Public Speaking

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


Through interactive and entertaining instruction, listeners 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.

Chameleon's lectures and public speaking engagement programs include:

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.

CHANGING ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
Many challenges face law enforcement regarding changing security roles.
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 around the need for evidence and cause in anticipation of a trial and in the context of the justice system … to working proactively in an environment where it may well be that no crime is being committed. The approach is different. Legal and operational challenges arise when police are required to respond to threat not (yet) defined as crime. The purpose and methods of questioning are different, too.

IMPACT OF THE ARAB SPRING
This module examines the impact of Middle East geopolitics on terror and how current events influence our security situation. Heightened violence, shifting power, new loopholes through which assets and means of destruction can run, all have a direct impact on anti terror efforts in the Middle East and ultimately, right here in North America.

PROACTIVE THREAT ASSESSMENT (PREDICTIVE PROFILING)
This is the most effective 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.

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.

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 of closed societies, cultural ties and lack of allegiance on radicalization and suicide attacks. The lecture then covers the countermeasures organizations can adopt to preemptively detect and disrupt suicide terrorists.

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.

Please contact us to request more information about any of the lectures described above.

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 (use the arrows below to scroll right and left):

Here is what some of our clients had to say about our public speaking engagements:

"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 responce 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