Public Speaking

Chameleon speakers bring valuable, hands-on expertise to professional and public audiences

Through interactive and entertaining instruction, audiences gain insights into the world of counter-terrorism and the war against crime. Chameleon speakers aim to change mindsets and to better equip people with tools to confront new realities of terrorist and criminal threat. Our subject matter experts are available for industry conferences and corporate events.

Public Speaking By Chameleon Associates


Countering Insider Threat

Don’t barricade the front door while leaving the back door unlatched.
Internal threats can range from espionage - stealing information, employees, assets or co-opting company strategic plans, to conducting terrorist and criminal activities from within. Examples of such *inside jobs* abound, but the Hassan shooting at Fort Hood comes to mind. The hotel bombings in Jakarta in 2009 were accomplished with the critical help of a florist with shops on the premises. Discovering abnormalities and suspicion indicators allows an organization to proactively detect and deter information gathering, surveillance and infiltration activities (learn more).

Changing Role of Law Enforcement

Many challenges face law enforcement vis-a-vis taking on a security role.
When police are asked to get involved in counter terrorism, they have to shift from responding to calls where they hope to apprehend criminals in the act, justifying their actions, gathering evidence and finding cause all in anticipation of a trial and in the context of the justice system.  In a security role, police need to work proactively in areas where possibly no crime is being committed. The approach is quite different. Legal and operational challenges arise when police are required to respond to threat that is not (yet) defined as crime. The purpose and methods of questioning for security are also different than a typical police interrogation.

Geopolitical Issues & National Security

Heightened violence, shifting power, new loopholes through which assets and means of destruction can run, all have a direct impact on national security and world order. Our experts identify and explain shifts in global power plays that impact the stability of countries, regions and markets. We deliver analysis and critique on intelligence and national security policies taken on by nations and superpowers.

Suicide Terrorism

The most difficult crime to prevent and respond to is a suicide attacker or bomber. This lecture describes psychological and social factors that lead individuals to become suicidal attackers and the methods used by terrorist organizations to recruit them. The program focuses on the impact on radicalization and suicide attacks of closed societies, cultural ties and lack of allegiance. Also discussed are the countermeasures organizations can adopt to preemptively detect and disrupt suicide terrorists.

Geopolitical Public Speaking By Chameleon Associates

Proactive Threat Assessment (Predictive Profiling)

This is the most effective security method for screening people and freight. The program teaches the process of articulating threat and identifying key differences between Suspicion, Threat and Risk. Audiences will learn the methodical process of identifying suspicion, determining threat validity and potential and - subsequently deploying against an articulated and well-defined threat (learn more).

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Security Questioning & Interviewing

Security Questioning involves the extraction of information in a customer service fashion and the refutation of threat. This lecture teaches audiences about the skills and procedures associated with effective security questioning. Audiences will simulate security questioning and learn its tremendous deterrence value and see for themselves the effectiveness of targeted questioning (learn more).

Active Shooter Threat Mitigation

This lecture outlines the prevention countermeasures organizations can take to avoid, prevent or mitigate attacks by active shooters. These countermeasures include internal threat prevention programs, adoption of a proactive security concept for a physical security system and an effective internal tactical response capability. The speaker will draw on case studies and lessons learned to illustrate effective active shooter prevention methods used in the United States and abroad.

School Security

Increasing threats to schools by attackers coming from either inside or from outside of the school community require educational institutions to fundamentally change how they view security and threat mitigation. The speaker will describe what schools can do to enhance their ability to proactively detect and respond to suspicion indicators. He will describe innovative programs that schools across the country have adopted to make their campuses and communities safer.

Chameleon lecturers and trainers are often keynote speakers at industry events and conferences. Here are some of the organizations who retained Chameleon for public speaking engagements.

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"We would like to thank you for your participation at this year's Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy Advanced Training. Your willingness to share your experiences and expertise with the participants has been extremely helpful, and we appreciate your participation in our program.

The Academy considers you an asset and partner with regard to school safety. On behalf of our staff and all our school safety specialists, thank you."

David Woodward
Program Director
Indiana Department of Education

"...I would like to recognize you for contributing to the improvement of air transportation security by speaking at our air security forum. without your participation, the success we enjoyed with this year's event would not have been possible."

Captain Bill McReynolds
Chairman, President's Committee for Cargo
Airline Pilots' Association

"...judging by the positive response you generated in your presentation, as well as many impressive comments which circulated shortly thereafter, you have every reason to be most pleased -- and proud -- that your material had real world application, and was taken to heart."

Gene Chiminello
Chapter President
IAHSS San Fransisco Bay Area Chapter