Management + Leadership

Social skill hacks with Vanessa Van Edwards

Understanding people is an important life skill to have. It can help you get a date, lead an organization, negotiate a deal, or influence others around you. Have you ever wondered about the science and psychology behind human behavior? Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator who runs Science of People, a human behavior research lab that aims to crack the code of human behavior. She was also a keynote speaker at ASDA National Leadership Conference 2014. Vanessa is a consultant and speaker and runs various online courses such as “The Power of Body Language” and “Master Your People Skills“. Her videos provide practical advice on people skills and human behavior with a touch of science to back it up.

Make a Lasting Impression in 3 Easy Steps

How can you be the most memorable person in the room in 3 easy steps? Watch this video for tips and tricks!

Use Body Language to Increase Your Influence 

60% of communication is non-verbal. Use power body language to increase influence. Research has found that body language can influence people’s impression of us. Watch this video to find out how you can use this to your advantage!

How to Hack a Networking Event

Have you ever wondered where to position yourself during a networking event? How can you use body language to create a connection? Watch this video to learn how to hack a networking event.

5 Habits of Exceptionally Charismatic People

Did you know that research shows your imperfections can endear you to people? What is spontaneous trait transference? What can you do to be more charismatic? Watch this video to learn more.

How to Make a Graceful Exit

Research shows the importance of the primacy and recency effect. In other words, people remember you based on your first and last impression. Watch this video to learn how to make a graceful exit and leave others with a good final impression.

~ Stephanie Ting, Southern California ’16, electronic editor

Stephanie Ting

Stephanie Ting is a 3rd year dental student at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. She serves as a 2015-2016 electronic editor and president of her school ASDA chapter. In her free time, she works as a freelance photographer and blogs about her dental school experiences at

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  1. great post thank you for including me in it.

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