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2nd Pillar To Success

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Work on mastering your communication with others through NLP

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2nd Pillar To Success

  1. 1. 2nd Pillar to Success: Improving Communication with Yourself Presented by: The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  2. 2. LEVELS OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT The Ryan Nickel Co. 5 Personal Breakthrough Session (PBS) (Any Subject) 4 Customized Scripts And Sales Process PBS @ Add on any level NLP Sales and Script Coaching 1-on-1 3 NLP Practitioner Training 6 Days – 15 CD Pre-study NLP Practitioner & NLP Sales Coach Certification. 2 Creating Amazing Profits Sales Training Learn how to generate rapport with anyone in 30 seconds or less, NLP’s 5 Step Sales Process, persuasive language patterns and scripts. 1 Sales Process and Script Refining Assessment What small changes can you make to maximize the marketing dollars you already have at work for you? The wide gates of profit swing on small hinges. NLP Communication or Business Building Report The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  3. 3. I believe firmly that we’re created in the image of God and have all the divine potential with in us to become like Him someday. We’re born into this world in his likeness to become like Him. If He’s a creator of worlds and we’re in his image and likeness, how come we’re not creating the world we want around us? I believe that we too are to become creators – creators of our own lives and destinies. I feel that far too often we just sit by and wait for life to happen instead of living the life we create. I once heard it said that we’re born to succeed or to be successful but are programmed by others to remain where we are. That’s where I come in. I help re-program people for success. As a trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming I teach, train and assist others to re-program their lives to be successful in ALL areas of their lives. It doesn’t matter whether you want to improve your athletic performance, relationships, income level or just plain old ability to influence others for good. It’s all the same. You use the same neurological process to achieve the same results. One of the ways that I help others to do that is to help them to improve the communication with themselves, with others and the way their business communicates with its market. First let me give you a definition of NLP: Neuro: The nervous system (the mind), through which our experience is processed via five senses: • Visual • Auditory • Kinesthetic • Olfactory • Gustatory Linguistic: Language and other nonverbal communication systems through which our neural representations are coded, ordered and given meaning. Includes: • Pictures • Sounds • Feelings • Tastes • Smells • Words (self talk) The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  4. 4. Programming: The ability to discover and utilize the programs that we run (our communication to ourselves and others) in our neurological systems to achieve our specific and desired outcomes. In other words, NLP is how to use the language of the mind to consistently achieve our specific and desired outcomes. Understanding NLP in this way will give you a foundation for all the work that I do. To help you see it in a clearer way take a look at this diagram of how we receive, categorize and store information. The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  5. 5. What you need to know about this NLP communication model is that at any given time the external event that we’re experiencing is providing us with 2,000,000 bits of information a second. In a minute we would have experienced 120,000,000 bits of information. That’s a lot! However, here’s the most important piece of this puzzle: our brains are only able to take in 134 bits a second. So in that minute we’re only getting 8,040 bits of information of that 120,000,000. We have filters that distort, delete and generalize the information as it comes in to help us categorize and store it. We’re losing a lot of information every second. In fact it’s safe to say that this is the reason why so many of us can hear or see the same exact thing but have completely and totally different interpretations or memories of the same event. Now that’s just the first set of filters. We distort, delete and generalize the 2,000,000 bits of information into 134 bits. From there the information goes through another set of filters. These 7 filters are: 1. Time/Space/Matter/Energy 2. Language 3. Memories 4. Decisions 5. Meta Programs 6. Values and Beliefs 7. Attitudes Once the information has passed through these filters we then create an “Internal Representation” of it. This is where we associate pictures, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings to the representation of what we’re experiencing. As you can see the Internal Representation leads to State (Behavior) which leads to Physiology and vice versa. This shows you that the images, sounds, words and feelings that you hold in your head directly affect your behavior and physiology. I think it goes without saying that your physiology and your posture dominate your behavior. It is said that if you want to change your behavior all you have to do is change your physiology. This is true. However, it isn’t long lasting, because while you can change your body posture you’re still holding the same internal representation in your mind that created the behavior and physiology in the first place. You need to start with the root. It’s like a tree. If you have a tree that’s producing bad fruit, you don’t pluck the fruit off hoping that its next yield will be better. No, you look at the roots. If you want to change the fruit you need to change what’s going on at the roots. Now that you know this, which 99% of the people that you come in contact with don’t know, how can you turn this knowledge into success for you? The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  6. 6. Here are some great guiding principles when communicating with others: 1. Respect the other person’s model of the world. 2. Behavior and change are to be evaluated in terms of context, and ecology. 3. Resistance in someone is a sign of a lack of rapport. There is no such thing as a resistant person, only inflexible communicators. Effective communicators accept and utilize all communication presented to them. 4. People are not their behaviors. Accept the person, change the behavior. 