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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, written and read by Vanessa Van Edwards.

Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date or your networking partner? You need to know how people work.

As a human behaviour investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behaviour patterns in her lab - and she's cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of shortcuts, systems and behaviour hacks derived from her research, to help you take charge of interactions at work and at home. You'll learn how to execute a social game plan to navigate any social situation; how to speed-read faces for seven universal 'microexpressions' that can be used to predict people's emotions; and much more besides. When you understand the laws of human behaviour, you can get along with anyone. With Vanessa's help you will never interact in the same way again.

Includes a bonus PDF of quizzes, graphs and illustrations.

Download the accompanying reference guide.
©2017 Vanessa Van Edwards (P)2017 Penguin

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Highly recommend listening.

For anyone who wants to improve how they communicate with others and enrich the quality of their relationships both personal and professional, l recommend that you purchase this audiobook. I also purchased the actual book and look forward to utilising further learning material via the science of people website. Thank you, Vanessa Van Edwards.

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There is a science to people

Found the book to be full of lessons and very structured. It is hard to follow it as well as reading because of the various exercises throughout so I intend to go to the supplementary material and actually run through it to retain and use some what is taught. Overall, it's a good hack into the human mind.

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  • Jay
  • 11-17-17

Life Changing

I don't usually write reviews but this audiobook was too good for me not to. I've really enjoyed listening to Vanessa's friendly and welcoming tone.

The guidance she provides is so easy to grasp and very practical. I've already started implementing these into my daily life and noticed the difference.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that could benefit from a direction on how to master social situations!

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  • Frank Drebin
  • 11-02-17

A must-read for the digital generation

Take a short cut to overcome social anxiety and build better connections wish I had read it years ago.

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  • Annalise
  • 10-23-17

fascinating

really enjoyable
need to listen to it again
so much info
can't wait to try the boys bus stuff

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  • Coco
  • 10-09-17

Super interesting

Vanessa Van Edwards is really amazing at passing on her knowledge and this audiobook is full of fun and interesting facts.

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  • Daniel
  • 09-22-17

Fantasist

Excellent book! If you struggle with social anxiety or not, it's a book you will learn a lot from. Read it and learn more about yourself

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-17

Loved this!

So much to think about!
Loved Vanessa & her unique take on people skills. Really thought provoking & helpful info that definitely makes you want to follow up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-18

Love the content

Very practical explanations and summary for levelling up relationships. Also great way to learn to understand others

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  • Tania Ras-Devereux
  • 12-31-17

How to read the Single-image Stereogram of People

This is the how to, of reading people, who are a bit like those jumbled pictures that leap out at you once you know how to focus your eyes. Everybody sees the same picture, but only through practice, perseverance or in this case clear precise instruction can you see the 3D image leap out at you. Hi Five to Vanessa and Team. :)

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  • Sofia Lekati
  • 10-19-17

Loved it!

Easy to listen, good information and makes very good points! I did enjoy it! Thank you!

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  • simon
  • 10-11-17

SKIP THIS ONE

Judging from other reviews this book reviewed quite well, there is something dodgy going on here, there is no way this book deserves the high star ranking that it has got as it is so lacking in any practical information.....seems like it was written for a first grader, you'll regret buying it.