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Live a life of Honesty

All around us Life is pulsating with inspiration to live a life of Honesty and Truth. It is courageous to live such a life. A Life in the present moment, the here-and-now, rather than distracted by our fears and doubts.

As soon as we succumb to our fears and doubts, Lies easily substitute the Truth – we tell ourselves the first Lie, that the Truth will hurt more. From experience I can tell you that THE TRUTH HURTS LESS – especially in relationships.

I find much Inspiration to live a life of Honesty in music, recently I came across this band:

Harem Scarem:

They are a Canadian hard rock band from TorontoOntario. Harem Scarem achieved popularity in Japan and their native Canada in the early 1990s. The band was active from 1987 to 2008 and again from 2013 after reforming. Throughout their career, they released 13 studio albums, plus numerous live and compilation albums.

Live Life of Honesty

In particular their Song Honestly, had much meaning for me during and after my divorce. In my opinion the meaning of the song is simply about our desire to mend a broken heart, and subsequently having the courage to ask for a second chance.

Here are the Lyrics:

“I stand before you, accused of many crimes
But I want to believe that love can still survive
You don’t have to say it, I don’t have to read your mind
To know the emptiness that’s finally arrived
How was I, to know the right from wrong
Words were hardly spoken, so where did I go wrong?
Tell me honestly, if you’re still loving me
Looking into my eyes, honestly
Words have more meaning, if they’re said at certain times
I need you now so I can feel alive
How would you know it, you wont give me sometime
To see if everything could work out, and you’d be mine
Oh, will love be lost forever or someday I may find
The words that I’ve been searching for
Are just some peace of mind…
Tell me honestly, if you’re still loving me
Looking into my eyes, honestly…
All the night I sit and wonder
Must be more to laugh, I’m sure that
Days and years gone by while I am
Living with the…
Oh, lonely feeling”

What meaning does it have for you?

 

Reference: History of Harem Scarem, YouTube Clip, Lyrics of Honestly

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Question that Must be Asked

In my experience, when employers call us in for Pre-employment Voice Stress or Polygraph examinations, they mistakenly leave out a very important question in the belief that their background checks will provide the necessary information.

Our Advice on That Question

My advice is do not leave this question out. Because the prospective employee’s deviant behavior may not have been recorded anywhere, they may still have been involved; directly, indirectly or have knowledge.

And, the Question, I hear you ask…

Our Answer – What that Question is

Did you ever commit any crime?

Pre-employment Question to be asked
stolen bicycle

Percentage Crime not Reported

According to our acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane and minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, the crime situation in South Africa has improved, with seven of the country’s provinces showing an overall decrease in crime.

But, in my opinion people have given up on reporting crimes to the police.

More than half of SA’s crimes not reported

According to Dr Jackie de Wet, from the criminology and forensic studies department at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the under-reporting of crime is known as the ‘Iceberg Effect’;  where only 20 percent is known, the other 80 percent unknown, but it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

From a report; Victims of Crime Survey compiled by Statistics SA that was based on 31 000 households across all provinces, Dr. Jackie says “These figures, not confirmed or disqualified, would suggest the trend in South African society of crimes being under-reported.”

It must be noted that 3 murders went unreported every day.

While I sincerely hope your future employees are NOT connected to crime in anyway; it is always best to check, AND a ‘CrimCheck’ is not enough!

Reference: Victims of Crime Survey

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The Truth in Half the Time

Getting to the Truth in half the time means we have to Be Truthful all the time. It takes practice and courage. Anything other than the truth is lying.

Getting to the Truth in half the Time means we have to Be Truthful all the Time.

Being truthful ourselves takes practice and courage. This is the only way to get to the Truth.

Dishonesty comes in many shapes and sizes. There are lies we tell in error while others are brazen and  bold-faced, in addition, there are white lies, those we believe will protect loved ones, but actually protect ourselves.

Still it’s all lying just the same.

