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About Pamela Meyer
Pamela Meyer is on a mission to help people take back the truth. Pamela’s TED talk, “How to Spot a Liar,” is a worldwide sensation. With over 17 million views and translated into more than 40 languages it is the 13th most-watched TED talk of all time. The talk is based on her bestselling book, Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception.
The stunning popularity of Pamela’s TED talk and book are solid testimony to the relevance and timeliness of her valuable work. There’s a deception epidemic. And it’s gotten worse. Businesses lose an estimated 7% of annual revenue to fraud each year. Deception is serious business. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. It happens in person, on the phone, in email. It happens when buying, negotiating, interviewing, and interacting with colleagues, vendors, customers, friends, family, and others. In this environment it’s important to be equipped with the skills to protect yourself in your daily business and personal encounters.
Pamela brings years of knowledge – previously found only in the intelligence community, police training academies, and universities – to the effort to uncover the truth and build trust. She synthesizes her C-Suite business savvy with the critical deception detection skills she’s accumulated: advanced interviewing and interrogation techniques; facial micro-expression reading; body language interpretation; statement analysis; facial action coding systems; and behavior elicitation techniques. These techniques were developed by our national espionage, intelligence, security and law enforcement agencies over the last 75 years. They were refined by the top psychologists and psychiatrists at leading American research universities and think tanks. The result is a specialized body of information developed specifically to help business executives, managers, investment professionals, human resources specialists, lawyers, insurance professionals, corporate officers, and others detect deception and get the information they need to successfully conduct their most important interactions/transactions and build trust.
As a speaker, Pamela’s high-energy keynote talks and interactive workshops are as entertaining as they are useful – incorporating timely video and examples from the day’s headlines. She provides her audience with detailed scientific findings on which personality types lie, how deception is expressed in e-mail, on the phone, and in person, and how to detect deception through body language. She also teaches statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation, and negotiation strategy, using rich, entertaining real-life examples. She is known for keeping her audience laughing while they learn, and she presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, and honesty.
Pamela’s work and her BASIC method for detecting deception have been featured in Business Week, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Post, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, ABC News, Portfolio, Fox Radio, Cosmopolitan, and numerous syndicated radio and television programs.
Pamela is founder and CEO of Calibrate, in Washington, D.C. which helps businesses root out lying and cut down on fraud and detect inside threats. Pamela and her team work closely with business executives to offer a blend of hard skills training, business savvy and strategic insight.
Prior to her current roles Pamela was for over 20 years an executive in the media business, starting several successful ventures and working as well as a senior executive at National Geographic, Vestron and Electronic Arts.
Pamela holds an MBA from Harvard, a master’s degree in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.