The deluxe eBook edition of CAPTIVATE includes twelve exclusive videos from author Vanessa Van Edwards, where she gives tips on storytelling, using hand gestures to build rapport, recognizing non-verbal cues, decoding micro-expressions, and more. Readers will learn how to set up mini-experiments and read cues, making them more adept communicators. Vanessa also interviews Paige Hendrix Buckner, CEO of ClientJoy.
Do 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.
Perfect mixture of information, advice, and relatable stories that made me eager to put all of this into practical use. I used to dread talking to people but since reading, I’ve noticed my conversations were intentional and I was more confident while having them. I love not having the conversation hangovers that kept me up at night.55
If you like the book how to win friends and influence people this book is for you.55
Great book. I recommend reading it. The author illustrates great insights, experience-based hacks, etc.55
I am what you consider an extroverted awkward gentlemen. I am fearless, but still don’t know what to do in social situations. Consistently, self-doubting myself. How will this person react to me? Etc. Anyways this book is beyond helpful. It’s like the perfect communication book. If you’re a veteran and rock social interactions like nobodies business then this will help you brush up. If you want to feel more confident in every social interaction but this book! Also, i would recommend this version because it has cool videos that reinforced what you have learned. Doubly awesome! Buy now!55