Three former CIA officers—among the world's foremost authorities on recognizing deceptive behavior—share their proven techniques for uncovering a lieImagine how different your life would be if you could tell whether someone was lying or telling you the truth. Be it hiring a new employee, investing in a financial interest, speaking with your child about drugs, confronting your significant other about suspected infidelity, or even dating someone new, having the ability to unmask a lie can have far-reaching and even life-altering consequences.As former CIA officers, Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world's best at recognizing deceptive behavior. Spy the Lie chronicles the captivating story of how they used a methodology Houston developed to detect deception in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and shows how these techniques can be applied in our daily lives.Through fascinating anecdotes from their intelligence careers, the authors teach readers how to recognize deceptive behaviors, both verbal and nonverbal, that we all tend to display when we respond to questions untruthfully. For the first time, they share with the general public their methodology and their secrets to the art of asking questions that elicit the truth.Spy the Lie is a game-changer. You may never read another book that has a more dramatic impact on your career, your relationships, or your future.
Published by: St. Martin's Press | Publication date: 07/17/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 274 pages
An instant New York Times Bestseller!Getting someone to tell the truth is an essential skill that very few people possess. In the boardroom, classroom, or our own homes, every day we interact with others and try to get the truth from them. People are often untruthful out of fear of negative consequences associated with divulging information. But if a person is made to forget the long-term outcomes of lying, he or she can be influenced to disclose sensitive information that's being withheld. The aim is to encourage the person to remain in short-term thinking mode, shifting focus away from the long-term ramifications of telling the truth. As former CIA agents and bestselling authors of Spy the Lie, Philip Houston, Mike Floyd, and Susan Carnicero are among the world's best at detecting deceptive behavior and eliciting the truth from even the most accomplished liars. Get the Truth is a step-by-step guide that empowers readers to elicit the truth from others. It also chronicles the fascinating story of how the authors used a methodology Houston developed to elicit the truth in the counterterrorism and criminal investigation realms, and how these techniques can be applied to our daily lives. This book is complimented with the insights of Peter Romary, an internationally recognized attorney who has worked for government and private sector clients and who is an expert in applying the techniques in law, business, and negotiation. Using thrilling anecdotes from their careers in counterintelligence, and with easy-to-follow instructions, the authors provide a foolproof means of getting absolutely anybody to give an honest answer. The authors have appeared and provided analysis and commentary on broadcast and print media both nationally and internationally, including CBS, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, Forbes, BBC, Reuters, Huffington Post, The Financial Times, The Guardian and many others. They also serve government and private-sector clients, including Forbes Rich list families and Fortune 100 companiesGet the Truth clearly demonstrates the easy and effective way to learn how to get the truth every time.
Published by: St. Martin's Press | Publication date: 03/24/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages
What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People
He says that's his best offer. Is it? She says she agrees. Does she? The interview went great—or did it? He said he'd never do it again. But he did.Read this book and send your nonverbal intelligence soaring. Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence officer and a recognized expert on nonverbal behavior, explains how to "speed-read" people: decode sentiments and behaviors, avoid hidden pitfalls, and look for deceptive behaviors. You'll also learn how your body language can influence what your boss, family, friends, and strangers think of you. You will discover:
- The ancient survival instincts that drive body language
- Why the face is the least likely place to gauge a person's true feelings
- What thumbs, feet, and eyelids reveal about moods and motives
- The most powerful behaviors that reveal our confidence and true sentiments
- Simple nonverbals that instantly establish trust
- Simple nonverbals that instantly communicate authority
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks | Publication date: 10/13/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.Verbal Judo offers a creative look at conflict that will help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation from your spouse, your boss, and even your teenager. As the author says, "when you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control."This new edition features a fresh new cover and a foreword demonstrating the legacy of Verbal Judo founder and author George Thompson, as well as a never-before-published final chapter presenting Thompson’s "Five Universal Truths" of human interaction.
