The Three Components to Learning Any Skill

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There are three elements to learning new skills. This article shows you how you need to have all three to become fluent with any new skill.

The Foundations of NLP

Some NLPers will disagree with me but NLP is based on modelling. It is about deconstructing what works and then installing or applying that wherever it is useful.

Many NLP Techniques come from just this process; observe what works, tweak it until you get the result that you want from it…then rinse and repeat. Here is a personal example of where this has taken me.

Multiple Levels of Communication

When I learnt NLP and Hypnosis formally I was taught it as a overt 121 tool a sort of coaching or therapy contexts. We did discuss other avenues and ideas but the key pitch was this 121 therapeutic context. Since NLP is about modelling I did start taking these ideas and start thinking about how you could use them in a presentation, a sales pitch or a normal everyday conversation.

At the time I was at the start of a career in training. As you can imagine I was desperate to find ways of integrating this material. I had a vision of standing in front of a class of students all with flip top heads that you could open up, shovel in great content, tinker with the mechanics so they integrated it all and then close the lid.head

As I progressed I found better and more effective ways of doing that sort of thing. Remember though giving people information is not the issue. The issue is getting them motivated enough to do something with the information and to integrate the information in some sort of meaningful way so they change their behaviour.

Since NLP is about modelling I started looking at what I was doing and seeing if I could deconstruct the whole training thing down to a process. Eventually I ended up with a process of training that was independent of the content. I could use it to train underwater basket weaving, advanced sales techniques, rocket science or brain surgery. If I concentrated on getting the process right the training would be effective.

Moving Along a Bit

A few years later when I was looking at creating an on line eCourse on Hypnotic Language Patterns. I had the same consideration. Could I take the reader through a process that would not only give them information, but also motivate them to use that information and also give them a huge kick start in integrating the skills.

My vision was to have the reader instinctively recognising and using NLP Language Patterns right from the start of the course. The programme I developed operates on several different levels. The obvious one is the content. Also obvious is the fact that throughout I am playing with patterns and daring the reader to spot them before we learn them.

Less obvious is the fact that I am taking the reader through a process. Every book on NLP that you read makes a big deal about rapport right at the front of the book. You might want to ask yourself why do I deal with it as a minor chapter about half way through the book. The answer is because the process takes care of it in a different and subtle way.

Several hundred people went through the course. It was refined through their results and the feedback they gave me. And eventually it was turned in to the Persuasion Skills Black Book. You can see the book on Amazon here:

Persuasion Skills Black Book

Persuasion Skills Black Book The “Persuasion Skills Black Book” available to buy from Amazon – The best selling book on hypnotic language and using conversational hypnosis to get the result you want.

Buy it from Amazon.com: Paperback or Kindle

Buy it from Amazon.co.uk: Paperback or Kindle

Measuring the Results

My measure of the results are the fact that people are using the skills almost immediately from when they start reading the book. Almost daily I get people emailing me, contacting me on FaceBook and Twitter using my patterns on me.

Have a look at the reviews of the book and notice how many of the reviewers are practising their patterns. To me this is a fantastic testimony on how well the book works.

The interesting thing is the book certainly rattled the cages of certain NLPers. Especially the sort that like waving their NLPness about and think it is a therapy tool based on loads of techniques. In fact one NLP author got the hump so badly he decided to get all his friends to write damaging reviews, vote the good reviews down and the malicious reviews up. Initially he had a lot more impact on the Amazon.com page.

There are some people that genuinely didn’t like the book and you can tell the fake reviews because they tend to use the same language and try to point out the same “flaws”. In one “clever stunt the amazon.com site two fake profiles are used to have a conversation so they can recommend a big book of NLPness as the book to read on the subject.

What I love about the fake reviews is that they all pick on a “novel” idea of using patterns to teach patterns and then suggest it is poorly executed. Any NLP Trainer that is any good uses their NLP tools to teach NLP. So the idea that I am using patterns to teach patterns is not really a new idea but it is probably the main reason why a bunch of substandard trainers got so upset that they need to set up fake reviews.

They also seem to think that using live data and feedback from real people going through the material is a bad thing. What do you prefer, case studies from real people that are using the material highlighting what works and what they are struggling with or some theoretical nonsense that is based on the trainer’s world view.

But my favourite bit about the fake reviews is that even some of them manage to use the language patterns that I advocate. The reason behind this is that the course that the book is based on is designed to not just give you the information, but also motivate you to take action and also to work on your beliefs, values and behaviour so you will start to automatically put these things in to practice.

The Secret to Learning

So far I have only obliquely referenced the three key elements I referred to in the title of this article. For those readers that prefer a more direct route let me make these elements explicit. If you want to learn a new skill the three elements you need are:

  1. The Knowledge – how to do it, where to do it, and why you should be doing it
  2. The Motivation – Some gain for the time, effort and possible pain of learning the new skill
  3. The Practice – Some method of practising that allows you to improve your skills

Imagine what happens if you can take your students and ramp up their motivation as well as give them practice opportunities whilst supplying the information.

If you want to learn some hypnotic language patterns to use in normal conversations then the Persuasion Skills Black Book is a great place to start. And now that you know what you know perhaps you can look even deeper, not at the patterns that I use on the reader but the process I take the reader through to install changes in their behaviour.

Persuasion Skills Black Book

Persuasion Skills Black Book The “Persuasion Skills Black Book” available to buy from Amazon – The best selling book on hypnotic language and using conversational hypnosis to get the result you want.

Buy it from Amazon.com: Paperback or Kindle

Buy it from Amazon.co.uk: Paperback or Kindle

And of course if you want to see the same process applied to a completely different subject you could try this book:

 

The Persuasion Skills Black Book of Job Hunting Techniques

3djobhuntThe best selling book on using NLP and Convert Hypnotic Persuasion to work for you in getting the job that you really want.

Buy it from Amazon.com: Paperback or Kindle

Buy it from Amazon.co.uk: Paperback or Kindle

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