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Pamela Meyer - Lies and Liars

Lie Detection with Pamela Meyer
Pamela Meyer and Dr. Phil McGraw

Pamela Meyer Phil(s) in the Blanks

  • Pamela Meyer thinks we’re facing a pandemic of deception, but she’s arming people with tools that can help take back the truth.

  • Described by Reader's Digest as "the nation's best known expert on lying"

  • 2011 TED talk, "How to Spot a Liar," has exceeded sixteen million views and is one of the twenty most popular TED talks of all time

  • CEO of Calibrate, a company which trains financial institutions, insurance providers, law firms and human resource professionals on verbal and non-verbal cues to deception, facial micro-expression interpretation, advanced interrogation techniques and information elicitation

  • She worked with a team of researchers to survey and analyze existing research on deception from academics, experts, law enforcement, the military, espionage and psychology

  • Meyer also received advanced training in interrogation, micro expression analysis, statement analysis, behavior and body language interpretation, and emotion recognition

  • Reasons why we lie: High stakes lie as opposed to low stakes white lies

  • The difference between men lying and women lying: Men lie for themselves and women lie to help others

  • Interrogation techniques: Throwing out interrogations; Bating people

  • The difference between spotting a lie and getting to the truth

  • Keeping the guilty person from denying their accusation

  • Never let somebody deny because the minute they do they won’t change their position

  • Difference between behaviors of an innocent person and a guilty person.

  • Edward Snowden and hackers: people need to understand that in lurking in most companies often times, there is potentially someone who is going to exfiltrate data, sell to the competition and harm the assets

  • Questioning employees in the corporate world and the issue of inside threats

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Pamela Meyer Certified Fraud Examiner and Best-Selling Author of LieSpotting

Pamela Meyer’s mission is to help people get to the truth. Extensively trained in the use of visual cues and psychology to detect deception, Meyer teaches audiences how to advance from lie-spotting to truth-seeking to trust-building.

Her riveting TED Talk, How to Spot a Liar, has been viewed over twenty million times, making it one of the 15 most popular TED talks of all time, while her book, Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, was a bestseller. Combining her unique understanding of deception with her honed business acumen, Meyer provides audiences with lessons and takeaways that can be immediately put to use.

Studies show that people encounter an average of 10-200 lies per day. As a result, Meyer believes that everything a CIA operative knows about deception, everyone else should know, too. Delving into detailed scientific findings on which personality types lie, how deception is expressed in e-mail, on the phone, and in person, and how to detect deception through body language, Meyer also explains statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation and negotiation strategy, using rich, entertaining real-life examples. She is known for keeping her audience laughing while they learn, and presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, and honesty.

She holds an MBA from Harvard, an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was previously a media executive with over 20 years in management at Prodigy, National Geographic Television, Vestron, and Electronic Arts. She has also started several successful Internet ventures, under the Simpatico Networks banner.

Meyer was recently top-ranked on Business Insider‘s list of “Smart thinkers everyone should Follow on Twitter”. She has been featured in publications such as The Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Forbes.


I've been a fan of the DrPhil show for years and this is a great new way to listen to him even on the weekends! It doesn't matter that there's no video, cos I can be doing anything and still hear. (I listen on my laptop)


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