Get to the Truth Half the Time
Being honest takes practice and courage

Identifying a Lie

The ‘shapes’ and ‘sizes’ of Lies are mostly forms of dishonesty that masquerade as acceptable behavior, such as:

  • Misrepresentation – Spinning a story, representing opinion as fact
  • Omission – deliberately leaving out key information
  • Fabrication – spreading gossip or rumor
  • Exaggeration – stretching reality
  • Denial – Refusing to accept responsibility

Being Truthful

Any way you cut it, when we distort the truth, we put our credibility at risk, while lowering our personal standards of honesty. Remember, BIG or small….. a lie is a lie. Furthermore a lie repeated many times doesn’t change the truth. Additionally one or many believers don’t determine the truth or untruth.

There is no excuse for dishonesty. NONE. As someone once said, “The truth doesn’t cost anything, but a lie could cost you everything.”

The value of honesty cannot be overstated. When you stand for honesty, you believe in yourself and everything you represent. When you stand for honesty everything you say carries the voice of credibility.

Get to the Truth in Half the Time:

  • Think before you speak
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say
  • Bend over backward to communicate in an open and honest fashion
  • Simplify your statements so that everyone clearly understands your message
  • Tell it like it is

The truth shouldn’t be told only when it is convenient, rather, honesty must be a way of life. Honesty means that you care deeply about trust, cherish your relationships, and value the importance of a solid reputation.

Honesty means that you try to do your best and are willing to accept the consequences of your actions.

In conclusion, Honesty means that you respect others enough to tell them the truth and that you value your opinion of yourself enough to never live a lie. As the saying goes, “It’s simple. Never lie to someone who trusts you, and never trust someone who lies to you.” That’s why it’s critical to always tell the truth — or the truth will tell on you. Honest.

Sources & Citations: Frank Sonnenberg

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Connect with Us!

When you’re in need of Lie Detecting Country Wide through Voice Stress and Polygraph, use Social Media to Connect with Us as we are only a click away

Are you on Social Media? Connect with Us!

In need of Lie Detecting Country Wide through Voice Stress and Polygraph?  Then use Social Media to Connect with Us as we are only a click away!

Social Media is no longer something that only ‘the kids’ are using. The jury has spoken that social media for business is no longer optional, rather imperitive. It offers valuable data and a free way for customers and clients to easily connect with their preferred service provider.

Valuable customer insights

Who you are, what you like, and how you feel, about Us in particular, is information we consider vital.  Through active engagement we wish to gather relevant customer data to therefore make smarter business decisions and offer better ways of helping you in your search for the Truth.

Connect with Us on Facebook here!
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Increased loyalty

We endeavor to make it easier for you to find and connect with us and as a result retain your business. We know and understand of course that not only Social Media will ensure your loyalty. Most of all, your trust in our quality of service is what brings you back time after time.

Connect with Us on LinkedIn here!
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Rich Customer Experience

We offer a richer customer experience through Relevant, Appropriate and yet funny communications. In the past it was challenging to communicate with our clients, but this is no longer the case.

Connect with Us on Twitter here!
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Build relationships

We do not blast our company sales pitch on Social Media (as tempting as it is…!) Rather, we consider it to be a two-way channel to build a relationship with you that traditional advertising cannot achieve.

So, how about clicking on that Link? Connect with Us!

Sources & Citations – 10 Benefits of Social Media for Business

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Your Own Hotline

What information would you receive if you had Your Own Hotline?

Imagine receiving information vital to the success of your business. Confidential information via your own independent, anonymous HOTLINE!

National Voice Stress & Polygraph Network offer you insight into moods, opinions and operation of employees and customers and also suppliers. This insight will come to you by means of whistle blowing, an indispensable management tool.

Whistle blowing by means of your Own Hotline
Whistle blowing through your Own Hotline

Let us work with you to ensure the continued growth of your business with our Hotline!

Those who know what you do not, have a safe avenue through which they can communicate. As a result they do so without the fear of negative consequences. And therefore you are at the receiving end of this vital information.

In conclusion a Hotline together with Lie Detecting Country Wide by means of Voice Stress Analysis & Polygraph, you now have more crime & fraud prevention at your disposal. Finally, your own dedicated link to important information communicated to you, anonymously.

Can you continue without knowing what you should, rather, should you?

Call Henriette on 082 727 2153 or email today henriette@vsapoly.co.za and let’s talk about how we can ensure vital information is channeled to where it should be!

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Tell the Truth and Profit

Is it possible to Tell the Truth and Profit?

