In the movies a Jedi hand wave can force a target to think or act the way they want, but in real life what is needed to “influence” targets to think and act the way you want? Anchoring and Elicitation are two powerful tools of the social engineer. Join us as professional social engineer and FBI agent Robin Dreeke helps us to analyze these two powerful aspects of social engineering. Release Date Dec 12 2010


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Then we introduced personal interest of ours, our favorite band, Infected Mushroom. We can’t thank DuvDev enough for his time in coming on the show. Can’t wait to see you in NYC this month. What till you hear what they tell our fans FIRST… a new way to release music that is not even public yet!!

Our guest this month as mentioned is Robin Dreeke. Robin Dreeke, a 1992 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and former US Marine Corps Officer, has been studying interpersonal relations for the past 23 years of his government service. Through the use of non-verbal behavior; the Personal DISCernment Inventory, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and personal anchoring, Robin has built highly effective tools for all aspects and stages of interpersonal communication. For the past thirteen+ years Robin has applied and taught his tools and techniques for the FBI as a member of the Counterintelligence Division’s elite Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has combined all these tools and techniques and created a very unique, People Formula.

Today Robin is a recognized expert, author, and gifted lecturer, in the art of interpersonal communication. These skills are used every day in the areas of leadership, sales, human resources and all relationships both business and personal.
Disclaimer: The views and information expressed do not represent the views of the FBI.

Our topics we discussed were:

  • Anchoring
  • Robin’s theory on Tri-Anchors
  • Influence vs manipulation
  • How to creating anchors
  • Plus much more

To get more information on Robin visit his site:

Robin’s suggested reading list:
Confidential by John Nolan
Dale Carnegie – How to win friends
The Platinum Rule: Discover the Four Basic Business Personalities and How They Can Lead You to Success – by Tony Alessandra and Michael J. O’Connor



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