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NLP (Naked Linguistic Programming)
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NLP (Naked Linguistic Programming)
NLP actually stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming. It is sometimes known as “The Science of Rapport”.
NLP is a classic example of powerful, proven and plain how tos, that has dressed itself up in the king’s new clothes of mystery, jargon and hype.
For example, try to touch the plus sign:
You have probably touched it now – but that is touching it, not trying to touch it. Trying is a dangerous word that throws us into confusion – you will either do something, or you will not, and we often use “trying” as an excuse. Replace the word “try” with “do.”
You have no idea how much jargon NLP books come up with to describe that, and other simple ideas. I hope you will join me at The British Museum on the morning of Tuesday 12 November at a once-only London Business Forum Event – NLP Stripped Bare (my audio covers 3 of the 21 how tos you need to know about NLP).
NLP aside, how many other simple ideas in your organisation, project or life have also done this?
In my view, the greater the complexity, the greater the truth it is hiding.
If you agree with me, then do something about it – How far would you go with the stages below ie how brave are you?
Bronze – You will always speak in plain English, understandable by a ten year old, or a Golden Retriever dog.
Silver – Whenever anyone uses an acronym or jargon in a meeting you will say “excuse me, what does that mean please?” Especially when you know what it means. Trust me, you will be a hero.
Gold – Arrive at the point.
Platinum – You will do all papers/proposals/reports on a single page. Please use The Formula for Guaranteed Success (FGS!) for this if it helps.
We, mere human beings, need, crave and can only understand simplicity.
It’s the next big thing in business – make it the now big thing in your organisation, and life.
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With my love and best wishes
PS David’s London Business Forum event –
PPS David is also appearing (with other, funnier people) in a charity evening at The London Comedy Store on Monday 2 December – http://www.londonbusinessforum.com/events/funny_business_2
As Yoda once said: do or do not there is no try.
Wise that one is.
Trying is not actually doing anything. It is an excuse for not doing something.
Simple is best. It works for me.
Too many things are complicated.
Chairmen of football clubs getting involved in management.
Owners thinking they can manager.
Players thinking they are coaches.
Let’s delegate. Keep it simple. And be effective as a unit.
Gold is my favourite colour.
Silver, what does that mean?
To me, it means second place.
Gold is the best colour to represent first while second and below is for losers.
Trying is just not really achieving because if you say you tried, you haven’t really given it your best shot and actually done it. Whatever it is you were doing, not trying to do!
He tries so hard is the expression I get about my son at school.
He never achieves though, just tries hard.
Perhaps he is not trying hard enough.
Does stripped bare mean David will be stripped bare.
I do know he did a naked programme once!
Really enjoyed the video. A nice feature on the site.
Another excellent NL Week David.
You always inspire.
‘You have no idea how much jargon NLP books come up with to describe that, and other simple ideas’
Which is why i loved the Naked Leader, the original book.
No jargon, just common sense thinking, although not as great as it is cracked up to be.
Love the Platinum approach.
Too much wasted paper, too many wasted words, for what?