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Read People with Real Science – Lie Detection for Non-experts

Read People with Real Science – Lie Detection for Non-experts


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Course date: 25 May 2017


Knowing someone is lying or has something to hide can be a skill to keep us safe! 

The ability to detect lies is vital for professionals whose job requires them to ascertain truth, such as CFOs, HR manager, auditors, investigator, etc. In this course, participants will be invited to read and interpret various body language and facial expression, and detect potential deception through spotting incongruent body language and facial expressions.



  • Understand the basics of lie detection
  • Know the various aspect of body languages and facial expression
  • Acquire knowledge in detecting para-linguistic cue in communication
  • Increase the ability in attentive listening and attentive observation
  • Be able to identify heat spot where concealment of truth exists
  • Formulate pointed and loaded questions to elicit accurate information


  • Lie Detection – Overview  
  • Basics of Lie (Psychology and Physiology)
  • Type of Lies (Deflection, Qualifier, Extra, Defensive, Tone…)
  • Type of detection
  • Understanding Lie Detection
  • Myth vs Magic vs Fact
  • Machine, Human lie detector
  • Body language vs Psychological ‘language’
  • Understanding Body Language Basic 
  • How Body reveal emotion and thoughts
  • Three rules in accurate reading (Cluster, Congruence, Context)
  • Faking body language
  • See the Bodily Movement 
  • Hands, Arms, Legs and Space Invaders
  • Large movements
  • Small movements/ gestures
  • Spotting the Emotions 
  • The Eyes,
  • The Smiles
  • The Micro Expression
  • Using Body Language 
  • Mirroring, Anchoring
  • Sending signal (Signal of acceptance, ownership, power and courtship!)
  • Defusing argument (high vs low style)
  • 9 Golden Keys to Great First Impression
  • Seating Arrangement – doing an interview?
  • Cultural Difference
  • 8 Common Signals Showing Deceit 
  • Mouth cover, Finger in the mouth, Nose touch, Nose Itchy
  • Eye Rub, Ear Rub, Neck Scratch, Collar Pull
  • Verbal Analysis – Language of the Lies 
  • Deflection, Qualifier, Evasive
  • Distant Words, Missing Pronoun
  • Extraneous, Defensive
  • Implication, Innuendo
  • Change of Topic, Too Long/ Short


  • Para linguistics Analysis – Sound of the Lies 
  • Tone manipulation
  • Volume
  • Latency
  • Fluency
  • Pitch
  • Erasure
  • Visual Analysis – Sign of the Lies 
  • Body movement
  • Facial Expression
  • Alignment vs Incongruent
  • 7 uncontrollable body reactions
  • Putting All together 
  • Baseline
  • Cluster
  • Timing (Said and Shown)



Kent Hoh is a prolific trainer in internal auditing, fraud investigation, corporate governance and personal effectiveness. Kent Hoh started his career in a big 4 firm before progressed to Fortune 500 corporations leading audit and forensic investigation teams there. Mr. Hoh has extensive experience in conducting audit and investigation projects in Asia and other the regions. He conducted various successful projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, etc. Several of the projects involved multi-million dollars’ scheme and made headlines locally.


Mr. Hoh holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Sunshine Coast, Australia, a Bachelor of Law (LLB) from University of London, UK, and a Bachelor of Accounting from University of Malaya, Malaysia. Kent Hoh possesses the qualification of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He obtained the qualification from Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) in 2002. Mr. Hoh passed the full qualifications exams for the UK Chartered Secretary and Administrator (ICSA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) in 1997 and 1999, respectively.

Professional Experience

Mr. Hoh has been a trainer for several professional associations in South East Asia. Mr. Hoh is also a frequent speaker for several universities in Shanghai, Nanjing and Hang Zhou, China on auditing and corporate governance. He is currently serving as Vice President of Internal Audit in a Singapore listed company.

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