Garvey speaker seeks truth through ‘Liespotting’

News Date: 
Fri. 03/07/2014

Most of us encounter up to 200 lies per day, and strangers lie an average of three times in the first 10 minutes of meeting each other. 

Pamela MeyerPamela Meyer would like to help us spot those deceptions and seek out the truths, building more honest, constructive relationships. 

Meyer will speak as part of Friends University’s Garvey Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium. 

As the author of “Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception,” Meyer works to help people become more adept at getting to the truth. She works with all walks of people – lawyers, managers, medical professionals and everyday laypeople – to read micro-expressions in the face, body language and behavior to spot dishonesty. 

Meyer is a certified fraud examiner and a graduate of both Harvard University and Claremont Graduate School. She is also CEO and founder of successful business incubation and development firm, Simpatico Networks. 

She delivered a highly rated speech at TED Global in Edinburgh, Scotland, in July 2011. According to TED, her talk was one of the 20 most-watched TED talks with more than 6 million views as of December 2013. 

Dixie Madden, director of Friends University’s Garvey Institute of Law, said the topic of truth and honesty aligns well with the Institute’s mission and with the overall mission of Friends University. She said Meyer’s lecture and book is something that everyone can learn from. 

“There’s a lot of crossover appeal,” she said. “It costs the business world billions of dollars. It’s wrecking personal relationships. It’s something that we really need to recognize and try to limit as much as possible with it happening in our own environment. That’s the only way we can work toward building trusting relationships.” 

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, and seating will be general admission. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and there will be a reception and book signing immediately following the event. Meyer’s book will be available for purchase at the event. 

For more information about this event, please contact Dixie Madden at 316-295-5906 or 

For more information