I have just came back from Orlando (Florida) after attending Society of NLP’s Charisma Enhancment Trainers Training.
It was an amazing experience to meet Dr Richard Bandler …… as usual …. and watching him on stage performing his magical NLP Demos and his story-telling skills.
For those of you who have not seen Dr Richard Bandler before, I have provided a video below so that you can appreciate his style of communication:
So the following are 5 Critical Success Factors that I personally felt that they may be useful to you. Do note that some may be new , some may be a reinforcement to something that you may already know. So there you go:
#1 SENSE OF HUMOUR
OK. Now this you know. You may think that you know. It’s what you know but rather when you communicate with another person, are you able to elicit a response from them where they might smile or laugh so that the ice is broken between you and the person you are communicating. The secret lies in Richard’s ability to use his facial expression, tonality and body language. Watch the video below:
#2 Usage of a Nested Loops
Nested loops are usage of stories where only half of any story is told at the beginning where the 2nd half will be told at the end. I have been using such stories in most of my trainings. Purpose of Nested Loops is to plant ideas to the unconscious mind and for the audience to connect the dots. If you are still wondering what are Nested Loops, have you ever wonder why some action movies will show the most exciting segment right at the beginning and then suddenly, it leaves you hanging at the most critical point. The movie will then start from the beginning, continue with the flow until the end where the story will then link back to the exciting moment which was shown right in the beginning. It’s a great example of story telling where it catches your attention right in the beginning, suspense your interest and reveal the other half of the exciting portion right at the end.
An example will be a short clip below from the movie Inception. Watch the entire clip below and see how one scene jumps abruptly to another:
#3 Usage Spatial Anchors
I have used this numerous times in my presentation to engage audience and it was a great reminder again. If you are new to this phrase ‘spatial anchors’, it simply means usage of space (ie. spatial) on the floor/stage to tell a specific story and then another space to tell a different story and so on. The purpose is so that each specific space Anchors a specific story which may elicit a certain state from the audience.
#4 How Behaviour Can be Shifted Using Submodalites
Before I explain what are Submodalities, let me ask you a few questions:
(i) “Recall a moment in time where you felt absolutely happy …….”
(ii) “Are there pictures, sound and/or feelings in your mind right now?”
If there are pictures (Visual), sound (Auditory) or feelings (Kinethetic) in your mind, each of these is a Modality. If there are picture(s) in your mind, are the pictures small/big, near/far, black & white/colour? The finer elements of each Modality is a Submodality. Small/Big is a Submodality of the Visual Modality.
Watch the video below to witness how Dr Richard Bandler guide the volunteer to ‘play’ with the image and video in his mind.
Pay attention to the story which Dr Richard Bandler told right at the end of the demo? Do you know what is the message behind the story?
#5 Usage of Embedded Commands
I wonder what are embedded commands by itself is an embedded command ……..
Have a GREAT Week ahead!
Founder & Director, Mind Kinesis Management International & Mind Kinesis Investments Pte Ltd
Lifelong Learner Award 2008 Honouree
Co-author, “Do You Have What It Takes To Be BOSS?