“He is an extraordinary man who is an expert in detecting deception. This man is a dead set legend.”.Catriona Rowntree Presenter and Journalist
“He has trained with the LAPD, FBI and US Secret Service. Fascinating conversation.”Kerri-Anne Kennerley TV Host
“Watch what you say he can smell a liar.”Kit Hoover Co-Host Access Hollywood Live
“Steven van Aperen is known as the Lie Guy and as I discovered he’s pretty good at it.”Tom Steinfort A Current Affair
“Steve van Aperen is a man who studies the way people answer questions and at the same time their body language. He makes his living out of sorting truth from deception.”Mike Munro Journalist and former 60 Minutes reporter
“He is so good they call him the Human Lie Detector.”Sanjay Gupta MD CNN
“Steve van Aperen is an expert in reading people”Ita Buttrose AO, OBE Australian of the Year 2013
“Steve is an extremely interesting individual…He is an expert in the non-verbal cues to look for when people may be saying one thing but thinking something else. He specializes in reading and analysing distress signals and facial expressions. I would certainly love to have him by my side in the business world, where his powers of observation would be a fantastic resource.”Steve Waugh AO Australian of the Year 2004 Former Australian Cricket Captain
Dear Steve, Your presentation to the CEO Clubs of New York City was amazingly informative and entertaining. It is not often that we have a speaker that can keep command of the room the way you did today at the Harvard Club. The buzz in the room was that you were one of the best speakers we have ever had. Please consider visiting with us again any time you are in the New York City area – I can’t thank you and Renee enough for adding tremendous value to the club and it’s members.Gary M. Anzalone, CEO Clubs New York City
Dear Steve. I attended the 27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas in April, 2016, and was lucky enough to attend your presentation which was brilliant – insightful, entertaining, and very informative.  I trained as a psychologist in Ireland almost 30 years ago and earned under-graduate and post-graduate degrees in psychology which facilitated my work in professional practice. I am a Certified Fraud Examiner and an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco teaching classes in professional ethics and fraud mitigation.
My focus, however, completely changed when I witnessed your presentation at the ACFE conference and noted the many ways in which you skillfully and hilariously consolidated the art and science of assessing and interpreting human behavior: delightful and compelling.
In summary, your presentation was remarkable and reawakened my desire to once again explore your area of expertise, i.e. the basis of human behavior which, despite our mesmerizing intellectual advancements, still exists and demands to be understood.
Thanks Steve,
Colm Martin

Dear Steve. On behalf of the Fawkner-Merlynston Probus Club committee and members I would like to express our appreciation to you for your talk given to our members at our monthly meeting held on Monday, 13th April 2015.


Your talk was received with great interest by our members, who were intrigued by your account of criminal cases you have worked on and your illustrations of how to detect deceptive behaviour through various methods including the analysis of verbal language, body language and facial expressions.


Following your visit, many members have since commented to me on the highly professional manner in which your talk was presented and on how much they enjoyed the occasion.


I would like to add my personal thanks for the excellent presentation you provided and offer you my best wished for the future.

