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JJ Brun

Retired Spy, Human Behaviour and Communication Specialist

JJ Brun, a retired spy, was trained by the military to operate in hostile environments and elicit buy-in from a wide variety of people. Now a human behaviour and communication specialist, he speaks across North America, showing law enforcement agencies, recruitment professionals, judges, sales people and managers how to read people, how to interpret what people say, how to elicit information and how to get buy-in when presenting ideas.

Jean Jacques Joseph Brun or JJ, as he is also known internationally, is a man who is purpose-driven. In 1999, after serving the Canadian Forces (15 years within the Intelligence Branch) he founded JJ Communications Inc., a training company dedicated to inform and enlighten people on the subject of Human Behaviour and effective communication practices. He has seen firsthand the revelation such knowledge can bring to personal and professional relationships.

JJ Communications is founded on the belief that knowledge of Human Behaviour is a skill that should be shared to enrich individuals and organizations. Anyone looking to better understand themselves and other people will find what they need with JJ.

Speaking to everyone from industry leaders to students, JJ has helped thousands of people learn to relate and communicate more effectively in their own business and personal lives. His years of service within Human Intelligence (HUMINT) of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Branch fostered his interest in how people think and act the way they do. Through JJ’s unique application of the DISC methodology of understanding Human Behaviour and specialized Interview, Debriefing and Elicitation (IDE) training, JJ provides the keys to recognizing what certain behaviour indicates and how to interpret and respond to that information.

JJ draws on his many years of experience in the field of Human Behaviour and intelligence to bring clarity to his keynote presentations, training and consulting work. Leaders and decision makers around the globe turn to JJ to get them moving in the right direction, towards more effective communication.

Ensuring communication is clear right from the start, saves immense amounts of time and effort. Learning about the communication needs and styles of other people, learning to recognize them and adapt to them, is the key to being a more effective communicator. This ability is useful from the boardroom to the living-room, from casual conversation to conflict resolution. JJ has committed his life and his business to the principles of Human Behaviour and communication. That commitment shines through in everything he does.

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Presentations

  • Decoding Human Capital, How to Make Sense of the People Puzzle

    Do you want to achieve more with results your most valuable resource? How about creating an environment of respect, open, honest communication, creativity and getting things done in a challenging economy? Would you like a secret to “out – perform” your competition? JJ Brun as a leading authority on Decoding Human Capital.

    Imagine what you could accomplish when you:

    • learn four key principles to enhance productivity, communication and leadership skills
    • learn how to adjust your style to connect with the people in business and in your personal life
    • learn to create an environment that will celebrate people’s differences vs tolerate people’s differences

  • How to Present an Idea and Get Buy-In Communication Solutions that Drive Business Results

    Have you ever had a great idea shot down? Discover the way to communicate and gain buy-in when presenting an idea every time you speak. World-class communicator, JJ Brun, shares three secret insights/keys that will equip you to connect with any group, for maximum impact.

    Imagine what you could accomplish when you:

    • learn why many people fail to be convincing
    • learn to identify the communication patterns for an individual or group
    • learn how to present an idea, in four different ways, to ensure buy-in

    Whether you are communicating with employees, colleagues or family or involved in negotiations, you will get buy-in after hearing this keynote. He uses entertaining and captivating stories from the field and from home to help his audiences see how changing a few words can make a world of difference when they can read people.

  • How to Effectively Read People and Determine their Intentions, From A-clue-istic (one without a clue) to Clued-up!

    Everybody wants to read people and yet…nobody wants to be read! People exhibit both conscious and unconscious symptoms (clues & cues) that you can read to determine if they are being open and honest or evasive and untruthful. World-class communicator, JJ Brun, shares key insights using proven Decoding Human Capital strategies to effectively read people. Imagine what you could accomplish when you:

    • learn how to decode and assess a person’s model of the world • learn the 4′ings to connecting by design
    • learn why and how to establish RAPPORT with people

  • What Do You Really Mean?

