Pamela Barnum – Trust Strategist and Body Language Expert

Imagine what it would be like to live as a different person with a different name, identity, and background. For months at a time, you’re pretending to be a drug dealer, and your success depends on building trust and detecting deception. 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 techniques in body language and deception detection.

In graduate school, Pamela studied corporate negotiations while completing her Masters Degree in Public Administration. She used that experience while working as a municipal and real estate lawyer. Now she teaches others how to implement these techniques so they can negotiate better deals, increase sales, and build more trusting relationships. Pamela has been a featured body language expert and contributor for print media, radio, and television news programs.

Her recent TEDx Talk, “What Drug Dealers Taught Me About Trust” was viewed more than 200,000 times in the first six months.