I’m a little hesitant to post this here, because I don’t want anyone thinking that I am saying that deception detection is part of the role of the forensic healthcare provider. In the context of caring for living victims of violence, it’s not. That being said, I found this new video from the TED-Ed folks on the language of lying really fascinating, and several people I read have posted it on their own sites (so perhaps you’ve already seen it). If not, watch it for what it is (interesting science, not a how-to for wannabe investigators) and enjoy!
I haven’t posted a TED talk in awhile, but I was interested in this one, in part because of how I make my living and also because my spouse and I will be doing a session at this year’s IAFN conference on being an effective public speaker (p. 19: The Art and Science (and Law) of Public Speaking). While I didn’t find the vocal exercises section at the end to be all that useful for my purposes, I found his breakdown about the mechanics of effective speaking to really resonate:
I’m teaching all day today, so there’s not a lot of time for a lengthy post. But I came across this new TED talk and realized I hadn’t posted one in a while, so for your viewing pleasure, a really thought-provoking talk on leadership:
“Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.” Awesome.