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It’s not enough to have great ideas. You also need to know how to communicate them.

What makes someone charismatic? Why do some people captivate a room, while others have trouble managing a small meeting? What makes some ideas spread, while other good ones fall by the wayside?

Cues – the tiny signals we send to others 24/7 through our body language, facial expressions, word choices and vocal inflection – have a massive impact on how we, and our ideas, come across. Our cues can either enhance our message or undermine it.

In this entertaining and accessible guide to the hidden language of cues, Vanessa Van Edwards teaches you how to convey power, trust, leadership, likability and charisma in every interaction. You’ll learn:

– Which vocal cues make you sound more confident

– Which body language cues assert, ‘I’m a leader, and here’s why you should join me’

– Which verbal cues to use in pitches, branding and emails to increase trust (and generate excitement about interacting with you)

– Which visual cues you are sending in your profile pictures, clothing and professional brand

Whether you’re pitching an investment, negotiating a job offer or having a tough conversation with a colleague, Cues can help you improve your relationships, express empathy and create meaningful connections with lasting impact.

‘Packed with invaluable strategies for maximizing your message, Van Edward’s energy will inspire you to become the best possible version of yourself’ – Nir Eyal, author of Hooked.

‘A must-have guide to becoming an unstoppable force’ – Mel Robbins

© Vanessa Van Edwards 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Critics Review

  • A must-have guide to becoming an unstoppable force. Packed with tactical, useful information, Van Edwards distills years of research to help you become more confident, influential, and respected. Read this book and learn how to amplify your power while remaining true to yourself.

    Mel Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of The High 5 Habit
  • If your goal is to level up your communication and deepen your relationships, Van Edwards is the expert you’ve been looking for.

    Tom Bilyeu, cofounder of Quest Nutrition and the cofounder and host of Impact Theory
  • A delightful decoder ring for the subtle social signals you’re missing.

    Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth
  • The success of your idea lies not in the idea itself, but in your ability to brilliantly present it. Read this book and watch your ideas come to life.

    John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Ultimate Marketing Engine
  • Packed with invaluable strategies for maximizing your message, Van Edwards’s energy will inspire you to become the best possible version of yourself.

    Nir Eyal, author of Hooked and Indistractable
  • If there’s one thing I’ve learned after countless interviews with entrepreneurs, it’s that YOU have what it takes to achieve all your goals. You just need Van Edwards’s marvelous book to help you along the way.

    John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast and author of The Common Path to Uncommon Success

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