Captivate

Captivate

The Science of Succeeding with People

Summary

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 behaviour investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behaviour patterns in her lab - and she's cracked the code.

In Captivate she shares a wealth of shortcuts, systems and behaviour hacks derived from her research, to help you take charge of interactions at work and at home. You'll learn how to execute a social game plan to navigate any social situation; how to speed-read faces for 7 universal 'micro-expressions' that can be used to predict people's emotions; and much more besides.

When you understand the laws of human behaviour you can get along with anyone. With Vanessa's help, you will never interact in the same way again.

Reviews

  • Full of helpful tips, actionable anecdotes and fascinating research, Captivate is the consummate wingman (or woman) - a book you'll hear whispering in your ears, giving you social superpowers
    Jenny Blake, author of PIVOT

About the author

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a researcher, speaker and bestselling author, and one of the world's leading experts on people skills and interpersonal intelligence. She is the leading people skills instructor for online learning platforms Udemy and Creative Live, and she has led trainings for numerous Fortune 500 companies globally. Her behaviour research lab, 'The Science of People', has been featured in Fast Company, Men's Health, Forbes, and on USA Today and the Today Show. Her 2017 Ted talk has amassed over two million views, while her YouTube channel has had over 35 million views and is home to almost 600,000 subscribers. She has 38,000 Twitter, 57,000 Instagram and 66,000 Facebook followers. Her email list totals to over 215,000 active subscribers and her website, scienceofpeople.com, receives an average of one million unique visitors per month.
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