Lead with Confidence

Negotiate with Ease

Communicate with Impact

Distrust poisons relationships, retention, and results. Close the trust gap using field-tested and scientific best practices. 

You have 50 milliseconds to make an impression on people who already have their guard up. Trust is at an all-time low, and people are looking for a reason to say no to you. 

Communicating trust depends on what you say and how you say it. That’s something Pamela learned working over twenty years in the criminal justice system: first as an undercover drug cop and later as a prosecuting attorney. 

Learn the secret second language reserved for communication experts and law enforcement to close the trust gap in your teams and organizations today.

Keynotes & Workshops

All keynotes and workshops are delivered with the right mix of stories, humor, and intrigue. Imagine learning about deception detection and body language techniques from a former undercover police officer and federal prosecutor.

With more than twenty years of experience working in the criminal justice system and two graduate degrees, Pamela’s combination of real-world experience and academic credentials makes her presentations unique and valuable for your audiences.

The participant’s get more than just a keynote or workshop. Pamela loves to interact with people, so she’s willing to do VIP receptions, small-group consultations, and meet and greets in conjunction with her keynotes and workshops.

Pamela has a unique background having worked deep undercover for years in the drug world, making hundreds of drug buys from street level to multiple six-figure buys. Couple that with her career as a federal prosecutor, and you have an intriguing and educated badass.

Pamela Barnum 2023 Keynote Topics

Crack the Code: 3D Communication Strategies for Powerful Results 

More than fifty percent of our communication is nonverbal; we miss more than half of the conversation when we fail to pay attention. Learn the secret second language reserved for communication experts and law enforcement to communicate confidence, elevate influence, and improve negotiation outcomes. 

Display calm confidence in every situation. Learn when to move toward, not away from, conflict and when silence is the most effective negotiating tactic. 

Decode nonverbal cues with certainty. Understand what is being said, regardless of the words used.

Detect deception with greater accuracy using science-backed techniques. Confidently assess verbal and nonverbal misrepresentation indicators, bluffing, and lies in real-time.

Create a Culture of TRUST to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

Trust is in crisis, and earning trust has never been more imperative than it is now. Trust solves risk problems, improves culture, and increases innovation to prepare for an uncertain future; without trust, there is no transaction. 

Create a culture of trust with:

Transparent communication. Establish stability and security in times of uncertainty without overcommunicating or micromanaging.  

Respect for self and others. Eliminate uncertainty and fear to increase productivity, profits, and appreciation for others with more than words. 

Undercover tactics anyone can use to increase rapport and decrease conflict anywhere, anytime.

Sincere and authentic nonverbal cues. Discover how to communicate trust with more than words consistently.

Take ownership while exercising tact and diplomacy in challenging situations. Learn how to deliver bad news and provide critical feedback in a way that strengthens your reputation and repairs relationships.

Tactical Influence: The Superpower for Leaders

Tactical Influence is vital to gaining trust, aligning efforts to pursue goals, inspiring positive change, and significantly increasing revenue. Using proven LIFE skills to enhance essential outcomes, learn how to:

Leverage talent with intentional communication cues for increased collaboration and quicker decisions.

Inspire intrigue. Uncover how to increase productivity, creativity, and happiness with the power of curiosity and when best to utilize it.

Fearlessly communicate confidence and maintain a strong executive presence in times of uncertainty. Use fear and doubt to supercharge insight and eliminate imposter syndrome.  

Empower with empathy. High-empathy-based environments have performance levels three times higher than low-empathy environments. Discover the often-overlooked strategy that builds a stronger, more productive, and more engaged culture.

Pamela’s TEDx Talk



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