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Certified Fraud Examiner Pamela Meyer is a leading expert in the science of deception. She uses her extensive training in research into psychology and visual cues to help uncover the truth. She brings this knowledge to her fascinating speeches that are essential viewing for leaders and human resource managers everywhere.

Ms. Meyer's research has revealed the fact that the average person encounters between ten and twenty lies a day; she teaches how to identify the lies and how to deal with them in order to win in negotiations, sales situations, workplace environments and interviews.

Basing her work on a desire to introduce integrity, maturity and honesty into discourse, Ms. Meyer presents detailed scientific information as to which personality types are likely to lie to you and how deceit is expressed in different media. Taking a humorous and anecdotally rich approach, she teaches about body language, interviewing techniques, statement analysis and negotiation strategy.

A former senior executive at National Geographic, Vestron and Electronic Arts, Ms. Meyer's book Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception is a bestseller and her TED talk, “How to Spot a Liar" has been viewed millions of times and translated into more than forty languages. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, CNN, Bloomberg Businessweek, among many others.

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Pamela Meyer holds an MBA from Harvard, an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She has extensive training in the use of visual cues and psychology to detect deception and is one of the country’s leading experts on the science of deception. Pamela’s mission is to help people become more accurate at finding the truth. Her meticulously researched book, Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, has become a best seller, and her riveting TED Talk ,” How to Spot a Liar”, has been viewed by millions and translated into over 40 languages.

The lie-detection skills Ms. Meyer has mastered reveal the deception epidemic plaguing our society. Studies show that you encounter an average of 10-200 lies per day. As a result, Ms. Meyer believes that everything a CIA operative knows about deception, you should know too. Used by business executives to identify the truth in high-stakes situations, the techniques she teaches are pertinent to managers, investment professionals, human resources specialists, lawyers, insurance professionals, and corporate officers that must make hard decisions based on critical facts. After a session with Pamela Meyer, you’ll be armed with sophisticated tools for better negotiating, selling, protecting, and interviewing.

In her keynote speeches, Pamela Meyer provides her audience with detailed scientific findings on which personality types lie, how deception is expressed in e-mail, on the phone, and in person, and how to detect deception through body language. She also teaches statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation, and negotiation strategy, using rich, entertaining real-life examples. She is known for keeping her audience laughing while they learn, and she presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, honesty.

She was previously an executive for over 20 years in the media business, starting several successful ventures and working as well as a senior executive at National Geographic, Vestron and Electronic Arts. Ms Meyer and her team works closely with business executives to offer a blend of hard skills training, business savvy and strategic insight.

She is a frequent speaker at security and management conferences and her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Forbes.com, CNN, Bloomberg Businessweek and more.

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I train audiences to detect emotional states, to ask hard questions at the right time and to get to the truth.

SPEAKING.COM: What do you want people to learn/take away from your presentations?

MEYER: I want people to walk away with an entirely different view of how to read others. This is not just about deception. I train audiences to detect emotional states, to ask hard questions at the right time and to get to the truth. I try to leave them laughing, but inspired to make the world a more honest place.

SPEAKING.COM: What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event? How do you prepare for your speaking engagements?

MEYER: I work closely with every client and tailor the talk to the audience. I ask a lot of questions about the audience, their business, their concerns, their short and long-term goals, their biggest challenges, their most significant interests. Then I go back to our offices and work hard to find material that will be engaging, educational and totally entertaining.

I also do a lot of research about the client, review the other speakers who will be presenting at the event and incorporate the overall messaging of the gathering. I try hard to make sure I have material that speaks not only to the main message, but also to the subtle needs of the audience that might be unspoken.


My message has helped and can help anyone who is in a position of hiring and having to make tough calls on candidates or who is negotiating with hard-to-read partners, procurement officers or those that manage procurement budgets.

SPEAKING.COM: What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

MEYER: I have worked with a wide range of audiences. I’ve worked with closed door board retreats, large audiences of thousands, middle managers and senior managers. My message has helped and can help anyone who is in a position of hiring and having to make tough calls on candidates or who is negotiating with hard-to-read partners, procurement officers or those that manage procurement budgets.

I’ve helped information security executives who are concerned with inside threats or fraud, insurance or legal professionals, financial executives and marketers concerned with brand image and positioning for the new era. And I usually see the spouses sneaking in, too, because my material doesn’t just work at the office!

SPEAKING.COM: How much do case studies, personal stories and/or humor factor into your keynote speech content?

MEYER: In a 50 minute talk I will usually weave in 10-20 case studies, stories, and videos. I love to use funny videos and stories to make my points, and it’s revelatory for audiences to look at a video at the beginning of a talk and not be able to spot the signs of deception—and then watch the same video 50 minutes later and see them pop off the screen.


Pamela Meyer Speaker Videos Back to top

Pamela Meyer Speech: Detecting Deception and a New Path to Trust


“I want to show you why it makes sense to go up that path from lie spotting to truth seeking to trust building," says Pamela Meyer as she brings her expertise in the detection of deception to her audience. She claims, “We can all learn to become lie spotters, we can learn that postmodern skill."

Pamela Meyer TED Talk


Pamela Meyer Speech



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Pamela Meyer brings her detailed scientific research to keynote speeches that provide invaluable lessons in deception detection techniques. Her humorous presentation style, with a wealth of real-world examples, teaches her audience how to root out the lies they are told every day and deal with them.

Ms. Meyer also runs a fascinating workshop on lying and lie detection, bringing secrets from government research, border control agents, police interrogators and social scientists that have never been revealed to the business world. At the end of the training session business leaders are infinitely better equipped to detect deceptive behavior and gain crucial advantages in negotiation.

