Pamela Barnum

Virtual Keynote Speaker

Trust Strategist and Nonverbal Communication Expert

Virtual Keynote Speaker Pamela Barnum, Trust Strategist and Nonverbal Communication Expert
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Imagine what it would be like to live as a different person with a different name, identity, and background. Working for months at a time with dangerous people, and your success depended on establishing trust.

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 left policing she accepted a position as a federal prosecuting attorney, spending countless hours in the courtroom, perfecting her nonverbal communication and trust-building techniques. 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 invaluable  communication skills to build trust, improve relationships, and increase influence.

Pamela has been a featured trust strategist and body language expert, contributing to print media, radio, and television news programs.

Her TEDx Talk, “What Drug Dealers Taught Me About Trust,” was viewed more than 400,000 times in the first year.

Pamela is a sought after speaker for both live and virtual events.

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CRACK THE CODE ON TRUST: Insider Techniques for Leaders

Accurately assess others nonverbal cues (body language). Behavior that immediately communicates confidence and trustworthiness.

Create an environment that fosters authenticity - turning first impressions into winning impressions.

 

UNDERCOVER LEADERSHIP: TRUST STARTS WITH YOU

Learn strategies that inspire courage from within, increasing trust in B2B and B2C relationships. Techniques to increase self-awareness to manage and access personal biases that may be holding you and your team back.

 

3D BODY LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR POWERFUL RESULTS

DISPLAY trustworthiness to improve and regulate how you are perceived by others.

DECODE nonverbal cues that provide feedback on how the other person is feeling, regardless of what they are saying.

DETECT deception with a greater degree of accuracy.

 

3D TRUST IN A 2D WORLD: Innovative Approaches to Enhance Digital Trust

DISPLAY trustworthiness to improve and regulate how you are perceived by others.

DECODE nonverbal cues that provide feedback on how the other person is feeling, regardless of what they are saying.

DETECT deception with a greater degree of accuracy.

 

"Pamela's life experience provides her a unique depth of knowledge, making it easily applicable to many industries and people. She communicates in a friendly, compelling manner which is both  accessible and demonstrates her wide-ranging expertise. She is a delight to work with and learn from!"
Michelle Perreault, Senior Professional Development Advisor, Alberta Real Estate

"Pamela Barnum was incredibly fun and exceeded our already high expectations! The audience was fully engaged and LOVED her! The feedback on her body language presentation was incredible and any organization would be blown away by the knowledge, education, and expertise she brings to an event."
Ariana Kane, Event Planner - The Shin Dig

"Pamela, thank you for being one of our 2020 Winter Summit speakers. Here are some of the comments by attendees at your session:
Very engaging great stories with tie-in!
This was my favourite session. Pamela was engaging and dynamic the entire session. She gave some great anecdotal stories, had the room participate in questions. Fantastic!
One of my favourite sessions ever!
Excellent session. Definitely the best for me.
She was awesome! Very engaging... liked the audience participation and storeytelling.
Fantastic stories! Super engaging and relatable."
Tracy Blyth, CAE, CSAE

"Really enjoyed your session at the ACFE conference! Absolutely excellent, very much appreciate you sharing your expertise with us, so many good takeaways to practice in really any conversation, especially interviews!"
Mike D'Alessandro, CHC, CFE CPA