How Observant Are You?

July 16, 2010

The other day I gave a talk to a large group of business professionals. The topic I spoke on was the interpretation of visual linguistics and body language and its relationship to truth detection. As part of my presentation we discussed the powers of observation, the role it plays in our everyday lives and showed three YouTube video clips. The clips are narrated by Simon Baker, who plays the character of Patrick Jane on the hit television series, "The Mentalist".

Click on the links below to view the videos and rate your own powers of observation:

The Mentalist - Football Awareness Test

The Mentalist - Guards Awareness Test

The Mentalist - Cards Awareness Test

How well did you do? On the first test I asked the group to be honest and raise their hand if they were not as observant as they though they were. Over one-half of the group raised there hand.


Curtis Baillie - Security Consulting Strategies, LLC

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