Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van EdwardsDo you feel awkward at networking events? Do you wonder what your date really thinks of you? Do you wish you could decode people? You need to learn the science of people.
As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the code. In Captivate, she shares shortcuts, systems, and secrets for taking charge of your 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 how to captivate anyone—and a completely new approach to building connections.
Just like knowing the formulas to use in a chemistry lab, or the right programming language to build an app, Captivate provides simple ways to solve people problems. You’ll learn, for example…
· How to work a room: Every party, networking event, and social situation has a predictable map. Discover the sweet spot for making the most connections.
· How to read faces: It’s easier than you think to speed-read facial expressions and use them to predict people’s emotions.
· How to talk to anyone: Every conversation can be memorable—once you learn how certain words generate the pleasure hormone dopamine in listeners.
When you understand the laws of human behavior, your influence, impact, and income will increase significantly. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation—negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You’ll never interact the same way again.
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What makes a TED Talk go viral? The TED Blog recently asked that question and used a research-based study to answer it. According to TED :. To do so, says founder Vanessa Van Edwards, they polled volunteers, asking them to rate hundreds of hours of TED Talks, looking for specific nonverbal and body language patterns. We gave these viewers the exact same questions as people who had watched the entire talk.
Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator with Science of People   and national best-selling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People Van Edwards is lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. Van Edwards teaches online courses about body language, facial expression, nonverbal communication and lie detection,    all grounded in scientific research. Her lab has also conducted research on the TV Show Shark Tank  and analyzed hand gestures in presidential inaugural addresses. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting human behavior for audiences around the world. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in relationships and in life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people. - The underlying reason, she found, was hand gestures. Your hand gestures need to be intentional and reinforce what you are saying.