Your cues are always showing. Cues are a secret language hidden in plain sight—but they are only revealed to those who know how to spot them.

What Are Cues?

Cues are the subtle, but powerful social signals humans send to each other. They can be nonverbal, verbal, vocal or imagery cues.  Sending the right cues can instantly boost your charisma or build rapport in a given situation. Reading cues can also be like a superpower—accurately decoding a person’s cues can give you insight into what they are thinking or feeling.

There are 4 main types of Cues:


What is your body saying? These include hand gestures, posture, facial expressions, and more. These powerful nonverbal cues make up about 65 to 90 percent of our total communication.


Verbal cues can come in both online and offline flavors, including sending the right emails to get your message across and using word choice to influence conversations.


How do you sound confident, powerful, and charismatic? Your voice can dictate how others perceive you, from simple phone calls to being the dealbreaker when it comes to landing a new client.


From your clothes to the desk you sit at when working, imagery cues can give others an impression of you without you even gesturing or uttering a word.

What Are Cues?

Want to see our breakdown of cues in real life? Here are some breakdowns Vanessa Van Edwards has done:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Have you ever wondered what makes people so drawn to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Let’s look at some unique cues like the smolder and savor smile that can help everyone be more charismatic.

How to Be Effortlessly Charming: The Rock

Britney Spears

What happened to Britney Spears? Here are 12 body language red flags that give away her emotions.

Body Language Breakdown of Britney Spears...What Her Cues Reveal

Morgan Freeman

Have you ever wondered how Morgan Freeman is so likable? Wonder no more! In this article, we cover 7 cues Morgan Freeman uses for likeability.

7 Cues to Instantly Be More Likable: Morgan Freeman

Justin Bieber

Being an extremely popular singer, Justin Bieber often faces extreme stress. How does he deal with it? Find out the secret cues he uses to remain calm!

Justin Bieber on How to Calm Down Quickly and Keep Your Cool in High Pressure Situations

Princess Diana

Princess Diana was a captivating, yet mysterious person. What made her so alluring, and what can we learn from her body language cues? Find out here!

Why Princess Diana's Hidden Body Language Cues Are So Intriguing

Barack Obama

Does your voice sound a little bland? Or maybe you just want that characteristic “famous” sound. Here’s exactly how to sound a little more famous.

Improve Your Vocal Power: Lessons from Former President Obama

Alpha Males

Want to know the ingredients that make an alpha male? Let’s take a look at figures like Manny Pacquiao and Richard Branson and see what makes them alpha!

What is an Alpha Male? 8 Alpha Cues from Jason Momoa, @TonyRobbinsLive,  Brad Pitt, and more

The Cues Masterclass

Watch the FREE Masterclass to learn:

  • How you can control your cues
  • 3 important questions we ask ourselves about others
  • Why people who accurately read cues earn more money
  • …And MORE!