To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show created by Bob Stewart and produced by Goodson-Todman Productions. It aired in various forms since 1956 both on networks and in syndication.  The show is one of two game shows in the United States to have aired at least one new episode in at least seven consecutive decades, as of June 14, 2016.

A total of 26 seasons of the various versions of To Tell the Truth have been produced including the 2016 version, and this subsequently surpasses the 25 of What’s My Line? and the 20 of I’ve Got a Secret.

A way to tell the Truth and Profit
To Tell the Truth Game Show set

A way To Tell the Truth and Profit? I say!!

The show features a panel of four celebrities whose object is the correct identification of a described contestant who has an unusual occupation or has undergone an unusual experience. This ‘central character’ is therefore accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the central character; together, the three persons are said to belong to a ‘team of challengers’.

The celebrity panelists pose questions to the three contestants; the impostors are allowed to lie, but the central character is sworn “to tell the truth.”

After questioning, the panel attempts to identify which of the three challengers is telling the truth and is thus the central character.

I first came across this game show while watching a Leonardo Di Caprio movie – Catch Me if you Can

Tell the Truth and Profit
Tell the Truth Frank Abagnale Jr

This was a movie depicting the life story of Frank William Abagnale Jr.  I was impressed by this young man’s ability to be whoever he wanted to be, albeit fraudulently, without being caught.  Of course he was caught in the end, and, because he was so good at fraud, he was hired to catch others!

 Has Telling the Truth brought you Profit?

 Sources & Citations – Wikipedia

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Pass a Lie Detecting Test

How to Pass a lie detecting test

Many questions & doubts arise within the mind of a person who knows that soon they will be subjected to a lie detecting test; a Voice Stress Analysis test or Polygraph examination. They want to know how can they Pass the test;

“Can I offer a bribe before taking the test?”

This is not a recommended course of action as getting caught bribing is easier than getting caught cheating a polygraph.

“How accurate are these tests?”

There is no definite answer to the accuracy of Lie Detecting tests as it will depends on the type of Hard- & Software used, when it was made, who made it, etc.

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Polygraph Pneumos

“Can harming myself, such as pinching or biting my tongue, affect the test?”

Similar results are caused by pain and lying so, Yes. A thumbtack in your shoe is an option.

“Can I pass a lie detecting test by telling the truth?”

Passing a polygraph test by telling the truth, is the preferred way! Those who don’t want to tell the truth are the ones who cheat.

 

“How long does it take to get the results of the test?”

The length of the test determines the process for getting results.

 

“Can I be found guilty if I am innocent?”

Many biological responses of stress and lying are associated, so yes, even if you were telling the truth, deception could be indicated during a Voice Stress test or polygraph.

lie detecting test - "Can I be found guilty even when innocent?"
“Can I be found guilty even when innocent?”

“Would Benadryl help during a lie detecting session?”

No, it may make you feel better as it is an allergy pill, but not beat the test.

 TIPS to pass Voice Stress Analysis & the Polygraph

  • While answering an accusing question think of something that calms you down, or something you know that you never did. See it in your mind while answering the question.
  • The examiner could throw a curve ball as there are several subtle variations of the lie detecting test. If you really want to pass the test be sure to research these thoroughly.
  • Refusing to undergo a Voice Stress test or Polygraph is the easiest way, but there will be consequences, make sure you know what these are. For pre-employment screenings, this will almost certainly insure that you don’t get hired. However, it’s still a viable option, especially if you are opposed to the usage of such tests in general.

 WARNING!!

  • Perform only one countermeasure at a time or it may become too obvious.
  • Biting your tongue is highly effective, but may be detectable if you move your mouth observably.
  • Examiners of this Company have all be trained to recognize deception and countermeasures – Be aware that you might not be able to beat the lie detector even using these methods.
  • If you are accused of deception or using countermeasures, you will likely be eliminated from the job pool.

My Source website has been read 2,853,477 times; this says something about how many people have investigated how to Pass a Lie Detecting Test – Have you ever tried?

Sources & Citations
AntiPolygraph.org
The Lie Behind the Lie Detector (PDF)

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Kudos for Honesty Management to……

In the Truth Verification Industry it can be a challenge to convince clients of the benefit of

In the Truth Verification Industry it can be a challenge to convince clients of the benefit of an Honesty Management Program. Such as Pre-employment and Periodic Screening of new and current staff.

