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English NLP trainer Andy Smith shares with you useful tips and principles from NLP that you can use to get clear on what you really want, accelerate your success, and be more effective in your work, life, and relationships

Practical NLP Podcast Andy Smith

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English NLP trainer Andy Smith shares with you useful tips and principles from NLP that you can use to get clear on what you really want, accelerate your success, and be more effective in your work, life, and relationships

    Respect For The Other Person’s Map Of The World – Interview With Andy Smith part 2: Practical NLP Podcast 84

    Respect For The Other Person’s Map Of The World – Interview With Andy Smith part 2: Practical NLP Podcast 84

    This week we have the second half of an interview that we did about how to apply the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP to improve your life and work.

    In the first half we explored the principle that “The map is not the territory”. In this interview we look at another principle that flows naturally from that one: “Respect for the other person’s map of the world”.

    Among other things, we talk about:



    * Why you can’t change someone’s mind unless you start from where they are now

    * The importance of establishing credibility in a business context

    * If you focus too much on achieving a desired outcome from every communication, you will miss out on more open conversations where both parties learn from each other.

    * Appreciative Inquiry, a method of change that focuses on doing more of what is already working rather than trying to analyse problems, and the difference that can make in your life (OK it’s not NLP but it’s worth knowing about)

    * How to use the ‘scaling’ tool from the related field of Solution Focus in coaching and self-improvement (also not NLP, also worth knowing about)

    * How to use ‘chunking’ to overcome inertia

    * … and much more!



    My interviewer is NLP coach Deb Johnstone, and the interview was originally conducted as part of her ‘Better Balance Greater Business’ summit – contact her at debjohnstone.com.au to find out more about that.

    The free gift she mentions is my audiobook Practical NLP: How to use NLP principles to improve your life and work, even if you’re not NLP trained yet – download it from nlppod.com!

    More about the ‘Respect For The Other Person’s Map Of The World’ presupposition

    More about establishing your credibility

    More about outcome-focused persuasion versus learning conversations here: ‘Is NLP Manipulative?’

    More about how to use scaling questions

    More about Appreciative Inquiry here – I run a two-day course in how to get started with using it in group facilitation or one-to-one coaching.

    Duration: 25m 40s

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    • 25 min
    The Map Is Not The Territory – Interview With Andy Smith: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 83

    The Map Is Not The Territory – Interview With Andy Smith: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 83

    This week’s episode is something a bit different. Instead of me interviewing a prominent member of the NLP community, it’s someone interviewing me – about the principles or ‘presuppositions’ of NLP and how you can use them to be more effective in your life and work, even if you’re not NLP trained.

    My interviewer is Deb Johnstone, an NLP coach based in Cairns City, Australia. Deb specialises in helping women business owners to achieve more with less stress, and to this end she put together the ‘Better Balance Greater Business’ summit, a series of video interviews with 23 experts, one of which was me.

    You may have seen my messages and blog posts about this last month – it was a wonderful opportunity for people who signed up to get a lot of knowledge for free.

    Now that the summit has finished, my interview has become available for release. I think it’s the best interview I’ve done so far.

    This is the first half of the audio from the interview – if you want to see the video (it’s pretty much two ‘talking heads’), I have now put that up on my YouTube channel.



    It was supposed to be a half-hour interview, but we ended up talking for over an hour. That’s a bit long for a podcast (or longer than my listeners are used to anyway) so this episode is part one, with part two coming next week.

    This episode is all about the most important (in my view) presupposition of NLP, the idea that ‘the map is not the territory’.

    In other words, what you are experiencing right now, your reality, is not actually the real world around you, but a filtered and partial representation of it, that bears the same relation to objective reality as a map does to the territory that it represents.

    Most people confuse the map with the territory. In the interview, we talk about the various problems that can cause, and how to avoid those problems.

    To explore this topic further, you may be interested in the earlier article about this presupposition, the story of ‘The Ultimate Map’, and of course my free audiobook ‘Practical NLP: how to use NLP principles to improve your life and work, even if you’re not NLP trained’ that covers this and the other ‘presuppositions’ of NLP in depth.

    Duration: 31m 16s

    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here

    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed: http://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/

    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.

    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks.

    • 31 min
    Shelle Rose Charvet And The LAB Profile®: Practical NLP Podcast 82

    Shelle Rose Charvet And The LAB Profile®: Practical NLP Podcast 82

    This week’s episode is an interview with LAB Profile® queen Shelle Rose Charvet – with a very special offer included!

    One of the most respected figures in NLP, (and probably the most entertaining speaker), and bestselling author, Shelle has been researching and using the LAB Profile® (a more user-friendly development of metaprograms) for over 25 years.

    In our conversation, we discover:



    * how Shelle got into NLP

    * what she’s excited about in the field now

    * the existence of software that can analyse people’s LAB Profile patterns from their emails and tell you how to reply in a way that matches their patterns

    * why the LAB Profile is not about putting people in boxes

    * how to recruit proactive people

    * a tip for influencing ‘internally referenced’ people that won’t put off ‘externally referenced’ people

    * … and much more!



    Special offer for podcast listeners – valid until 16 April 2018:

    Take the Online LAB Practitioner certification course for half price – visit this link to check it out and should you decide to go ahead, use the coupon code FROMANDY50% (I am taking this course myself and I can confirm that it’s really useful and high quality)

    Sites Shelle mentions in the podcast:

    The NLP Research and Recognition Project

    The NLP Leadership Summit

    Books by Shelle:

    If you are at all interested in NLP, you probably have Shelle’s first book, Words That Change Minds: Mastering The Language Of Influence, already (and if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it).

