Friday, February 3, 2012

NPR Yesterday: CEO's Voice Can Speak Volumes

Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep and NPR's Shankar Vedantam about software that can reportedly detect when a CEO might be trying to hide something during a conference call with investment analysts sent us off on a search for more about the research that Shankar was discussing.
Layered Voice Analysis technology, according to researchers from Duke University and the University of Illinois, seems to be able to pick up on the "vocal dissonance markers" in the tone of a CEO's voice that signal he or she might be shading the truth, trying to not say something or even lying. 

Listen to the interview.

To read the story, Is That CEO Being Honest? Tone Of Voice May Tell A Lot.◦