Sought-after best-selling author and speaker Savvas Trichas is an expert and lecturer on verbal and written communication as well as negotiation and human resource management. Savvas is a three times TEDx speaker and has spoken in 19 countries so far.

Why you should book speaker Savvas Trichas

Savvas has a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and Marketing and has collaborated with several prestigious universities. With his educational background, Savvas is able to actually share research-based knowledge about his speaking topics.

As a speaker Savvas Trichas is motivating and insightful. He provides the audience with practical advice and eye-opening points about the power of communication!

Keynote speaker Savvas Trichas specializes in body language, negotiation and management. Savvas captures the audience when he’s on stage and shares valuable insights into the power of communication and connecting with people. When he is not on stage, you’ll find him on TV as an expert on body language and the psychology of communication. He also consults organizations on specific organizational challenges – which are often linked to lack of communication.

Savvas has spoken to clients across the world and always receives incredible feedback on his way. He is also associated with the FBI National Academy Associates Cyprus Police as a guest lecturer. Savvas speaks on a variety of topics and always includes practical take-home advice and eye-opening points sprinkled with great energy and humor.

Signature Keynotes

It’s What You Don’t Say that Matters

In today’s highly competitive world, everyone communicates but only a few people connect. Connecting with people means making every moment valuable and in the long run, it will change your business.

In this keynote, speaker Savvas Trichas shares his insights into communication beyond words. Body language is a huge part of connecting with others and takes up a large part of daily communication.

The audience will learn practical science-based nonverbal tools they can use when interacting with others. Specifically, they will learn about conscious differentiation of body posture and the influence it has on others’ perceptions, voice tricks that can help us captivate our respective audience, and learn how to read microexpressions in a business context and detect underlying emotions and intentions. The speech ends with introducing advanced FBI lie-detection techniques to accurately decoding underlying emotions/intentions in the context of business.

Redefining Negotiation

As Fisher, Ury, and Patton state in their all-time bestselling practitioner book on negotiation “Like it or not, you are a negotiator”. In our fast-moving highly competitive business environments, the process of negotiation becomes more and more unique and complex. This speech combines techniques from leading negotiation programs such as Harvard Law School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to introduce the Three Dimensional Negotiation (TDN) model.

The aim is to redefine the way we negotiate by applying strategic empathy and then generating significant value to bridge positional differences between opposing sides. As former hostage negotiator and top expert on business negotiation Chris Voss declares, how negotiations are carried isn’t just splitting the difference on money. There are a lot of other things that may be of value for opposing sides such as managerial control, different predictions of the future, and more abstract concepts such as legacy or contribution to a life-changing purpose. The above speech discusses the above concepts by combining cutting edge research with a TED like delivery style aiming to create motivational moments with practical value.

Technology, Distraction, and the Hidden Leverage

The proposed speech demonstrates how attention shapes our reality and how we can transform technological distractions into competitive advantage. Attention shapes our reality and this presentation focuses on how crucial attention is in business communication. Savvas presents five research-based tools to engage anyone’s attention. The audience will have the chance to learn about the things we look but we don’t see, the importance of avoiding split attention effects, why our minds love shortcuts, brain research on our attention span, and the neurochemistry of digital storytelling. Implications are discussed on the field of business branding and the leverage generated by integrating technology to these skills.


The Art of Public Speaking

In our today’s fast moving and highly competitive business environment everyone communicates but only a few people connect. When people can truly connect, every moment they spend with others, they can make it valuable, and if they are speaking in public, they can make it profitable. The proposed workshop aims to add value to the area of public speaking and presentations.

Key tips for preparing for an upcoming speech/presentation.

  • Common mistakes that untrained speakers make.
  • Expectation and impression management during public speaking and presentations.
  • Strategic use of audiences’ attention and importance of avoiding split attention effects.
  • Increasing presentation’s memorability.
  • Influence of transmitting ideas through successful narratives.
  • Neurochemistry and three-dimensional mechanics of storytelling.
  • Conscious differentiation of body posture and the influence it has on others’ perceptions.
  • Hand gesture management to enhance our message.
  • Voice tricks that can help us captivate our respective audience.
  • Introducing the concept of the speaker’s knockout to understand why our behavior changes so much when we speak in public.
  • Learn how to control cognitive load to unlock your natural communication powers.
  • Generating the scientific effect of emotional contagion as a speaker.
  • Advanced public speaking tips all the way from business presentations to the TED scene.

The Truth About Lies: From Forensics to Business

A study published in the prestigious scientific journal Personality and Social Psychology Review in 2006 revealed only 54-percent chance of accurately detecting lies. This study included nonexpert judges and expert judges such as police officers, detectives, judges, interrogators, criminals, customs officials, mental health professionals, polygraph examiners, job interviewers, federal agents, and auditors. These odds are slightly better than a coin toss! The above findings reflect the misconceptions people have by default regarding deception detection. Fortunately, in the last decade, there have been major strides made regarding evaluations of deception, thus, significantly improving detection accuracy rates. This seminar offers sophisticated, evidence-based training in lie detection through the use of theory, practice, and real-world videotaped case studies. Implications are discussed in the context of leadership.

  • Research and statistics regarding deception detection.
  • Neurophysiology and lie detection.
  • Common errors lie detectors make.
  • Identifying the wrong cues.
  • Nonverbal deception detection.
  • Cognitive overload and deceiver’s body reactions.
  • Facial micro-expression reading as a powerful tool for lie spotting.
  • Verbal Lie Detection Tools.
  • Principles of modern lie detection: Information gathering approach, strategic use of evidence, unexpected questions, undercover interviewing, establishing baseline behavior.
  • Putting it all together: A holistic approach for leaders.