Harold Jones Speaker Coordinator Probus Club Inc.
“On behalf of Australia Post, I would like to thank you for presenting at our Platinum Forum on 27 March, 2009. Your talk on “Detecting Fraud by Analysing Behaviour” was a great hit with our guests. I particularly enjoyed the way you involved the group throughout the presentation. The Platinum Forum has been running in Sydney for several years and, thanks to your interesting session, looks destined for the same success in WA”.Dean Nalder, State Commercial Manager Australia Post
Steve’s training was exceptional. It was one of the best courses that I have attended.Gosken Kalkarla, NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
Fantastic course Steve. Your presentation and energy is superb.Anne Wooding-Giles, Assistant Registrar, Identity Security NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages
“Steve was excellent. Without exception he was a huge success, setting the tone for a very successful day. The consistent message from the 600 delegates was the desire to hear more…they found his information and his presentation ‘fascinating and relevant’. Steve has great presence and uses his time to maximum advantage. Very fluent and professional.”Carole Gregson, National Employment Services Association
“The delivery was fantastic and so was all of Steve’s content.”MLC
“The three key highlights for me were; Steve’s energy and enthusiasm, the interesting topic and the audience interaction.”Mohahan and Rowell
“Very interesting and thought provoking.”ANZ
“The thing I enjoyed most about the event was everything that I learnt and the lovely atmosphere.”Suzan Johnston
Steve presented for our clients in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney on an Australian national speaking tour and he was excellent. The reviews were outstanding. Tricia OlsenTricia Olsen, CEO & Founder International Customer Service Professionals (ICSP)
Steve’s knowledge and valued insight in behavioural interviewing with our FIDS practioners in Hong Kong and Malaysia was outstanding. I have used Steve’s training services in Singapore, Chicago, Hong Kong and Malaysia on several occasions and the feed back has was excellent.Joel Quiazon, Partner Ernst & Young
Excellent presentation, informative and interesting.BMW
Both workshop sessions were packed, the fact that the second one was full, means that delegates from first session let everyone else know that they should attend – very good sign. Steve was great.AMP 2009 Annual Convention
My colleagues and our internal stakeholders found Steve’s presentation refreshingly new, interesting and thought-provoking. I don’t think this style of presentation is out much in the market so the new-ness of it was great to see. When asked to rate the usefulness of Steve’s presentation for their work, 90% of respondents rated it four or five out of five. Congratulations.Commonwealth Bank
Steve was very entertaining he held the audience interest through out the presentation.Gippsland Community Network
Steve was informative, interesting and funny. He involves his audience in the presentation so they feel part of it.Lindt & Sprungli
Very engaging. Loved the fact that Steve included audience participation. The feedback from the delegates was excellent. Was their favorite speaker!PPM Group (Annual conference 2010)
The 2010 conference of the Bursars’ Association of New South Wales, Back to School, was regarded as an outstanding success. On behalf of the members of the Association, I sincerely thank you for presenting at our conference. The attendees regarded your contribution as one of the highlights. You assisted greatly in the achievement of the overall success of the event and your worlds of wisdom were very much valued by allSue Pynenburg, President, Bursars’ Association of NSW
Hello Steve…..I watched one of your dvd’s. It was amazing. My problem is that I’m now analyzing everyone when they speak to me…haha. Brilliant work.Terry Mercuri
“I have used Steve’s services to great effect and I have attended at a training seminar run by Steve regarding “Behavioural Interviewing, Detecting Deception & Reading Body Language”. As an investigator over very many years one tends to get the idea that one has seen and done it all. This seminar really opened my eyes to recognise exactly what I was seeing. This has added a significant dimension to my skill set that can only benefit those that I provide a service to. I thoroughly recommend anyone that has a need to interview people, be they PI’s, HR Specialists, Auditors, Personnel Recruiters or whatever, go to one of Steve’s seminars, you won’t regret it.”Bill Hayes , MBA, CEO
Hi Steve, Thanks again for a very informative and useful seminar yesterday. I’m looking forward to putting it all into practice in the coming days.Rebecca Cunningham, Consultant Butler HR., Consultant Butler HR.
Your presentation to the Australian Institute of Professional Investigators was well received by our delegates and particularly relevant. Thank you.Australian Institute of Professional Investigators Clients
Hi Steve. Following the Cultural Event there is a tangible display of energy and excitement by all those who attended. Although we are now all back into our various busy roles, we have no doubt that much of this motivation and enthusiasm is becoming embedded in our “normal” behaviours and attitudes. This was an amazing conference that is delivering very tangible positive results. The constant grateful and supportive feedback from across our team and more importantly the actions and initiatives already commenced confirm just how successful our event was.

Lynley and I want to very sincerely thank you for the role you played in achieving this success. Comments from so many JBS people about how you led the Sincerity Value and their experience of this confirm the importance of your contribution. Your session and the “signs” of genuine Sincerity galvanised many peoples understanding of this Value and created many ongoing conversations. It was an innovative, challenging and enjoyable session. We also very much appreciate the spirit and attitude with which you approached our event. You were actively and positively involved with the JBS attendees, the other speakers and the organising team.

The global CEO’s closing comment that this was the best Cultural Event he attended is a reflection on not just what we did but on the attitude we all did it with. You and our team were very welcoming and many valuable relationships were built and strengthened.Michael & Linley JBS Cultural Conference (Gold Coast)