Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

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 behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab—and she’s cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of their 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 human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. 
Just like knowing the right formulas to use in chemistry, or the right programming language to write code, the hacks in this book are simple ways to solve for people. For example:
· The Social Game Plan: Every party, networking event and social situation has a predictable map – discover how to work a room and the sweet spot for making the most connections. 
· The 7 Microexpressions: Learn how to speed-read the 7 universal facial expressions and how they can be used to predict people’s emotions.
· Conversation Sparks: All conversations can be hacked—if you know how certain words generate dopamine in the people you meet.
When you understand the laws of human behavior you can get along with anyone, and your influence, impact, and income will increase as a result. 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 will never interact in the same way again.

*Bonus PDF included with quizzes, graphs, and illustrations.

Business & Personal Finance
Vanessa Van Edwards
hr min
April 25
Penguin Audio

Customer Reviews

Abstract09 ,


Amazing body of work!💛

Lay Lay 0610 ,

Hackers should buy this 😎

This book is hands down one of the best self development books I have ever listened. She truly practices what she preaches. As you’re listening to the different ways of captivating people and building relationships she makes every exercise relatable. When she was going over the fear section I never knew that my fear of being left out correlated to me seeming like the show off in my group. I have started using some of the hacks that she mentions in this audiobook and can see a difference on how I interact with those close to me, my customers, coworkers, and complete strangers. Thank you for being at the GLS conference this year and helping me to become a better person and leader!

KingKita5 ,


Expected more tho

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