Published by: William Morrow Paperbacks | Publication date: 12/17/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 228 pages
From a former FBI Special Agent specializing in behavior analysis and recruiting spies comes a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you, so you can easily turn on the like switch.The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you. In The Like Switch, he presents these techniques for how you can influence, attract, and win people over. Learn how to think and react like your favorite TV investigators from Criminal Minds or CSI as Dr. Schafer shows you how to improve your LQ (Likeability Quotient), “spot the lie” both in person and online, master nonverbal cues that influence how people perceive you, and turn up or turn down the intensity of a relationship. Dr. Schafer cracks the code on making great first impressions, building lasting relationships, and understanding others’ behavior to learn what they really think about you. With tips and techniques that hold the key to taking control of your communications, interactions, and relationships, The Like Switch shows you how to read others and get people to like you for a moment or a lifetime.
Published by: Touchstone | Publication date: 01/13/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Lying: How To Tell If Someone Is Lying: Learn For Life The Honest Truth About Lying, Big Little Lies, Necessary Lies, Body Language, and Lies You Wanted ... to hear, deceit, lies, necessary lies)
1 FREE BONUS EBook Included With Download Of The Kindle Version!Unleash The Truth Of Your Life And How To Tell If Someone Is Lying RIGHT NOW! Today only, get this #1 Best Seller Amazon Kindle eBook for just $4.98! Regularly priced at $12.98. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet, or Kindle device. Billions of people suffer at the cold hands of deceit and feel happiness dwindle and relationships crumble because of it. Most people realize how much anguish this causes, but are unable to prevent or identify deception simply because we aren't taught how. You’re about to discover invaluable and proven techniques and bizarre facts on the honest truth about lying, big little lies, necessary lies, body language, and lies you wanted to hear. The truth is, if you are suffering from the effects of lying and haven't been able to overcome them, it's because you are lacking an effective strategy and haven't educated yourself on how to tell if someone is lying. This book showcases proven techniques that will help you free yourself from deception and help you to be able to take control of your romance, business relationships, happiness and everything in between.Here's Just A Small Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- Detecting Lies Through Facial Expressions
- Detecting Deceit Through Body Language
- Verbal Indicators Of Lying
- Helpful Tips And Lies That You Want to Hear
- Much, much more!
Published by: LifeOnEarthPublishing | Publication date: 07/11/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 44 pages
Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America
In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training U.S. military members to resist interrogation should they be captured, Mitchell, aware of the urgent need to prevent impending catastrophic attacks, worked with the CIA to implement "enhanced interrogation techniques"--which included waterboarding.In Enhanced Interrogation, Mitchell now offers a first-person account of the EIT program, providing a contribution to our historical understanding of one of the most controversial elements of America's ongoing war on terror. Readers will follow him inside the secretive "black sites" and cells of terrorists and terror suspects where he personally applied enhanced interrogation techniques. Mitchell personally questioned thirteen of the most senior high-value detainees in U.S. custody, including Abu Zubaydah; Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the amir or "commander" of the USS Cole bombing; and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terror attacks--obtaining information that he maintains remains essential to winning the war against al-Qa'ida and informing our strategy to defeat ISIS and all of radical Islam.From the interrogation program's earliest moments to its darkest hours, Mitchell also lifts the curtain on its immediate effects, the controversy surrounding its methods, and its downfall. He shares his view that EIT, when applied correctly, were useful in drawing detainees to cooperate, and that, when applied incorrectly, they were counter-productive. He also chronicles what it is like to undertake a several-years-long critical mission at the request of the government only to be hounded for nearly a decade afterward by congressional investigations and Justice Department prosecutors.Gripping in its detail and deeply illuminating, Enhanced Interrogation argues that it is necessary for America to take strong measures to defend itself from its enemies and that the country is less safe now without them than it was before 9/11.
Published by: Crown Forum | Publication date: 11/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 322 pages
“With his style of questioning alone, Jim Pyle can get more information than most other interrogators using multiple techniques.”—Gregory Hartley, coauthor of the best-seller How to Spot a LiarThe secret to finding out anything you want to know is amazingly simple: Ask good questions. Most people trip through life asking bad questions—of teachers, friends, coworkers, clients, prospects, experts, and suspects. Even people trained in questioning, such as journalists and lawyers, commonly ask questions that get partial or misleading answers.People in any profession will immediately benefit by developing the skill and art of good questioning. Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime will give you the power to:
Identify and practice good questioning techniques Recognize types of questions to avoid Know the questions required when hearing unconfirmed reports or gossip Practice good listening techniques and exploit all leads Determine when and how to control the conversation Gain real expertise fastWithin professional interrogation circles, Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer—meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.
