Hey there Podcasters! We are so so grateful for your support of both the Science of People and my new book, Captivate.  As an avid fan of listening to podcasts, it’s such a fun experience to be a part of the creation process so thank you thank you!

I’ve put together a resource page exclusively for our Podcasters. I hope you enjoy!

#1 Our FAVE Resources

We have lot of fun content here at the Science of People, but I pulled out my absolute favorite videos and articles just for you:

For your next event: 33 Killer Conversation Starters

How can you have dazzling conversation with everyone you meet? I have a few tricks and tips to amazing conversation. Check out this video on the art (and science) of sparkling conversation:

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • Killer conversation openers
  • How to continue the conversation
  • How to go deep with partners and close friends
  • Event specific conversation starters
  • + our FREE Little Guide to Amazing Conversation e-book

Read the full killer conversation starters post.

For getting closer to a friend or partner: Guide to Reading Microexpressions

The face is the window into the soul–if you know how to read it. The good news is we can already tell a lot about someone by their face. Knowing how to read and interpret microexpressions is an essential part of understanding nonverbal behavior and reading people.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • The 7 universal microexpressions
  • How to recognize the face of a leader
  • The connection between expressions and emotions
  • + our FREE How to Read Faces mini-course

Read the guide to reading microexpressions post.

For understanding personality: Are You an Ambivert?

I have always struggled with the question:

“Are you an extrovert or introvert?”

Like most people, I don’t quite fit into either category. In this article and video I want to introduce you to the concept of an ambivert.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • The definition of ‘ambivert’
  • Why personality is a spectrum, not a label
  • Why ambiverts are awesome
  • How to find your nourishing people
  • + our FREE ‘Are you an Ambivert’ Quiz

Read the full ambivert post.

For your next pitch: 20 Hand Gestures You Should Be Using

Do you know how to speak with your hands?

Holler and Beatie found that gestures increase the value of our message by 60%! The best, most charismatic speakers and influencers know the importance of using hand gestures.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • Crazy facts about hand gestures
  • How to speak with your hands
  • My top 20 favorite hand gestures that everyone should be using

Read the full hand gestures post.

#2 Captivate

A shameful plug, I know, but I would love for you to pick up a copy of Captivate for yourself, a friend, a colleague, a parent–anyone who you believe deserves to understand people better. A little more about the book:

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Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date or your networking partner? You need to know how people work.

As a human behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab—and she’s cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections.

Watch the Official Captivate Trailer:

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#3  Play in our Lab

In addition to combing through thousands of academic studies for our articles, we also conduct our own original research at the Science of People and would love for you to be a part of it.

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#4 The Science of People Party

Let’s be friends! Each month, we send out an insights email with the latest and greatest in:

  • Human Behavior Hacks
  • Weird Science
  • Communication Tips and Tricks
  • Our Brand New Videos
  • + much more.

We know you get close to a zillion emails a day. And we agree that a zillion is too many. With our newsletter, it’s different. We’re anti-boring, action-packed and fun (you’ll actually want to hear from us, we promise).

Interested in having me on your show?

I’d love to be on your podcast! Email me at [email protected] with the subject “Podcast”

I’ve done hundreds of podcasts and I LOVE chatting with the most interesting people about research, behavior and life. Here are a few of my favorites you can listen to:

Here are a few of our favorites you can listen to:


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