaker and her style is fresh, sassy and practical. Terri is considered one of the most sought-after sales, communications and speaking consultants in the country.

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, 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 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.

Her 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, Terri 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. 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 casts Terri in the leading role of advising today’s professionals on becoming more polished, persuasive presenters and adapting to the changing marketplace.

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.