    Brun is a retired spy for the Canadian Military and an expert on how to read people. He delivers an entertaining and educational presentation that appeals to everyone in both their business and personal lives. His message is especially important for owners of a small business, which is a mix of family and employees, such as a farm and it is a particular hit with people who attend with their spouses. In this brief 60 minute speech (in either English or French) they will learn so much about themselves and about each other that it will leave the women rolling their eyes and the men shaking their heads in awe of their new-found discovery. With wonderful anecdotes, Brun takes us on a tour of why people do and say the things they do. And why they don’t always follow our advice or accept our ideas.

Decoding Human Capital, How to Make Sense of the People Puzzle

Do you want to achieve more with results your most valuable resource? How about creating an environment of respect, open, honest communication, creativity and getting things done in a challenging economy? Would you like a secret to “out – perform” your competition? JJ Brun as a leading authority on Decoding Human Capital.

Imagine what you could accomplish when you:

• learn four key principles to enhance productivity, communication and leadership skills
• learn how to adjust your style to connect with the people in business and in your personal life
• learn to create an environment that will celebrate people’s differences vs tolerate people’s differences

How to Present an Idea and Get Buy-In Communication Solutions that Drive Business Results

Have you ever had a great idea shot down? Discover the way to communicate and gain buy-in when presenting an idea every time you speak. World-class communicator, JJ Brun, shares three secret insights/keys that will equip you to connect with any group, for maximum impact.

Imagine what you could accomplish when you:

• learn why many people fail to be convincing
• learn to identify the communication patterns for an individual or group
• learn how to present an idea, in four different ways, to ensure buy-in

Whether you are communicating with employees, colleagues or family or involved in negotiations, you will get buy-in after hearing this keynote. He uses entertaining and captivating stories from the field and from home to help his audiences see how changing a few words can make a world of difference when they can read people.

How to Effectively Read People and Determine their Intentions, From A-clue-istic (one without a clue) to Clued-up!

Everybody wants to read people and yet…nobody wants to be read! People exhibit both conscious and unconscious symptoms (clues & cues) that you can read to determine if they are being open and honest or evasive and untruthful. World-class communicator, JJ Brun, shares key insights using proven Decoding Human Capital strategies to effectively read people. Imagine what you could accomplish when you:

• learn how to decode and assess a person’s model of the world • learn the 4′ings to connecting by design
• learn why and how to establish RAPPORT with people

What Do You Really Mean?

Brun is a retired spy for the Canadian Military and an expert on how to read people. He delivers an entertaining and educational presentation that appeals to everyone in both their business and personal lives. His message is especially important for owners of a small business, which is a mix of family and employees, such as a farm and it is a particular hit with people who attend with their spouses. In this brief 60 minute speech (in either English or French) they will learn so much about themselves and about each other that it will leave the women rolling their eyes and the men shaking their heads in awe of their new-found discovery. With wonderful anecdotes, Brun takes us on a tour of why people do and say the things they do. And why they don’t always follow our advice or accept our ideas.

Testimonials

  • …a new understanding of the way I manage my clients. Working in the banking industry I get the chance to deal with many clients, therefore many different personalities. I look forward to attend other presentations in the future.

    JJ Brun P. Dufour, TD Canada Trust
  • … provide me the opportunity to perfect my interaction skills with these individuals. Overall evaluation of this program - excellent!

    JJ Brun P. Trudeau, Bombardier Aerospace
  • Recently, we were lucky enough to enjoy a key-note address delivered by JJ Brun. He addressed a group of about 100 folks, all with varied backgrounds and a wide spread of ages. Despite the differences in the audience, JJ delivered a presentation that applied to us all – decoding people we encounter day in and day out to better relate and communicate with them. The presentation incorporated many personal stories from his time as a spy as well lessons learned in his personal life giving the talk added entertainment. All in all, it is difficult to find presenters who can bring entertainment to a presentation that can also be used for personal and professional development – but that is exactly what JJ offered us. Job well done!

    JJ Brun Pres. Canadian Well Logging Society, Dustin Menger
  • Anyone who works with people and wants to put themselves in a position to succeed should go through this program! ……. has had a tremendous impact on my team and has given us all the ability to relate to and understand each other better

    JJ Brun M. Thompson, Christian Horizons
  • This was the best investment I have ever made in a learning and development seminar

    JJ Brun R.Lambe, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • This training was the most immediately applicable and the easiest to recall of any I have ever taken

    JJ Brun S. MacLeod, Hired Pen

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