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Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People with Vanessa Van Edwards

Hannah Pinkerton
August 14, 2020

Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator, a published best selling author, and the brains behind the innovative human research lab The Science of People. The Penguin author and tea lover is also a monthly columnist for the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Aside from designing breakthrough research experiments to help decipher the code of human behavior, she also conducts revolutionary courses and workshops that teach people how to succeed both in business and in life by understanding people’s hidden dynamics.

Her latest bestselling book Captivate has been dubbed by Apple as one of the most anticipated books of the year. She also looks forward to writing and illustrating her very own children’s book in the near future.


The Episode

This week’s episode talks about the art of building rapport, why the element of surprise is so underrated, and how a little word switch can make a world of difference.

Vanessa also shares how you can be perceived as warm by other people, how you can encourage people to show off their best selves, and the difference between a pet project and a pest project.

For those who want to forge better relationships with others, Vanessa offers the following advice, “Everyone has their own unique brand of charisma and not everyone has to be a bubbly extrovert to be liked.”


The Science of People


Vanessa's TEDx Talk You are Contagious

Connect with Vanessa on Twitter or Instagram

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Hannah Pinkerton
Hannah enjoys spreading love in the world through travel, blogging, and teaching Spanish. Her hobbies include exploring in nature, taking naps, and spoiling her two dogs. She is proud to use her organizational and list making skills as an Executive Assistant for U30X.

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