Sharon Sayler

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Recent Interviews

No one wants to work in a job with a toxic culture. You want to improve your skills and build your resume, not develop ulcers. And while not all job sites have this many alarm bells ringing at the same time, you can still avoid signing on with a troubled organization. Here is what members of Forbes Coaches Council suggest you watch for:

 9. Watch For Passive-Aggressive Behavior 

“Look for signs of passive-aggressive behaviors among team members. Passive aggressiveness is a form of covert power where someone gives the appearance of compliance, or “falling into line,” however uses tactics such as smart-aleck responses, gossip, delays, misdirection or withholding information. It is a sign of not feeling safe in your environment and expressing anger without looking angry.” – Sharon SaylerCompetitive Edge Communications


How to Use Body Language to Negotiate your Success interview with the Evolutionary Business Council


15 members of Forbes Coaches Council share some of the most effective ways that your company can encourage both employees and consumers to be your brand advocate.

1. Tell The Truth

It’s simple, but too few do it these days. Tell the truth — no spin, no alternative facts. The brands I’m passionate about are the ones that are worthy of the trust I’ve put into them, be it trust that my children will be safe with their product, my life will be enhanced by their product, the world will be a better place, etc. Once that trust is broken, my relationship with that brand is over. – Sharon SaylerCompetitive Edge Communications


Sharon Sayler’s guest appearance on The Coaching Game with Laurie Lawson



Sharon Sayler’s guest appearance on Hot Women Rock with Pat Duckworth


Have you ever not been taken seriously…? Consider this fun and informative article by Michael Taylor who I had the pleasure of chatting with the other day

7 Habits That Make People Seem Less Intelligent

It’s surprisingly easy to do things that make you look unintelligent in public. Here’s a list of the most common mistakes…and how to avoid them.


Coach World TV with Laurie Lawson and Sharon Sayler


Watch my interview with Laurie Lawson on her YouTube channel Coach World TV. We discuss my book What Your Body Says (and how to master the message) I also share some great tips on learning how to be successful in your workplace.


viewerListen in to a great time with Douglas Caldwell, Editor and Publisher of Central Valley Business Times when we talked about “Your body language could be killing your chances for success.”


Listen in to my interview with Jaden Sterling International best-selling Author of “Alchemy of True Success” “Is Your Body Language Helping Your Success or Hurting it?”


A Few Featured Articles

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Sharon Sayler spoke with Rebecca Boneschans from Divine Caroline, regarding new employees—specifically women—in the workplace and what their body language says to their bosses. Sayler shared eight tips to help you get the step up for which you’ve been working so hard.


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Sharon discussed her book and the importance of good body language with the editors of the CAM Report.


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Sandberg Falls Flat, Not Leans In

Time Magazine recently featured Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean In,” with the headline, “Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Successful.”

“I am disappointed that she posed in a “Geez, I hope you like me” posture. The crossed ankles while standing says, ‘little girl’ and the fig-leaf pose of the hands screams, ‘I’m just like you’ or, ‘I’m harmless.’ The fig-leaf and crossed ankle position makes you look physically smaller. In body language for success, size matters,” said Sharon Sayler, author of “What Your Body Says (and how to master the message): Inspire, Influence, Build Trust, and Create Lasting Business Relationships.”


ASTD-conference1Manage the The Adult Learner Classroom with Nonverbal Influence Sharon Sayler, MBA, CEC, ACC, Competitive Edge Communications expert to speak at THE 2012 ASTD-CASCADIA CHAPTER CONFERENCEPORTLAND, OR, October 15, 2012 — “Adult learners often come to training against their will and with a ‘prove-it-to-me’ attitude. Unless the instructor takes the lead in building a relationship early, the training can turn into a waste of everyone’s time,” said Sharon Sayler.


CE-LOGO1We’re Seeing Just How Much Body Language Is A Game-Changer, Says Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge CommunicationsPortland, OR (October, 2012)— The Presidential debate Wednesday, gave a revealing look at how body language cues can be a game-changer. As such there will be an intense focus on the VP debates.“We should expect to see a Biden ready to command attention….


Mark&Dave1Listen in to a great time with Mark and Dave from my hometown station KEX 1190 AM 
(Mom used to listen to Barney Keep – I remember eating breakfast listening to Barney….)


Press Releases

CE-LOGO1THE SUBTLE SABOTEUR: DISMISSIVE BODY LANGUAGE with Nonverbal Communications Expert Sharon Sayler, MBA
PORTLAND, OREGON, January 21 2013 —  Maybe you saw the video… First Lady Michelle Obama was caught on video yesterday during the President’s 2013 inaugural luncheon appearing to roll her eyes in displeasure at the Speaker of the House.Dismissive body language works, if your intention is to show disapproval without saying a word, It happens most often as an unconscious response to our own hurt feelings, misunderstanding of what just happened or those righteous indignation moments where “I know I’m right and you’re wrong!” Be aware though, it is also a subtle saboteur.  Read more


eWomensLogo1The Body Language Success Secrets Every Woman Must Know with Nonverbal Communications Expert Sharon Sayler, MBA, ACC, CECPORTLAND, OREGON, January 18, 2013 — Did you know that the way you hold your chin could be keeping you from a 6 or 7-figure income? “If you’re not winning the respect, clients, promotions and income you deserve, stop worrying about what you’re saying and start wondering what your body language is saying!” shares Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications, a consultancy based in Portland, Oregon.On January 23rd, Ms. Sayler will be sharing her popular training Body Language Success Secrets Every Woman Must Know with members of Portland’s eWomen’s Network.


