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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Ask yourself these questions: Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy, but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? These are the questions Greg McKeown asks of readers who are thinking about starting his book, More Info »

The Body Language of Rob Ford

The Body Language of

Rob Ford was the Mayor of Toronto between 2010 and 2014. In that period he has a lot of explaining to do. The former mayor was accused of using drugs and denied having ever used them. Later on he changed his statement. Can you spot his lying cues as he denies the drugs accusations? Rob More Info »

The Psychology of a Psychopath

The Psychology of a Psychopath

Master Manipulators Serial Killers Psychopaths What makes someone go off the deep end? What is going on in the mind of a serial killer? Are master manipulators crazy? In this post I want to answer all of these questions and more because we are going to dig into the psychology of psychopaths. Before we get More Info »

5 Secrets of a Successful TED Talk

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What makes a successful TED talk? Here at the Science of People we endeavored to find out. Why do some TED talks rack up millions of views, change lives and are talked about everywhere? All TED talks are good. Why are some great? We set out to answer this question with one of our first More Info »

10 Ways to Rock a Conference

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The right conference can be a game changer for your business. More importantly, the right conference, done the right way can prove to be a goldmine of opportunities. Whether you are going to a trade show, festival or business conference you have to be prepared. You are already spending time, money and energy to get More Info »

Putin’s Body Language

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Vladimir Putin is a bit of an enigma. His actions are often unpredictable and no one in the world quite knows what he is thinking or what he is planning on doing next. One of our body language trainers, Michiel Andreae found a fascinating video of Putin and so we are going to dissect his body More Info »

The Science of Lying


I want to bust some myths about lying by unveiling the truth about dishonesty. Some questions answered in this article: Do good liars have a higher IQ? Which country cheats the most? Who lies more, bankers or politicians? In this post I am going to take some of the best learnings from our February Book Club More Info »

Body Language of Leaders: Francis Underwood

The Body Language of Frank Underwood

He may not be a real world leader, but Francis Underwood from House of Cards is definitely an interesting leader to watch for his body language! And with season 3 right around the corner be sure to pay attention to Francis’ body language next time you watch House of Cards! No smiling   As with More Info »

The Happiness Advantage


What is the science of happiness? I can’t wait to find out! The Happiness Advantage is the winner for our March Book Club! I decided to start a Science of People Book Club as part of my New Year’s science based goal-setting practice. Goal: Run a Science of People Book Club Read 12 Books in 2015 Host More Info »

7 Things You Need to STOP Doing

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I talk a lot on this website about all the things you should do to be more memorable, charismatic and influential. I write about starting, learning and beginning new habits and behaviors. Some of my favorites: Start power posing Learn vocal power strategies Use killer conversation starters But in this post I want to write More Info »

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