Career Press Releases Book on Calculated Questioning

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Veteran Interrogator and Human Behavior Experts Tell You How to Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime

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“With his style of questioning alone, Jim Pyle can get moreinformation than most other interrogators using multipletechniques.”

In Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime: Secrets of Calculated Questioning From a Veteran Interrogator (Career Press, January 2014), human intelligence training instructor who has served the U.S. Army, James O. Pyle and human behavior expert Maryann Karinch reveal how to reframe your questioning to discover more information while building long-term skills such as rapport-building, active listening, critical thinking, and numerous other competitive advantages.

“Questioning is about discovery and it’s a process that enables you to connect with other people” explains Pyle. “I encourage you to see questioning as a handshake. Asking questions is an invitation to a relationship.”

Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime shares techniques of how to garner more information from job candidates, sources, witnesses, employees, suspects, coworkers, friends by:

  •     Changing the way you think. The structure and flow of effective questions probably won’t come naturally.
  •     Structuring a good question. Effective questioning is about accuracy and efficiency, and the way that most people structure questions on a day-to-day basis is about neither one.
  •     Using different types of questions to your advantage and knowing the difference between a good question and a bad question.
  •     Identifying discovery areas and knowing how to stick with a line of questioning that tells you all you need to know about a person, place, thing or event in time.
  •     Honing the essential skills of listening and note-taking.
  •     Analyzing the answers you get to determine if you need more information or if the information you’ve been given is flawed or untrue.
  •     Using effective questioning to enable you to gain measurable advantages in your professional life and to gain real expertise fast.

The questioning process in Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime does not involve coercion, intimidation, or any other technique associated with uncooperative sources. The process can turn someone who is only marginally cooperative into someone who is more willing to talk, but it is not designed to convert a hostile source into a friendly one.

Within professional interrogation circles, Pyle is known as a strategic debriefer—meaning there is no one around him more skilled at asking questions and getting answers. He has been training other interrogators in questioning techniques since 1989.

James O. Pyle is a human intelligence training instructor who has served the U.S. Army with is expertise at places such as the Defense Language Institute, the United States Army Intelligence Center and School, and the Joint Intelligence of the Pentagon. He resides in Springfield, VA.
Maryann Karinch is the author or coauthor of 19 books, including The Body Language Handbook, I Can Read You Like a Book, and Get People to Do What You Want. She is founder of the The Rudy Agency, a literary agency based in Estes Park, Colorado.

Title: Find Out Anything From Anyone, Anytime
Authors: James O. Pyle & Maryann Karinch, with a Foreword by Gregory Hartley, coauthor of How to Spot a Liar
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 978-1-60163-298-2
Cover Price: $15.99
Release date: January 2014

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