How do you catch a liar?

Eye accessing cues in NLP and micro expression and body language are supposed to be able to tell you how people are processing their thoughts.

As the Hypnotist I’ve experimented a lot with this and with what magicians call cold reading, here’s a fast way to catch a liar.

Actually Derren Brown blows the old eye accessing clues apart in his first book. It’s largely unproven rubbish. However what he gives you in place is worth gold. And I’m paraphrasing here.

‘What you need to watch for is Their Pattern’

So how do we set up a human lie detector without using hypnosis or NLP, just simple observation?

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Fait Accompli – Influence Intent

Before presupposition the French had a term which pre-dates the NLP favourite ‘presupposition‘ by about a hundred years, Fait Accompli, first appearing around 1845 in a history of a Franco army triumph.

Fait Accompli – means ‘the deed is done’. That roughly means: to suppose that something has already happened.

Creating a reality as if it has already happened, even though it will happen in the future, is what hypnotists have been doing as a matter of course for a few hundred years and what subconscious minds have been doing for ever.

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Where’s your Audience

Had a message from – LinkedIn Profile = ” a Professional Life and Business Coach and Public Keynote Speaker.”

Them: “Can you help me become a better speaker?”

Me: “Yes. Send me a video so I can have a look at your style. Or even better, let me come along to a presentation so I can observe your audience and get a handle on how they react.”

Them: “Afraid I haven’t got any video and there’s nothing in the diary.”

Me: “Okayyyy. So hire a room, and invite an audience.”

Them: “How’s that going to help? I just need better technique. Can’t you write me a hypnotic script?”

Me: “Yes, I could if I knew who it was for.”

Them: “It’s for me.”

To cut a long story short I suggested we do some heavy work on the basics.

They’re getting back to me when they leave Uni, which by the way is an ideal place to invite a practice audience in – you’ll almost definitely learn to handle hecklers and difficult audiences very quickly and learn how to sell yourself.

I learnt audience rapport and connection as a Mentalist and Stage Hypnotist working the Club, Cabaret, Corporate and Theatre circuit in the 80’s and 90’s inviting thousands of people to basically come on stage and entertain their friends and family for me.

Because no speaking trainer can teach you to really Speak unless they see you speak and observe your Audience, all the rest is theory or worse. “Works for me so will work for you…” Platform Pitching.

And please, don’t do the fake it till you make it anymore, it’s too easy to find out you don’t have an audience. 🙂

[P.S. They are Faculty not a student. . . ]

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