How to Use NLP In Storytelling

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Everybody loves a good story. Wouldn’t you agree? For the generationally impaired, once upon a not so long ago, there was a guy called Max Bygraves whose tag line was “I wanna tell you a story”, And indeed he would and always it was a funny story because he knew how to deliver it. It was for each and every person in the audience and it was personal.

The Best Piece of Storytelling Magic

Every story resonated with something that had occurred in the experience of the listener and the teller made it even more confidential and intimate in the way he leaned toward his audience and used different tonality of voice and facial expression, small movements to lull the audience and make them focus more and they were with him every syllable, every gesture, every pause. Best piece of magic ever seen is someone telling a story someone who knows how to tell a story and why and when it should be told.

The Next Step

So, are you one of life’s storytellers? Can you carry a joke to a raucous end? Or, are you someone who has tried to amuse and enthral at parties or in the pub, but to no avail? Have you been on the journey of self-knowledge and perhaps taken your NLP practitioners certificate, still not quite sure where that has taken you? Perhaps you’re unsure as to progression from there, what to do next, not quite ready for the Masters certificate and would like to take a little detour that explores the map of you in a little more depth?

Put Away Childish Things

It may well be that – you have put away childish things’. But consider, is storytelling a childish thing? Our subconscious is, as a six-year-old child so should we not re learn how to engage it in ourselves and in others. Story telling is a many faceted and vastly satisfying thing to get to know.

Had it not been for my attending a storytelling course run by NLP Scotland I should never have been able to appreciate the creative genius of Mr Bygraves, or indeed of myself.

My Personal Experience

Four days of learning the Art of Storytelling and Metaphor and there are no limits to where my mind can take me. It has enabled me to reach my clients in a way that is all at once disarming, natural, unobtrusive, full of humour but still so deep and allowing the establishment of rapport and trust to develop much sooner with all ages.

Recommendations

I cannot recommend highly enough this course to anyone, especially those working with children, wishing to extend their own boundaries and “get” what is going on with themselves. So, I suggest you get down and get Grimm, the next course is coming soon.

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