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by Jef Nance
Ever wonder if you�re hearing the WHOLE story in a conversation? Conquering Deception delivers the tools to recognize the hidden meanings of what others say using principles originated by America's savviest police investigators. Conquering Deception adapts these principles for use in any setting--business or personal--to be used in an informal and non-confrontational style ...more
Hardcover, 219 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Irvin-Benham Group
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Nov 04, 2014 Tanuki rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Aspiring criminals, aspiring cops or public school teachers
Recommended to Tanuki by: Amazon
Before beginning this book, I expected that it was going to be more of a guide to detecting deception. I thought it would a manual for reading someone's poker face – identifying tells, reading between the lines of what is said. This was my expectation, and the back cover of the book reinforced that notion, with bullet points like "What can we really learn through watching the eye movements of others?" The title is Conquering Deception, though, and the book's real theme is conversational strategy ...more
Experienced police interrogator and amateur psychologist puts it all together. Some dreaded left brain - right brain mumbo-jumbo tempered with the usual 'but there are gradations' and 'sometimes things are reversed'. However, much valuable information. And, don't say "To tell you the truth...", it is a sign of deception.