Contact About The Book Mark Twain said there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. The average person is lied to up to times a day. Friends, lovers, spouses, family members, work colleagues and salespeople lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly.
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Start your review of Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception Write a review Jul 03, Rob Freund rated it liked it Rating: 3 stars for good content, good references, good ideas. Minus 2 stars for hocking her own services in the book, being "for business only" in many respects.
There were two key concepts that Id latched on to and that are echoed in her book. Firstly, that deception is a cooperative act; we buy into deception because of a core desire to have filled greed, vanity, blissful ignorance, absolution, etc. The second concept Rating: 3 stars for good content, good references, good ideas. The second concept involved striving not to be deception detectors in our daily lives, but truth promoters; a highly optimistic and idealistic concept that I appreciate as a soon-to-be counselor, and one that I think changes the perception of understanding deception.
Overall, Meyer does a good job of covering the bases of deception and nonverbal communication. I almost despaired when I started reading and did not see references, but thankfully she uses those little footnote numbers that refer you to the end of the book.
To her credit, Meyer does a good job of backing up information with sources, and there are some at which I plan on going back to take a closer look. The verbal portion was what I found to be the most interesting. Meyer does a spectacular job of walking the reader through different evasion techniques and indicators that an individual might not be communicating honestly. So, best to avoid both possibilities. To me the best thing about this portion of the book is the clarity and gradation of the material.
The last portion of the book was, as I mentioned, the previous two parts as applied to business. Meyer discusses how deception comes into play in high stakes work environments, how little lies cause big problems, and how to ferret out whether an employee or candidate is being honest.
I will now step off my soapbox. The brain trust chapter was interesting and if I do go into business one day which is possible, should I enter into private practice or something like that I will probably try to implement her suggestions. Well, no. However, you will have a good idea of what to look for in some potentially deceptive situations, and I have no doubt that you will notice some things without trying to.
The key to remember in deception detection is that it takes incredible effort and practice to master.
The team at Liespotting. But Phil Houston , expert deception detector takes it much further. He says Lance displays over 25 deceptive indicators in just a few minutes. She has extensive training in the use of visual clues and psychology to detect deception. Pamela Meyer discusses Liespotting and the current deception epidemic People are saying… Liespotting is one of the most actionable business books to come along in years.
Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
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