Elizabeth Edwards is one of the most celebrated international keynote speakers in business, communication, marketing, and leadership.
Combining insights from behavior and mind science with professional and personal communication, she not only blows the doors off your brain, she keeps you laughing, wondering where on earth the time went, and begging for more. And because she reveals secrets about the human mind's silent inner workings, she excites and stretches the minds of any and every audience type.
Ranking in the top 1% of all speakers for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Edwards is globally recognized as a visionary for her lifetime of professional communication accomplishments and the development of a science-based engagement method. Known for her energetic delivery of thought-provoking, highly relevant, and practical insights, she makes the complex world of human motivation and behavior science relatable and applicable to both work and everyday life.
“Beast mode! Exceeded my expectations! So many great tips and her delivery was impeccable.”
“This was a fantastic session, maybe the best thing I attended at the conference.”
"She is dynamic, articulate and offers real value to her audience in the form of theory, application and useful tools. She simultaneously commands a room, while still encouraging even the shyest person in the crowd to engage."
Elizabeth Edwards introduces the NeuroPsychological Engagement method and keys for increasing the effectiveness of communication as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Women in Business Conference from Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union in New York.
Let Elizabeth unite your organization behind science-based communication
During her 20 years leading one of the nation's most successful public relations and strategic communication firms, her science-based communication methods have led her team to win hundreds of marketing, communication, and PR awards.
She was recently named a 2019 Woman of Excellence by the International Women Economic Forum (WEF), a 2020 Outstanding Women in Business by the Denver Business Journal, and PR Daily's "PR Professional of the Year."
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The Science of Communication
Learn what science has discovered about how your mind considers communication and makes decisions.
Understand how to communicate to make sense to exhausted minds and overcome the interferences drowning you out.
Reconsider what it means to effectively communicate, professionally and personally, in an age of noise.
PRSA Corporate Communication Conference, June 2019
Women in Business Keynote, September 2019
CommEx Alaska, November 2019
Digital Hollywood Keynote, November 2019
International Women Economic Forum Keynote, December 2019
Ragan Communications, Neuroscience of Storytelling, January 2020
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) International Conference, October 2019 & October 2020
Who does the Science of Engagement help the most?
Professionals in marketing, public relations, corporate communication, branding, advertising, sales, internal and employee communication, crisis communication, and human resources.
How do you equip your team to communicate successfully in the noisiest time in human history?
Teaching the science of engagement to your team unites them under a shared, strategic approach in a way our industry has never enjoyed before.
Knowing what to say and how to say it as an entrepreneur can be the difference between success and failure. With the science of engagement, you will have the blueprint for effective communication to support every element in your business, from marketing and sales to HR and customer service.
How you engage people can often be one of the greatest determinants of success for a leader. Leaders who follow the the science of engagement method of behavioral communication understand more of the actions going on in the mind of their audience, and how to communicate to connect rather than overwhelm and frustrate.
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The Eye-Opening Science of High-Conversion Engagement
Science holds the key to high-conversion communication. If you think that the rational, intellectual part of our brains are calling the shots, guess again.
Paradoxically, our emotional centers are the ones that drive decisions. In today’s environment of message overload and white noise, our brains quickly determine what messages are skipped and what messages stick. It’s time to listen to what science tells us and start speaking to the emotional, heart-centered process to reach our audiences with messages that are engineered to light up a positive response.
Did you know that only 5% of decisions are made in the conscious mind? 95% of decisions are made in the non-conscious, emotional centers of the brain. Yet nearly all professional communication is developed to target only the 5% conscious mind.
After nearly twenty years of research and development, Engagement Science Lab founder Elizabeth Edwards created the only professional communication method designed to active 100% of the decision-making mind: NeuroPsychological Engagement (NPE).
In "Mind. Blown. The Eye-Opening Science of High-Conversion Engagement", she gives an entirely new perspective on how to create communication geared for comprehension.
What are the biases stopping people them from engaging with your message?
How do you communicate to connect, rather than creating communication that just adds to the noise?
Merging the fields of communication, marketing, neuroscience, psychology and behavioral science, Mind. Blown. will open your eyes to new ways to communicate to be heard by both the conscious and non-conscious mind.