    Shelle tells me that her second book, The Customer Is Bothering Me, is really the one that the NLP reader will be interested in, as it takes the insights of the LAB Profile to the next level (which has given me the nudge I needed to finally start reading it myself).



    Duration: 43m 29s

    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here

    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed: http://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/

    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.

    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks

    • 43 min
    NLP For Kids And Starting An NLP-Based Business With Gemma Bailey: Practical NLP Podcast 81

    NLP For Kids And Starting An NLP-Based Business With Gemma Bailey: Practical NLP Podcast 81

    This week’s guest is the inspirational Gemma Bailey!

    Gemma is an NLP trainer and director of NLP4Kids – a company which specialises in bringing NLP to children, their families and schools to help them with mild to moderate mental health and emotional challenges.

    With a background in childcare Gemma has translated NLP into child friendly language for delivery by over 20 NLP4Kids practitioners who are working throughout the UK and soon to be overseas too.

    Among other things, Gemma talks about how she got NLP4Kids started, why parents and teachers need NLP skills too, and she talks us through her ‘Path of Life’ technique for getting kids to take a responsible look at their future choices (download the instructions here). And, of course, loads more!

    If you’re interested in training as an NLP4Kids practitioner, here’s the information about it that Gemma mentions. There are more links to useful information with the Path of Life instructions.

    The Superheroes non-profit that Gemma mentions has a Facebook page.

    Duration: 47m 27s

    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here

    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  http://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/

    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.

    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks

    • 47 min
    Jonathan Altfeld On Inductive And Deductive Thinking: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 80

    Jonathan Altfeld On Inductive And Deductive Thinking: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 80

    This week’s interview is with a real innovator in NLP, my old friend and occasional mentor Jonathan Altfeld, international NLP trainer and developer of Knowledge Engineering and many other useful tools and patterns.

    In the interview, Jonathan shares with us an important distinction that will make you a better coach, therapist or even mechanic: the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning, and when to use each. He also recommends some of the people he thinks are doing really worthwhile and original work in NLP, how working in different cultures makes you a better NLP trainer, and why you need to select your first NLP course and trainer carefully (with a couple of pointers on how to do that).

    Here’s the link to Jonathan’s article explaining the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning:

    How to Rock Two Different Styles of Reasoning, and Why

    If you are inspired to train with Jonathan, here are his upcoming courses.

    And for two weeks from the release date of this episode (so until 11pm Eastern USA time, 10 November 2016) podcast listeners can get 20% off Jonathan’s superb Creating The Automatic Yes audio programme, in either CD set or downloadable MP3 format, when you use the coupon code ‘practicalnlp’.

    Duration: 48m 17s

    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here

    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  http://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/

    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.

    Finally, it would really help me out if you review the podcast on Apple Podcasts to raise its profile so more people can benefit from it! Thanks

    • 48 min
    James Tsakalos Interview: Practical NLP Podcast 79

    James Tsakalos Interview: Practical NLP Podcast 79

    This episode marks a new direction for the Practical NLP Podcast! Up to now we’ve been talking you through various aspects of NLP in a structured way – essentially the episodes build up into an audio home study pack for an NLP Practitioner course (contact me if you’d like to license them for your own Practitioner courses).

    From now on, I’ll be interviewing various stars of the NLP field – people I rate and admire. The episodes will be quite a bit longer – rather than the 10 minutes or so of most of the episodes so far, we could go up to an hour.

    A couple of weeks ago I was running some corporate trainings in Malaysia, so while I was in a closer time zone than usual to Australia I took the opportunity to interview someone I’ve wanted to talk with for a long time – Melbourne-based NLP trainer and innovator James Tsakalos.

    James is somewhat unusual in the NLP field these days because he runs super in-depth NLP Practitioner trainings that are 28 days long! He’s also developed some exciting new approaches, notably Spiral Somatics.

    Our conversation ranged far and wide, covering among other things:



    * Why it’s not easy to choose an NLP Practitioner course until you’ve already had quite a lot of experience of NLP, so you just have to hope you get lucky unless you do some research beforehand

    * Who James really admires in the NLP field

    * A great process for making perfect choices – the ‘Trousers of Time’! (process notes to follow but James explains the steps pretty clearly in the podcast)

    * Why reading Terry Pratchett’s books about witches is a great preparation for being an effective NLP Practitioner



    Duration: 46m 28s

    Listen and/or subscribe to this podcast via Apple Podcasts here

    If you want to subscribe using something other than Apple Podcasts (e.g. if you have an Android phone), here’s the feed:  http://nlppod.com/feed/podcast/

    Only the most recent 10 episodes of the podcast are available free on Apple Podcasts. You can download back episodes (with transcripts!) from the online store.

    Links to some of the things we mentioned in the conversation:

    Jonathan Altfeld’s Knowledge Engineering

    Notes for running the Trousers of Time process (to follow)

    Where to catch James running a course in the near future:

    NLP in Melbourne

    Spiral Somatics in Melbourne

    Spiral Somatics in India

    Spiral Somatics in Dubai

    Spiral Somatics in the UK

    Books mentioned in this episode:

    Spiral Dynamics by Don Beck and Chris Cowan

      

     

    Books by Terry Pratchett

      

      

      

      

    • 46 min

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