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How to spot a liar | Pamela Meyer

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Okay, now I don't want to alarm anybody in this room,

but it's just come to my attention that the person to your right is a liar.

(Laughter)

Also, the person to your left is a liar.

Also the person sitting in your very seats is a liar.

We're all liars.

What I'm going to do today

is I'm going to show you what the research says about why we're all liars,

how you can become a liespotter

and why you might want to go the extra mile

and go from liespotting to truth seeking,

and ultimately to trust building.

Now, speaking of trust,

ever since I wrote this book, "Liespotting,"

no one wants to meet me in person anymore, no, no, no, no, no.

They say, "It's okay, we'll email you."

(Laughter)

I can't even get a coffee date at Starbucks.

My husband's like, "Honey, deception?

Maybe you could have focused on cooking. How about French cooking?"

So before I get started, what I'm going to do