Reviewer David W. Menefee: David is a Pulitzer nominated American author, ghost writer, screenwriter, book editor, and film historian. David’s career began as a writer and marketing representative for the Dallas Times Herald and the Dallas Morning News. His books have appeared under various imprints and in a variety of categories, such as biography, travel, historical fiction, mysteries, and romance. Two books by David were named among the 2011 Top 10 Silent Film Books of the Year: Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story, and The Rise and Fall of Lou-Tellegen. His most recent releases include Sweet Memories and the 1950s romance trilogy, Can't Help Falling in Love, Come Away to Paradise, and Catch a Falling Star (with co-author Carol Dunitz). David lives in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Imagine if you could interview prospective employees and precisely discern their honesty. Picture the outcome of bartering with salesmen when you can accurately determine the truth of their claims. Dream of the business successes you could achieve by clearly differentiating between straightforward offers and crooked deals.
Mark McClish, after twenty-six years in federal law enforcement with the Secret Service and as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal, reveals the secrets of detecting deception in his new book, Don’t Be Deceived. His system called Statement Analysis® utilizes proven effective methods with which you can detect deception in verbal and written statements. After studying the chapters, whole new communication abilities will open up for a parent, a spouse, a boss, or anyone drifting in the darkness between truth and fiction.
McClish points out that most people are unaware that their words and actions betray them. Almost no one is a perfect liar. “If you want to detect deception, pay close attention to the words a person uses,” McClish writes. “Since people mean exactly what they say, the Statement Analysis techniques are very accurate. A person will always word his statement based on all his knowledge. This will cause him to reveal more information than what he realized. When telling a deceptive story, the person will not have a memory to rely upon. This may cause him to use the wrong pronouns, verb tenses, articles, and time references. There may be parts of his statement that are out of order because he is not recalling things that actually happened.”
According to McClish,
nonverbal signals, such as a person’s hands, arms, feet, and legs
also loudly shout their true disposition. Their choice of words cries
out their real temperament. Their eye movements testify to their
actual thoughts. Their writing style reveals whether they are hiding
something from you. Plenty of signs indicate deceptive signals, if
only you know which minute points to ponder. McClish’s book
divulges the details in an easy to read four-part format that spreads
twenty-three chapters over 281 pages. This book is a page turner.
One of the most compelling elements of Don’t Be Deceived is the real life examples straight out of front page headlines that McClish dissects. He hones in on exact statements given by high-profile men and women who were accused or convicted of crimes, such as Ted Haggard and his sexual morality scandal, O. J. Simpson and his trail in the murder of his wife, John Mark Karr and his involvement in the JonBenet Ramsey killing, Senator Ted Kennedy and his Chappaquiddick nightmare, President Bill Clinton and the Monica Lewinsky affair that nearly caused his impeachment. All of them let slip lurid clues in their oral and written statements that exposed their guilt, and McClish points out exactly where they tripped up by resorting to deception.
If you like to lie, Don’t
Be Deceived will leave you too paranoid to persist in the practice
because you’ll finally realize that you cannot hide every nuance of
deception. If you need to more precisely tell whether someone is
honest, Don’t Be Deceived will enable you to be as adept as
Mark McClish currently offers four means for dealing with this essential subject: I Know You Are Lying (book), Statement Analyzer (software), Ground Fighting Techniques for Law Enforcement Officers (DVD), and 10 Easy Ways to Spot A Liar (Kindle book). Put away your polygraph for now. Don’t Be Deceived may prove to be your most essential new tool for determining dishonesty.
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