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Scott Rouse        

Behavior Analyst and Body Language Expert

As a behavior analyst and body language expert, Scott Rouse holds multiple certificates in advanced interrogation training and has been trained along side the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Military Intelligence, and the Department of Defense. His extensive training, education, and practice of nonverbal communication has made him an expert and consultant to law enforcement as well as successful CEO’s, attorneys, executives, and entertainers. He is also a Grammy nominated producer.

Rouse found a home for his skill set at The Nashville Entrepreneur Center where he heads the EC’s Pitch Department and works with startups and new entrepreneurs helping them create investor pitches for funding. Rouse says “When pitching, there are many things that click the investor’s ‘Gut Feeling Controls’ to the ‘Something’s Not Right Here’ setting. Even though you’re being honest, you may inadvertently be doing something that tells the investor’s Limbic Brain ‘Look out, this guy’s up to something…’ That happens because the pitcher is stressed and nervous. The investor’s Limbic Brain is relaying what it believes to be correct information to the rest of the brain, just like it’s supposed to, and that makes the investor act just as you would expect. As an expert in involuntary physiological communication, I see what causes that problem and I fix it.” Through his success helping startups raise millions of dollars in funding, he has become known as “The PitchFixer”.

Scott’s "Body Language Frankenstein" presentations and talks have been educating and entertaining audiences at U.S. and international companies as well as colleges and universities like Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Business Management, Lipscomb University, and The University of Tennessee. Although entrepreneurs and college students were the early adopters, the most loyal fans of "Body Language Frankenstein" seem to be doctors, attorneys, financial advisers, and Venture Capitalists.

Speech Topics

Body Language Tactics for Business

The ability to understand the intention, motives, and goals of those you meet with is one of the most powerful and coveted tools you can acquire in today’s business climate. In this talk, Rouse breaks down the nonverbal cues you see every day into simple terms and examples. You can these cues and tools yourself immediately and you can easily teach them to your team and members of your company.

How To Kill Your Body Language Frankenstein

In today’s world, communicating effectively is more important than ever. Misunderstandings cause real problems in personal and professional relationships. In this presentation, Rouse shares a simple concept that is helping thousands of people around the world decode body language properly.

How To Spot Professional Deception

From facial expressions to subtle body language movements, there are specific cues to look for that tell you someone is being deceptive. In this presentation, Rouse explains what those cues are and shows business professionals what to look for before their gut-instinct tells them something just isn’t right about a person, situation, or business meeting.

The RN’s Body Language Survival Guide

Today’s healthcare professionals are experiencing changes like never before, causing stress for patients and staff, as well as confusion in the OR. The RN is the front line for all of it. Rouse will share keys to spotting conflict between patients and staff before it begins. Participants leave with a “Toolkit” they can use immediately, and easily share with their staff.

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