What Happens When You Over Use Your Hypnotic Persuasion Skills
I was recently visiting my good friend Romilla Ready, the lead author of NLP for Dummies / NLP Workbook for Dummies and the creator of Relationship Wizardry, and seized the opportunity to film a few persuasion patterns. Little did I know how horribly wrong it would all go.
Covert Persuasion Techniques Deconstructed
The original intention was to film a persuasion skills demonstration. The activity I had chosen was simply to get a subject to pick a particular card through the use of a few key persuasion techniques and then I can deconstruct that for people on the Advanced Persuasion Patterns Programme.
What actually happened was that I threw every persuasion technique I could think of at Romilla and as a result she was too compliant. The result was she gave the game away too easily. You will often find with the powerful tools taught on the Advanced Persuasion Patterns Programme that you don’t have to try very hard to get the result that you want. In this particular case I was using everything I could think of so I could deconstruct it for the people on the course and as a result used a lot more that was really needed.
The Key to Persuasion is Carefully Selecting the Person that wants to be Persuaded
I deliberately picked Romilla because we have great rapport to start with; she always wants to help and tends to want to seek agreement. I also knew if I set the preconditions I could almost guarantee the card that she would pick. The video clearly shows me setting those preframes. This is a powerful persuasion technique and is rarely taught well let alone demonstrated in this fashion.
The other persuasion skills that I demonstrate in this video include calibration and sensory acuity, anchoring, hypnotic language patterns and embedded commands. The only problem I had was whilst throwing every covert persuasion technique at Romilla had not expected that her level of compliance would go so high as to give away the game in such a great way. Despite this giveaway all the persuasion techniques demonstrated are still valid.
As you watch the video just notice how these techniques are just built into the conversation sometimes skilfully and sometimes badly. Feel free to watch the video several times noticing different patterns and techniques as there is a lot going on.
If you want to learn how to use powerful NLP Persuasion Skills in the real world then the place to start is Advanced Persuasion Patterns.