In today’s economic climate, most clients only opt for Voice Stress Analysis or Polygraph once they’ve suffered a known loss of some kind.

Our question remains “How many losses have occurred that the company remain unaware of”?

Kudos for Honesty Management to C-Track

Not so with C-Track, this exceptional tracking company understand that “Prevention is better than Cure”!!

C-Track benefits from our Honesty Management Program

Honesty Management Works!

All installations technicians are Screened prior to employment and regularly during their period of employment. This approach has all but eliminated technician involvement in the trade of client and vehicle information.

This month our kudos go to C-Track Partner Fitment Center Department. Including their fast growing list of partners across South Africa.

It is our pleasure and privilege to assist you through this program of Honesty Management!

Mistakes do happen!

Errors in the Lie Detecting game can happen anytime during the process of booking an appointment, conducting the actual test through to sending the result and invoice…. and they have….

Mistakes in the Truth Verification industry is not unheard of; greatly avoided, but they do happen!

Errors in the Lie Detecting game can happen anytime during the process of booking an appointment, conducting the actual test through to sending the result and invoice…. and they have….

Mistakes must be avoided

Oversights while detecting deception are never accepted nor forgiven – your reputation as an examiner as well as that of the company represented, hang in the balance. And what to do when they DO happen?

Here’s a story from Henriette, our Founder and Principle Examiner:

“A few years ago, while still doing all the administrative work myself I made the mistake of short-cutting the typing time of a report by copying a previously typed report and not typing a new report from the correct Template.  This proved to be a very embarrassing and costly mistake! All the information on the report was accurate except for one short paragraph right at the end of the report; where the examiner has an opportunity to give further observation or advice.  At this point my oversight was to leave a comment applicable to a previous report, copied here! And, of course as it should be, the client picked up on this immediately; they called and demanded an explanation – of course I was mortified!”

AND HOW TO DEAL WITH MISTAKES?

“Even though I made the effort to see the client and the examinee to apologize in person, that one error ended very badly – I lost the client and probably until today that client will not trust this company, or me again.  And, since there is no faster travelling news than bad news, it is impossible to determine the impact that one mistake has had over the years.”

“While mistakes in this industry are to be avoided at all cost – they can happen. The best way to deal with them, as in life in general, own up. Admit to the mistake, apologize, learn from it and move on!”

 

Understanding How Lie Detecting Works

Our minds being as creative as they are, can conjure up some really amazing stories; In regard to Truth Verification this is very helpful indeed! What Detection of Deception relies on however is the relationship between MIND & BODY.

Huh? How does this Work?

While the MIND can lie, the BODY cannot!

How does this Work?

Our minds being as creative as they are, can conjure up some really amazing stories. In regard to Truth Verification this is the Cornerstone!

What Detection of Deception relies on is the relationship between MIND & BODY.

Through the Autonomous Nervous System the BODY is able to respond to mental images of the MIND – then the BODY responds with feelings.

Feelings are the subtle, visceral sensations passing through the physiology and biology triggered by hormonal/chemical release from the Neurology.

This originally was action-ed by the thoughts passing through the mind.

How again?

The Autonomous Nervous System’s (ANS) job is to either activate or relax the body. When mind and body is congruent the BODY is relaxed.

However, when the mind lies the ANS will activate the body. This system is so sensitive that even the slightest non-truth passing through our imagination, has the result of many subtle sensations being experienced in the body.

So, does it Work?

A lie in thought and made real by words activates the body in such a way that these reactions to in-congruence, can be measured.

YES, it Works!!

Does it Work?

POLYGRAPH measures;

  • Cardiovascular
  • Electrodermal
  • Respiratory changes in the body.

VOICE STRESS ANALYSIS with AVSAPRO records change in the voice.

For both methodologies the data captured is used to offer a result.

  • No Deception Indicated (NDI)
  • Deception Indicated (DI)
  • Inconclusive

Remember, Neither result confirms the subject did, or did not commit the act – results only indicate a reaction to the questions asked; did their body, or did their body not, react when answering the relevant questions.