Persuasion – An NLP Introduction
The ability to persuade and convince is one of the most powerful skills that you can have. If you can master the techniques and methods that are laid out on this blog you will be able use your persuasion skills to make more sales, convince your boss that you deserve a raise or to motivate your employees that it is in their best interests to work harder and longer. Really, the possibilities are unlimited. On this blog you will be introduced to the work of the founder hypo-therapy Milton Erickson whose discoveries would later be used as the foundation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Persuasion Techniques You Will Need to Learn
In order to master the art of persuasion there are a few techniques that you must learn. First and foremost you will have to learn the techniques of building rapport. As Milton Erickson said “Anything is possible in the presence of a good rapport.” Next you will need to learn how to pace and lead. Once you have these basic skills in your pocket you will be ready to move on to some of the advanced techniques. In the advanced techniques you will learn how to induce trance states in your subjects in a casual/conversational manor. This helps you to bypass the critical factor and install your suggestions. You will need to learn powerful persuasion techniques of double binds, tag questions and embedded commands so that you are able to subtly persuade people to your point of view.
Mastering any skill is a matter of practice and persuasion is no exception. There is no substitute for experience reading more blogs, attending more seminars and listening to more audio programs will give you knowledge but practice makes perfect. Persuasion is a powerful skill and one that should be used wisely. Always make sure that you use these skills in a way that adds benefit to everyone involved. Always ask yourself if this will be good for all involved and for the universe as a whole. Unfortunately there are people who do not always choose to use these techniques ethically. Just as electricity can be used for a man to cook it can also cook a man. Knowing this techniques will help you to recognize when someone is using them on you. Remember persuasion is a tool and how you use it is up to you but choose wisely!
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