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What's the secret to charisma? Well, it's actually based in science! Speaker, Author, and "People-Skills Expert," Vanessa Van Edwards, gives us the most fascinating course on how to appear more approachable, warm, confident, and competent to others. She goes over the simple non-verbal and vocal cues that are giving others the incorrect impression of you, and how you can flip that around. She answers these questions and so many more: "How can you effectively and kindly get someone to stop interrupting you?" "What is the #1 mistake people make when trying to be taken seriously?" "How can you appear more confident on a Zoom or phone call?" She also goes over the simple hand gesture that will instantly give you more credibility and success. This episode is a must-listen!


Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, translated into 16 languages. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk. 


Her much anticipated new book Cues releases on March 1st, 2022. Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. She’s developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers.

Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS Mornings, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, and many more.

Millions visit her website every month for her methods turning “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied in daily life. Hundreds of thousands of students have taken her communication courses on Udemy, CreativeLive, LinkedIn, and her flagship course People School.

Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences around the world including SxSW, MIT, and CES.  Her groundbreaking and engaging workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.

She regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Miller-Coors, Microsoft, Amazon, and Univision. She has been a spokesperson for Dove, American Express, Clean & Clear, and Symantec.

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