Secret Service Agent Explains Psychological Tricks To Read Anyone & Spot A Liar

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The Mel Robbins Podcast with Evy Poumpouras

SECRET SERVICE AGENT EXPLAINS PSYCHOLOGICAL TRICKS TO READ ANYONE & SPOT A LIAR

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Today, a secret service agent is teaching you how to read body language, master your emotions, and spot a liar. 

In this one of a kind episode, agent Evy Poumpouras is unpacking proven strategies and psychological tricks to get what you want. 

Evy is a former secret service agent who has protected 5 U.S presidents. 

She is a “human lie detector” who has been specially trained in the art of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence. 

And today, she is giving you a masterclass of all of her best secrets from over 3 decades of training and experience.

Evy’s extensive and decorated career includes operating undercover, complex criminal investigations, and working as an interrogator for the Secret Service’s elite polygraph unit – and she’s here to arm you with information, tools, and strategies in this special episode.

If you liked this impactful and tactical episode, you’ll love listening to this one next, which shares more body language secrets (including those that are specific to helping you get ahead at work): Research From Princeton: 13 Proven Hacks That Boost Your Influence & Make You More Confident and FBI-Trained Expert Explains How to Read Body Language

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In this episode:

  • 04:40: How can reading body language change your life?
  • 07:30: The biggest takeaways from studying the behaviors of presidents.
  • 12:10: Do this to manage stress in a high pressure job.
  • 15:40: This is how professionals detect if someone is lying.
  • 19:21: How to detect someone’s baseline and when you can use this skill.
  • 25:52: Does eye contact REALLY give away if someone is lying?
  • 31:46: Here’s how to show the person you’re with that they’re important.
  • 34:55: Why it’s important to just let people be.
  • 37:45: What do people do with their eyes when they’re lying?
  • 41:08: Do this to be more confident around other people.
  • 46:23: Watch for these verbal cues to know if someone is telling the truth.
  • 50:18: The importance of being less focused on just yourself.
  • 52:49: How do you get the truth out of someone?
  • 56:17: How to know when to call somebody out or back away.
  • 59:52: What is paralinguistics and how does it impact how we talk to people?
  • 01:02:07: Afraid to speak up? Do this.
  • 01:08:40: What to do before you have a difficult conversation.
  • 01:12:40: Someone not answering you IS an answer.
  • 01:15:20: The REAL reason you don’t trust your gut.
  • 01:17:28: The first step to changing the negative situation you are in.

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