In 1981 Dr. George Thompson began breaking ground in the world of police work where officers must generate voluntary
compliance from citizens under the most difficult of conditions. "Tactical Communication" was developed by teaching officers
how to consistently avoid force whenever possible and use their presence and words as persuasive tools. This "tactical" edge
gave officers a tool that saves lives, lawsuits, and complaints in this country every day.
Since that time George Thompson and I have brought a message to audiences
all over North America, Australia, and parts of England and Europe including Finland. The very same tools that save lives
in police work can save the respect of our friends, spouses, and children, preserve out integrity with the public, assist
us in court testimony, and make our lives demonstrably better.
Although the vast majority of people handle poor behavior on the part
of others well every day under normal circumstances, there has never been specific training in dealing with difficult or aggressive
people under stressful conditions--until now.
I believe that by participating in a Verbal Judo course you can dramatically
increase an awareness of how others think and act under stress and "read" situations for what they truly are--opportunities
to advance individual credibility by controlling what we say and do for the good of everyone involved. Our actions then positively
represent the organizations we work for and the people we come into contact with in our professional lives. We benefit by
the knowledge that we need no longer avoid conflict to maintain peace of mind. In the enforcement of the law, this is a critical
Over 600,000 people have attended training in Verbal Judo to date and
our popularity continues to grow each day.