Bestselling author and founder of Science of People, Vanessa Van Edwards has captivated thousands with her charisma, laughter, and genuine desire to equip entire audiences with shortcuts, systems, and hacks for better communication and interaction in their professional and personal lives. 


Through her book, Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, and YouTube channel, Vanessa divulges science-backed information on how people work, so that audiences can get along with anyone, increasing their influence, impact, and income as a result. Her book has been translated into 16 different languages and more than 36 million people watch her on YouTube.


Vanessa applies these lessons onstage as a dynamic speaker. She has been described as “always engaging, at times uproariously funny, and very informative,” setting her apart as an in-person and virtual keynote presenter. 


Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. She has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our leadership and team communication and to help us better communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers. Her warmth and exuberant energy captivate audiences no matter the medium because the science she studies transcends in-person platforms to apply to virtual ones as well. 


Her 13 years of experience as a YouTuber gives her an edge when delivering virtual keynotes, trainings, and presentations. Her cultivated skills in online engagement, humor, and body language make her a presenter who knows how to hold an audience’s attention for hours on end. One reviewer said Vanessa’s workshop was the “fastest three-hour presentation” they had ever attended. 


Vanessa paradoxically epitomizes science and entertainment all in one. She regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, MillerCoors, Microsoft, and Penguin Random House. She has been a spokesperson for Dove, American Express, Clean and Clear, and Symantec.

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