Vanessa Van Edwards

Jun 2, 2022

EP 145 - Vanessa Van Edwards
Thanks so much for tuning into the Pretty Intense Podcast. Today we have Vanessa Van Edwards. She is an author. She is a behavioral investigator and a body language trainer. Her first book is called "Captivate" and her latest book is called "Cues". This is all about the signals we give through out with our body language. These cues can be verbal, non verbal, vocal, and imagery. When we learn to read these cues, we can read if people are trust worthy, anxious, confident, or a liar. When we learn to control the cues we are sending out, we can project an image of confidence, intelligence, worthiness, and trustworthy, rather than one of defeat, insecurity, incompetence or even untruthful. Vanessa gives us great tips on how to get the best out of a first impression, that are really useful for work, for dating, for all interaction. We hope you enjoy this episode.


Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, translated into 16 languages, and Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk. Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. She’s developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers. Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS Mornings, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, and many more. Millions visit her website every month for her methods turning “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied in daily life. Hundreds of thousands of students have taken her communication courses on Udemy, CreativeLive, LinkedIn, and her flagship course People School. Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences around the world including SxSW, MIT, and CES. Her groundbreaking and engaging workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.


Connect with Vanessa:
IG: @vvanedwards 
FB: @vvanedwards 
Twitter: @vvanedwards