Topics We Explored:
- What the different types of awkwardness are and why they are both born out of fear
- How being more prepared in social situations will make you more comfortable with approaching people
- Why using the swan effect can be helpful in becoming more confident in social situations, even if that means that it’ll take some time
- Why publishing a book can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs and how being true to yourself will make that path to success easier
- How you can find your business and personal sweet spot by adding structure to different areas of your life
“I believe that you can do anything; you just have to have a structure to it.” – Vanessa Van Edwards (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- The Science of People
- Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards
- World Domination Summit
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
- LaunchBooks Literary Agency
About Vanessa Van Edwards:
Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People — a human behavior research lab. She is the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, which was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. She writes a monthly column on the science of success for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her original research has been featured in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Forbes, Inc., and USA Today.
As a human behavior hacker, she runs original research experiments on topics such as the science of leadership, human lie detection, body language hacks, the psychology of attraction, and successful people skills at ScienceofPeople.com. Vanessa has been asked to discuss her innovative work on CNN, CBS Morning News, and NPR. She has also consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies including Dove, Symantec, and American Express. More importantly, she’s addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee, and puppies.
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Sharath Mascarenhas says
I’ve been a regular listener of your content & must commend you for the job. However, any specific reason why you do not have this in a downloadable format anymore? I loved the convenience of being able to listen to the content at a time that worked for me 🙁
Jess Sommers says
Hi Sharath! We switched podcast hosts so that’s why the direct download disappeared, however I added in an option to download this particular episode for your convenience!
Charlie Gilkey says
Hi Sharath! They are no longer downloadable because of a technical issue we were having. We didn’t have much evidence that people actually were downloading the files, as well, so it seemed like additional work for no apparent gain. With your comment, though, we’ll review our current options and see which allow us to enable downloading. Thanks for speaking up! 🙂
Stephen Lahey says
As I think you might know, I’ve run my own consulting practice for a long time. Open ended in-person networking? I’ve always preferred getting referrals from customers, and even cold-calling, over that type of thing. But I actually found this interview valuable – and not just the portion covering ways to prep for networking. This was a refreshing, reality-based business conversation. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing. very valuable i dnt no about reality-based business but i do listen these types of episode.thank you