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Speaking Engagements/Author Signings
March 12, 2019 Grand Rapids Lions Club at the University Club, 12:00 to 1:30 PM on "Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper."
May 23, 2019 Grand Haven Loutit District Library, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on "Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper."
May 28, 2019Podcast with Darren Schaefer on his, "The Cooper Vortex."
September 12, 2019 Keynote speaker at DK Security's "Lunch & Learn" client event. Grand Rapids, MI
October 1, 2019 Speaker at MCPI (Michigan Council Professional Investigators) & NCISS (The National Council of Investigation & Security Services) Annual Training Conference, Plymouth, MI.
October 21, 2019 Keynote speaker at Texas Mutual Insurance Co's three-day workers' compensation fraud conference in Austin, TX.
January 27, 2020 Speaker for Siesta Harbor Book Club, Sarasota, FL.
July 29, 2020 Conducting virtual seminar, Hudsonville C of C on Getting the Truth - Unlocking the Secrets of Communication; 0900 - 1100.
September 15, 2020 Speaker for IASIU (International Association of Special Investigation Units) 1000 - 1150 CST; virtual webinar.
October 10, 2020 Keynote Speaker at Washington Association of Legal Investigators; Davenport Grande Hotel, Spokane, WA (cancelled due to Covid)
July 9, 2021 Getting the Truth at the FBINAA 2021 Annual National Convention in Orlando, FL
August 23, 2021 Virtual Presentation to ASSHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials)
September 14, 2021 Getting the Truth at the 2021 Annual IASIU Conference, Orlando,FL
September 21, 2021 Grand Rapids IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)
October 13, 2022. 2 hour presentation for Puget Sound Special Investigators Association at Fall Virtual Conference; 2 hrs on Getting the Truth
September 19, 2023, 2 hour presentation for the US Department of Labor; Getting the Truth Unlocking the Secrets of Communication
August 1, 2023, FBI National Academy Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado; Understanding Communication
Joe Koenig is available to speak on the principles in his book to all schools, groups and associations. He has given talks to the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA), Intitute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Michigan CPA's, NALS (the association for legal professionals), West Michigan Internal Auditors; Lansing area Certified Fraud Examiners; Grand Rapids Rotary Club; West Michigan Association of Finance Professionals; the Houston area CPA Association; Grand Valley State University Graduate Class in Forensic Accounting; West Michigan Council of Women Realtors; and many other groups. He can tailor his speech from 20 minutes to 2 hours to 8 hours. Call him at 616 366-5856 for further information.
One of the main principles in "Getting the Truth" is based on the premise that people don’t tell complete lies. A complete lie is saying, "I didn't do it," when everybody knows what "it" is and the teller actually did "it." People avoid telling complete lies by telling partial-truths. There is always a modicum of truth in a lie. Partial-truths leave tracks.
Attendees will learn that “I did not do it,” is not the same, as “I didn’t do it.” They will learn about “Alvin - the parking lot attendant,” what Joe calls “artillery,” word selection, inflections, pitch, and pace and how all those tools are used to conceal the truth. They will also learn about how to construct - sculpt - questions to promote getting the truth ethically. They will learn how to ask the right questions, at the right time, in the right way to get the truth.
"Getting the Truth's" principles powerfully enable you to make better decisions, whether those decisions are in selecting the right employee, purchasing a business or asset, making investments – everything wherein you rely on what is written or spoken. The audience will understand what a partial truth is, what an omission is, and what a partial lie is – and ultimately, what the truth is. And, most importantly, attendees will learn how to get truth ethically and why that's so important.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
“Tremendous Speaker! Joe's background, knowledge and application of his skills makes for a fascinating presentation. My entire club was impressed and entertained. I would highly recommend Joe as a speaker for your organization.”
John Rice Grand Rapids Lions Club December 16, 2011
“Joe recently gave a presentation to the Kenowa AMBUCS, and it was one of the most interesting presentations I've ever seen. I've known Joe prior to this presentation, but didn't know the depth of his experience. Hearing about his accomplishments and previous work record would have been interesting enough. However, Joe also gave some very interesting examples about how he meticulously performs his work. This information was very helpful to the several business owners and managers, and gave us all things to look for with our employees. A fellow AMBUC board member mentioned that he was the most interesting bi-weekly speaker we've had in a long time!”
Jason Minier, Owner, Georgetown Stars Pro Shop (business partner) December 17, 2011
KMI Investigations is a fantastic resource for business owners. The Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce was given the great opportunity to hear from Joe Koenig at one of the Chamber luncheons. The business owners in attendance were all very engaged with the topic and we received numerous compliments on our programming as a result of his knowledgeable and enlightening presentation. We would recommend Joe and KMI Investigations in a heartbeat.
Michelle Fare, Executive Director, Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce (presentation on 5/17/12)