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Vanessa Van Edwards: Charisma for the Awkward – Love Your Work, Episode 167

February 28 2019 – 07:30am

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Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) is a recovering awkward person who teaches people how to be more successful with people.

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Vanessa was a great student, but, she says, she was terrible with people. Until one day she discovered that she could study people and interacting with people the same way she studied math and science.

In fact, she used math and science to break down social interactions. She set up a lab and started running experiments on everything from conversation starters to reading facial expressions.

She shares everything she’s learned in her hit book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. This book breaks down social interaction so you can succeed, whether that’s thriving in networking events, or having a more fulfilling dating life.

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