From the first day back on the street after completing my Verbal Judo Instructor course it has served me, my agency and my family quite well. I cannot imagine doing on-street police work without it. If you have doubts, please put them aside and take the plunge.
I am currently in an international mission as an investigator of war crimes. Upon arrival I was posted in full uniform and worked with other officers from over 30 other countries. This is when you reach into your skill set bag and pull out everything that works. Guess what? Verbal Judo works! If you want to understand the “Art of Representation” wearing an American police uniform here is a great object lesson in this art.
When the mission changed several months ago my assignment became plain clothes. So now VJ helps again with “Other Non-Verbals” (ONV). This is a great asset for a detective in comprehending all the other messages that are coming out of a subject besides the words. VJ techniques are exactly what is needed.
I might add that your skill at communicating with your family, friends and loved ones will also IMPROVE, certainly a pleasant benefit to completing this course.