Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People

by Vanessa Van Edwards

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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.

Great ideas from this book

Control: How to Win the Social Game

Capture: How to Make a Killer First Impression

Spark: How to Have Dazzling Conversations

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

Empower: How to Lead People

Protect: How to Deal With Difficult People