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Ready to navigate lies and truth with greater accuracy using cutting edge behavioural science?
Our masterclasses and workshops are courses steeped in science that will keep you entertained - personal development and learning has never been so much fun.

Deception

Deception is big business with individuals, organisations, governments and the media lying to us on a daily basis! Deceptive behaviour is part of our DNA, woven into our culture and our history and in some professions, it is even expected.

Sometimes we are ‘willing’ participants in a lie such as innocent and harmless white lies, and these lies have no malintent.

But what we all need to be concerned with is when we are ‘unwilling’ participants in a lie – when deception is intentional and there are higher stakes involved – such as monetary loss, reputational damage and the loss of a contract or a client for example.

Deceptive practices and dishonest communications by others can be very costly with financial, emotional and psychological ramifications putting individuals and businesses at risk. Deception doesn’t discriminate and unfortunately it affects most organisations at some point, either directly or indirectly.

With corruption, fraud, misconduct and underhanded/deceptive selling practices happening every day, learning how to better detect deception is becoming increasingly important in the battle to protect ourselves, our reputations, our businesses, our income/profits/bottom line and other assets.

Deception detection or lie detection is a trainable skill and learning the ‘basics’ of the science takes surprisingly less time than what you might envisage. With just one day of training you’ll suddenly start seeing and hearing things you may not have noticed before… and regardless of your profession and the industry you work in, you can begin to apply the knowledge and skills you learn immediately with the people you encounter.

As well as re-commencing live events shortly, we will also soon be offering a range of Macro and Mini Masterclasses as VoD (video on demand) so you can learn at home safely and at your own pace.

Learning outcomes
Learn about the inner workings of Deception Science and the many myths around lie detection techniques and which ones you should be wary of.
An overview of types of lies and interesting behavioural insights into why we all actually engage in deceptive behaviour.
The characteristics of the seven universal emotions we all express regardless of gender, age, culture, race, colour and where brought up.
The skills required to recognise and detect behavioural clues to deception using various channels of communication, including how to read micro expressions.
How to dissect and analyse body language in order to gain the upper hand in interactions with other people such as in meetings, interviews, presentations, briefings and negotiations.
How to use deception detection skills and advanced body language to identify prospective clients and customers, manage and influence people more effectively, and elicit information more efficiently to reduce the length of the negotiation and sales process.
How increasing your emotional intelligence improves your level of ability to detect deception and why emotional intelligence is becoming increasingly important in order to get to the truth when it matters.
How to increase your likeability and build rapport with anyone to do more business.
Who will benefit from our courses?

Our Masterclasses are designed for individuals who deal in the currency of people.

This includes those that have a need to get to the truth and credibility of information from the people in their lives such clients, customers, colleagues, superiors, teams of people, management, business partners, board members, shareholders, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Our Masterclasses will benefit CEO’s, CFO’s, business leaders, entrepreneurs, managers and professionals, particularly those who work in sales, finance, accounting, human resources, law enforcement, security and intelligence, insurance, politics, education and the media.

Regardless of your industry, if your work and your business involves interacting with others, we will have a specific course which will be relevant and of benefit to you.

Testimonials from various event delegates/attendees and other feedback received.

Your course instructor

Your course instructor Sharon Box, has been trained in the cutting-edge behavioural science methodologies of Dr Paul Ekman, renowned psychologist, researcher and the world’s foremost expert in facial expressions and deception detection. She is a Paul Ekman approved Associate and one of only two professionals currently licenced and operating in Australia to deliver the official Dr Paul Ekman approved content.

Sharon is passionate, committed and delighted to share her expertise and knowledge with you from her 27 years in corporate communications and will keep you entertained whilst you learn with her relaxed presentation style.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Degree through Edith Cowan University with majors in Marketing and E-Commerce with honours award. Following completion of the Ekman Associate Program she received her Paul Ekman Associate status. She is a Certified Practitioner in Emotional Skills and Competencies (ESaC) and Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility (ETaC), as well as Certified in reading micro and subtle facial expressions (PEI – Paul Ekman International).

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