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Coming to Los Angeles!

What comes to mind when you think of networking? Awkward small talk? Boring conversations? The same type of interactions over and over again? It’s time to take the awkwardness and anxiety out of networking. We want to put a stop to dull, average, boring networking, so we’ve created a new type of networking event–one that […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: Fizzle

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by Fizzle to talk about: How to Resonate Deeper With Your Customers Using the Science of Personality and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Show Notes: Doesn’t matter what surf board you’re riding, if the wave is too small it can’t generate […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: The Pitch Podcast

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by The Pitch Podcast with Amanda Berlin to talk about: Unconventional Ways to Start a Lovefest with an Influencer and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Show Notes: Why you should reveal your vulnerability sooner rather than later in interactions The anatomy of […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: Art of Charm

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by Art of Charm to talk about my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People In this show: How can nonverbal communication affect the first impression you make to someone — even if they’re just hearing your voice over a telephone call? Explore the science […]

Can You Tell Me What to Do?

Do you ever ask for advice? If not, you should. Asking for advice is one of my favorite, most-overlooked people hacks because it helps you learn new things and bond with people. Check out my video to find out how: Advice is powerful and I want to hear yours. Right now, I’m trying to grow […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: Good Life Project

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by the Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields to talk about: Hacking Social Interaction for Good and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Show Notes: As a geeky, modern-day Dale Carnegie, Vanessa Van Edwards’ innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: Chase Jarvis LIVE

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by Chase Jarvis LIVE to talk about: How to Become a Master Communicator and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People  On this show, I discuss: The difference between decoding and encoding emotional signals and how to apply that idea – for example, […]

Coming to DC!

What comes to mind when you think of networking? Awkward small talk? Boring conversations? It’s time to take the awkwardness and anxiety out of networking. Join Vanessa Van Edwards, author of Captivate, for a new type of networking event that will give you a completely new perspective on networking, elevator pitches and interacting with people. Date: April […]

Body Language of the Month: Learn How to Read Faces

Have you ever had a conversation with someone where they gave you vague responses and you suspected their actual thoughts were stronger than they said? It’s a frustrating situation to be in but one that is easily solved when you know how to read faces. People’s faces often reveal far more than the words they […]

Trump to Truman: An Analysis of 20 Inaugural Addresses

By Vanessa Van Edwards Science of People Overview: The goal of our lab, the Science of People is to find patterns in human behavior. We wanted to examine presidential inaugural addresses. What patterns can be found in the last 20 presidential Inaugural addresses? Are there differences in body language, verbal patterns and persuasiveness? The answers […]

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