Anti-Networking event with Vanessa Van Edwards, author of CAPTIVATE
What comes to mind when you think of networking? Awkward small talk? Boring conversations? The same type of interactions over and over again? It's time to take the awkwardness and anxiety out of networking. We want to put a stop to dull, average, boring networking, so we’ve created a new type of networking event--one that we guarantee will result in better conversations and more meaningful and effective interactions. At this event attendees will participate in curated speed networking rounds and then learn about the Science of Networking from Vanessa Van Edwards. Presenting new research from her latest book, Captivate, Vanessa will give you a completely new perspective on networking, elevator pitches and interacting with people. We will cover: How to Anti-Network Effectively The 7 Best Conversation Starters How to Craft the Perfect Elevator Pitch The Power of Nonverbal How to Leverage the Science of Networking The Science of People is a human behavior research lab. We study all of the hidden forces that drive behavior--cool science like body language, human lie detection and communication hacks. Bottom Line: We’re allergic to boring, addicted to scientific solutions and love meeting like-minded people. Our meetings will be actionable and lots of fun--you definitely won’t be stuck in the same old boring chit chat. This will not be your typical networking event / presentation. Get ready for Icebreaker challenges, networking games and new strategies for interacting. Introverts welcome! Extroverts embraced! Ambiverts accepted! Vanessa will also be signing copies of her newly released book Captivate. Join us! About Vanessa: Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator and published author. She runs a human behavior research lab where she uncovers the hidden forces that drive our behavior called the Science of People. Her latest book, Captivate, was chosen as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017. She is fascinated by body language, leadership and charisma and writes about these topics for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. She also writes a monthly column for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her innovative work has been featured on NPR, Business Week and USA Today. More importantly she's addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee and puppies. About Captivate: 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 behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab—and she’s cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems and behavior hacks for taking charge of their interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science backed, real life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. Just like knowing the right formulas to use in chemistry, or the right programming language to write code, the hacks in this book are simple ways to solve for people. Learn: The Social Game Plan: Every party, networking event and social situation has a predictable map – discover how to work a room and the sweet spot for making the most connections. The 7 Microexpressions: Learn how to speed-read the 7 universal facial expressions and how they can be used to predict people’s emotions. Conversation Sparks: All conversations can be hacked—if you know how certain words generate dopamine in the people you meet. When you understand the laws of human behavior you can get along with anyone, and your influence, impact, and income will increase as a result. What’s more, you will improve your interpersonal intelligence, make a killer first impression, and build rapport quickly and authentically in any situation—negotiations, interviews, parties, and pitches. You will never interact in the same way again.