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Vanessa Van Edwards, Keynote Speaker
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Vanessa Van Edwards

    • Founder & Lead Investigator at Science of People
    • Bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People
    • Teaches individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people
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In Person-Fee 🛈

$30,000 - $50,000

Virtual Fee:

$15,000 - $20,000

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Vanessa Van Edwards - Keynote Speaker Reel

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You are contagious | Vanessa Van Edwards | TEDxLondon

You are contagious | Vanessa Van Edwards | TEDxLondon

Vanessa Van Edwards - Virtual Keynote Sample

Vanessa Van Edwards - Virtual Keynote Sample

How to Negotiate: Use These 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Win

How to Negotiate: Use These 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Win

End Every Conversation with THIS Phrase

End Every Conversation with THIS Phrase

Vanessa Van Edwards Speaker Biography

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 30 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.

Vanessa teaches digital communication strategies surrounding how virtual teams can stay connected and productive. She shares practical and actionable strategies attendees can begin to use immediately, covering a range of areas tailored to your organization’s approach and challenges to virtual working.

How can your team thrive in a new remote workplace? Studies have shown working from home can lead to happier, more productive teams. In this session, Vanessa reviews the latest science on remote teamwork and shares practical ways the audience can take care of themselves during challenging times. She imparts concrete strategies that can immediately be used in everyday life as well as an empowering sense of positivity. This talk touches the following areas:
Creating a New Workday: How to set-up your days, tasks, communication, and schedule amidst competing distractions
Cultivating Calm During Difficult Times: How to take back control and channel calmness in the face of anxiety
Combating Loneliness: How to form deeper connections in your personal and professional life in a way that fosters productivity and combats loneliness
Creating Emotional Resilience on a Team: How to leverage the power of kindness in a remote world
The New Self-Care: How to proactively and compassionately practice self-care in an unprecedented time
Mastering Digital Communication: How to incorporate helpful tips and insight in a persisting remote work climate

Remote work changes the nature of our communication. How can virtual teams effectively connect and communicate in a virtual world? In this online training, Vanessa walks teams through digital communication strategies that help them check-in on their team members, build rapport, and feel confident in a digital workspace.

As phone calls, chat, emails, and video calls become the new norm, Vanessa helps audiences understand how they can leverage technology and come out ahead. She reviews practical and actionable strategies attendees will put into practice in real-time. In this session, your team will learn:
How to be charismatic over email, chat, phone calls, and video calls
How to sound clear and confident on the phone
How to incorporate a few tips and strategies for effective video calls
How to run productive digital meetings (and avoid those awkward silences)

How can managers lead remote teams? How can companies maintain a thriving digital culture? With the goal of helping managers improve their leadership abilities, this practical and engaging session will give managers new tools they can use to motivate, inspire, and keep their teams productive–even digitally!

The principles of remote culture
The science of teams
How personality affects productivity
How to facilitate digital trust and teamwork

This is not your typical motivational speech. Vanessa will transform your audience’s fears into confidence using fascinating science. She blends powerful research with hilarious stories to help attendees be more authentically charismatic. From battling impostor syndrome to combating self-doubt, her personal stories and unique research will inspire attendees in an entirely new way. Every attendee will walk away motivated and ready to take action with her step-by-step framework. Vanessa also dives into the strategies from her best-selling book Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People, and covers brand new research. Including:
How to make a memorable first impression
The (surprising) science of charisma
Stopping self-doubt
How to get people out of auto-pilot
How to talk to anyone and have captivating conversations
How to read people and uncover hidden emotions
How to stop getting interrupted

Vanessa will explore the latest neuroscience, behavioral economics, and psychology research of leadership in this exciting talk. From body language to brain patterns, she will reveal the latest in leadership, communication, personality strengths and strategies, and then, most importantly, turn the science into practical tips the audience can start applying today. Whether your attendees are leading a business or team, or want to be a leader in their personal life, Vanessa will help them apply the latest leadership research and harness the power of leadership. Specifically, she will cover:
How to speak so people will listen
The 3 steps highly motivated people use to change their behavior
The body language of leaders
How to combat fear with confidence
5 ways to think like a leader
Why every leader should know about the Swan Effect

Do you know how to read people? In this talk, Vanessa will dive into the secret science of people and how they work using nonverbal science. Attendees will learn how to leverage nonverbal and verbal communication tactics to improve their charisma, presence, and confidence. From first impressions, to elevator pitches, to bonding with people, everyone needs to know the 5 basic nonverbal laws. Vanessa can also talk about human lie detection and speed-reading people. She will dive into:
How to make a confident first impression with everyone you meet
The 5 power body language laws
The two main components of communication and how to leverage them
How to read hidden emotions
The body language of leaders

Start your event with a powerful call-to-action. Vanessa kicks your event off with an impactful motivational talk that inspires attendees. Vanessa provides practical tips the audience can use to bond and learn during the event while getting them excited for what’s to come. From hilarious stories, to surprising insights, to tweetable moments, this talk is designed to be the perfect start to any event (and will have attendees buzzing about your event right from the start). Vanessa tailors the keynote to your conference theme and customizes the content to set attendees up for a successful, unforgettable event.

The end is just the beginning. The best way to end an incredible event is with a powerful closing keynote. In this talk, Vanessa helps attendees take action on everything they learned and be motivated to take their next steps. Her talk is designed to get attendees laughing and learning together, ensuring each of them receive value up to the very last moment of your event. She will set up the audience for success with one last inspirational push to get them excited for their next steps (and next year’s event). Vanessa tailors the keynote to your conference theme and customizes the content to successfully close your event.

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