Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People
by Vanessa Van Edwards
Want to become a better speaker? Terrified of social networking events? Do you find yourself not knowing what to say? Captivate is a guide to overcoming social barriers and becoming successful in any social interaction, with science to back it up.
About the Author
Vanessa Van Edwards went from awkward to social superstar with a little help from vigorous research. She now gives speeches, stars in video lectures such as CreativeLive and Udemy, and contributes her and her team’s findings to a site called The Science of People. She has been mentioned in Fast Company Inc., Fox News, Forbes, and Men’s Health and has been a speaker at Fortune 500 pieces of training.
CONTROL: HOW TO WIN THE SOCIAL GAME
Go to places that energize you socially and with people who keep you energized.
Find a supporter to go with you on social journeys.
CAPTURE: HOW TO MAKE A KILLER FIRST IMPRESSION
SPARK: HOW TO HAVE DAZZLING CONVERSATIONS
Become a more interesting person by using conversation sparkers.
Look for the other person's "hot buttons" in conversations.
Use your personality to your advantage to stir people from their usual routines.
Remember people's names, once and for all.
HIGHLIGHT: HOW TO BE THE MOST MEMORABLE PERSON IN THE ROOM
INTRIGUE: HOW TO BE RIDICULOUSLY LIKABLE
SOLVE: HOW TO CRACK SOMEONE’S PERSONALITY
APPRECIATE: HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM PEOPLE
VALUE: HOW TO GET ALONG WITH ANYONE
CONNECT: HOW TO SPEAK SO PEOPLE LISTEN
Master the art of storytelling to connect with others.
Practice telling at least one story to a friend daily.