Nonverbal communications expert returns to MTSU fo...

Nonverbal communications expert returns to MTSU for Nov. 6 workshop

Navarro fall2019 workshop promo with date, location and MTSU & FIRE logos

Ever tried to figure out what someone’s really saying with their body language? A former FBI agent-turned nonverbal communications expert can help you translate.

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Joe Navarro spent 25 years with the agency, specializing in counterintelligence, counterterrorism and behavioral assessment, before beginning a second career as a communications expert.

He’s bringing his 45-plus years of expertise back to MTSU on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to discuss “Nonverbal Communications in Forensics, Business and Interpersonal Relationships.”

Navarro’s daylong workshop, sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the second-floor ballroom, Room 250, of the university’s Student Union, 1768 MTSU Blvd.

A campus parking map is available at Off-campus visitors can get a one-day permit at, park in the university’s Rutherford Boulevard Lot, and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle directly to the Student Union.

Navarro, the best-selling author and co-author of “Dangerous Personalities,” “What Every Body is Saying” and “Louder Than Words,” last visited MTSU in 2017 to offer a similar workshop. He’s lectured at the Harvard Business School, is an international corporate consultant on body language and management practices, and even taught classes on “poker tells” at the World Series of Poker Academy.

This fall’s MTSU nonverbal communications workshop will offer advice for students and professionals in multiple fields on interviewing, due diligence, depositions and security-related interviews and will be useful for those working in medicine, psychology, law enforcement, national security and other fields. Attendees also can earn continuing education credits.

Navarro’s workshop cost is $250 per person, and attendees can register at He’ll also sign copies of his books after the event.

For more information, contact the FIRE office at 615-494-7713 or visit

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