"Lie Strong": Lance Armstrong's Interview with Operah
Author of the NEW best-selling book
YOU CAN'T LIE TO ME
Bicycling hotshot Lance Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven consecutive times, offered up an arrogant nationally televised apology to Oprah on OWN. Last night, watching Part 1 of the two-part interview, my BS Barometer went haywire with the needle pointing towards, “Full of It!” at least eight times and landed at “Running on Fumes” over twenty-five times!
Earlier today, while in a meeting in DC, I got a text from a client in NY. It said, “What devastating news regarding Sandy Hook, CT.” It was not until an hour later that I found out about the day that will live infamy.
Immediately I thought of Lisa, a bridesmaid in my wedding, her husband, Adam, and her 2 little girls. Up until a couple of years ago, they all lived in Sandy Hook, CT. Lisa’s youngest daughter is in fourth grade. Had they have lived there still to this day, she would’ve been in that school today. Thankfully they are okay.
On July 23rd, after I finished my keynote for FILTA Environmental Kitchen Solutions in Orlando, FL, my new friend Mario Lopez, the hottie host of EXTRA, chatted with me via Skype, with regard to 24-year old gunman James Holmes' odd behavior in court. Holmes, who called himself the Joker, killed 12 people and injured 58 more in Colorado during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises."
In court, Holmes sported neon red curly messy hair, lethargic subtle facial movements, closed-then-bugged-out-then-closed-then-bugged-out-eyes, and occasional eyebrow flashes. Check out Mario and EXTRA's interview with me here! You might be surprised to discover what emotion James Holmes is really leaking! Check it out!
So... What did you think of my analysis? Surprised?
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO... Tell us the truth!
The Body Language Institute's (BLI's) certification programs are held in an exclusive private environment in classes fewer then 15 people. Our lead instructor and president Janine Driver is a retired industry operations investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), where she possessed top-secret clearance for all of her 16-years with the Bureau, including her time on assignment with the FBI. Janine has trained the ATF, CIA, FBI, FAA, DIA, over 5,000 chiefs of police, and more than 20,000 special agents, police officers, lawyers, and judges. Today she is a body language and detecting deception media guest for CNN, where she weighs in on current murder, kidnapping, and cheating investigations and cases.
Danger Signs We Can Learn From Pedophiles to Help Keep Our Babies Safe
By Janine Driver
Author of the NEW Book You Can't Lie to Me
Isn't it important for us to know that the people we trust with our children have integrity, respect, and a moral compass to always do what's right? Wouldn't it give you peace of mind to know that the coaches, teachers, and community leaders that are mentoring our children are worthy of our trust? Don't all parents deserve the right to know how to spot a pedophile?
We’ve all heard about the case surrounding Jerry Sandusky, right? He’s the former Penn State assistant football coach and the founder of the charity for children with absent or dysfunctional families, The Second Mile. Sandusky was arrested and charged early last month on 40 criminal counts of serial sex abuse of minors, including:
Seven counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
Eight counts of corruption of minors
Eight counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and
Seven counts of indecent assault
I just submitted by most recent blog post to The Doctor Oz Show - its focus is lack of empathy after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Very interesting to research! I'll post the link here when it goes live...
Lack of empathy always astounds me when I am confronted by it. It seems as though it should be such an innate human response to another in need - that I for one, am always SHOCKED when it fails to materialize. What is interesting about this lack of empathy from those that experience traumatic brain injuries is that you forget, or fail to imagine, what this kind of person might actually be like.
September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month - and though we are on the last day of the month, a word of caution to you all... Don't stop now!
Never stop trying to help yourself, or someone you love in the uphill battle that is recovery. Take the time to listen, love and learn - it will pay off. Here are a few tips to get you through the next 11 months until we meet September again.
Can I just get an actual verbal, face-to-face response, as opposed to the common text? With the digital age clearly in effect, that is the acceptable form of communication. So, how do we manage this form of communication in a time when the value of person-to-person contact seems to decrease?
Understand that these new ways of dialogue, whether Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Text are merely set to enhance our ways of contact, and not replace. It is very easy to confuse the various ways of communicating with the only ways in which we communicate. How is it confusing? Simply due to the means by which we converse with one another is so plenty, that it can be hard to even keep track. Ironic, isn't it?
What happens when you accuse the head of the International Monetary Fund and a one-time hopeful for the presidency of France of sexual assault? Why a media firestorm of course!
Such is the case with former hotel maid, Nafissatou Diallo – who, after two months of silence has come forward to share her story of harassment at the hands of Dominique Strauss-Kahn with Newsweek and ABC News. After suffering through weeks of speculation and talk surrounding her case, much of it unfavorable, Ms. Diallo has decided to share her story.
If anyone is wondering how the Casey Anthony trial is faring this week – let me tell you – it is not good.
Apparently, dishonesty is a family trait. As Casey's mother Cindy takes the stand, she is exhibiting several markers of an individual engaged in Mendacity – the scientific term for lying.
Not with herself; and certainly not with the multitude of lawyers questioning her every thought, move and Google search.
There are cheaters in all of our lives - whether or not we want to recognize or admit that is another story.
Of course, this week the big news is Anothony Weiner and his...um, well his weiner. (Sorry - I just couldn't resist!).
Yes, another week - another political powerhouse brought to its knees. When confronted initially, Weiner (natch) resorts to the old standby of deny, deny, deny.
No, it wasn't him that sent the picture in question - it was a hacker. No, it wasn't him in the pic (though it could have been with the proper photoshop genius). No, he does not know this woman or any others (he's been as faithful as Lassie during his 11 month marriage).
UGH. I am just so saddened by the latest rounds of celebrity conundrums....I mean sure, the antics of folks like Charlie Sheen, Arnold Schwatzenegger and Lance Armstrong certainly give me plenty to discuss, analyze and disect.
However, I do think that the proliferation of infidelity, mental illness and drug abuse that appears to be permeating our world is crossing over into our everyday lives. At least, judging by the lack of empty seats at my Detecting Deception classes, lies and dishonesty are problems for people everywhere - whether celebrity or not.
Over the past week I was able to connect with some AMAZING individuals!
I know they come to seminars to learn about The New Body Language, and sit through keynotes to uncover their potential for success...In short, they look to me as an educator, and I am happy to oblige.