Annie Särnblad's facial expressions keynotes.

Speeches, workshops, and keynotes focus on reading humans and connecting with others.

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Learn microexpressions for business negotiations and better relationships with Annie’s fun and easy-to-absorb teaching techniques.

Annie Särnblad is a world-renowned expert in reading facial expressions, an esteemed strategic advisor, author, and speaker. She developed her own easy-to-absorb teaching techniques for facial expressions based on the knowledge she accumulated living in nine countries and studying eight languages through immersion. She is also certified in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). 

Annie has a Masters in Cultural Anthropology and built her career in Asia and Europe as an advisor to Fortune 500s, startups, and family offices. She has taught workshops for 5,000 CEOs and MDs all over the globe and has spoken at Tiger 21 Global Exchange and the world’s largest CEO conference, YPO Edge.
Annie has written three books: Diary of a Human Lie Detector: Facial Expressions in Love, Lust, and Lies, The Facial Expressions Glossary: Business Edition, and Annie and the Secret Language of Faces. Annie’s clients include Museum of Science in Boston, YPO, Tiger 21, Stanford University, AllianceBernstein, and London School of Business. She’s been featured by NBC, CBS, CNBC, 92NY, Reader’s Digest, and Success Magazine.

Annie’s teaching methods involve interactive, playful elements—an approach that works well for busy professionals who often have short attention spans and limited time. Her well-loved sessions offer fun, laughter, and instant takeaways. The powerful skills she teaches change lives and wow audiences every time.

Annie’s speeches, keynotes, and workshops:

In this interactive session, Annie Särnblad offers fun, laughter, and immediate takeaways relevant to all negotiations, including M&As, deals, and sales. Using her own easy-to-learn methodology, Annie teaches how to recognize specific expressions as well as how to successfully respond mid-negotiation, including when to pivot, stay on track, or close a deal.

Microexpressions are the subconscious “leakage” of emotions that make our unspoken feelings visible. They are universal to our species and show on our faces regardless of age, gender, socialization, culture, or geographic location.

Recognizing microexpressions is the very deepest of listening skills. In high-stakes negotiations, understanding what others are feeling in every given moment can mean the difference between a positive outcome and a negative one. 

Join Annie Särnblad on a deep dive into how our words, body language, and microexpressions show our true intentions. Knowing when others are genuine and when they are trying to deceive is instrumental to making healthy, productive decisions in our personal and professional lives.

Microexpressions are the subconscious “leakage” of emotions that make our unspoken feelings visible. They are biological and universal to our species and show on our faces regardless of age, gender, socialization, culture, or geographic location. Microexpressions precede the thought process and are almost impossible to suppress.

In lie detection, we look for a mismatch between the words and the microexpressions, as well as specific body language, word choice, and tone clues that indicate deception.

In this interactive session, Annie Särnblad offers fun, laughter, and immediate takeaways for learning lie detection. Using her own easy-to-learn methodology, Annie teaches how to recognize specific expressions as well as how to successfully manage potentially deceptive conversations. 

In this interactive session, Annie Särnblad offers fun, laughter, and immediate takeaways relevant to anyone in a leadership position. Annie teaches key facial expressions helpful in all face-to-face interactions, including negotiations, team building, and strengthening connections with employees, clients, business partners, and board members. 

Microexpressions are the subconscious “leakage” of emotions that make our unspoken feelings visible. They are universal to our species and show on our faces regardless of age, gender, socialization, culture, or geographic location.

Reading microexpressions helps leaders see what lies beneath the surface so they can better identify and solve real issues. In addition, when we create environments where we recognize and make space for thoughts and feelings without judgment, we can show up as our true selves. Leaders who recognize underlying problems and establish authentic relationships are better able to build creative, inclusive, and productive professional environments.

Recognizing microexpressions helps us make safer, healthier decisions about who to trust in romantic, platonic, and professional relationships. Microexpressions are involuntary and precede the thought process, so they show us both what someone is feeling and who they really are. 

Reading microexpressions is the deepest of listening skills. Microexpressions are the subconscious “leakage” of emotions that make our unspoken feelings visible. They are universal to our species and show on our faces regardless of age, gender, socialization, culture, or geographic location.

In this interactive session, Annie Särnblad offers fun, laughter, and immediate takeaways. The skills Annie teaches focus on connection and protection relevant to both our personal and professional relationships. Reading microexpressions improves our communication and connection with loved ones and shows us who around us needs extra love and support and who to absolutely stay away from.

