Words Never Lie but People Do – Detecting Deception in Everyday Communications (Basic Seminar)

February 12, 2020
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Education Service Center - Region 19
6611 Boeing Drive
El Paso, TX 79925
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"Words Never Lie but People Do - Detecting Deception in Everyday Communications"  (Basic Seminar)

Presented by Nejolla Korris

Chief Executive Officer, Interveritas International

ProgramLearn the techniques used by FBI profilers. Gathering truthful information is an integral part of any corporate environment. How important is it for us to learn the truth from our employees, managers, and clients? This overview presents how linguistic lie detection is used in business, audit, and investigative areas to help you become more effective in all your business communications. As a session participant, you’ll learn the basics of information gathering and how to interpret the information you receive.

You’ll also learn how linguistic lie detection techniques can be applied to a variety of high-profile media cases to illustrate examples of deception including:

•       How to determine if a person is speaking truthfully or untruthfully.
•       How often deception is used in the workplace.
•       Specific linguistic triggers that indicate deception.
•       What types of questions produce the most effective responses?

•       How linguistic lie detection is used for human resources, audit, and investigative areas.

CPE Credit: 4 CPE hours available


  • Registration & Lunch: 12:30 - 1:00 pm
  • Program:  1:00 - 5:00 pm

Additional Information:

  • Delivery Method:  Group-Live
  • Field of Study:  Specialized Knowledge
  • Program Level:  Basic
  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Advanced Preparation:  None


Who Should Attend:  Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud specialists; special investigation unit personnel; internal and independent auditors; human resources personnel; criminal investigators from local, state and federal agencies; lawyers; prosecutors; and other professionals.

Deadline for reservations is Monday, February 10, 2020

Reservations not cancelled within 24 hours of the event will be billed at the chapter’s discretion.  Refunds will be honored net of any payment fees incurred by the chapter if paid via Stripe. 


Speaker Bio: Nejolla Korris is an international expert in the field of Linguistic Lie Detection and Cybersecurity - Social Engineering and Social Media Risk. She is the Chief Executive Officer at Interveritas International.

She is skilled in Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN), a technique that can determine whether a subject is truthful or deceptive. Since 2000, Korris has analyzed documents for fraud, international security, arson, sexual assault, homicide, and missing persons' cases, causing some of her clients to dub her the "Human Lie Detector." Nejolla was one of five sanctioned trainers worldwide in the SCAN methodology. She has worked with Singapore police, FBI & cold case units of Scotland Yard and Irish Garda as well as several other law enforcement agencies. She introduced the methodology to the business community helping train professionals in detecting deception and honing interview skills. 

In 2010 Ms. Korris added social media risk and social engineering training and consulting to her portfolio. She was approached by a firm of penetration testers to develop the social engineering ruses used to hack into corporations otherwise known as people hacking. This is used to train staff to recognize online threats and scams.  Korris works with all levels of management, IT and internal audit to determine risk and prevention strategies for corporations and their staff.

Ms. Korris is a highly sought after speaker in the areas of linguistic lie detection, social media risk, social engineering, fake news and the dark side of ethics. Nejolla is a unique voice in the world of intelligence and security. Her sessions are highly entertaining and interactive bringing rave reviews from audience members. Her speaking is insightful as well as entertaining.

Nejolla has worked in over 40 countries throughout the world.  Her clients include corporations, government agencies, law enforcement, and the military.  Nejolla has a BA in Law from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her international work in linguistic lie detection.



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