Bodyguard Learn How to Build Rapport

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Bodyguard Learn How to Build Rapport

By Doc Rogers

As a professional bodyguard you must start building rapport with the client upon arrival, helping the client get comfortable with you and the services you provide. When meeting a new bodyguard for the first time clients may feel a little awkward. Part of your job as a bodyguard is to ensure that your client is relax and enjoys his or her business visit to the city without any problems, risks or delays.


As a bodyguard you must dress at all times as if you are attending a formal function. If you want to earn top dollar, you’ve got to look top dollar.  Make your client feel comfortable that he or she is dealing with a well-dressed professional.  Again, when meeting the client the next morning remember to smile. It’s such a simple thing to do and it sets the tone for everything. Look your client in the eye, smile and greet him or her professionally. One suggested greeting: “Good morning Mr. or Ms. (client’s name).”


Executives look for three things in a professional bodyguard:

1. Being treated as a valued client.

2. Being greeted warmly.

3. Being guarded in a safe and professional manner.

To be a successful bodyguard you have to get all three down to a science. Keep safe and God speed.

Doc Rogers is the author of Corporate Executive Protection – A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards and president and CEO of International Corporate Executive Protection Ltd. Doc has earned a Ph.D. in Security Administration from Southwest University and he is SE Asia’s leading expert on executive protection and corporate security.



Job Alert: Blue Bell, PA

Job Description:

Our client, a leading provider of Private Security Solutions, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Protection Agent.

In this role, the successful applicant will be responsible for adhereing to Executive protection protocol and executing the full suite of Executive protection assignments in varying degrees. In addition the successful applicant will be responsible for:

•To provide limited logistical support in regards to security for the client.
•Execute basic security functions, i.e., perimeter and access control, identification procedures, command post operations, patrolling, secure assets/property and post standing duties.
•Coordinate movements and logistics to support the client’s itinerary.
•Execute proactive measures to insure the safety of the client, i.e. IED sweeps, research, and the collection of applicable information and intelligence, counter-surveillance

Resume must reflect recent protection of family of corporate CEO/CFO/COO – no exceptions!!!!

To apply for this position click on the following link: Executive Protection Job


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Bodyguard Careers Interviewed on Voice America

Update 5/21/2011

I guess there was some technical difficulties with the original link, so many were not able to hear the interview live. It’s my understanding that the engineers have everything worked out now, so without further ado, here is the radio interview that you can listen to or download as an MP3 or iTunes download. Please let me know what your thoughts are.


This Friday at 1:00 pm CST, Bodyguard Careers will be featured on “On America’s Frontlines of Crime & War” found on Voice America which broadcast to over 130+ countries. The show host, JJ Sutton and William Vinelli will interview the President of Bodyguard Careers  Harlan “Hucky” Austin.

Past guests from the executive protection community have included: Jerry Heying of EPI, Brandon Delcamp ESI, and Elijah Shaw at Icon. You can tune in live or log in later and listen anytime (you can also download the program as an MP3 or itunes download).

Date:  May 20th

Episode Title: Getting Hired: The Hard Part of Executive Protection

Episode Description: For centuries bodyguards have been putting their lives in the hands of fate while they ply their trade and protect another from potential harm. It’s a mysterious business and conjures up romantic ideals, boosts thoughts of high honor and integrity, and a life of danger & excitement. The modern world now calls this Executive Protection (EP).

Executive Protection is now a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. Getting in the door can be a daunting task sometimes for those not already invited in.

One of the industry’s professionals & allies comes to us in this episode to share advice, secrets, and practical tips on how to make it happen.

For those who have heard the calling it sometimes takes a little more than mastering the hard skills to get thru the door and make a good career in this industry.

There are pitfalls around every corner, a long list of do’s and don’ts, so tune in for this episode and find out how it can be done.

To listen to the show click: HERE

6 day EPS Academy in Los Angeles CA,

Bodyguard Training International is holding another 6 day EPS academy in Los Angeles CA, April 13th – 18th 2010… with just two weeks left, we have a limited number of seats still available and are offering last minute deals to fill the course. 

 Everything is included – local transportation daily, Hotel for 6 nights, meals – breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.  Training is 12-13 hours daily, with night time missions and live client details at the end of the academy. 

Also included is the EPS Training manual, along with a 30 state CCW class… tuition is $2750, but for Bodyguard Careers members, we are offering a $250 discount – we only have 4 spaces still available – call today to enroll – deadline is April 2nd, 2010. 

Make sure you mention Bodyguard Careers to receive the $250 discount!;

Call today – 805-499-8050