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Sarita Maybin

Sarita Maybin

Stay positive, constructively confront tough communication challenges and work together better

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  • Communication Expert
  • Author
  • TEDx Speaker

Sarita Maybin shows her audiences how to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication. With real stories, real solutions and a relatable presence, she breaks down barriers to reveal how to work together better.

Growing up as a “military brat” moving from country to country, Sarita mastered how to make fast friends and finesse stressful situations. She quickly learned that it was not just what you say, but how you say it that matters.

In her 20+ year career as a professional speaker, this former university dean has made it her mission to inspire others to embrace positivity, even amid the challenges of our ever-changing high-tech times. She has spoken in all 50 states, nine other countries and on the prestigious TEDx stage. Plus, she literally wrote the book on how to answer the perpetually perplexing question: If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?


From Facebook to email and texting, technology has taken over as the primary means of communication. Yet conversations are still a crucial part of relationship-building, both professionally and personally. This upbeat presentation will provide real-life strategies for maintaining “high-touch” relationships while taking advantage of the innovations of “high-tech” times.

Presentation highlights include:

  • How to compose reader-friendly emails that cause people to respond
  • Strategies for creating “community” among your eNewsletter readers
  • High-Tech Checklist: Find out whether your cell phone behavior is respectful or rude
  • 3 clues that you should choose to call rather than email or text
  • How to make the most of networking at the “virtual water cooler”
  • Text Talk: Cracking the code of cross-generational communication
  • Sarita’s Survey: What the tech savvy suggest for staying connected

In this interactive presentation you will learn how to communicate in a way that gets your ideas heard and encourages the cooperation of others. Sarita will also share her Top Ten Positive Communication Phrases and her two “green jello” principles of conflict resolution.

Highlights include:

  • Find out what your body language is saying
  • How to overcome barriers to listening
  • Key ingredients necessary for resolving conflict
  • How to respond to negative feedback without getting defensive
  • Do’s and Don’ts of Giving Constructive Criticism
  • Sarita’s Top Ten Positive Communication Phrases
  • Sarita’s “green jello” principles of conflict resolution

We’ve all been told “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” This high energy presentation based on Sarita’s book provides practical approaches and positive phrases for those times when you need to say something NOT so nice. Learn how to constructively clue someone in, deflect the negative comment of a well-meaning friend, or let a business colleague know what he or she is doing drives you crazy — without destroying the relationship.

This workshop will provide answers to such questions as:

  • How do you know if you should confront a situation or just let it go?
  • How can you soften the sting when giving negative feedback or bad news?
  • What should you do if someone asks your opinion and you have nothing nice to say?
  • How do you tell a colleague-or your boss-a thing or two without appearing ugly or insubordinate?
  • What’s the best way to respond to nasty comments like “that’s a dumb idea,” “I knew you couldn’t do it” or “what were you thinking?”

Is your reality “do more with less?” In this high energy presentation you will discover how to get done the things that matter most and set limits with people who make unreasonable demands, including three ways to say “no” nicely. Strategies for conquering habits that add to your stress will also be shared.

Highlights include:

  • How to determine which tasks are urgent, important…or neither
  • How to spend more time on the tasks that relate to your goals
  • Top five techniques for overcoming procrastination
  • Discover how guilt, perfectionism and other personal traits stress you out and waste your time
  • Fifty clues that you are on stress overload…and what to do about it

This workshop features a fun, interactive team simulation activity that reveals the roles that team members play and provides insights into handling team challenges. You’ll also complete a ten-item assessment to find out how well your real life team is doing and learn tools for improved team communication and employee engagement.

Presentation highlights include:

  • Roles people play – an interactive team simulation activity
  • Tools for improved team communication
  • How to develop team trust
  • How to respond to “anti-group” behavior
  • “Rules of the Road” – developing shared team expectations
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