Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Achieving Excellence in Communication

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Achieving Excellence in Communication

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Tune your communication to build rapport and work with others effectively.

We could likely all benefit from improving our relationships and engaging with others more elegantly. Or, using language to influence, motivate and generate creative ideas.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a tool that seeks to help you to achieve this – and more.

In this article, we'll explore what NLP is about and the arguments surrounding the practice, as well as a few examples of how you might use it.

What Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?

NLP was created in the 1970s by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. [1] The founders claim that it is a set of advanced communication skills, which have been identified through the study of top performers – those who are excellent at what they do. By understanding and replicating (or modeling) their thinking and behavioral patterns, this approach argues that you can achieve the same positive results.

The tools, techniques and strategies derived from these studies help you to understand yourself and others; how you act and react in the world; how you and others communicate; and how you can easily gain rapport with others to realize positive outcomes....

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