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Van Aperen

The human lie detector.


Steve van Aperen is fast becoming one of Australia’s most in-demand and popular keynote speakers. Steve is as an expert in the field of behavioural interviewing, reading body language and detecting deception.

Steve has received extensive training from the world’s leading international investigative authorities (LAPD, FBI, US Secret Service) in how and why people deceive. He has conducted behavioural interviews on 66 homicide and 2 serial killer investigations and has been consulted by various police departments, intelligence agencies and governments.

Current Work:

Steve has emerged as a leading authority on analysing human behaviour and today devotes his knowledge to helping businesses thrive by increasing profits, improving human rapport and reading clients.

Business is all about relationships. From relationships between management and employees to those between company representatives and customers, a successful business is one in which individuals relate well with each other and their clients.

Steve’s keynote takeaways are extremely valuable during meetings, interviews and negotiations when looking for conflict and contradiction between what a person is saying and what their body language is really stating. This is an incredibly insightful and entertaining program with more take-home knowledge than you have ever experienced in a keynote presentation.

Talking Points

Read and Understand Your Clients and Watch Profits Soar

This informative 1 hour keynote presentation will teach you how to benchmark behaviours and read what your client or customers are really thinking and feeling. This popular keynote covers understanding and identifying micro and facial expressions and what the 4 key areas to look for when people engage in deception.

How to detect deception & read body language in business

Learn what the tell tale signs of deception are and how to identify them by analysing the content and structure of language. This keynote is particularly useful for managers, executives, recruiters, financial services industry, sales teams, negotiators, HR managers and the like.

The Seven Winning Methods that Build Trust and Increase Profits

Learn from the marketing mistakes that some of the largest global corporations have made and how they turned themselves around. Learn Steve’s 7 Step winning strategy designed to build trust and create rapport whilst increasing sales and improving brand loyalty simultaneously.

Why women make better liars and men have no idea

This entertaining and informative 1 hour keynote presentation highlights the differences between how men and women process information. It also explores in a humorous fashion why women make better liars and men are so inept at lying.


  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Trust & Ethics
By addressing such questions as 'How well can I read others?', 'How can I change my communication methods in order to inspire trust?', and 'How do I know if someone is hiding something?', Steve offers techniques specifically designed to improve your business and your company's bottom line immediately. A highly engaging speaker, he is charismatic and humorous, yet brutally honest. American Program Bureau
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