Truth and Lies – The Science

A one-day introduction to Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility

“Make the leap from myths and guesswork to data driven analysis in this one-day distillation of the science behind truth and lies”

Paul Ekman Phd, through Paul Ekman International and its partner Licensed Delivery Centers, has condensed his leading edge science from over 40 years of research into the design of this program. This science was also used in the FOX drama ‘Lie to Me” starring Tim Roth where Dr. Ekman served as a Scientific Advisor. The course ONLY covers content which is science based and Paul Ekman approved. We do not include unproven theories and myths that are common in many texts and course offerings in this field.

This one day event will be useful for those who interact with people in difficult conversations such as sales, customer service, high stake interviews, interrogations, negotiations, purchasing, recruitment, investments, consultations, arbitration, coaching, teaching, counselling, team working, management/leadership… or just in day to day social conversations with friends and family.


The average ability of untrained people to distinguish between truth and lies is 54%, no better than chance! Many of the participants who go through our full four-day ETaC (Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility) course are hitting performance levels of 80% to 90%.

With knowledge and skills around the face alone, you will be well on your journey towards these ability levels. To be reliable across most people and situations however, we also have to build-in the other four communication channels of body, voice, verbal style and verbal content. These are covered in the full ETaC course.

Course Dates

Dates Location  
TBD Please call to be placed on our Interest list for upcoming courses in 2018

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Booking Terms and Conditions:

Payment is required to secure your reservation. This can be done via paypal with your paypal account or via credit card. This deposit is for the specific date and course listed above. Cancellation charges will apply if you cancel after booking. You can defer to a later course in exceptional circumstances as long as the course is attended within 6 months – an additional administration and deferment fee of $200 will be applied.

Course Objectives

Following this event you will be able to:

The session is interactive and you need no previous knowledge in this subject to learn from this TLS course. You will also test yourself at the start and during the training using a Facial Expressions training tool created by Dr. Ekman and by reviewing video clips and practical truth/lie scenarios.

The course is structured as follows:

We use a wide range of methods with small group workshops and lively presentations to make this fun, interactive, effective and engaging.

Additional Information

Duration: Available as 90 minute, 4 hour or 1 full day program
Location: In-house program
Investment: Contact us for more information

All course materials and workbooks will be provided

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How we Catch a Liar

The wide applications and benefits of this emotion based training are outlined by Dr Ekman as follows: "In any transaction that matters whether it's between lovers, between parent and child, between salesman and client, between doctor and patient, between suspect and interrogator, between adversaries at an election, emotion is what we're looking for. Emotions tell us what matters."

- Paul Ekman

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