2008-01-23 11:16 PM

Communication and Play

I used to think that I communicated well. Then I learned NLP.

The funny part is that now my awareness is much more attuned to the ambiguity in those sort of sentences. I hear when language patterns are being used less than effectively. I notice my sentences are more and more in terms of what I do want rather than what I don’t want. I am aware of when I have good rapport with someone and when I do not.

The entertaining part is that I have a good knowledge of all these patterns. I know many techniques for change. And I also know when to use which pattern or technique.

The useful part is the behavior that goes with the awareness and knowledge. Actually applying the patterns and techniques makes a huge difference. And of course I play with the ideas, techniques, and procedures. There is valuable behavioral flexibility that comes with a playing mindset.

Where are you in need of more entertaining knowledge, amusing awareness, and useful behavior?
What will be different once you’ve got “improved” knowledge, awareness, and behavior?

Posted by Wayne Buckhanan 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Communication and Play”

  1. Chris Shouse Says:

    You are right that communicating what we DO want and not what we don’t makes a big difference in the opportunities that are presented to us. The more clear we are on what we DO want opens door that you never would have thought could open.

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