In NLP, communication skills are key! – NLP teaches you how to communicate exceptionally well and build rapport with others where it was previously difficult. Keep reading to find out how.
Why is communication important?
Because you cannot not communicate, one of the presuppositions of NLP! You are communicating every moment of every day even when you are not speaking, communication leaks out all of the time. You may already know that according to Mehrabian only 7% of importance of communication is the words we speak! The remainder of importance is 55% body language and 38% tonality.
We all communicate differently
Everyone communicates in different ways with different preferences, but without training in NLP we do not know how to spot this. Have you every tried to communicate with someone and it was filled with misunderstandings and frustrations? Before I studied NLP me too! It’s enough to drive you crazy, whether this be clients, colleagues, bosses, students or anyone else you may be communicating with.
NLP communication skills
When people become NLP Practitioners they learn how to use NLP to communicate with anyone, it is the responsibility of the NLP Practitioner to adapt and have behavioural flexibility to deliver information and communicate in a way which matches others map of reality. To communicate well we must use the types of words and delivery which resonate with the individual. If I am delivering a training to a corporate organisation on leadership I will be using different methods of communication than if I am delivering at a wellbeing conference. Imagine how much easier life will be when you can adapt your language and communicate so it hits home every time.
Which of these sentences resonates with you the most?
A) That feels right to me
B) That looks right to me
C) That sounds right to me
A is a kinaesthetic/feeling sentence, B is a visual sentence and C is an auditory sentence.
Everyone has their own preference in the kinds of words they use, when you become an NLP practitioner you learn not only more about your preference for communication, but how to spot others’ preferences AND how to adapt your communication so that what you say lands in their neurology for the biggest impact.
NLP is the user manual for the brain and has a powerful communication model.
If you are keen to learn more about communication and how to master your mind and communication, then you can check out how you can learn more here and continue your journey into the world of NLP and great communication. LEARN MORE.
Wishing you a simply clear mind and life from Simply Clear Coaching
Your NLP Trainer and Coach