How effective do you believe you are at detecting when people are lying to you? 90% of the time? 75%?
If you answered 55% or over you are incorrect. The largest review a 2007 North-western University study, encompassing results from 206 academic studies that involved 24,000 individual judgments of lies and truths, found our average detection performance to be 54%. Not even weather forecasters are that bad.
This study shouldn’t really come as a surprise. But that doesn’t make it any more acceptable. Training can improve a person’s lie detection ability by 25-50%.
Firmly based on scientific studies this workshop gives you the tools to accurately speed read individuals and decode your stakeholder’s behaviour. You will learn actionable steps of how to create rapport, learn to detect deception and identify negative nonverbal behaviour. Training will be delivered to help you detect micro expressions (brief involuntary facial expressions which are universal) which will aid you understand how your suspects/interviewees are feeling about your conversations while also providing you with the tools to avoid confrontation and defend-attack cycles.
As a law enforcement, security or prosecution professional this is obviously an important area of your role, however you have a huge responsibility in detecting deception to use and react responsibly due to the influence this could have on people’s lives. Human Lie Detection in particular is a very complex and difficult science to master, and this is reflected in the longer course length to ensure that you are ready to put this into action straight away.
It has been proven that when people only dabble in lie detection that they actually decrease their natural ability to spot deception. It is therefore important that this is studied seriously, in an in-depth manner to increase your level of deception identification.
Areas that we will cover are:
- Fronting vs Confrontation
- Micro-expressions: Decoding human emotion
- Understanding negative nonverbal gestures
The outcome of this training will be greater understanding which will enable you to build rapport and trust, elicit greater information from suspects/interviewees and improve your detection abilities.