Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. As an acclaimed writer, Vanessa is a professional people watcher—speaking, writing and cracking the code of interesting human behavior for audiences around the world. Her specialty is human lie detection and body language in business. But the unique approach of her company, the ScienceofPeople.org has reached all audiences on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal and she is a sought after consultant and speaker.
“Her presentation style is so engaging and entertaining that I believe everyone in any job function will get something extremely useful out of it. “
–Monica Enand, Founder of Zapproved
Vanessa is a published Penguin author and a Huffington Post columnist. She regularly gives keynotes and appears in the media to talk about her research. And she travels the country speaking, giving workshops and inspirational speeches.
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On Dr. Drew:
“Vanessa is a dynamic and polished speaker. Everyone who joined her presentation on “Reading Your Audience” enjoyed her practical tips on gauging honesty and interest through non-verbal cues. Her photo and video examples brought the subject to life, and it was well-tailored to the group and time frame. We would definitely ask her back for more presentations.”
–Emily Ediger, Portland State University Business Accelerator
Vanessa’s articles on:
Video News Segments:
- Articles for Portfolio and Upstart Business Journal
- Listen to Vanessa on Kay and Dave: Radio Interview about Lance Armstrong‘s body language
- Vanessa has written for Brazen Careerist, see one of her articles on lying in interviews.
- One of her start-up companies has been featured in Nibletz, Portland Business Journal, The Oregonian and Willamette Week.
Human Lie Detection for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
We are told hundreds of lies each and every day. Is there a scientific way to know when people are lying to you? Can you become a human lie detector? New research shows that yes, we can detect lies from facial expressions, body language and voice tone. In this presentation, Vanessa Van Petten will share the latest research and tips on lie detection for business owners. In this presentation, Vanessa will give an overview of the four major areas business owners need for nonverbal skills:
- Pitching Prospects and Clients
- Reading Your Audience
- Hiring and Inter-office Politics: How to Spot Lies During Interviews and with Colleagues
She will use case studies, videos and practical tips that can be applied immediately. Her company also works with brands and individuals to help them use social and emotional intelligence to improve website traffic, sales and branding.
“Vanessa Van Edwards’ speech to our club of hundreds was a welcome break from the standard speech. It was always engaging, at times uproariously funny and very informative. As I looked at the audience, everyone was leaning forward and feeling each moment together. We all came away feeling more light-hearted and armed with insights about human behavior that we didn’t know at the beginning. It was a treat to hear her speak!”
–Mike Pendergast, Business Development Consultant and Rotarian
How to Become a Human Lie Detector: The Science of Relationships
Have you ever wished you could know when someone was lying to you? In this dynamic presentation, Vanessa Van Edwards teaches participants how they can use scientific research to get what they want from their relationships, stop fighting and understand their sometimes frustrating counterparts. Using social and emotional literacy skills, Vanessa provides couples, friends and co-workers with new strategies to connect with others. Vanessa’s unique perspective, hilarious stories and groundbreaking research have stunned and delighted audiences all over the country
Teen/Tween Secret Communication 101: The Science of Family Relationships for Parents
Have you ever wished you could know what your child is thinking? In this dynamic presentation, Vanessa Van Petten teaches teens and parents a new communication approach to help family relationships, stop fighting and understand their sometimes-frustrating counterparts. Vanessa presents groundbreaking research and anecdotes on how to communicate and build trust with your teen even in a digital world. Using social and emotional literacy skills, Vanessa provides youth with a new strategy to fight bullying, lying and drama. Vanessa gives practical solutions to parents who want to build the relationship with their children as they get older. Vanessa’s unique perspective, hilarious stories and groundbreaking research have stunned and delighted audiences all over the world.
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