What you will learn:

The fear of being taken advantage of is one of the most crippling forces we face daily. Whether someone is attempting to socially engineer us for personal information, sell us a bad product or service, or scam us or a loved one out of their life savings, most of us are hesitant and on our guard. Luckily, there is a way to detect the behaviors of those who are trying to defraud and manipulate us.

In this course, I will walk you through the levers of influence and elicitation using one of my FBI spy recruitment operations as the learning backdrop. I will highlight the seven levers of influence and how I used them in the spy operation:

Social Proof
Commitment and Consistency

We will examine an elicitation and social engineering example where critial personal information was compromised. With this new knowlegde you will be more aware of your surroundings and the people in it. You will be able to utilize this newly acquired knowledge as well as other strategies to detect and counter the people who are seeking to take advantage of you and those you care about.

About the instructor:

Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his People Formula for quick results and maximum success.

The Military Leader
Although Robin always aspired to become a great leader, he realized from his time at the United States Naval Academy and in the United States Marine Corps that leadership was much more than just telling people what to do: a great leader uses interpersonal skills to inspire action, rather than demand the compliance of others.

The Spy Catcher
Upon entering service as an FBI Special Agent in 1997, Robin began his journey as a counterintelligence specialist and behaviorist in the agency's efforts to thwart the efforts of our country's greatest adversaries. Serving in New York City, Norfolk VA, FBI Headquarters, Quantico VA, and Fredericksburg VA, Robin received advanced training and experience in the area of social psychology and the practical application of the science behind relationship development and trust, ultimately leading the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Program.

The Behavioral Analysis Expert
Robin has built his highly effective tools for all aspects and stages of interpersonal communication and relationship development. Robin has combined all these tools and techniques and created a one-of-a-kind formula for success with people. Today, Robin is a recognized expert, author, and gifted lecturer in the art of interpersonal communication, relationship building and Trust. These skills are used every day in leadership, sales, human resources, and all aspects of life, both business and personal.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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