People - friends, family members, work colleagues, salespeople - lie to us all the time. Daily, hourly, constantly. None of us is immune, and all of us are victims. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. Now there’s something we can do about it. Liespotting links three disciplines - facial recognition training, interrogation training, and a comprehensive survey of research in the field - into a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business leaders detect deception and get the information they need to successfully conduct their most important interactions and transactions.
Some of the nation's leading business executives have learned to use these methods to root out lies in high stakes situations. Liespotting for the first time brings years of knowledge - previously found only in the intelligence community, police training academies, and universities - into the corporate boardroom, the manager's meeting, the job interview, the legal proceeding, and the deal negotiation.
©2010 Pamela Meyer (P)2012 Gildan Media, LLC
The narrator sounded very insincere. Her tone, speed and added emphasis made listing to a "Lie Spotting" book difficult.
I enjoyed the information and I do plan to re-listen to this book but I am not looking forward to those aspects.
I listened to Meyer's TED Talk and immediately downloaded the book. This was a mistake. All of the book's meat is in the talk. The rest is cocktail party chatter: "Do you know what a Freudian slip is? Or that genuine smiles are in both the eyes and the lips?" The kind of information you pick up reading one of those Babble articles. This is a self-help book that spends a bulk of its words discussing what the book will help you achieve, without actually getting there. Perhaps a pithy essay would have sufficed. Instead, Meyer piles on clichéd historical and business anecdotes, referencing Darwin, Enron, John Edwards, lie detectors. Its most interesting claims--such as that married couples lie to one another in one tenth of their interactions--are never explained. What were the details of the study? What are these lies about? That "no, honey, you don't look fat in that?" The narrator is terribly robotic; too bad the author didn't narrate, as her voice at least is engaging. I recommend that you listen to the TED Talk for free and save your credit.
the pleasant voice made the book much more enjoyable to listen to. great tips and learnt a lot, highly recommended for anyone wanting to know more about liespotting in everyday life
Different narrator without the childish, overdramatic girly sleepover voice.
The narrator. I'd rather have a computer voice!
Pamela spends forever getting to a very small and few points. And she calls people who aren't able to lie and climb the corporate ladder "narcissistic!" She said so many dumb headed things and took so long to make simple points that I felt as if I was being scammed by the very person show is supposed to train me how not to be scammed. I'm more than halfway through and she has just now started to tell us how to spot lies!
No, definitely not.
90-95% percent of the book was about why one should use lie spotting or exceeding lengthy examples of people who used lie spotting but only 5% (or less) devoted to how to spot lies.
John D. Williams Tucson, AZ
Excellent book to detect the visual and audible signals that someone is not telling the truth. Recommended in the reading list provided by "Left of Bang" which is in itself a instant classic in helping predetermine behaviors and signs that someone is planning or in the process of doing bad things. Become a better law Enforcement Officer, Marine or Soldier, or good citizen by learning and practicing proactive observation and situational awareness instead of operating in the green zone, where things will surprise you, and people can tell you lies in the comfort that you will not question their motives or integrity. An good book for the modern age, where lying is rationalized as a necessary tool for the amoral masses. Be the sheep dog, not the sheep.
In this day and age of scandal and fraud, not to mention personal interactions, this could save you time, money, heartache. Must listen, read, practice.
Research augments ability
This work is a fine overview of current deception detection theory. If applied carefully it can provide a basis for increasing your own natural deception spotting. While no technique is one hundred percent foolproof, if you already have some natural ability this can take you to the next level. That said, nothing new is presented here per se, it's simply the collected theory of many years of research presented more or less in one place.
Where the author's style comes through is in the notion that lie spotting is not best used when attempting to 'catch someone red handed' and show them up. Rather, it is intended to promote the realization that lying happens all the time. It's part of the fabric of our society. Rather than focusing on rooting out individual incidents, it's more productive to use it to promote a truthful atmosphere in all of your associations, and yourself and with it you can choose to surround yourself with people of integrity and honesty. That doesn't mean you'll never be lied to again, or even that there aren't good reasons for lying, but at least, you can be on your guard... and you can choose how to respond to deceptive situations.
Hard to listen to. I felt I kept waiting for the information to be shared that is promised by the writer and it comes in little snippits,but not in a meaningful way.
Easy to listen to
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