Never before in the history of communication have we lived in a more noisy and competitive age.
Cognitive overload forces us to use more precise tools to sculpt brand engagement and communication that converts.
Learn what engagement really means. Go beyond superficial clicks, likes and shares and dig into what it means to truly connect with your audience on an emotional level that has been proven to affect decision making.
Learn how science is mapping responses to messages to teach us how to be more successful communicators.
Understand how to build content that engages your audience both intellectually and emotionally, while overcoming all the modern-day interferences drowning you out.
Successful communication requires a combination of art, science, AND smart creation platforms (aka, tech tools!).
The Engagement Science Lab and Volume teams have combined our favorite DIY, high-impact communication and content creation tech tools to help you create world-class content with ease. Discover 39 different tools, most of which are free or uber low-cost, detailed over our 13 page eBook, and in this dynamic 50-minute webinar with Elizabeth Edwards.
Learn the best tools for adding graphic and video design capabilities, with ZERO design skills needed.
Discover the best tools for streamlining content development, project management, and the countless other tasks required of communication pros.
How to create high-conversion communication materials with some lesser known tools that deepen audience connection and comprehension.
Add hours back into your week with time-saving, skill enhancing (free or near-free) tools perfect for communication pros who want to get more done.
With fears heightened in the aftermath of COVID-19, it’s even more challenging—and critical--for communicators to earn the trust of audiences, from your employees to your top customers.
By tapping into behavioral science and neuroscience findings, you can understand what influences stakeholders and establish your brand as a credible voice in a time when rumors and emotions are at an all-time high. Learn communication strategies and tactics based on behavioral science laws and that research indicates to be the most useful in change-based communication during times of crisis.
What has behavioral science shown us is happening to communication processing as we progress through the COVID-19 pandemic?
How can companies, leaders, and individuals create meaningful connection during a time of crisis?
How do you minimize misunderstanding and the "Backfire Effect" when speaking to audiences in a state of crisis?
What do the behavioral sciences and neuroscience suggest communication should do differently in a crisis?
Nonprofit and association professionals serve noble causes, do important work and have messages to communicate that are crucial to the progression of consumer, business and humanitarian efforts alike.
Above all, these professionals deserve to be equipped with the latest knowledge of how our minds are hard-wired to work based on the latest neuroscience and behavioral science research, which is being added to every week.
In the "Fundraising With Communication Science" keynote, we will simplify what non-profit professionals need to know today to immediately improve communication with science.
From fundraising to member attraction and retention and everything in between, the session will also teach the most powerful word to use to increase understanding and how to reduce the reading level of your content easily and with a free online tool to support every word you write.
Develop a new tool belt of knowledge based on scientifically proven patterns of behavior that influence decision making, and how we can adapt our communication based on this new information to maximize our results.
Learn from real-world examples of communication outreach using traditional methods vs. those incorporating psychological principles to easily see how you can bring these behavioral science principles into your communication programs, resulting in more fundraising and member growth and retention success.
Have fun while also learning about how YOUR mind works, what we do every day that may be binding us closer to biases, and how to help change these in ourselves and others.
Why do we tune out and dislike some communication?
Download your free report on the top 9 messaging mistakes that limit communication results (and what to do about it!).
Communication is changing
Learn why and how things are different.
Traditional methods simply don't work any more.
Science has shown that "conventional wisdom" is no longer effective for communications.
Science has the answer
Learn the 9 Cognitive Messaging Mistakes to Avoid in this free brief
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The Science of Human Engagement: Creating Connection in an Age of Noise
How do you tune communication to connect in an age of noise?
Science has proven the most effective communication touches the conscious and non-conscious mind at the same time, but how to reliably do so has been systemically blocked from the practice of professional communication, until now.
In The Science of Human Engagement: Creating Connection in an Age of Noise, Elizabeth Edwards, founder of Engagement Science Lab, Volume PR, and the Behavioral Communication movement, explores how the mind is evolving as noise and information sources multiply, and the opportunity before professional and everyday communicators alike to reorient how we think about talking to exhausted minds.