5. Everyone is doing the best they can with the resources they have available. Behavior is geared for adaptation, and present behavior is the best choice available. Every behavior is motivated by a positive intent. 6. Calibrate on behavior: The most important information about a person is that person’s behavior. 7. The map is not the territory. The words we use are NOT the event or the item they represent. 8. You are in charge of your mind, and therefore your results and I am also in charge of my mind and therefore my results. 9. People have all the resources they need to succeed and to achieve their desired outcomes. There are no unresourceful people, only unresourceful states (behaviors). 10. All actions/communication should increase wholeness. 11. There is ONLY feedback! There is no failure, only feedback. 12. The meaning of communication is the response you get. 13. The Law of Requisite Variety: The system/person with the most flexibility of behavior will control the system. 14. All procedures should be designed to increase choice. By just understanding these few guiding principles your communication will improve with very little effort on your behalf. Now that you have a solid foundation into how the mind works and how to guide your communication, let’s focus on how to calibrate, or how to observe what others are doing. Observing others is what we call in NLP Sensory Acuity. The basis for Sensory Acuity comes from modeling Milton Erickson. The creators of NLP observed that people make minute changes from moment to moment, and that those changes have meaning if you have enough Sensory Acuity. The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  7. 7. Here are some of the more common areas of sensory acuity. 1. Skin Color Light - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dark 2. Skin Tonus (The Tone of the Muscles – Look for the Shine) Symmetrical - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Not Symmetrical 3. Breathing Rate Fast - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Slow Location High - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Low 4. Lower Lip Size Lines - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -No Lines 5. Eyes Focus Focused - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defocused Pupil Dilation Dilated - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Undilated Once you’ve cued in on someone’s sensory acuity you’re then ready to build rapport with that person. I’ve heard several times in my life that I need to build rapport to gain trust. OK. But, just what is rapport and how do you create/generate it? Rapport is the process of being like someone or being liked by someone. The desired outcome every time is to be able to establish rapport with any person, at any moment in time. Here’s the theory behind rapport and why it works so well. Communication is: 7% WORDS 38% TONALITY 55% PHYSIOLOGY The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  8. 8. When people are like each other, they like each other. Rapport is a process of responsiveness, not necessarily “liking.” So in essence when you’re in rapport with someone, it’s because you’re able to respond like him/her or in a way that they would respond if in a similar situation. Here is the process of how to build rapport: A. Rapport is established by matching & mirroring B. The major elements of rapport: • (Key elements marked with “ ”) Mirroring Matching PHYSIOLOGY (55%) Posture • Gesture Facial expression & blinking • Breathing TONALITY (38%) Voice Tone (pitch) Tempo (speed) Timbre (quality) Volume (loudness) WORDS (7%) Predicates Key words Common experiences & associations Content chunks Since the language that we use (7%) is such a small part of the way we communicate we have to be precise in not only the way communicate but in the way we structure our language as well. Each of us has modalities that we like to use when we speak. We prefer one modality over another, we’re either more visual, auditory or kinesthetic. Where the problem comes into play is when we try to communicate to someone else using our modality instead of theirs. It’s literally as confusing as someone speaking Chinese to you when you only know English. The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  9. 9. Here is a list of predicates to help you in the process of mastering your language: VISUAL AUDITORY KINESTHETIC UNSPECIFIED Memorize by seeing Typically are easily Often they talk slowly They spend a fair amount pictures and are less distracted by noise. and breathy. They of time talking to distracted by noise. They can repeat things respond to physical themselves. They Often have trouble back to you easily and rewards and touching. memorize by steps, remembering and are learn by listening. They They memorize by doing procedures or sequences. bored by long verbal like music and like to or walking through They will want to know the instructions because talk on the phone. something. They will be program makes sense. their mind may wander. Tone of voice and the interested in a program They can also sometimes They are interested by words used can be that feels right or gives exhibit characteristics of see how the program looks. important.hear feel them a gut feeling. othersense rep systems. look listen touch experience view sound(s) grasp understand appear make music get hold of think show harmonize slip through learn dawn tune in/out catch on process reveal be all ears tap into decide envision rings a bell make contact motivate illuminate silence throw out consider imagine be heard turn around change clear resonate hard perceive foggy deaf unfeeling insensitive focused mellifluous concrete distinct hazy dissonance scrape conceive crystal question get a handle know picture unhearing solid Speech Patterns 1. Quickly Grouped Words 1. Deliberate Phrasing 2. Lots of interruptions with “um” or “ah” 2. Long Complicated Sentences Processing Patterns 1. Quickly with a minimum of detail 1. Extensive Detail 2. Will let you know unconsciously when they 2. Will not give indication of understanding understand by changing the subject unless you ask Decision Thrust 1. Abstract to Global 1. Fundamentals to Specific 2. Speculator, gambler 2. Investor, speculator Close On “Be ready to take advantage of an opportunity…” “Let’s study the markets and plan some strategies” Tone of Voice for Close Slightly fast and excited Thoughtful, considerate and just above monotone The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  10. 