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As seen on national television, Michelle Dresbold captivates her audiences by demonstrating how to read a person’s behavior, thoughts, motivations and secrets through handwriting.

Michelle Dresbold—the only civilian to be invited to the United States Secret Service’s Advanced Document Examination training program—draws on her extensive experience helping law enforcement agencies around the country on cases involving kidnapping, arson, forgery, murder, embezzlement, and stalking as she takes her audience inside the mysterious world of crossed t’s and dotted i’s. 

Michelle is a dynamic speaker who enjoys sharing her insights, knowledge and enthusiasm about handwriting with diverse audiences.

Michelle can tailor her presentation to fit the interests and needs of your group. For more information, please contact David Sedelmeier: david@talentnetworkinc.com (phone: 412-264-4727).

Popular topics:

Handwriting Detective 101
"This is always a hit with audiences at gatherings of many types, where we make them instant detectives to decipher the handwriting of famous con artists and liars—throwing in a few double-crossing lovers—in an interactive presentation with great take-home value."

Change Your Handwriting, Change Your Life
"In a slightly more serious (but no less entertaining) session, we dig into the secrets of how altering your handwriting can actually change your life—for the better! We show everyone the tricks to creating feedback from the tip of your pen. This has always gotten great reviews from meetings of sales organizations and general management teams."

What’s in Your Handwriting?
"Time after time this has been one of my most requested “repeat performances” because it gets so many unrehearsed “volunteers” from the audience involved in the act as I have fun “profiling” them in front of everyone. This show like the others is full of highly memorable moments and worthwhile lessons for all."

ECSI Conference

ECSI Conference 2008 ECSI User's Conference

Headshot: Richard Kelly

“I have to confess, I am somewhat skeptical about this whole subject matter; however, during the commercial break just a few minutes ago, I wrote my name down a couple of different ways…and you just knocked the ball out of the park. You told me every single facet of my personality.”

Harry Smith, CBS Early Show

"I would like to express my appreciation for your involvement in teaching 'Reading People' on March 5, 2008 and 'Communication Analysis' on December 4, 2007. Your presentations added greatly to the courses’ content and enjoyment. You adeptly presented skills that enhanced the attendees’ abilities to more effectively perform the duties of their jobs as well as better understand and improve their workplace relationships. The course evaluations reflected that the students not only rated you very highly but also greatly appreciated you as well."

Stephen G. Mahoney, Office of the Solicitor-Staff Attorney
U.S. Department of the Interior

“As you saw from the overflowing room packed with fascinated people, you were a huge success. You have really been an asset to keeping all of us sage with your help in apprehending criminals."

Ellen Primis, Regional Director, Faith Weinstein Book and Author Award Program

"On behalf of everyone here at ECSI, I want to personally thank you...for delivering an outstanding presentation on Handwriting Identification, Fraud, and Profiling for our clients and guests. We've received rave reviews for your presentation and overall for the conference and we could not have done it without you! We believe this was our best conference to date, with record attendance..."

Jeff Vandergrift
ECSI Marketing Manager

"I enjoyed your presentation at the ECSI Conference very much.  What fascinating experiences you must have had during your career.
Thanks for spicing up the conference!"

Carey Libertini  

“One of the best presentations!”
“Michelle was wonderful.”

Audience evaluations, American College of Forensic Examiners National Conference      

“I wish I could make this training available to my entire staff.”
“Great! Informative. A lot of information. I would have liked to have had another day's worth of class.”
“Very interesting and informative.”
“Outstanding class.”

Audience evaluations, Lecture sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Justice

Michelle has been featured on the CBS Early Show, the Today Show, the Fox Morning Show with Mike and Juliette, the O’Reilly Factor, Fox News, and Court TV.

Her press includes: Pittsburgh Magazine (cover story), Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Philadelphia Magazine, The Washington Post, MarieClaire Magazine, Martha Stewart’s Blueprint Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Psychology Today and The Ladies Home Journal.  Her syndicated column, “The Handwriting Doctor,” appears in newspapers throughout the United States.

Her book, Sex, Lies, and Handwriting, published by Simon and Schuster, has been the number one seller in the Forensic Psychology division on Amazon.com.

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