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Virtual Book Launch

RSVP for CSUSM's first-ever virtual book launch workshop on Jan. 14, 2021!

Join us for the virtual book launch workshop featuring the new book, Say What You Mean in a Nice Way  by international speaker and communication expert Sarita Maybin. 

Overview: New Year. New Normal.  Take away new ways to transform uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication.

  • Date: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
  • Time:  11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
  • Where:  Virtual – Participate on your computer in the comfort of your home or office

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Participate in CSUSM Extended Learning’s first-ever virtual book launch featuring the new book Say What You Mean in a Nice Way by Sarita Maybin, international speaker and communication expert.  By participating in this fun, fast-paced hour, you will take away practical tools for transforming uncomfortable conversations into constructive communication. Sarita will share real situations, real solutions, and relatable stories from her book that you can put into action immediately.

Say What You Mean in a Nice Way continues the conversation started in Sarita’s first book--If You Can’t Say Something Nice, What DO You Say?-- and adds fresh insights related to the dialogue dilemmas of communicating online.  

In this one-hour interactive virtual experience, you will learn communication strategies shared from book chapters including:

  • Chapter 2 – High-Touch Relationships in High-Tech Times
  • Chapter 5 – You’re Not the Boss of Me: How to Pull Rank When You Have No Rank to Pull
  • Chapter 7 – Do You Play Nicely?: Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

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About the Author/Speaker

Sarita Maybin is an international speaker, communication expert, author, and former university dean of students. In her 20+ year speaking career she 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 and has learned well that it is not just what you say, but how you say it that matters.

Praise for Say What You Mean in a Nice Way

“Sarita Maybin’s latest book, Say What You Mean in a Nice Way, provides simple yet brilliant solutions to use when you’re faced with difficult work relationships.”
-Judith A. Habert
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, San Diego Woman Magazine

“Everyone encounters difficult situations. Sarita provides a roadmap about communications that’ll allow you to defuse situations that might otherwise become unmanageable.”  
-Greg Williams, The Master Negotiator & Body Language Expert
Author of Body Language Secrets To Win More Negotiations and Negotiating With A Bully 

“This book is heartfelt, relevant and a must-read for anyone wanting to communicate with more compassion and understanding.”
-Dame Doria (DC) Cordova
CEO/Owner, Excellerated Business Schools for Entrepreneurs/Money & You Program

“Effective, direct communication is the key to personal success and organizational success in any industry. In this book, Maybin reminds readers of the basics to handle everyday conversations and email—from the comfortable to the confrontational situations.”
-Dianna Booher
Author of Faster, Fewer, Better Email, Communicate Like a Leader, and Creating Personal Presence 

“The ultimate book of communication advice for these unprecedented times.”
-Cynthia Rice
Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement, MiraCosta College

“Sarita’s book Say What You Mean in a Nice Way presents a gentle reminder about how to clearly and effectively communicate while remaining empathetic to the receiver.  Sarita reminds us that respectful communication provides an opportunity for progress.”
-Emily Smith
Co-creator, Touchstone Central Coast

“Once again, Sarita hits the nail on the head. She brings to the forefront those most difficult conversations we all dread and try to avoid; but provides us simple, easy to use tools in the form of words and phrases that can truly make or break a difficult conversation when we decide to go all in and have them—and do it in a nice way! Wonderful read and resource!”
-Melissa Livingston
Director, Human Services Agency, County of Ventura

“Sarita shares real-life stories and pragmatic strategies – she gives us the actual words – to decrease confrontation and gain cooperation online or in person.  Her conversational style, plus a little humor thrown in, allows for easy understanding.  Say What You Mean in a Nice Way should be required reading for all of us as it will undoubtedly improve our communication in both professional and personal relationships.”
-Cindi Phallen
President, Create Possibility

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