Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility

Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility

  • 3 Days
  • Manchester, UK
  • £2,020

Identify Hidden Messages and Deception in Others

Enhance your Ability to Analyze Verbal and Nonverbal Behavioral Cues

Develop Robust Questioning Strategies to Elicit Valuable Information from Others 

If your role requires you to have a firm grasp of the truth, seek out deception, and obtain the full story, then Evaluating truthfulness and Credibility is the course for you.

This three-day course will teach you how to read and evaluate others through their verbal and nonverbal behaviors and use this skill to accurately evaluate their credibility or uncover any deception.


In most interactions, individuals put too much emphasis on the spoken word. This approach results in a significant loss of information and is ineffective in assessing the credibility of others.

During this program you will go far beyond just analyzing the words, you will learn how to read and interpret all 5 core channels of communication and how these can be used to expose the true thoughts of others. The 5 core channels of communication are:

  • Facial expressions,
  • Body language,
  • The voice (pitch, tone, and volume)
  • Verbal style (the way a person talks)
  • Verbal content (the words a person uses)

As well as the unique five channel approach,  you will also learn about memory, and how you can work out whether a statement of an event is remembered or being constructed through scientific content analysis.

All delegates receive a graded Certificate signed by Dr. Paul Ekman on completion of the course.

  • Analyse the psychological processes that occur when people lie
  • Develop your ability to assess the credibility of others through their verbal and nonverbal behaviors
  • Practice and hone your deception detection skills using real participants and live exercises
  • Learn how to spot hidden displays of emotions through a person’s Micro facial expressions using Dr. Paul Ekman’s pioneering training techniques
  • Employ an effective interviewing model that will enable you to elicit valuable information from others.
  • Identify the importance of baselines and when they occur
  • Take a structured approach to the detection of leakage
  • Identify and evaluate ‘hotspots’
  • Carry out hypothesis testing
  • Identify and evaluate clues to lying and truth telling
  • Adopt active listening and observation skills
  • Utilise these skills to evaluate truthfulness and credibility
The Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility course covers the psychological models behind truth and lies, plus the skills required to identify ‘Hotspots’ (instances when the strain between what we are thinking and what we are feeling produce observable/audible leakage across the five channels).
The course is designed to help you to read and evaluate the degree of truthfulness and credibility in what others are communicating to you.
The courses are enriched with unique content, using videos of truth-tellers and liars from high-stake contexts such as international Embassy visa applications, scientifically validated experiments conducted by Prof Paul Ekman himself and extracts of CEOs from commercial investment contexts.
Delegates of this course will also use live practice sessions to build knowledge, skills, and application with high-quality feedback from the Paul Ekman Approved Trainers.


Please find information on the venue and accommodation options nearby in the Joining Instructions below:

10-12th April 2019, Manchester, UK – Venue and accommodation information 

11-13th September 2019, Manchester, UK – Venue and accommodation information


There are two payment methods available to secure your place on this course.

Method 1 – Pay in Full

Here you can pay off the full course and immediately secure your place on the program.

Method 2 – Pay via Deposit

A deposit of £480 will register you onto the program. Following your deposit, one of our team will be in touch to arrange the payment of the remaining fees. This can be done via Credit/Debit card or through a direct bank transfer.

We can also arrange payment via instalments upon receiving your deposit. If you would like to pay in instalments please let our team know when they contact you in regards to your booking.

We accept all major Credit/Debit cards and PayPal.

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