Sarita Maybin Keynote Speaker Productivity Communication Team Building
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Tags: Change Management / Communication / Productivity / Team Building


Sarita Maybin provides her audiences with the skills 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.

In her 20+ years as an international speaker and communication expert, Sarita has spoken in all 50 states, 10 countries—including Iceland—and on the prestigious TEDx stage. Her extensive client list includes Hewlett-Packard, Los Angeles County, Kaiser Permanente, Department of the Navy, University of California, and many others.

Sarita has made it her mission to inspire others to embrace positivity, even amid the challenges of our ever-changing high-tech times. Raised as a “military brat” moving from country to country, Sarita quickly learned how to make fast friends and finesse stressful situations.

She is a former university dean of students and literally wrote the book on how to answer the perpetually perplexing question: If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say? She continues the conversation in her new book Say What You Mean in a Nice Way.


How to Maintain High-Touch Relationships in High-Tech Times

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.

How to Stay Positive and Focused in Uncertain Times

The ability to stay positive and productive in the face of change, challenges and uncertainty are essential for career success. In this uplifting presentation, you will learn how to stay motivated, respond to workplace challenges and rekindle passion for your career.

Highlights include:

  • Seven strategies for thriving on change.
  • How to cope with workplace situations that are beyond your control.
  • Twelve motivators that can keep you motivated at work.
  • Five ways to rekindle passion for your career.
  • How to communicate concerns in a way that will get the results you desire.
  • How to effectively protect yourself from the negativity of others.
  • How to use your “resiliency resources” to bounce back from adversity.

Alternate presentation title: Adapting, Succeeding and Thriving in the Workplace

Communicating for Success

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.

If You Can't Say Something Nice, What Do You Say?

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?”

How to Get More Done with Less Stress

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.

Total Teamwork: Working Together for Better Results

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.




  • "Being a keynote speaker for us is not necessarily an easy job as people at UM often have high standards. The evaluations from the conference attendees were excellent. Typical comments were 'Fantastic!' 'Loved her' 'Learned a lot' and 'I'm using what she taught us already.' In short, Sarita was engaging, lively and interactive. She delivered exactly what we needed!" D.O.P.D., Senior Learning Specialist, HR Development, University of Michigan
  • "The evaluations showed that you were far and away the most favored educational forum presenter of the three days! You were personally very 'real', you got to know the audience ahead of time, and then once you owned the room (after about 5 seconds!) you spent 90 minutes talking WITH your audience, not AT them. That is the mark of a true professional." S.B., NMA President, National Management Association
  • "Sarita, your high energy presentation to over 2300 counselors was EXCELLENT! We appreciated your stories about real-life situations. You actively engaged the audience with humor while making a point and gave us strategies to better ourselves! You are a fabulous speaker who makes learning fun!" D.B.P., Director of Program, Texas Counseling Association
  • "Sarita, you exceeded my high expectations! Thank you for energetically and professionally engaging our audience today in a most memorable and positively impactful presentation. You are amazing!" P.L., Director, Business Development & Community Affairs, Comerica Bank
  • "Thank you so much for your informative, energetic and engaging presentation to 700+ participants at the Federal Dispute Resolution (FDR) Training and Expo. Attendees were singing your praises the rest of the week. We've had many excellent keynoters in FDR's 29-year history and you are among the best!" D.G., Editorial Director, Federal Group/FDR Advisory Board, LRP Publi