Annie Sarnblad’s Session at YPO’s The Edge was a huge success! The members loved her and rated her as one of the top speakers they’d heard. She is now one of the most requested speakers for events. She is fantastic!
Kelly Boullet
Learning Director Young Presidents’ Organization
I have invited Annie to speak and witnessed Annie speaking at multiple events and in different categories and businesses in my life. She always wows the audience and I’m regularly asked by clients to be introduced to her for their own follow up. She is fantastic.
Deacon Turner
National Senior Managing Director AllianceBernstein, Board Member Cherokee Nation Businesses
I had the opportunity to see Annie speak and all I can say is WOW! Many trainers and so called experts discuss NLP and body language, but Annie's vast experience in micro-expressions goes much further. Annie helps individuals and companies master the hard science to leverage this superpower to negotiate larger contracts, mitigate conflict and even forge stronger relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend her work.
Shari Levitin
CEO of Shari Levitin Group, National Speaker’s Association Board Member, and Sundance Institute Board Member
As the President of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Speakers Association, I was extremely excited to invite Annie back for her long program, and she was fabulous. She has an ability to connect with audiences that makes everyone want to be her friend. Her content is unique, powerful, and fun. She would be a spectacular speaker for almost any audience. Everyone wants to read other people better.
Mark Stiving
Founder at Impact Pricing, President of National Speakers Association Las Vegas
That conversation with Annie blew my mind… I feel like this is like the secret to understanding human beings.
Ambyr Childers
Happily Ever Ambyr
This is really powerful. This gives you information and intel to understand if you are safe in relationships or if you’re in a good position at your work, if you are surrounded by good friends who are well intended. Teaching your kids these things, these tools are extremely powerful. So I’m really grateful that you’re creating this and finally revealing this to the world… It’s going to help a lot of people, so thank you for this work. I’m very grateful for you.
Lewis Howes
School of Greatness
In a world teeming with talents, Annie stands out as a paragon of brilliance and versatility… For those fortunate enough to collaborate with her, Annie is not just an advisor but a catalyst for transformation. Her unique blend of skills, knowledge, and humanity sets a gold standard for what a true professional should embody. I wholeheartedly recommend Annie and can assert with confidence that any venture she is a part of will not just succeed but flourish.
Boris Nordenström
Investor in Deep/Frontier-Tech Ventures, Strategic Advisor
I have seen Annie speak at least four times over the last few years and have confidently referred her to colleagues and friends, with resoundingly positive feedback. Her delivery is engaging, and she keeps the audience entertained while they are learning. What sets Annie apart is the seamless integration of her knowledge and research into real-world scenarios. The audience is not just hearing theoretical concepts but is learning actionable strategies. If you are seeking a speaker who can unlock the secrets of nonverbal communication and provide actionable insights for personal and professional growth, look no further.
Rebekah Barr
CEO of Allyon, Inc. and YPO Member
I have seen Annie and worked with her at multiple events. It is fun to watch the audience mesmerized by what she is teaching them! It is no surprise that she gets high ratings at every event. I am now working to get her to speak at my new organization!
Clair Romero
Executive Director at ACG (Association for Corporation Growth) Chicago
We had Annie Särnblad booked as a guest on A Little Late with Lilly Singh, on NBC. She is bright and highly intelligent. Her wit not only makes her a great interview subject, but it gives her a keen understanding of what a show needs from her during a record. Easy to collaborate with, and great with direction. Then, of course, and most importantly, there is her truly magical power to read faces, facial expressions, and human intention, paired with the charisma and patience to explain it, and connect it, to the host and audience. Annie, and her otherworldly skill, will come across as fascinating in any setting.
Neil Punsalan
Showrunner and Director, NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh
I would like to wholeheartedly endorse Annie as a speaker for any event. I have had the pleasure of inviting her to speak at both corporate workshops and conferences, as well as in academic settings. Her insightful and engaging contributions have always been a high point for both business participants and university students. In addition to the uniqueness of her topic, the way Annie interacts with an audience to make them laugh, relax, and learn is masterful. Furthermore, she is a joy to work with, on stage and off stage.
Bjorn Atterstam
Lecturer & Researcher, Rotterdam School of Management – Erasmus University
Annie has generously spent her time presenting to my high school psychology classes for years now. She shares her personal experiences and how she found her field and trained to be an expert in microexpressions. Her talk is one of the students' absolute favorite experiences of the year. Annie's presentation is fascinating, funny, and keeps her listeners constantly engaged.
Katie Tucker
Teacher at Weston Public Schools
I have learned a lot today. … This was fascinating.
Amber Pfister
California Live, NBC Los Angeles

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