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Ask Me No Questions and I Will Tell You No Lies – The Art of Interviewing & Interrogation

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Auditing- Technical

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Accounting and Auditing
Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM
Course Levels:
3 Hours
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When we verbally communicate with an individual, we must make a conscious decision as to whether we believe what we have heard.  Little do we realize that we are not making a decision based on what we have heard; rather we make a subconscious decision based primarily on what we have seen, or how the body was behaving when the subject was speaking.  We often walk away from a conversation with a gut feeling that the person was not telling the truth.  That gut feeling is your subconscious.  Yet we often have no idea as to why we have that feeling.

This presentation is designed to provide the participant with the tools to identify those both verbal and nonverbal indicators that we all give off when we are under stress.  Normally, telling the truth does not create stress.  When we lie, we know that we are not supposed to and that creates stress, and it will manifest itself in some manner, and that is what a trained interviewer is looking to observe.

When we observe indicators of deception, how do we deal with it?  How do we get the subject to admit to a wrong-doing when it is not in their best interest to do so?  That is one of the many things that will be addressed in this presentation.  Whether you are a parent dealing with you kids; an employer dealing with employees or and investigation interviewing a suspect, this presentation will provide you with the tools to assist you in finding the truth.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Define verbal and nonverbal indicators
  • Observe nonverbal indicators
  • Identify indicators of deception
  • Calibrate the subject of an interview or interrogation

Major Subjects
  • Defining an interview
  • Why we choose to believe or not believe someone
  • Types of individuals you will be talking with
  • Why people lie
  • Types of liars
  • Unsharable needs
  • Verbal and nonverbal clues
  • How to listen
  • Obtaining a confession

Course Materials


Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM's Profile

Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM Related Seminars and Products

Mr. Dennis F. Dycus, CFE, CPA, CGFM, presently serves as the Director of the Division of Municipal Audit for the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee. The Division is responsible for the annual audit of all municipalities, utility districts, school activity and cafeteria funds, housing authorities, certain not-for-profit organizations and other quasi-governmental entities in the State of Tennessee. In addition, the Divisions staff conducts numerous audits for fraud, waste and abuse each year.

From the beginning of his career with a national accounting firm, through the last 37 years of involvement with the audits of all forms of governmental entities, he brings a wealth of practical experience to his presentations. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Mr. Dycus is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer for various college business/accounting classes, professional associations, local, state and national conferences and not-for-profit organizations. In 1996, the Eta Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi presented him with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his support of the WKU Accounting Department.

A 1986 graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, Mr. Dycus is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served on the Members in Government Committee, the Ad Hoc CPE Curriculum Task Force on Government and the National CPE Curriculum Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants, where he previously served as chapter president; the Government Finance Officers Association, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, where he also served as chapter president and is a former member of both the Associations Board of Regent and ACFE Foundation as well as a member of their instructor faculty on a national basis. In June, 2005, the Middle Tennessee Chapter honored him with the designation of president emeritus in recognition of his longstanding contributions to the chapter.

For the last several years, Mr. Dycus has developed and/or conducted training programs in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada and Europe, for organizations such as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; numerous state CPA societies; the Government Finance Officers Association; the Association of Government Accountants; the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers; Westcott Communications, Inc.; the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe; New York Presbyterian Hospital; IBM; HCA; NYC Presbyterian Hospital, Saturn, Inc.; the US Department of Labor; the Government Accountability Office; the Internal Revenue Service; Bisk Education, Inc.; Nichols Education, Inc.; numerous state audit organizations and individual professional firms. He is a frequent speaker at various professional conferences, both on a local and national level.

In 1989 and again in 1997, he was the recipient of the AGA's, National Education and Training Award and has been presented with several Outstanding Discussion Leader Awards by both the Tennessee and Florida Societies of Certified Public Accountants. In 1998 he was honored with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Distinguished Achievement Award for his meritorious service in the detection and deterrence of fraud and in 2001 was one of only three individuals to receive the designation as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in recognition for his contribution to expanding the Associations body of knowledge toward the detection of fraud. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Tennessee Society of CPAs first ever, Outstanding CPA in Government Award and in 2004 received the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Outstanding CFE in Government Award. In 2009 he was recognized as a Friend of the Association by the Tennessee Association of Utility Districts for his contribution to the utility industry in Tennessee. This was only the second such recognition the association had made in its 52 year history.

In addition, he has authored articles on auditing for fraud for national publications.


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

Anyone who communicates verbally

Original Recording Date 10/2022
Course Developer Dennis F. Dycus
Date Added to Catalog 09/20/2022
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 54


Maria P - Sea Girt, New Jersey

"This was an excellent course. Part of my job is interviewing potential new employees and also interviewing employees when there is an issue. The recommendations made in this webinar will definitely be used."

Nicholas W


Juanita D - Ruston, Louisiana

"Great course! A followup session with application of techniques would be most helpful."

Gary K - Boca Raton, Florida

"Dennis is one of the most outstanding instructors I have ever encountered in my 20+ year accounting career. I would attend any session that he presents. He is absolutely phenomenal!"

Denyce W - Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey

"Second class that I have taken with this instructor. Excellent presenter. Enjoyed every minute of it. Makes you feel that you are onsite of each of the audits. Great and relevant examples. Reinforces what I have learned over many years. Hats off to Dennis. "

Debbie S

"Love Dennis's speaking skills and his directness in his presentation."

Jason B - Lafayette, Indiana

"Excellent, excellent, excellent course! Dennis would make a great attorney, principal, and member of the press, just to name a few occupations. Dennis should present this course to many other groups outside of the accounting world. Thanks so much for a great webinar!"

Kelly B - San Antonio, Texas

"Great CPE! "

Jerry S

"I liked his approach of intermixed with story telling of scenarios with application of knowledge."

Lori K

"Interesting and fun presentation style"