Sharon Sayler

Category: Musings

What the heck is perfect anyway? Is it the Norman Rockwell vision of everyone sitting ’round the table with a Martha Stewart turkey? I don’t think I could get that color on a turkey even if I spray-painted it.

And who invented brussels sprouts anyway?

Silence Is More Than Golden – It’s When You Look Most Intelligent To Your Audience Dear Sharon, I belong to (an international speakers training group). When it’s my turn to give a presentation, they count my “ums, ahs and uhs,” which is good. Problem is, I can’t stop them! I actually think it gets worse […]

Jerry Seinfeld once shared, “At a funeral, most people would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy.” Too true! That’s fear, yet most people say things like, “Oh, I’m not a good public speaker,” or “I wouldn’t know what to say…”. That’s FEAR talking…. I’ve had clients that know certain suggestions I make […]

I brought this out of the archives as it’s as relevant today as it was in 2013 when I first wrote this Q&A. Those that know us the best are the most skilled at getting past our “defenses” and we can be emotionally manipulated… Hi Sharon, I have a hard time setting boundaries with family/friends/coworkers […]

I always love being on Laurie Lawson’s Show The Coaching Game, tonight we shared not only my work with body language we got to share about Pinky Chenille and the Rainbow Hunters. Here’s Laurie’s description of the show: World-renown body language expert Sharon Sayler has created an entire colorful family to coach children ages 3 […]

Have you ever heard that old saying “Facts tell and stories sell?”  Facts tell and stories sell is a saying I learned in sales class years ago and it’s true as far as it goes. If you sell with stories, all stories you tell have to be relevant, not only for the audience but in context […]

I wish I’d known this great tip when I was much younger. It would have saved much heartache and headache. For years, I would get obsessed when things went wrong and fret over “What did I do wrong?” I would ruminate and ruminate… sometimes I would uncover something I did or said and sometimes not. […]

When hand-wringing isn’t hand-wringing…and other interesting fidget facts. Thursday and Friday, I was giving a training to a corporate group. Several members, I knew from a training last year, including “Marv.” Last year, when I first met Marv, I noticed an interesting quirk he had of wringing his hands. It was in a much larger […]

It’s inspiring to see someone succeed in bringing a dream into reality. In 2013, Diana Nyad, 64, made a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Key West despite strong currents, sharks and stinging jellyfish that had stopped her previous four attempts… not to mention blistering sun and salt water for nearly 53 hours, little food, throwing […]

Update: My opinion about Sheryl Sandberg’s recent body language faux pas appeared in the Wall St. Journal Online as well as nearly 300 other media outlets. View the Wall Street Journal Online piece here. “Little Girl” Body Language Can Sabotage Women Executive’s Success Time Magazine featured Sheryl Sandberg, author of “Lean In,” with the title “Don’t […]