Radio Interviews on Body Language and the Presidential Debates

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss The  Secrets To Influence and Inspire Without Saying a Word

HOLLYWOOD, CA, September 12, 2012 – Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications to share the Secrets To Influence and Inspire Without Saying a Word with the Coaches and Entrepreneurs’ Edge Extravaganza participants this September 20, 2012 at the Magic Castle in Hollywood California.


July 1, 2012 For Immediate Release:

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss The Body Language Every Professional Woman Must Now

FORT LAUDERDALE, July 1, 2012 – Sharon Sayler, founder of Competitive Edge Communications to share with the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) the nonverbal communication that will help optimize their messages to gain the maximum success on July 9, 2012.


June 16, 2012 For Immediate Release:

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss Practical Approaches to Applying Nonverbal Communication to Your Sales Program

PORTLAND, June 16, 2012 – Competitive Edge Communications, one of the country’s top consulting firms specializing in performance acceleration, announced today that Sharon Sayler, founder, and lead consultant, will speak at the ICF Midwest Conference in Chicago on June 22, 2012.


May 1, 2012 For Immediate Release:

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Sharon Sayler to Discuss Instant IQ – The Body Language Secrets of Persuasion
MIAMI, May 1, 2012 – Sharon Sayler, lead consultant for Competitive Edge Communications will speak on Instant IQ – The Body Language Secrets of Persuasion and how to immediately inspire and influence the best in others through non-verbal communications.

Sponsored by Citrix, Inc.


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Listen in to my interview with Mike & Mandy on WRVR, 104.5 The River, Memphis

 

Feature Articles, Print Interviews, and Media Quotes

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How to Be a Leader in Any Career  Sharon Sayler spoke with Rebecca Boneschans from Divine Caroline, regarding new employees—specifically women—in the workplace and what their body language says to their bosses. Sayler shared eight tips to help you get the step up for which you’ve been working so hard.


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How to Improve Your Body Language  
Sharon discussed her book and the importance of good body language with the editors of the CAM Report.


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Sandberg Falls Flat, Not Leans In  Time Magazine recently featured Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean In,” with the headline, “Don’t Hate Her Because She’s Successful.”

“I am disappointed that she posed in a “Geez, I hope you like me” posture. The crossed ankles while standing says, ‘little girl’ and the fig-leaf pose of the hands screams, ‘I’m just like you’ or, ‘I’m harmless.’ The fig-leaf and crossed ankle position makes you look physically smaller. In body language for success, size matters,” said Sharon Sayler, author of “What Your Body Says (and how to master the message): Inspire, Influence, Build Trust, and Create Lasting Business Relationships.”


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Four Body Language Tricks  How to get what you want without saying a word  –  By Holland Taylor  No shocker here: Slouch your way into a room and people are going to think you’re less-than-confident (okay, Mom, you were right about the stop-slouching thing). But here’s what you probably didn’t know: Your slouching is making you feel less confident, too. [http://www.prevention.com/health/emotional-health/how-posture-and-body-language-affect-your-feelings]


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Three Easy Steps to Selling Just About Anything with Silence   Do you spend a lot of time trying to sell to others without much success? If so, you’ll probably want to look at this simple secret to look brilliant and sell just about anything to anyone. You might be saying, “Impossible… one simple secret?” So, what is that secret? Talk less… a lot less. Even […]


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Messages you send through body language can affect your career   By Cindy Krischer Goodman: The wrong body language could derail your progress in networking and climbing the career ladder….


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Your Body Language + Your Brand  Whether you are big business or a one-person shop, the subconscious messages of your brand are important to your success. Strategic use of body language is vital to what you want us to believe about you and your business…


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How to Best Present Yourself in a Job Interview  You’ve landed that job interview and have polished your resume in preparation. But what should you do once you are face to face? Use these tried-and-true tips…


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Movin’ On Up: 9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World  If you’re sure that you’ve been saying all the right things, but you still can’t get ahead, consider what you’ve really been saying to potential employers or customers — not just verbally, but nonverbally.


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Correcting Your Verbal Pause  There is much truth to the cliché, “it’s not what you say, but how you say it.” And that is very important in the sales profession, where not only your words, but also your actions can convince a prospect to become a client.


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The Verbal Pause-Busting Cheat Sheet  Do the “Ums,” “Uhs,” and “Ahs” got your tongue? It is natural to pause when you speak — it’s when you breathe. What’s not natural is to fill the silent pause with um, ah, uh, you know and other sounds.


