Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) is the lead investigator at human behavior research lab Science of People and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

What We Discuss with Vanessa Van Edwards:

  • How to make a graceful exit with social cues.
  • How to nicely interrupt someone with social cues.
  • How to introduce someone whose name you don’t remember.
  • How to show someone you are (or are not) attracted to them with social cues.
  • How to show someone you don’t believe them with social cues.
  • And much more…

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Language is more than knowing what to say — it’s knowing how to say it whether or not words are being exchanged. And understanding the way people interact on a nonverbal level can make or break communication or cement how we perceive one another — whether positively or negatively.

In this episode, Science of People body language expert and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Vanessa Van Edwards gives us a ton of practicals for how we can optimize our verbal and nonverbal communication skills to captivate the attention of others through social cues. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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We may think we’re nailing a job interview or acing an introduction to someone new or really hitting it off with someone we find attractive, but if we don’t understand how we’re presenting ourselves through nonverbal social cues — and what others are trying to tell us with theirs — we’re missing a vastly important part of the story and risking deal-breaking misinterpretations as a result.

Thankfully, we have Science of People body language expert and Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People author Vanessa Van Edwards on deck to share some of the most useful practicals for navigating social situations with expertise grace.

Listen to this episode in its entirety to learn more about ways we can exit a conversation gracefully and leave a lasting last impression, how we can interrupt a conversation politely, what we can do when we have to introduce someone whose name we’ve forgotten, how to show someone we’re attracted (or not attracted) to them, how to make it clear we don’t believe what someone is saying, and much more.


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