When Sima Dahl graduated from the University of Illinois and started climbing the ladder at a Fortune 500 company she soon learned a hard lesson not often taught in schools - the importance of a strong personal brand and professional network. Throughout her 20-year career in business-to-business marketing and sales she worked hard to develop these invaluable corporate skills. Today she is known as America's Personal Branding Champion™ and one of the most sought-after thought-leaders in the industry.
In 2008 Sima founded Sway Factory, Inc., a Chicago-based consulting and training firm to help business professionals harness the power of social technology to build brands and generate sales. Through her keynotes, corporate training and workshops, Sima has helped thousands of sales teams, business owners, entrepreneurs and their staff engage top talent, accelerate sales, and transform employees into brand ambassadors. Sima has shared her Sway Factor™ system, an effective and time-efficient approach to personal branding and social selling with clients including Motorola, IBM, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mesirow Financial, Orbitz, Cisco, ADP, PepsiCo, United Airlines, Microsoft, Abbott, Discover Financial, United Benefit Advisors, and trade associations around the world.
Sima is the co-author of two anthologies and writes about personal branding and social selling for the American Marketing Association and similar journals. She serves on the board of the National Speakers Association of Illinois; is Faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management; previously served for more than 12 years on the boards of the American Marketing Association and Business Marketing Associationand, and is one of just 12 percent of professional speakers worldwide (and just 340 women) to earn the Certified Speaking Professional designation. She earned her BA in Communications from the University of Illinois in Champaign and her MBA in Management with Distinction from DePaul University in Chicago..
How to hire Sima Dahl for an event
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Frequently Asked Questions about booking Sima Dahl.
Sima Dahl's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Sima Dahl for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Sima Dahl, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Sima Dahl. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Sima Dahl booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Sima Dahl for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Sima Dahl booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Sima Dahl charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Sima Dahl for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Sima Dahl agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Sima Dahl, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Sima Dahl booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Sima Dahl, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.
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