Pamela Barnum-TRUST STRATEGIST BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT Former Undercover Police Officer & Federal Prosecuting Attorney


Former undercover police officer and federal prosecuting attorney. Successful entrepreneur and speaker.

When you take decades of experience which includes a unique background making hundreds of drug buys from street-level to multiple six-figure purchases, followed by a rewarding legal career, and a successful business,  you have an intriguing and educated badass.

Pamela-Pamela’s keynotes, workshops, seminars, and courses are for people who want to negotiate better deals, close more sales, and build more trusting relationships.

Her techniques are not theories learned in a lab; they’re real-world strategies she learned while working undercover in the drug unit, prosecuting in the courtroom, and negotiating in the field. If you want field-tested techniques that you can use to maximize your influence and interpret behaviors that lead to the truth – then you’re in the right place.

Meet Pamela


Crack the Code on Deception

The ability to read people can make or break deals, negotiations, and relationships. Learn how to decode the clues of deception so you can make better decisions about who to hire, fire, and partner with. Participants will learn how to crack the code on deception using real-world techniques to spot lies and assess people immediately.

Forget about what you’ve learned from watching police and lie detection dramas on TV because those equip you to detect deception as much as a medical drama equips you to perform surgery.

During this one-of-a-kind keynote or workshop led by former undercover police officer and federal prosecutor Pamela Barnum, participants will learn techniques used by real law enforcement and federal agencies to detect deception, build rapport, and establish trust.

Learning Objectives

 Participants will learn how to:

  • Tell the difference between anxiety and deception so they can get to the truth faster and more accurately, ensuring accuracy and avoid wasting time and money.

  • Increase self-awareness in order to manage and access personal bias. This is diversity training with real and measurable results.

  • Identify nonverbal cues for deception. Learn how to filter out what’s really being said so you can make informed decisions.

Control Perception

Research shows that your credibility, confidence, likability, and trustworthiness are evaluated within seconds. That means that even if you’ve rehearsed your words perfectly, and you say all the right things, if your body language isn’t in alignment with what you say; you lose.

Our brains react to nonverbal messages before anything else. That’s how we’re wired.

The impact of your nonverbal communication lies in the perception of what others think. People make an emotional decision about what they see, and it takes a long time, and a lot of evidence to change their minds. By then, the damage is done.

Understand and interpret the nonverbal signs you’re communicating as well as the signs others are sharing so you can build rapport and develop trust with anyone.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Decipher body language clearly and accurately using an Agenda FilterTM

  • Use insider techniques used by law enforcement to build rapport quickly and easily with anyone, even in challenging environments.

  • Express empathy and confidence with their body language, turning first impressions into winning impressions.

Major, Minor, and Micro Nonverbals – The New Body Language Skills You Need to Win

Master the art of decoding and interpreting nonverbals so you can improve sales, negotiations, and relationships.  Most body language programs focus on large body movements or micro facial expressions, and as a result, leave a lot of information behind.

Learn the secret second language that’s been reserved for experts and law enforcement. During this dynamic interactive keynote, participants will learn how to use and interpret major, minor, and micro body language movements to negotiate better deals, close more sales, and build trusting relationships.

Excellent communication skills are necessary for success. Learn the secrets of an undercover police officer and federal prosecutor to build rapport, influence with elegance, and win trust in any relationship.

This intriguing session encourages audience participation, easy action steps that can be used immediately, and a lot of fun for everyone in attendance!

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use and interpret major nonverbal signals to make the sale, negotiate better deals, and build trust in their relationships.

  • Increase self-confidence with minor body language techniques.

  • Interpret simple micro nonverbals with ease.

Overcoming The Confidence Gap

Nonverbal techniques to acquire confidence and overcome the "imposter syndrome"
that is holding you back. 


How men and women negotiate differently, and strategies that pull from the strengths of
both. The "asking advantage" and how to increase effectiveness with body language.
A growing body of evidence shows that a lack of confidence is devastating to our success. It turns out that confidence is equally as important as competence when it comes to getting ahead professionally. The problem is that demonstrating less self-assurance is what keeps us from achieving at the highest levels.

Participants will learn:

Although this content primarily focuses on women in leadership positions, it is instructive for anyone aspiring to be a more influential and effective leader.

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