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“The ability to deliver efficient, effective, and compelling communication is a core value within the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses educational program. Small Message, Big Impact has been a wonderful resource in supporting the 3 minute rocket pitches within the curriculum we designed for growth-oriented business owners.”
—PATRICIA GREENE, Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies and National Academic Director, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative
“We never could have launched our company without a carefully planned elevator speech. Terri Sjodin shows you how to master yours so you can attract investors, market your company, and succeed wherever you go.”
—ALEXANDRA WILKIS WILSON and ALEXIS MAYBANK, cofounders of Gilt and bestselling coauthors of By Invitation Only
“There’s no better way to jump-start your personal brand than with a well-prepared elevator speech. And there’s no better expert to show you how than Terri Sjodin.”
—DAN SCHAWBEL, founder of Millennial Branding and author of Me 2.0
“Small Message, Big Impact is an insightful yet practical book. If your job depends on persuading others, you’ll find yourself inhaling the contents and breathing easier because your message will have more traction and you’ll persuade more people to take purposeful action.”
—GERHARD GSCHWANDTNER, founder and publisher, Selling Power magazine
“Whether you’re advocating for a community cause or pitching a business idea, Sjodin’s creative tools provide a framework for speaking with clarity and confidence.”
—ANDREA RENO, Senior Director of Brand Development and Compliance Marketing Communications, YMCA of the USA
“Small Message, Big Impact is an easy-to-read, easy-to-apply guide for making a positive first impression and communicating with impact.”
—CATHY McMORRIS RODGERS, U.S. Congresswoman (WA)
Terri L. Sjodin is the principal and founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training, and consulting firm. For more than twenty years she has served as a speaker and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, academic conferences, CEOs, and members of Congress. She lives in Newport Beach, California.
Great format to create a concise, clear, and impactful message.Published 11 months ago by Keith Irby
This book was okay. It makes a great case for why you need to have your talking points ready to go if there's a project that you're passionate about. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Spacefem
About a year ago, I was given the opportunity to hear Terri Sjodin speak at my company's National Sales Meeting. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Courtney Schlenker
waste of my time and money has nothing to do with assisting me in the realestate
business not a good choice for me
I really enjoyed reading "Small Message, Big Impact." I felt the book was loaded with relatable examples on how and why you need an elevator speech in today's competitive market. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Sheryl Dreiling
The author shares good insights into how an "Elevator Speech" can be an effective tool. Checklists and forms are presented to help making craft your elevator speech easier. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Douglas Cranmer
Short is good, to the point is good.
The 'Sweet' is what is more concerning, more practice oriented approach would have been better and it would turn the book from being... Read more
the sales industry has been working on this type of idea for a while, so it was a great refresher of what i need to keep on my mindPublished on February 23, 2013 by Barbara Curl