Pamela Barnum

Tagline: The Trust Agent

Talent Highlights

  • Former Undercover Police Officer & Federal Prosecuting Attorney
  • Trust Strategist & Nonverbal Communication Expert
  • Motivates Audiences To Break Down Barriers, Build Stronger Relationships, And Improve Their Communication Skills
  • Pamela offers custom keynotes, workshops, and consulting focused on nonverbal communication and trust-building strategies.

Keynote Topics

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.

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.

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.


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Travels from:

  • Calgary, AB

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $10,001 - $20,000




Pamela Barnum, a seasoned professional who has honed her skills in building trust and interpreting body language through real-world experiences that few can imagine. With a career steeped in danger, intrigue, and the art of deception detection, Pamela brings a unique perspective to the realm of keynote speaking. As an undercover operative in the Drug […]

Pamela Barnum, a seasoned professional who has honed her skills in building trust and interpreting body language through real-world experiences that few can imagine. With a career steeped in danger, intrigue, and the art of deception detection, Pamela brings a unique perspective to the realm of keynote speaking. As an undercover operative in the Drug Enforcement Section, Pamela lived a life of constant uncertainty, relying on her expertise to navigate treacherous situations and emerge victorious.

Pamela Barnum: A Journey of Transformation

Pamela Barnum’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Imagine living every day under a veil of secrecy, assuming a false identity, and infiltrating the inner circles of some of society’s most dangerous individuals. For Pamela, this was not just a job; it was a way of life. With meticulous attention to detail and a keen understanding of human behavior, she seamlessly blended into her surroundings, earning the trust of those she sought to apprehend.

Areas of Expertise

  1. Building Trust in High-Stakes Environments: Pamela Barnum is a master at cultivating trust in situations where the stakes couldn’t be higher. Through her real-world experiences, she has developed a deep understanding of the factors that contribute to building rapport and establishing credibility, even in the most challenging circumstances.
  2. Interpreting Body Language and Nonverbal Cues: With a keen eye for detail and years of hands-on experience, Pamela has become adept at deciphering the subtle cues and gestures that reveal hidden truths. Her expertise in body language interpretation is invaluable for anyone seeking to enhance their communication skills and gain insight into the thoughts and intentions of others.
  3. Navigating Deception and Detecting Lies: In the world of undercover operations, deception is a constant threat. Pamela Barnum’s ability to detect lies and uncover deceit has been honed through years of practice in the field. She offers invaluable insights into the strategies and techniques used by skilled deceivers and provides practical advice for spotting deception in any context.
  4. Adapting to Change and Uncertainty: Working undercover required Pamela to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and think on her feet in unpredictable situations. She developed resilience, resourcefulness, and a willingness to embrace uncertainty—a mindset that serves her well both in her former career and as a keynote speaker. Pamela inspires audiences to embrace change, overcome adversity, and thrive in the face of uncertainty.
  5. Effective Communication and Influence: Pamela understands the power of communication and its role in building relationships, gaining cooperation, and achieving goals. She shares insights into effective communication techniques, including active listening, empathy, and assertiveness, to help individuals become more influential and persuasive in their interactions.

Why Book Pamela Barnum as a Keynote Speaker?

Pamela Barnum’s remarkable journey and unparalleled expertise make her a compelling choice for a keynote speaker through Speakers Inc. Here’s why:

  • Unique Perspective: Pamela’s experiences as an undercover operative provide a perspective that few can match. Her stories are not only captivating but also offer valuable lessons in trust-building, communication, and resilience.
  • Practical Insights: As a keynote speaker, Pamela goes beyond theory, offering practical insights and actionable strategies that can be applied in real-world situations. Whether it’s navigating difficult conversations or detecting dishonesty, her expertise is grounded in hands-on experience.
  • Engaging Delivery: With a dynamic speaking style and a gift for storytelling, Pamela captivates audiences from start to finish. Her presentations are not only informative but also entertaining, leaving a lasting impression on attendees.
  • Relevance Across Industries: While Pamela’s background may be in law enforcement, her insights are applicable across a wide range of industries and professions. Whether you’re a business leader, educator, or healthcare professional, her expertise in trust-building and deception detection can help you succeed in your endeavors.

Conclusion: Empowering Audiences with Insights from the Trenches

Pamela Barnum’s journey from undercover operative to keynote speaker is a testament to the power of resilience, adaptability, and the relentless pursuit of excellence. Through her compelling presentations, she empowers audiences to navigate the complexities of human interaction with confidence and clarity. As you embark on your own journey of personal and professional growth, let Pamela Barnum be your guide to unlocking the secrets of trust, communication, and deception detection.

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