Three Patterns to Deception and a Radical Path to Truth
In this keynote speech, Pamela Meyer provides her audience with detailed scientific findings on which personality types lie, how deception is expressed in e-mail, on the phone, and in person, and how to detect deception through body language. You will also learn about statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation, and about how negotiations can gain the upper hand and close deals that last, by mastering deception detection techniques. In a multimedia presentation featuring real-life examples, Meyer keeps her audience laughing while they learn and presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, and the importance of having difficult conversations during difficult times.

Finding the Truth, Building Trust That Lasts
Ground truths about lying, detecting lies and the silent intentions of others. In this fascinating workshop and presentation, Pamela Meyer unveils the secret science of lie detection and interrogation that has never before been brought to the business world. Government officials, border control agents, police interrogators and social scientists have been studying and practicing lie detection and deceptive behavior for years, and Pamela takes her participants through a thorough training session leaving them equipped to:

  • Read facial micro-expressions to determine subtle signs of deceptive behavior and underlying emotion
  • Gain the upper hand in business negotiations by learning specific behaviors liars exhibit while in a negotiation, interview, or meeting.
  • Undertake a deception audit for their organization and identify key contributors to deceptive corporate culture
  • Learn the nine basic motives for lying
  • Build a circle of trusted advisors and associates who offer deep, substantial support that lasts

Studies show we are lied to up to 20 times a day. Leaders are lied to more often than that, and often in high stakes situations. Participants will acquire a new set of face to face skills that allow them to quickly and accurately assess deceptive and potentially costly encounters, and transform their support network into a circle of trusted advisors that can guarantee success.



Pamela Meyer Speaker Testimonials Back to top

    "Pamela Meyer was our keynote speaker at AGA’s Sixth Annual Internal Control & Fraud Conference. She was the perfect speaker, because her topic of uncovering human deception by watching for signals the body makes involuntarily, resonated perfectly with our audience of over 500 government auditors and fraud specialists. Everyone left with priceless skills previously only available to CIA operatives and those trained in the art of interrogation. Pamela is a completely dynamic speaker with incredible stage presence and outstanding visual aids. She was a pleasure to work with, and even allowed extra time to rehearse with our production company a day prior to her presentation, making sure it was flawless. She received 96% good to excellent rating from our attendees, which proved Ms. Meyer was the correct choice to speak at our conference. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her."
    Jerome E. Bruce, Director of Meetings & Expositions, AGA – Advancing Government Accountability




Exclusive Interview with Pamela Meyer

The biggest mistake we make is jumping to conclusions without supporting evidence.
In this interview, Pamela discusses:
    • Why we lie.
    • Misconceptions about spotting lies.
    • How to confront someone who may be lying.

* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

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    "Pamela Meyer was our keynote speaker at AGA’s Sixth Annual Internal Control & Fraud Conference. She was the perfect speaker, because her topic of uncovering human deception by watching for signals the body makes involuntarily, resonated perfectly with our audience of over 500 government auditors and fraud specialists. Everyone left with priceless skills previously only available to CIA operatives and those trained in the art of interrogation. Pamela is a completely dynamic speaker with incredible stage presence and outstanding visual aids. She was a pleasure to work with, and even allowed extra time to rehearse with our production company a day prior to her presentation, making sure it was flawless. She received 96% good to excellent rating from our attendees, which proved Ms. Meyer was the correct choice to speak at our conference. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her."
    Jerome E. Bruce, Director of Meetings & Expositions, AGA – Advancing Government Accountability


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Three Patterns to Deception and a Radical Path to Truth
In this keynote speech, Pamela Meyer provides her audience with detailed scientific findings on which personality types lie, how deception is expressed in e-mail, on the phone, and in person, and how to detect deception through body language. You will also learn about statement analysis, interviewing techniques, and interrogation, and about how negotiations can gain the upper hand and close deals that last, by mastering deception detection techniques. In a multimedia presentation featuring real-life examples, Meyer keeps her audience laughing while they learn and presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, and the importance of having difficult conversations during difficult times.

Finding the Truth, Building Trust That Lasts
Ground truths about lying, detecting lies and the silent intentions of others. In this fascinating workshop and presentation, Pamela Meyer unveils the secret science of lie detection and interrogation that has never before been brought to the business world. Government officials, border control agents, police interrogators and social scientists have been studying and practicing lie detection and deceptive behavior for years, and Pamela takes her participants through a thorough training session leaving them equipped to:

  • Read facial micro-expressions to determine subtle signs of deceptive behavior and underlying emotion
  • Gain the upper hand in business negotiations by learning specific behaviors liars exhibit while in a negotiation, interview, or meeting.
  • Undertake a deception audit for their organization and identify key contributors to deceptive corporate culture
  • Learn the nine basic motives for lying
  • Build a circle of trusted advisors and associates who offer deep, substantial support that lasts

Studies show we are lied to up to 20 times a day. Leaders are lied to more often than that, and often in high stakes situations. Participants will acquire a new set of face to face skills that allow them to quickly and accurately assess deceptive and potentially costly encounters, and transform their support network into a circle of trusted advisors that can guarantee success.


Pamela Meyer Speech: Detecting Deception and a New Path to Trust


“I want to show you why it makes sense to go up that path from lie spotting to truth seeking to trust building," says Pamela Meyer as she brings her expertise in the detection of deception to her audience. She claims, “We can all learn to become lie spotters, we can learn that postmodern skill."

Pamela Meyer TED Talk


Pamela Meyer Speech



How to Spot a Lie with Pamela Meyer

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