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Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48

I am excited about the upcoming television series, "Marcia Clark Investigates the First 48", because I have done some work on the show! The show airs on March 29th, 2018 on A&E at 9:00pm. There is a series of 7 episodes where certain cases are reviewed by Marcia Clark, the former California Prosecutor in the OJ Simpson trial, which had so much controversy and notoriety surrounding the case itself as well as the verdict. 

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The cases that are profiled on the show are either unsolved, or have had some controversial outcome. It should be an interesting series and there are plans for Season 2 in the works! Check it out on A&E on Thrsday nights starting March 29th, 2018. Below is a link to the show.

https://www.aetv.com/shows/marcia-clark-investigates-the-first-48/about

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Happy New Year!

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I wish you and yours a very happy, healthy and successful New Year!

As you head into 2018, make sure to look back on the previous year and evaluate the year; the good, the bad and the ugly, that way you can apply that information into the upcoming year for continued growth and success. Think about this across all areas of your life such as work, family, finances, spirituality, friendships, health, social, etc. Are you happy where you are and with your progress and growth in these areas? What went well and what went poorly? What would you like to improve in 2018? What might you have to eliminate? What can you do to start that progress now? Etc. 

Just as we want to start an investigative interview with planning and preparation, we should start the New Year the same way! I don't think you would enter an interview without knowing something about the incident you are investigating as well as information about the person you will be talking with. The more information we have the more successful we will likely be in each area!

God Bless & Stay Safe...and keep in touch!

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As the song goes..."he knows if you've been bad or good!"

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If he knows if you've been bad or good, he MUST have had training from LIES, LLC! 

Do you want to know if the person you are interviewing is telling the truth or lying? Do you want to learn how to build rapport and connect better with the people you communicate with? Do you want to extract information more fully and accurately from the people you interview? If so, add "Attend Training from LIES" to your to-do list for the new year!

Last year we had a lot of closed training for companies and agencies, including police, non-profit agencies and the financial sector, but this coming year we will be doing more open courses, so stay in touch and hopefully we will see you in class!

Have a blessed and prosperous New Year! 

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Silence & Listening

One of the most important skills for any investigative interviewer is not being a great talker, it's developing the ability to truly LISTEN. I came across the TED Talk below by John Francis, a gentleman who made the decision to stop talking and to be silent for 17 years. Yeah, 17 years! He initially planned to be silent for only one day, and that led to 2 days, then 3, then 17 years, and what that revealed to him was that he wasn't truly listening to people...he was listening just enough to be able to respond to what he thought people were saying. Not listening to understand, but rather listening to respond. This struck home with me as an investigative interviewer and trainer, because I know many detectives and police officers within the law enforcement community as well as investigators within the private sector such as loss prevention, corporate and banking fraud and insurance claims investigations, do this very thing; they listen to respond and not listen to understand. To gather information, to truly understand, and to get the truth, it is important to develop the skill, patience, and attention to focus of the person you are talking with, ask appropriate questions at the key areas within their story and truly LISTEN to what they are saying. You don't have to take a vow of silence to learn to listen, but the training you invest in should include communication & listening skills. This is part of the curriculum within BELIEF Interviewing as well as Investigative Statement Analysis; Truth through what they S.A.I.D. 

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Vocabulary Shift...

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One of my favorite topics to teach and write about is Investigative Statement Analysis...the analysis of the words people use when communicating. Having this skill provides an interviewer or investigator with tremendous insight into the thoughts and actions of the person you are talking with, leading to insights of truthfulness or deception, as well as implementing an effective questioning strategy. As we wind down 2016 and head towards 2017, give some thought to the words YOU use. I'm not talking about from an investigative or interviewing perspective, but from a personal perspective. Just as we teach with Investigative Statement Analysis, the words people use provide great insight into the person we are talking with, and they provide insight into you as well. I came across an article today which suggested "shifting" your vocabulary to be more happy, successful and fulfilled in life. Check out the article here. Words are powerful...use them wisely!  :-)     

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Here is an overview of some of the available training courses through LIES, LLC. Click the link at the bottom of the box for details on the courses

Training Courses for Investigators:

  •  Investigative Statement Analysis for Patrol & First Responders
  • Witness Interviewing for First Responders
  • Foundations of BELIEF; Proper Framework for Effective Interviewing
  • Situational Awareness/Mindfulness within Investigative Interviews
  • Intelligent Interviewing; Social & Emotional Intelligence within Investigative Interviews
  • Investigative Statement Analysis Workshop
  • Interviewing Psychology; Deception, Persuasion and Interrogation Strategies
  • Investigative Statement Analysis; Truth through what they S.A.I.D.
  • BELIEF Interviewing Model
  • Cognitive Interviewing; Improving Witness Memory and Recall
  • Tactical Interviewing & Detecting Deception
  • Interviews of Post-Shooting and High-Stress Events

Corporate and Business Training:

  • Truth, Deception & Effective Communication
  • Language & Lying
  • Bodies & Baselines
  • Communicate to Connect
  • Custom training programs available as well to meet specific needs!

We can conduct our training classes on-site to minimize travel expenses for attendees and to maximize the amount of personnel available to benefit from training. Agencies who host training courses receive FREE training for their officers! Contact us for details on setting up training at your agency. Click "Read More" to learn about our training programs and to see upcoming training courses. 
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