Emotional Skills and Lie Detection for Negotiators and Lawyers

Lie Detection Training For Lawyers

Think you’ve learned enough to spot lies?  Decades of research shows you’re almost certainly wrong.  Nearly everyone does no better than flipping a coin at spotting lies.  That’s what decades of research shows.  But research also shows that you can improve your abilities to detect lies by learning to recognize microexpressions, read body language, and pay proper attention to verbal style, voice, and verbal content.  Clark Freshman and Paul Ekman can teach you how.

A tenured professor of law with a specialty in civil procedure and dispute resolution, Freshman teaches classes world-wide to help lawyers doge lies, detect lies and deception, make better deals, and win in litigation.   His open enrollment classes and in-house trainings offer Continuing Legal Education, including ethics credit. Recently, Clark Freshman explained microexpressions and other methods for lie detection to meetings of the San Francisco Public Defender, the California Public Utilities Commission, investigators for the national association of dental ethics investigators, the American Bar Association and others.

What You Can Learn In One Hour:

  • Why the eyes tell you so little
  • What parts of  the face really give you clues to lying
  • How culture can mislead you about lies
  • Why liars fool you
  • Why liars can’t fool people trained by Clark Freshman
  • How to learn to catch lies

What You Can Learn in Half A Day

  • The scientific way to recognize precise emotions though facial recognition of microexpressions
  • Why awareness of emotions cuts across cultures
  • Why emotions provide clues to lying
  • How to avoid common mistakes in judging lies

What You Can Learn in a Day

  • Everything you learn in half a day plus
  • Either: Emotion and negotiation success
    • How emotion affects negotiation
    • Why you need an emotional plan
    • How to test your emotional plan with Ekman’s microexpressions
    • Options to defuse emotions
    • Ways to test your emotional success with Ekman’s microexpressions
    • How to use Ekman’s microexpressions to test what opponents and teammates really value
    • How to use Ekman’s microexpressions to test which of your arguments are working – and which need revision
  • Or: Emotion and Lie Detection
    • Clues to lying from body language
    • Clues to lying from verbal style
    • Clues to lying from verbal content
    • How to ask questions
    • Spot biased jurors – using clips from Ekman’s studies on microexpressions and lies about views on capital punishment
    • Read the juror’s minds: Are they buying it? Are they getting angry? Do they want to hear more?
    • Get information in depositions: Where do you need to ask more?

What You Can Learn in Two Days

  • All of the above
  • Expert training in microexpressions
  • Training in microexpressions in profile
  • Advanced techniques in questioning