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The Lyin' Tamer

ACVA hosts body language expert.

— More than 90 people enjoyed a morning of motivation, education and comedy from best-selling author and NBC Today Show body language expert Janine Driver at the 5th annual Breakfast and Blossoms event March 27 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Old Town.

“Every day liars focus on the consequences. Powerful liars focus on the rewards.”

— Body language expert Janine Driver

“The hardest liars to catch are people in power,” said Driver, an Alexandria resident and founder of The Body Language Institute. “Also, people who have worked with us for many years are more likely to succeed in deceiving us.”

Driver, a lie-detection expert for the FBI, CIA and ATF, gave a lively and interactive talk at the event for meeting planners hosted by the Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association.

“Every day liars focus on the consequences,” said Driver. “Powerful liars focus on the rewards.”

The event was designed to introduce event planners to meeting facilities available in Alexandria and the services available through the ACVA. Corporate Social Responsibility expert Jane Hess Collins of Get Out and Give Back was on hand to discuss ways that community engagement can be integrated into a corporate event.

Driver used video clips from newsmakers such as Tiger Woods, Anthony Weiner and Lance Armstrong in a humorous presentation that was both informative and educational.

“What a great speaker,” said Jerome Bryce of the Del Ray-based Association for Government Accounts. “What Janine said was very practical and something you can use every day, not just in your job.”