Vanessa Van Edwards is the lead investigator at the Science of People, a human behavior research lab. She is a Huffington Post columnist and published author. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. She has written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes.
Vanessa is also a sought-after corporate consultant and has used her research with a number of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Clean and Clear and Symantec. Vanessa has spoken to groups across the globe from the stage at the Consumer Electronic Show to presenting research at MIT. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
She is a science geek, recovering awkward person and textbook ENTJ.
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In a ten minute conversation you are likely to be lied to two to three times. You might not even realize how often the people in your life are being deceitful.
91% of people lie regularly at home and at work
It’s time you get the tools to better equip yourself. How to Be A Human Lie Detector will teach you how to spot lies as well as uncover hidden emotions in the people you are interacting with.
Most importantly, it will help you have more honest interactions with the people in your life.
What If It Doesn't Come Naturally?
You do not have to be born with a natural inclination to read people. In fact, all people reading skills and lie detection abilities can be self-taught. Studies show that with beginner level training the average person can increase their accuracy at spotting deception from 54% to 90% accuracy.
This course is based on scientifically backed research on the how to read people’s nonverbal behavior and spot lies. If you have seen the TV show "Lie to Me" we actually will be teaching you many of the actual techniques the show is based on, which comes from Dr. Paul Ekman's research on lie detection.
Because this course is based in research backed science, it will debunk some popular myths about lying.
___Face to Face interactions
I’ll give you a hint: Shockingly, we lie the LEAST in emails.
Why is Lie Detection Important?
It is important when we know we are being lied to because it can save us money, time and sometimes even our safety. This course can train you to get to the truth 80% to 90% of the time. That can save you money on a faulty house, from hiring a bad employee or making sure you know what is really going on with your child or significant other. Unfortunately, we are not good at detecting lies. We are only right about 54% of the time! That is a little better than a coin toss.
Let me teach you how to spot lies so you can have more honest interactions and connections with the people around you.
Join me in How to Be A Human Lie Detector!
Welcome to the course! I am going to give a brief overview and your course challenge. I have linked to 4 external videos--3 of Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah and one of the Bachelorette. Watch these videos and see what you notice. At the end of the course we will watch them together and you will be amazed at all of the new body language and deception cues you see.
Here are all of the materials for the course. You are welcome to have them to follow along, but the videos also include everything you need.
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Question Forum: Discuss.ScienceofPeople.com
The slides and PDF are right next to the video in the Supplementary Material Tab, see the screenshot:
Take our red flag challenge. Any time you see a red flag Tweet me: @vvanedwards or if it is really private and juicy you can email me: email@example.com
Video owned by and courtesy of ABC: http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette
Practice your lie detection skills with Lance Armstrong.
Video owned by and courtesy of Oprah.com: http://www.oprah.com/index.html
A bonus video for you to practice seeing if you can see the red flags in this clip!
Video owned by and courtesy of Dateline: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULOL7bANu0I
The biggest thing I noticed from the time I started this course to the time I finished the course which took 2 almost full days for me, is that when I first watched the interviews she has practice for to the time I ended I was able to pinpoint many different red flags. It allowed me to completely open that part of my brain to begin noticing more and more in my everyday life. Now I will begin to practice on just about video and TV show that I watch and see if I guess the outcome correctly. I am hoping that this information will help me get to the bottom of every interaction I have in both sales and moving myself into better financial and relationship scenarios! Thank you Vanessa for having this course available!
Body language is such a critical aspect of communication. The skill of lie detection is useful in all aspects of life, and whilst nothing (legal at least) guarantees 100% success, the techniques are very clearly explained and demonstrated in the course. Vanessa has a very natural, engaging style which makes it easy to take on board the ideas and apply them.
So I got this course because it was on sale. I loved the show "Lie to Me" and figured this would be a good skill to know. While it's a lot to take in , I am finding that already I'm starting to notice things. I was watching a TV show last night and knew who the murdered was because he flashed a micro expression for a quick second. Would recommend this course to anyone. It was very well presented and backed up with a lot of science which I like.
I took this course on a bit of a whim but I've found it to be extremely interesting and well delivered. Vanessa is engaging and obvious knowledgeable on the topic of reading people to detect lies - and she manages to pass this info on to us. Totally recommend this course to anyone who ever has to deal with people - which is all of you!
There is much to learn and apply from this course.