10. Here is a list of common predicate phrases… VISUAL AUDITORY KINESTHETIC An eyeful Afterthought All washed up Appears to me Blabbermouth Boils down to Beyond a shadow of a doubt Clear as a bell Chip off the old block Bird’s eye view Clearly expressed Come to grips with Catch a glimpse of Call on Control yourself Clear cut Describe in detail Cool/calm/collected Dim view Earful Firm foundations Flashed on Give an account of Get a handle on Get a perspective on Give me your ear Get a load of this Get a scope on Grant an audience Get in touch with Hazy Idea Heard voices Get the drift of Horse of a different color Hidden message Get your goat In light of Hold your tongue Hand in hand In person Idle talk Hang in there In view of Inquire into Heated argument Looks like Keynote speaker Hold it! Make a scene Loud and clear Hold on! Mental image Manner of speaking Hothead Mental picture Pay attention to Keep your shirt on Mind’s eye Power of speech Know-how Naked eye Purrs like a kitten Lay cards on table Paint a picture State your purpose Pain-in the neck See to it Tattle-tale Pull some strings Short sighted To tell the truth Sharp as a tack Showing off Tongue-tied Slipped my mind Sight for sore eyes Tuned in/tuned out Smooth operator Staring off into space Unheard of So-so Take a peek Utterly Start from scratch Tunnel vision Voiced an opinion Stiff upper lip Under your nose Well informed Stuffed shirt Up front Within hearing Too much of a hassle Well defined Word for word Topsy-turvy If I could SHOW you an ATTRACTIVE If I could TELL you a way in which you If I could help you GET A HOLD OF a way in which you could (potential could (potential benefit or their values), CONCRETE way in which you could benefit or their values), you would at you would at least want to HEAR (potential benefit or their values), you least want to LOOK at it, wouldn’t you? about it, wouldn’t you? would at least want to GET A FEEL FOR IT, wouldn’t you? If this LOOKS GOOD, to you we will go If this SOUNDS GOOD, to you we will ahead and FOCUS on getting the go ahead and DISCUSS how to set up If this FEELS GOOD, to you we will go paperwork in. an account. ahead and set up an account by HANDLING THE PAPERWORK. The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  11. 11. As you can see, there is a lot to take in. It might sound like a lot at first, especially since we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. Did you catch that? In just those two sentences I used all three of the major modalities – visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Here they are again… As you can see, there is a lot to take in. It might sound like a lot at first, especially since we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. We still haven’t covered presuppositions or the hierarchy of ideas – where you can get specific details or abstract agreement. Not to mention strategies and how to elicit and deliver your communication inside the strategy of someone else. Here’s one more thing to consider as well: Language isn’t the only key that people share with us as to what is their preferred modality. Their eyes give it away as well. You might have seen this before. This is a scientifically proven model of how we access information using our eyes. EYE PATTERN CHART AS YOU LOOK AT THE PERSON Constructed Recalled Vc Vr Ac Ar K Ad Vc = Visual Constructed Vr = Visual Remembered Ac = Auditory Constructed Ar = Auditory Remembered The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  12. 12. K = Kinesthetic (Feelings) Ad = Auditory Digital (Self-talk) It’s vital to note that this is a normally organized right handed person as you look at them. Here are some questions you can use to practice becoming familiar with the way people use their eyes: (Remember, some people access Vr, Ar , A or K by defocusing.) d Vr: Visual Remembered: Seeing images from memory, recalling things they have seen before. QUESTION: “What was the color of the room you grew up in?” “What color was the first car you ever owned?” Vc: Visual Constructed: Images of things that people have never seen before. When people are making it up in their head, they are using visual constructed. QUESTION: “What would your room (car) look like if it were blue?” Ar: Auditory Remembered: When you remember sounds or voices that you’ve heard before, or things that you’ve said to yourself before. QUESTION: “Growing up, did you have a favorite pet? What was the sound of your pet’s voice?” “What was the very last thing I said?” “Can you remember the sound of your mother’s voice?” Ac: Auditory Constructed: Making up sounds you have not heard before. QUESTION: “What would I sound like if I had Donald Duck’s voice?” Ad: Auditory Digital: This is where your eyes go when you are talking to yourself — internal dialogue. QUESTIONS: “Can you recite the Pledge of Allegiance to yourself?” “Is there a poem from grade school that you remember?” “Can you say the times tables for 7 to yourself?” K: Kinesthetic: (Feelings, sense of touch.) Generally you look in this direction when you are accessing your feelings. QUESTION: “Do you have a favorite beach or place in the outdoors to walk? What does it feel like to walk there without shoes?” “What does it feel like to touch a wet rug?” The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com
  13. 13. You don’t have to jump right into a 6-day training if you’re not ready for it. We offer a 1-day highly customized Creating Amazing Profits NLP Sales Training and Scripting Seminar. These seminars are presented right in your office or business for practicality purposes. However, before we accept your training enrollment, we offer a 90-minute introduction session in your office to see if there is a fit or not. If there is not, you’re able to keep the skills, ideas and techniques shared with you and your staff as a thank you for your time. Ryan Nickel is a Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and NLP Sales Coach. He’s been using NLP to build businesses for over 10 years. He’s been featured on the radio, TV and has spoken and trained at several university and colleges in the United States. Call today to schedule your office’s complimentary introduction 25-25-5RYAN5. The Ryan Nickel Co. © 2009 www.RyanNickelCo.com

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