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Liespotting Audiobook

Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception

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....
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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

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    Zach 04-19-16
    Zach 04-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Relevant but hard to listen to"

    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.

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    Jesse Wattenbarger Marietta, GA United States 03-03-16
    Jesse Wattenbarger Marietta, GA United States 03-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "just watch the TED talk."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edwin 02-24-16
    Edwin 02-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great tool to have in everyday life"

    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

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    Steve and Lorie 01-29-16
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    "Most grating narrator, and Pam - get to the point!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different narrator without the childish, overdramatic girly sleepover voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen Saltus’s performances?

    NO!!!


    What character would you cut from Liespotting?

    The narrator. I'd rather have a computer voice!


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ed 01-10-16
    Ed 01-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "All Hype"
    Would you try another book from Pamela Meyer and/or Karen Saltus?

    No, definitely not.


    What was most disappointing about Pamela Meyer’s story?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No


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    k 12-01-15
    k 12-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "mostly useless in regard to helping spot lies"

    mostly useless in regard to helping spot lies. 80% of the wook is just random stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    onlineshopper 06-06-15 Member Since 2015

    John D. Williams Tucson, AZ

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    "In the reading list for"Left of Bang""
    Where does Liespotting rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Destrehan, LA, United States 04-14-15
    Dana Destrehan, LA, United States 04-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Vital for interaction"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 06-04-12
    Amazon Customer Albuquerque, New Mexico United States 06-04-12
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    "Good review of current theory"
    If you could sum up Liespotting in three words, what would they be?

    Research augments ability


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    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.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Liespotting?

    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.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanette Abbott 10-10-14
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    "I keep waiting for the information to come"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


    What three words best describe Karen Saltus’s voice?

    Easy to listen to


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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