How to Tell a Lie
Lying is an art, and getting people to believe you is more difficult than it seems. With my new game show, CHUMP, premiering live for Rooster Teeth FIRST members on December 4, I thought some helpful tips for how to tell a lie were in order.
Tip 1: Believe Your Lie
First of all, if you don’t believe your lie, no one else will believe it. Almost like a roleplay, you need to put your mind in a reality where this lie actually happened. If you can make yourself believe whatever story you’re telling is true, you can more accurately answer questions about the event.
Tip 2: Mimic Your Normal Body Language
This tip involves a bit of acting. It’s important to not act any differently than your normal self, but try not to be “overly normal” either. Don’t make more eye contact than you normally would, but also don’t look away too often. Let it feel natural. Learning your everyday patterns and how to properly mimic them can really sell a lie.
Tip 3: Keep It Simple
Finally, the truth, or lack thereof, is in the details. Telling too many details can instantly make your story unbelievable, like you’re doing your best to convince someone that you aren’t lying. Just keep your lie simple, answer as you normally would, and don’t try to add details where they aren’t necessary.
That’s about it! Now get out there and start lying your ass off, because you just learned how to tell a lie from one of the best.
CHUMP premieres live for FIRST members on Wednesday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m. CST. If you miss the livestream, you can catch it on the Rooster Teeth site starting Thursday, December 5, or Rooster Teeth’s YouTube channel on Friday, December 6. Tune in and use your new knowledge to sniff out who’s lying, who’s telling the truth, and who is a CHUMP!