“I’ve been able to build a lot of relationships with speakers and mentors – not by being the most exciting person in the room – but by being the most attentive.” – Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards went from struggling with social interactions in college to becoming the recognized expert on relationship building communication skills and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

In this episode I sit down with Vanessa and UJ Ramdas, the creator of the Five Minute Journal to discuss tips and strategies for building meaningful connections at conferences and how to nurture those connections for genuine relationship building over time.

How to maximize your time and energy at conferences, approach speakers and VIPs, master the art of small talk, and so much more…

Review of the week: Jay Wong

Select Links and References

Vanessa Van Edwards

UJ Ramdas

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards

Tribe by Sebastian Junger

People mentioned in this episode:

Adam and Jordan Bornstein

Jason Feifer

Mark Manson

Richard Branson

Jesse Katz

Tim Ferriss

Pellegrino Castronovo

Dan Martell

Sol Orwell

Dave Chappelle

Yanik Silver

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