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Seven Nonverbal Strategies for a Stress-less Holiday  Healthcare professionals are used to stress, unfortunately, it’s in the not-so-fine print of the job description. So why is the holiday season different?


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9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts for Meeting with Clients and Prospects   If you’re sure you’ve been saying all the right things but still can’t close the deal with prospects, author Sharon Sayler suggests you consider what you’ve really been saying to potential customers — not just verbally, but nonverbally.


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Empower Your Message’s Delivery with Bold Body Language Nine Nonverbal Dos and Don’ts to Add Authority to Your Allocution. Richard Carufel’s spotlight this week: Sharon Sayler, Group Dynamics, and Behavioral Coach; Author, “What Your Body Says” shares how to empower your message….


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Top 9 Do’s and Don’ts of Body Language in Business 10 Minutes to Better Business featured article in the Nashville Business Journal.


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How to get rid of those uhms, ahs, and you knows when you speak  It is natural to pause when you speak – it gives you a chance to breathe. Meaningless extra syllables or words make you look less intelligent. Your message will be more effective once you eliminate them.


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9 Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in The Business World  If you’re not winning the jobs, clients, or sales you think you deserve, you might want to take a closer look at what you’re saying – not just verbally, but nonverbally. Sharon Sayler explains that your body language is just as important as the words you use. She provides a few helpful tips to help you move (pun intended!) ahead of your competition.


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The Verbal Pause-Busting Cheat Sheet  It is natural to pause when you speak – it’s when you breathe. What’s not natural is to fill the silent pause with um, ah, uh, you know, and other sounds. These verbal pauses are distracting and muddle what you are trying to say. Here’s how to eliminate them…


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Bookviews by Alan Caruba  A monthly report on the best fiction and non-fiction books. Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), by Sharon Sayler, was featured in his November 2010 book list in the “Getting Down to Business” section.


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Why You Didn’t Get Promoted  Media Bistro article was written by Kristen Fischer, featuring expert advice from Sharon Sayler and other business specialists.


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Movin’ On Up   Sharon Sayler shares Nine Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in The Business World in her article featured in the 360boom: Living Better Longer. It is a portal, it is a 24/7 news channel, it is an advertising medium, but most of all it is a collection of article content of, by and for our target demographic group – ‘intelligent baby-boomers’ and those who wish they were.


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Movin’ On Up: Nine Body Language Dos and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World  Tooling and Production serves as an e-newsletter dedicated to manufacturing in the metalworking industries. It provides readers with reliable work-a-day solutions in the form of reports on leading-edge technologies, product developments, shop floor applications, and business trends, including Sharon’s recent article.


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Interview Body Language: The Candidate’s Non-Verbal Communication  Sharon shares some exclusive advice about recruiting and hiring advice, only available through Monster.com, the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.


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9 Body Language Do’s and Don’ts to Help You Win in the Business World  So popular it’s been featured numerous times within months, Sharon Sayler’s article offers her expert advice and asks you to consider what you’ve really been saying to potential employers or customers – not just verbally, but nonverbally.


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Protect Your Best Self  Investor’s Business Daily is a daily business newspaper aimed at senior executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs, as well as individual and professional investors. Sonja Carberry composes a guide on earning bravos from your professional audience, featuring valuable advice from Sharon Sayler and other business experts.


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Say What You Mean with Body Language  As a healthcare provider, you know that a patient’s body language often tells you more than her words do about how she’s feeling. At the same time, you’re sending your patients messages with your own body language.


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Make a Statement, Nonverbally Excerpt from Sharon Sayler’s What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), published by Women Entrepreneur. “Proactive nonverbal gestures of expectation and influence that display your self-confidence and expectation of competence in yourself and others include the following intentional body postures…”


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Make a Statement, Nonverbally Fox Business features a special excerpt from What Your Body Says by Sharon Sayler. “You always want to display self-confidence, no matter how you are feeling inside. Don’t let them see you sweat…”


Interviews & Mentions

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Project Confidence Through Posture Practice Management Tip of the Day on Podiatry Management Online, featuring adaptation from What Your Body Says (and how to master the message), by Sharon Sayler.


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Physical Keys to Effective Communication Sidebar mentioning What Your Body Says (and how to master the message) was run by Processor Magazine, a bi-weekly multimedia publication designed to connect buyers and sellers and provides the latest information about computer hardware and software.


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Verbal & Nonverbal Signals Book Review in New Equipment Digest, a monthly industrial publication that provides the latest news and information on new or improved products, materials, components, and equipment.


CN150Some Skills that will Help… The Job Stalker interviews Sharon Sayler on Chicago Now. “Well, I’m glad that I pushed Sharon Sayler’s What Your Body Says (And How to Master the Message): Inspire, Influence, Build Trust, and Create Lasting Business Relationships to the top of the to-be-read pile…”


BT150When Gestures Have Meaning… B. Tripp’s Book Review of Sharon Sayler’s What Your Body Says (and how to master the message). “Here’s one of those “surprises” that came in from the folks at Wiley. When this first came in, I was thinking ‘what am I supposed to do with that?’, but…I decided to slot it into my reading a week or so back. I was very happy that I did! …”


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