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


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.


Say What You Mean in a Nice Way : Communicating with Kindness and Compassion

Learn how to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication in this upbeat presentation based on Sarita Maybin’s new book Say What You Mean in a Nice Way. Take away real solutions for communicating with compassion, kindness and civility—in person and online. Gain fresh insights on how to say what you mean and mean what you say in a nice way.

Presentation highlights include:

  • How to communicate with C.A.R.E. to create positive results
  • You’re Not the Boss of Me – How to gain cooperation when you’re not in charge
  • Do You Play Nicely? How to lead, follow or get out of the way
  • How to navigate dialogue dilemmas when communicating online
  • Are you a L.I.A.R.? – Four behaviors that make or break relationships

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?”

Communicating for Success: Working Together for Better Results

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.

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

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.




  • “Our attendees loved Sarita and ranked her the top speaker of our entire conference that included over 80 speakers!” Christine Strak Minnesota SHRM
  • “It's the responsibility of my committee to find speakers that are insightful, timely, and dynamic enough to engage our membership. Sarita covered all the items on our wish list and more!” Rhonda Siex Tulsa Area HR Association
  • "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!" Deborah Orlowski 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." Steve Bailey 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!" Debra Bettis Britton, Ed.D. 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!" Pam Lovett Director, Business Development & Community Affairs, Comerica Bank
  • Sarita, your presentation at our all-staff retreat was amazing. Thank you for your insight and ability to bring teams together. Pam Haggins University of California, Riverside
  • Sarita is truly ONE OF THE BEST! She wowed our audience in the Carolinas and really connected with everyone. I hope to hear Sarita speak in the future and would recommend her inspirational presentations to everyone. Brian Boss CCM, Club Managers Association (CMAA) – Carolinas Chapter
  • Your lively presentation not only entertained our attendees but also provided them with some great tactics for dealing with workplace stress and succeeding despite workplace challenges. Robert J. Carey Department of the Navy
  • "Thank you so much for your informative, energetic and engaging presentation to 700+ participants. Attendees were singing your praises the rest of the week.” Daniel Gephart Federal Dispute Resolution (FDR) Training and Expo
  • “You were a genuine pleasure to work with...organized, ahead of schedule and quick to respond. You were very relatable; our team truly enjoyed interacting with you. The program was a win for everyone who attended!” Cindy Laurence-Huffaker University of California, San Diego
  • “Your presentation was fabulous! I have already received tons of positive feedback! Thank you so very much for making our virtual conference a success!” Rebecca Perez Case Management Society of America

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