Four day international certification program

Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility




This program will develop your skill in recognising and responding to the emotions and thinking behind deception. It brings forty years of research to the thinking and emotions involved in truthfulness and deception, and is essential for anyone who wants and needs to be able to evaluate trust.

The program covers the psychological model behind truth and lies, so you can identify ‘hotspots’ – where there is a strain and incongruity between the words, the body language and the emotions because of possible deception.

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You will learn to read emotions and possible deceit through the five communication channels:

  • Facial expression (Including micro expressions where the emotions are shown on the face for fractions of a second.)
  • Voice tone (How voice tone can change when lying.)
  • Verbal style (The characteristic pattern of how people speak naturally.)
  • Verbal content (Words spoken including slips of the tongue.)
  • Body language (How body language reflects thinking and emotion)

There is a good deal of misinformation and confusion about these, especially body language.
This course has only clear, researched and proven science. The course is fast, fun and interactive and extremely practical.

You will learn and practice the skills in a safe environment with a Paul Ekman approved trainer.

There is a graded international certificate on successful completion of the program.

Course objectives

By taking this course you will be able to:

  • Increase your observation skills in all five channels – what to look for and how to look for it.
  • Identify the importance of baselines and when they occur
  • Identify and evaluate clues to lying and truth telling
  • Increase your listening skills in all five channels – what to listen for and how to listen for it.
  • Increase your active listening and observation skills and use them to evaluate truth and credibility.
  • Take a structured approach to the detection of ‘leakage’.
  • Be able to recognise micro expressions in others.
  • Understand and apply the psychological model of truth and lies.
  • Identify and evaluate ‘hotspots’.
  • Make and test hypotheses on truth and deception in context.
  • Understand the role of memory in truth and deception and use Statement Validity analysis on verbal statements to  judge if the events are remembered or constructed.
This course has been approved through the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the UK for Continuing Professional Development for Lawyers/Solicitors and others in the legal profession


Course structure

Ekman - Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility


Joseph O’Connor

Joseph O´ConnorJoseph O’Connor is an internationally recognised author, trainer, executive coach and consultant. He has given trainings in over thirty countries.

He is a leading author and trainer in coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Systemic thinking.
He is the author of eighteen books and three audiotapes on Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), training, sales, communication skills, management, coaching and systemic thinking.
His books have been translated into twenty nine languages and have sold over half a million copies worldwide.
His book ‘Introducing NLP’ has been the main reference textbook internationally for NLP for over ten years.
He is co – author with Andrea Lages of two books on coaching
Coaching with NLP (Thorsons 2004 – translated into nine languages)
How Coaching Works (AC Black 2007)

President and Co-Founder of Lambent an InternationalTraining and Consulting company in Sao Paulo and London.
Lambent is the Delivery centre for Ekman trainings in Spain and Portugal.
Co – Founder of the International Coaching Community (ICC)
Director and co founder of the Master Coach Academy.
Co-founder and director of ROI Coaching, specialist coaching for financial executives, and he is Visiting Professor of Coaching, ISCTE University Business School, Lisbon, Portugal.

Training qualifications
NLP Master Trainer (International Community of NLP – 2001)
Master Trainer of Coaching (International Coaching Community 2001)
Master Trainer and Life Member (Australian Board of Neurolinguistic Programming 2006)

Professional Qualifications:
B.Sc. (Honours) Anthropology from London University
L.R.A.M. from the Royal Academy of Music

Training experience:
England, USA, Denmark, Finland, Germany (Keynote speaker at National Conference), Poland, Sweden, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Czech Republic, Turkey, Tunisia, Austria, New Zealand (Keynote speaker at national NLP conference), Argentina, Chile, Australia (keynote speaker at the international NLP conference) and Brazil.

Joseph was the first European Trainer to give NLP seminars in Chile.
He was the first NLP trainer to give public NLP seminars in the Czech Republic.
He was awarded the medal of the Singapore National Community Leadership institute for his work in training and consultancy in 1996.

Clients include:
– Citibank – Creating a coaching culture and executive coaching.
– Panama Canal Authority – Team Coaching
– British Telecom – Team building and setting up new business units.
– UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) – systems thinking training and consultancy in quality management for development programs.
– Noble Oil – diversity coaching
– British Airways – sales training and consultancy
– HP Invent –Training consultants and executive coaching.
– Petrobras – Developing Competencies
– BAX Global – Coaching
– Arlington Consultants – Change management initiatives
– Interbrew – leadership and team development.

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(*) A second trainer will be announced later on

Enrollment fees

Book  before September 12th,2013 and get a 20% discount. The fee for the training is EUR 1584 plus VAT (20%) giving a total fee of  EUR 1900

After September 12th, 2013 the registration fee is of EUR 1980 plus VAT (20%) giving a total fee of   EUR 2396

Tax will be automatically added before doing the payment with your credit card.

The course is in English

Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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