Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to Interrogate a Dog

For fun...

For the record, dogs do not have the emotion of guilt, they are great because they only live in the moment, and this dog is reacting to the owner's emotion, demeanor, and gestures.◦

Monday, March 28, 2011

Watch the Progression: Fight Erupts Over White Lady Calling Black Girls “Animals”

If only they both would have been better about reading body language and facial expressions.  Watch the man who enters and sits down, and how quickly he decides it might be good to move.  Watch her friend who changes seat positions, and her posture, and how she plays a lead role in having the conflict grow...

The real hero, is the 'hold up, hold up, chill out" guy.

Unfortunately it is not all that uncommon: this was a little different in that one of the parties was attempting to diffuse the situation, which usually works, but I would suspect both were not of sound mind.  The hero here is how a girl places herself in between them when the fight is broken up, but in the most subtle way, not many people would do this.

If you look through them, there are a common common things that happen: escalation of the communication from forceful talk to yelling; placing props to the side; both parties become more aggressive in some way.

This is raw emotion and why several law enforcement are being trained to recognize the heightened emotion, and responding in an unexpected manner (calmness).  Many times neither party wants to back down, until the conflict boils over into physical assaults.◦

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Set the TIVO or DVR: Science of Interrogation

Thursday 17th March 2011

5:00am Eastern: Science of Interrogation on National Geographic Channel◦

Sunday, March 6, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: What Steve Jobs' Body Language Means for Apple Stock

"Body language is undoubtedly one of the most important forms of human communication. Especially when someone isn’t talking.

"Which is why I was so fascinated by a recent article in Forbes in which body language expert Carol Kinsey Goman examined Steve Jobs' recent performance at the iPad 2 unveiling. Her conclusion? "


Thursday, March 3, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: CEO Vocal Cues Can Influence Company Performance

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business professors William Mayew and Mohan Venkatachalam analyzed the voices of chief executive officers and chief financial officers during earnings conference calls for nearly 700 major U.S. corporations. Using commercial software, the researchers monitored subtle vocal cues indicating positive or negative emotional states. They then culled financial records to see if future earnings, stock prices or analysts' recommendations corresponded with the vocal cues.

CEO Vocal Cues Can Influence Company Performance


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

5 Mistakes People Make When They Read the Body Language of Others


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

An Article You Should Check Out: Researcher Defines Four Categories of Sneezers

Patti Wood, a body language expert based in Atlanta, noticed early in her career that people with certain personalities seemed to sneeze in particular ways.

The company that makes the allergy drug Benadryl asked her several years ago to study sneezing and personality types.

Researcher defines four categories of sneezers - St. Petersburg Times

Humintell's Evaluating Truthfulness Webinar this Saturday

Evaluating Truthfulness Webinar has been announced for Saturday, March 5th from 10:00am-12:00pm Pacific Pime.

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