Vanessa Edwards

How To Sound More Confident & Communicate Like A Pro | Vanessa Van Edwards






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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to effortlessly command attention and respect, while others get interrupted and overlooked? 

Perhaps you’re curious about how to share your ideas more effectively — whether that’s in the workplace, on social media, or at a dinner party with friends?

Or maybe you’re baffled as to why communication with your partner sometimes leads to arguments instead of understanding?

To answer these questions, I’m joined by Vanessa Van Edwards, a renowned behavioral researcher and author of the groundbreaking book, ‘Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication’.

In this enlightening conversation, we delve into the subtle world of ‘cues’ — the tiny signals we’re all sending out through our body language, vocal inflections, word choices and more. These cues are super important, and can make or break our interactions in ALL areas of life, from the boardroom to the bedroom and everything in between.

Press play to learn: how to become aware of the cues you’re sending, simple hacks to instantly uplevel your conversational skills; the art of being heard and understood in meetings; how to command attention and avoid being interrupted; the secret to making new friends as an adult; genius communication strategies to use with your partner, and the surprising cues that can make you sound more confident.

Vanessa also sheds light on how business owners and entrepreneurs can leverage cues to maximize their impact, connect more deeply with their audience, and become an industry leader.

So if you want to become a master of communication, share your ideas more effectively, and captivate every room you walk into, then press play now… this one’s for you.

About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a multi-time bestselling author and renowned behavioral researcher on professional communication and leadership. More than 50 million people have seen Vanessa on YouTube and in her viral TED Talk. Vanessa’s work has been featured in national and international media including Inc, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNN, CBS and many more. Her book, ‘Captivate’, has been translated into over 17 languages. Her latest book, ‘Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication’, was an instant bestseller.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her incredible journey to become one of the world’s foremost experts on interpersonal communication (3:23)
  • Cues 101 — what they are, how to use them intentionally, and how they can transform your relationships (5:50)
  • The critical difference between confidence and competence (3:17)
  • Tired of being interrupted? These cues can help you be heard in every conversation (20:02)
  • The best cues to project competence and gain respect in any setting (25:13)
  • The art of meeting new people and becoming a rockstar at ‘small talk’! (35:14)
  • Simple but genius communication hacks to effortlessly strengthen your bond with your partner (51:07)
  • The surprising factors that create distance in a relationship instead of connection (55:10)
  • The cues that can enhance your professional presence and propel your career to new heights (58:15)
  • How to harness the power of cues on social media to build a loyal following and increase engagement (63:17)
  • The ONE thing to focus on today to become a master of communication (70:55)

Episode resources:

  • Mastering Your Mean Girl (book)
  • Open Wide (book)
  • Comparisonitis (book)
  • Time Magic by Melissa Ambrosini and Nick Broadhurst (book)
  • Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards (book)
  • Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication by Vanessa Van Edwards (book)
  • You are contagious (TEDx)
  • The Sharks Struggle To Understand Doorbot’s Value | Shark Tank US | Shark Tank Global (Shark Tank)
  • Brené Brown (Instagram)
  • The Power Of Vulnerability – Brené Brown (Ted Talk)
  • Science Of People (website)
  • What’s Your Communication Style? (quiz)
  • The Perfectionist’s Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power by Katherine Morgan Schafler (book)

Thank you so much for listening. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be SO grateful if you could leave me a review on Apple podcasts, that way we can inspire and educate even more people together.

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