Interview better than detectives.
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Interview better than detectives.

Interview using a scientifically tested method combined with my techniques to confidently secure 35-50% more facts.
4.5 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10 students enrolled
Created by Mr. John A. Hoda
Last updated 12/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Establish Rapport and Confidently secure 35-50% more facts
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  • Think about how your last interview went. What was missing?

You are required to conduct interviews when something happens at work. Very little guidance or training is provided. You may be handed a checklist or a list of questions and that's it. Even police officers spend more time in the Academy on the motor vehicle code than on Investigative Interviewing. The Question and Answer method starts the interviewer down a path of less and less cooperation from the subject to the point where the interviewer is doing more talking than the subject!

 Instructor John A. Hoda has trained fraud investigators, private detectives, public defenders internationally for 18 years on how to establish rapport and gather 35-50% more facts than the standard question and answer methods. The secret lies in the Cognitive Interview method developed and scientifically tested by American Psychologists during the 1980's.The learner will be able to apply the training immediately and will benefit from John's 40 years of mastery in the art and science of investigative interviewing. Once you understand the why, the how becomes easier, especially with the tips and techniques developed Mr. Hoda during his five decades as an active investigator.

Who is the target audience?
  • From Homicide detectives to Human Resources, If you have the need to find out what happened, I can teach you how to immediately and confidently apply my techniques to gather more facts
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Curriculum For This Course
Why this method works, why I can train it and how to start off right
2 Lectures 20:37

Students will be able to establish rapport and gather 35-50% more facts when they interview to learn what happened using the Cognitive Interview method. Why Cognitive Interviewing is more effective and why the instructor is qualified to provide the training is explained in this lecture 

Preview 05:51

In Section 1, we discuss how the Cognitive Interview method begins with obtaining the person's memory of the event in  uninterrupted narrative and forming open-ended questions to understand their story. The how to is explained along with the theory of why it works better than Question and Answer formats

Section one : The use of uninterrupted narrative and open-ended questions
Direct questions, outside information and post interview comments
1 Lecture 09:48

Understanding their story is important and in this section you will learn how to use direct questions properly, introduce outside information such as video, photos, diagrams and documents to gather more facts and finally you will learn why Post Interview Comments are so important

Direct Questions, Outside Information and Post Interview Comments
Establishing Rapport
1 Lecture 09:48

Establishing Rapport is the key ingredient to successful interviews of any method. In this lecture, the learner will receive tips and techniques to improve their rapport building skills.

Establishing Rapport
Wrapping Up
1 Lecture 07:55

We cement the learning with a quick review and offer the student other resources that they can use to grow their understanding why Question and Answer techniques are antiquated, time consuming and less effective

Preview 07:55
About the Instructor
Mr. John A. Hoda
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10 Students
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Licensed Professional Investigtor

John A. Hoda is a college educated, academy-trained former police officer and Insurance fraud investigator. He has trained other investigators at the former Insurance Crime Prevention Institute, International Association of Special Investigation Units, and the National Association of Legal Investigators.

John has won publisher awards for articles in PI Magazine and The Legal Investigator. His cases have received Front page coverage in The Philadelphia Inquirer and New Haven Register. He is the owner of Hoda Investigations, LLC and has been a licensed private investigator since 1997

 He has been a student and practitioner of interviewing for 40 years and has successfully trained new hires in his methods.

Credentials include that of a Certified Legal Investigator ( only one of 70 in the world) and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has served on the Board of Governors of CT Assoc of Licensed Private Investigators (CALPI) and as a Regional Director of the National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI). He lives in Milford, CT.