#22 How Body Language Can Help Authors Succeed –with Sharon Sayler


Do you want to be true to who you are?Sharon Sayler quote

Are you writing in order to make the world a better place?

Would you like to show up with confidence and courage and have people buy into your ideas more often?

Writers spend their whole existence trying to craft the right words, and often completely ignore the power of their other communication tools. Whether we want to or not, authors need to have face-to-face interactions with people—whether that’s meeting with agents, publishers, or interacting with fans.

Today we’re talking with Sharon Sayler and she is going to share with us a little about body language, confidence, and being a writer.

Sharon Sayler is an international best-selling author, communications trainer, and speaker. She is devoted to teaching professionals around the world how to become stronger, more influential leaders through strategic communication.

She is the author of seven books and coauthor of two including Charisma: The Art of Relationships with Michael Grinder.

Her body language book What Your Body Says and How to Master the Message, published by John Wiley and Sons has been released in six languages and is suggested reading in universities around the world.

Her latest international bestseller Mindfulness in Action: A Hands-on Guide to Creating Peace Amidst The Chaos shows you how to live mindfully and intentionally to create a vibrant, energetic life based on real connection, trust, permission and love.

You can learn more about Ms. Sayler and her groundbreaking work at www.SharonSayler.com


  • Why should writers bother to understand communication and body language?
  • How posture and body mechanics shows through in your work.
  • Can just sitting up straight help us write better?
  • How we can use our bodies to help us break out of a rut or break through a block in a manuscript.
  • What are some of the unconscious body habits people have that can hurt face-to-face interactions.
  • How we can train ourselves out of those habits?
  •  How our bodies can help us have more confidence and get better results when we’re interacting with people on the phone, email or social media.

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Check out Sharon’s website

To dive deeper into how body language is a powerful tool in writing and how to increase your “success hormone”, Sharon recommends the research of Dr. Amy Cuddy.

Sharon has written and co-authored a total of 9 books that are highly recommended, including those mentioned in today’s show: