About Sherry Thomas

Corporate Trainer, Business Etiquette Expert, Keynote Speaker

 

 

Sherry Thomas, President of The Corporate Image Institute, is a leading Corporate Trainer, Image Consultant, Body Language and Business Etiquette Expert. She is known for “trailing” executives in order to get a handle on tweaks that may catapult them to the next levels. That means observing everything about an individual from the way he/she dresses to the inflection of voice, telephone manner, common courtesies and protocol.

She travels the country conducting Corporate Training, Corporate Image Consulting Seminars and Business Etiquette 1-3 Day Boot Camps. She is regularly featured in numerous magazines and newspapers regarding her unique approach.

“How many times have you met someone and remarked, ‘He’s a nice man, really smart, but just cannot seem to move up, get noticed’? This is probably because of image. Image is paramount in allowing others to feel comfortable and feeling comfortable is what allows us to open up and trust. Trust translates into more sales and a greater, more productive work environment.”

“For example,” she says, “I have watched as managers have allowed one person to bring down an entire department. This should not happen.”

“Training should be fun,” she adds, “and it is. There is nothing stuffy about what we do. We learn and while we take learning seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously. It is not unusual for a passerby to hear laughter from another corridor away and pop in just to check out the source.”

Why is this type of training important?

“Because you only have seven seconds to make an impression. After that, it takes seventeen times to change it. Body language, appearance, eye contact, presentation skills, follow-up are all crucial in building credibility. This translates into more referrals, more sales, a faster track to promotions.”

Sherry coined the phrase Public Persona Optimization(SM) , meaning that if you practice certain techniques long enough to maximize your public perception, eventually those techniques and changes become a natural part of who you are, thus optimizing your private persona.

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