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Are You Afraid of Being Alone?

One time I was hanging out with a friend whose husband was away for the weekend. It was nice out so we went for a hike and out for brunch. We had a lovely morning, but once it came time to say goodbye, my friend’s behavior changed. She began questioning me for any excuse to […]

Body Language of the Month: How to Take Perfect Pictures

Your pictures reveal huge amounts of information about you. An amazing study done by Nalini Ambady that looked at CEOs’ faces found that people can glance at a picture of a CEO and predict how successful he or she is. Specifically, Ambady showed participants pictures of the top 25 CEOs on the Fortune 500 list […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: CNN

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by CNN to talk about: Trump’s hands speak–what do they say? and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Watch the Video: Immediately after he was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump prepared to address the United States of America for […]

Science-Based Party Tricks

When it comes to going to parties and meeting new people, sometimes it’s the little things that can be the most awkward and nerve-wracking. I met with Tra’Renee Chambers to talk about two simple greetings that often cause people to fumble. Check it out: Never Forget Names Again Have you ever been in a situation […]

The Obligatory Friend

Can you grow out of friendships? Sadly, I think the answer is yes. Does this story sound familiar to you: I met Sophie on a writer’s retreat. We bonded immediately—standing in line to get our room keys. I loved her shoes, she loved my scarf. We both tried to eat vegetarian, but loved bacon. We […]

Who is the Most Charismatic Person You Know?

We are looking for highly charismatic people for some new research on charisma (and hint hint our next course!) In the survey below, please nominate the most charismatic person you know. This should be someone you actually know personally and Someone who is currently living Loading… Thanks for your help! We’ll be sharing more on the science of […]

How to Say No

Do you have a hard time saying no? As social beings, we are driven to preserve our relationships and so it can be difficult to let people down even if it is the right thing for you. When I asked my Twitter followers if they agreed with this statement: “I have a hard time saying […]

Book Club Book: The One Thing

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By: Gary Keller with Jay Papasan Book Description: YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking […]

Virtual Book Tour Stop: The Laura Ingraham Show

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by The Laura Ingraham Show to talk about: How to Deal with Awkward Moments and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Listen to the Show: Check out more of my Virtual Book Tour here!

Virtual Book Tour Stop: Pivot Podcast

As part of my virtual book tour, I stopped by Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake to talk about: Secrets from Viral TED Talks and my new book: Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Topics We Cover: Pivot blessings in disguise How Vanessa bootstrapped Science of People and why she decided to pivot away from her […]

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