This talk was given at BruCon and HashDays 2011
When talking about some of the essential skills of a successful social engineer we regularly discuss body language, the tells of the face and how we can read them, along with how important tonality and commitment are. These are considered common practice, and within the realms of possibility due to popularisation through the media. When we dip our toe further into understanding how the entire body communicates, the secrets of language formanipulating others, all of a sudden it couldn’t be possible, this must be witchcraft.
As humans we are very closed minded, and quick to judge and commit to something. This is an important component to keeping us safe, but it can be a hindrance to development and education.
The aim of this talk is to better understand the reality of the so called Wizards (Human Lie Detectors), as well as methods of manipulation and why some methods are defined as common practice and possible, and why we dispel anything further that we don’t understand and give it the classification of witchcraft. The attendee will leave with a better understanding of how body language can aid us in our reading of a situation, and how to utilise for deception, along with how verbiage, pattern interrupts and linguistics helpwith influencing.
Depending on time we will look at body language and micro expressions, which has linking into NLP and the power of change, these techniques are rooted in hypnosis which can then bring us to dissect each of these and consider the truth (in my opinion) of these skills. Essentially this will be an introduction into things to look out for with body language (subconscious tells) and further clarification on why we can manipulate with language.