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Pamela Barnum, keynote speaker Exclusive
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Pamela Barnum

    • Former Undercover Police Officer and Federal Prosecuting Attorney
    • Trust Strategist & Body Language Expert
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$10,000 - $15,000

Virtual Fee:

$7,500 and Under

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Pamela Barnum Virtual Keynotes

Pamela Barnum Virtual Keynotes

Pamela Barnum | Speaker Reel

Pamela Barnum | Speaker Reel

How Empathy Empowered an Undercover Cop | Pamela Barnum | TEDxRyersonU

How Empathy Empowered an Undercover Cop | Pamela Barnum | TEDxRyersonU

What Drug Dealers Taught Me About Trust

What Drug Dealers Taught Me About Trust

Pamela Barnum Speaker Biography

Imagine what it would be like to live as a different person with a different name, identity, and background. For months, you live with a false identity, and your success depends on building trust and detecting deception with some of the most dangerous people imaginable. That’s precisely what Pamela Barnum did for years working undercover in the Drug Enforcement Section. She learned real-world techniques for building trust and interpreting body language.

When Pamela graduated from law school, she left policing and accepted a position as a federal prosecuting attorney. She spent countless hours in the courtroom, perfecting her proficiency as a trust strategist and body language expert.

Following a successful 20-year career in the criminal justice system, Pamela studied corporate negotiations in graduate school. Now, she shares her expertise with others, teaching them how to improve their communication skills to increase trust inside corporations, associations, and law enforcement agencies. She learned quickly how to separate fact from fiction and truth from falsehood.

As a nonverbal communication expert and trust strategist, Pamela delivers techniques once thought of as a “secret second language” participants can begin using immediately.

Take decades of experience in deep undercover work in narcotics and a successful legal career, and you get real-world strategies that help attendees crack the code on trust, improve professional relationships and increase effectiveness using proven field-tested techniques.

Pamela shares her experience, research, and expertise with humor, candor, and energy, blending actionable strategies with memorable stories.

She is also a featured expert and contributor in print media, radio and television news programs in Canada and the United States. In addition, she has appeared in person before live and virtual audiences ranging from 50 - 12,000.

For more information on Pamela Barnum, please contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.

CRACK THE CODE ON TRUST: The ABCs of Excellence for High Performers
Studies show that if you want better outcomes, you need better trust. That all starts with nonverbal communication.

Using proven, field-tested techniques, Pamela will help you Crack the Code on Trust by teaching you the ABCs of Excellence.

- Accurately Assess non-verbal cues (body language), so you can build trust quickly and easily with anyone from demanding clients and challenging customers to skeptical stakeholders.
- Behave in a way that communicates confidence and trustworthiness in any situation.
- Create an environment that fosters authenticity and trust so you can turn first impressions into lasting relationships.

Effective communication is vital to gain trust, align efforts in the pursuit of goals, inspire positive change, and significantly increase revenue. Using proven techniques, Pamela will help you and your organization enhance communication outcomes with innovative LIFE techniques.

- Leverage talent with intentional communication cues. Knowing how to tailor communication is essential to leading others and reaching goals.
- Influence with the ability to decode nonverbal cues and impact how others perceive us.
- Fearlessly connect in a way that communicates confidence, curiosity, and trustworthiness in every situation.
- Empower with empathy, an often overlooked communication strategy that builds a stronger, more productive and engaged culture.

3D TRUST in a 2D WORLD: Enhance Trust Virtually
Within milliseconds, people judge your confidence, competence, and credibility. Virtual events and meetings enhance the subtle nuances that either improve or destroy your trustworthiness. Participants will discover:

- The in-person communication techniques that do not translate to virtual meetings and how to avoid awkward moments and "Zoom fatigue."
- Nonverbal techniques and platforms leaders can use to increase engagements during the meeting or event.
- The top three nonverbal techniques that increase trust and the top three that damage trust during virtual events and meetings - and they aren't what you think.

This program is delivered virtually on the platform of your choice.

Using techniques developed as an undercover police officer and federal prosecuting attorney, Pamela will teach you and your organization how to use and interpret body language to negotiate better deals, improve essential relationships, and build trust in challenging circumstances.

Learn how to use and identify techniques to maximize negotiation and persuasion skills to obtain your desired outcomes using the secret second language reserved for communication experts and law enforcement.

- Display trustworthiness and demonstrate that you're acting in good faith to improve and regulate how others perceive you.
- Decode nonverbal cues that provide reliable feedback on how the other person feels - regardless of what they are saying.
- Deliver excellence using verbal and nonverbal techniques so you can negotiate with ease in any situation.

A growing body of evidence shows that a lack of confidence is devastating to our success. Demonstrating less self-assurance is what keeps us from achieving at the highest levels.

However, imposter syndrome has an upside, and attendees at this program will learn how turn it into a superpower.

Develop immediate skills to:
- Turn doubt and fear into valuable insights.
- Maintain a strong executive presence when overcome by uncertainty.
- Influence your environment to supercharge, not sabotage your confidence.

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

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November 15, 2022

We love Pam Barnum in Oklahoma. She did such a great job of helping people understand things they can do to make their work place safer without spending a lot of money on systems. The importance of confidence and being in the moment.

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