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Pamela Barnum Former Undercover Police Officer & Federal Prosecuting Attorney Trust Strategist & Nonverbal Communication Expert

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  • CRACK THE CODE ON TRUST: Insider Investigative Techniques for Leaders
  • UNDERCOVER LEADERSHIP: TRUST STARTS WITH YOU
  • 3D Body Language Skills For Powerful Results: Display, Decode, Detect
  • 3D Trust in a 2D World: Innovative Approaches to Enhance Trust Virtually

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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