1Scott-Rouse-Body-Language-Mentor-HS-1-283x350I’m a behavior analyst and body language expert.  I help business professionals develop specific skills that enable them to make better decisions in real time about the people they do business with.

I hold multiple certificates in advanced interrogation training and have been trained along side the FBI, Secret Service, U.S. Military Intelligence, and the Department of Defense.  My extensive training, education, and practice of nonverbal communication has made me an expert and consultant to law enforcement as well as successful CEO’s, attorneys, executives, financial advisors, and entertainers.

I found a home for my skill set at The Nashville Entrepreneur Center where I helped create and head the Pitch Department.  From 2011-2017, I worked with startups and entrepreneurs teaching them how to create investor pitches for funding.

As an expert in involuntary physiological communication, I quickly spot the causes of miscommunications and fix them.  I’ve shown this works very well through the many successes I’ve had working with startups helping them raise millions of dollars of funding. By doing that, I’ve been honored with the moniker; “The PitchFixer”.

My Blog focuses on body language, but from a point of view that most aren’t familiar with.  Since childhood I’ve been fascinated with the “what’s gonna happen next” aspect of body language.  Being able to recognize the cues early on that tell you someone’s mind is changing, or has just finished making a decision, or is not going to waver from a line of thinking, can be an extremely powerful and potent tool, whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO, or a Police Officer.

In the business world, recognizing the cues that tell you whether or not the possible customer or partner is who and what they say they are could save you an enormous amount of time and money.  In law enforcement, a police officer recognizing the cues early on that tell him a simple traffic stop is on a rocket-sled to becoming a full-blown felony stop in the next few seconds, could save his life.

When pitching or participating in a meeting, there are non-verbal cues that can click the other person’s “Gut Feeling Controls” to the “Something’s Not Right Here” setting.  Even though you are being honest, your facial expressions, subtle body language, and sentence structure, may inadvertently be saying to the other person’s Limbic Brain “Heads up, this person is up to something… I don’t know what it is, but it feels like something’s just not right here” and that makes them act just as you would expect.  I see those problems and correct them.  B