Professor Marc Salem has been a student of the human mind for over 30 years. He is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on non- verbal communication. As an entertainer, Marc Salem has performed his show MIND GAMES around the world, astounding and baffling millions. He always leaves his audience laughing, thinking and thoroughly entertained.

Born in Philadelphia, Salem’s interest in the mind and its workings go back to childhood experiences. From influencing apparent random choices of friends and family to anticipating events before they occur, Salem set out to discover and uncover the mysteries of the mind.

As an academic he holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and NYU. His work with Ray Birdwhistell, the founder of kinesics (body language) has been seminal to his practice. He has been on faculty of several major universities, consulted to influential law firms and law enforcement agencies. He continues to try and understand how the mind createsreality and meaning.

As a researcher, Professor Salem has traveled the globe exploring the mind and its potential. He was a director of research at CHILDREN'S TELEVISION WORKSHOP for over a decade studying the development and nature of the mental process.

Using psychological techniques, a sharp eye, a quick wit and decades of training, Salem engages the audience in a series of mesmerizing and mystifying Mind Games. Marc Salem has presented his program on the power of the mind to millions of people in theatres, on television and for private corporate events around the world. The tools of the psychologist, the skills of the advertiser, the audience management of the conjuror, are all elements in his arsenal.

His show MIND GAMES concluded a run on Broadway and he has performed two extended runs off –Broadway – all of which received both critical and popular acclaim. He has just completed a year long world tour performing to sell-out audiences. Salem has been featured on Regis, Montel Williams, Maury, and CNN, among dozens of others. He has had two network specials. He is a regular analyst on Court-TV. Marc was the subject of an amazing Mike Wallace profile on 60 Minutes, available on the CBS news site. His new book is available on Amazon and finer bookstores everywhere.


All communication is a packet of coordinated signals. Most important look for things that are out of synch., or jarring. A hand motion not coordinated with an emphatic voice, for example. The following should raise a red flag of warning.

1.Know what to pay attention to. Eye contact for example: too much or too little (hinting at over sincerity or over avoidance) Liars will often look away from you as soon as they finish speaking.

2. A dry cough or cracking voice is a psychological response to the discomfort of lying..
3. Watch for hand gestures that seem to be more or less animated than normal.
4. While lying, many will scratch or stroke their chin, ear, nose or the side of their jaw.
5. Often when lying one’s voice will change to a slightly higher pitch, or a more rapid speed.
6. People lying will ask to hear the question again, they trying to formulate a false answer. The truth does not require much thought.

7. Generally a person who is lying will keep their fist closed and/or their arms crossed.
8. Liars will usually have a slight blush to their skin from increased blood pressure, and a sudden elevation in body temperature
9. Sometimes the pupils of the eyes enlarge during a lie due to anxiety.
10. To detect a lie, watch the skin around the eyes, If the skin tightens (tension) there is a good chance they are lying.
11. Liars will often shift their weight from foot to foot