Published by: Career Press | Publication date: 01/20/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
The Ultimate Guide To Lying: How to lie, spot liars, lie in official documents, get hidden information, train accomplices, use agents and more
Do you want to become a better liar or avoid being duped? From your workplace to your personal relationships, the courtroom to the police station, we're all lied to in our daily lives. I've had some very unique experiences while working for a multinational corporation- and I've seen how lies are put into official files, how organisations including the police can be manipulated, and how information is kept secret from targets and the press. I've also seen how innocent people are roped into this game. I'm drawing on nearly two decades' experiences for this book- the only how-to-lie book available in the world. This book tells you how to:Train people to become your accomplices and do your dirty work (including operating networks, passing false information to your enemies, lying for you)Trick your adversaries into revealing secret infoDeal with people in authority who treat you unfairlyWin court casesGet out of troubleLie to the police and manipulate them into working with youLie in official records and filesUse others as agents to lie for you or get information for youDefend against lies and tricksCreate and use networks to spread lies/get informationPlus 5 more chapters about lying tactics you can use, as well as preparing your lies and tips for lying in documentation, phone/skype and face to face.For a free sample of the ebook, check out my blog: https://ultimateguidetolying.wordpress.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-lying-free-sample/“Truth be told, this is the most thorough and meticulous analysis of this most common human vice that I have ever read. Compressed into its 50-odd pages, this booklet comprises the ins and outs of lying as an art form, a survival tactic, an organizing principle, and a game. Dazzling!”– Dr Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love and several other books and DVD lectures on narcissism and psychopaths, Editor in Chief of Global Politician and blogger on narcissists, psychopaths, and abuse.“Firenza Cole’s ‘The Ultimate Guide to Lying’ is one of those books that will subtly change the way you look at the world around you and your relationship to those you meet every day. The title is not a boast. The author systematically analyses the whole spectra of falsehood fabrication, exposing the tricks and techniques used to pull the wool over our eyes every day. And not just those employed by our ‘usual suspects’. As you read her amazing breakdown, you become aware of how you have seen the very same artifices applied in many facets of your existence. Some of it is familiar; other nuances are scary at times. I can also see a market for this tome far beyond what the author may have intended. As a writer of thriller fiction (some say a professional liar) its content will enable me to improve character dialogue, adding elements and shading in the way character deal with each other on the written page. Superb analysis, expertly presented.”– Eric J Gates, author of several thriller novels including Outsourced and former cybersecurity consultant.“This book is a very clinical and precise guide to the human instinct to deceive, the art of manipulation and the use of deliberate falsehoods to further commercial gain. Using the skill as a honed tool to achieve a specific purpose in business, personal relationships and with those in authority."-Sally G Cronin, author of Size Matters and several other books, blogger and nutritional therapist.“An original, quirky and informative book, that helps you avoid the cheats, or how to become a better one!”– Roger A. Price, retired National Crime Squad Detective Inspector and author of two crime thrillers, By Their Rules and A New Menace.
Publication date: 02/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 89 pages
"Holds your attention and makes you think. Effective tricks-of-the-trade for making decisions. Concise, accessible, and best of all, GRIPPING!" - Amazon Reviewer Eric"Really cool how the author wove together 1 single story and his strategic thinking advice and made an exciting cliffhanger, page turner out of it." - Amazon Reviewer KWF"A practical read that's equal parts pragmatic and entertainment. And it reads quickly. The author juxtaposes his sound academic wisdom with a short story that reads like a teaser to a spy thriller. Great insight from a guy you'd love to sit and have a beer with." - Amazon Reviewer JimThere are a select few people who get things done. Spies are first among them. In a 45 minute read, a former spy introduces two simple tools for thinking. The first describes how we think. The second helps us think ahead. They are the essential tools for getting things done. The tools are applied to an incident in a subway car in Europe where a spy faces a new enemy. Then, they're reapplied to Saddam Hussein's stockpiling (or not) of weapons of mass destruction. John Braddock was a case officer at the CIA. He developed, recruited and handled sources on weapons proliferation, counter-terrorism and political-military issues. A former university research fellow, he is now a strategy consultant. He helps people and organizations think more effectively about their strategy, their customers and the competition.
Publication date: 05/31/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 33 pages