Podcast #252: Vanessa Van Edwards

According to Vanessa Van Edwards, charisma is charisma is “a compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.” In this episode she explains what factors into charisma—and awkwardness—and how everyone can learn to be more charismatic.

Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode!

Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People—a human behavior research lab where she teaches people how to turn “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied in daily life. She is also the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People.

You can follow Vanessa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Show Notes

Watch Vanessa’s presentation at TEDxLondon in 2017, “You are contagious.”

Take the Charisma Quiz and find out where you fall on the charisma scale.


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Last updated November 29th, 2019.

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