Pamela Meyer’s mission is to help people get to the truth. Extensively trained in the use of visual cues and psychology to detect deception, Meyer teaches audiences how to go from lie-spotting to truth-seeking to trust-building. Her riveting TED Talk, How to Spot a Liar, has been viewed over 30 million times, making it one of the most popular TED talks of all time, while her book, Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception, was a huge bestseller. Combining her unique understanding of deception with her honed business acumen, Meyer provides audiences with lessons and takeaways that can be immediately put to use.
The stunning popularity of Meyer’s work is testimony to its relevance and timeliness. There’s a deception epidemic and it has serious effects. Businesses lose an estimated 7% of annual revenue to fraud each year. According to studies by several different researchers, most of us encounter nearly 200 lies a day. It happens in person, on the phone, in email. It happens when buying, negotiating, interviewing, and interacting with colleagues, vendors, customers, friends, family, and others. In this environment it’s important to be equipped with the skills to protect yourself in your daily business and personal encounters. Meyer is known for keeping her audience laughing while they learn from rich, real-life examples, and she presents a path toward trust that emphasizes integrity, maturity, and honesty.
Meyer holds an MBA from Harvard, an MA in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate School, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She’s the founder and CEO of Calibrate, which helps businesses root out lying, cut down on fraud and detect inside threats, and she was previously an executive who spent over 20 years in media, as well as starting several successful ventures and working as a senior executive at National Geographic, Vestron, and Electronic Arts.
Meyer and her work have been featured in Business Week, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Post, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, ABC News, Portfolio, Fox Radio, Cosmopolitan, and numerous syndicated radio and television programs.