Use NLP To Improve Your Writing Skills
NLP is not something new. In fact NLP was first founded by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s. Yet many people are still not aware of NLP (neuro linguistic programming).
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NLP is based on communication and how to improve communication. This NLP article attempts to explain how to use NLP to improve your writing skills..
Want to Know How to Use NLP to Improve Your Writing?
Everyone is affected by this mystery of the mind, so just what is ‘representational bias’? In the fascinating science known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), the concept refers to the fundamental way in which we interact with the world.
We all have a leading representational bias when doing any activity, though these can vary from person to person and situation to situation. They are based on our 5 physical senses and the following table shows the common types of bias assigned to its related sense:
Visual = Sight
Kinesthetic = Touch and Feeling
Auditory = Sound
Gustatory = Taste and Smell
Digital = Logical
Eighty percent of the population falls into the first two categories, visual and kinesthetic, while the other 20 percent of individuals are distributed across the auditory, gustatory and digital categories.So how does that information impact the way you write?
We all tend to use language that reflects our leading bias! The secret to turning this knowledge into power is to first learn which category you lead with, and then step outside yourself and analyze communication in a whole new way!
Imagine you’ve been to a networking event, book signing or online forum where you met someone who you wanted to explore further interaction with, so you both agreed on a time to meet in the future.
You return to your office or desk and receive an email from that person confirming the meeting date and time. It could read one of two ways:
- “Hi Curtis, thanks for your time today, I share your vision regarding the proposed project we spoke about, and I really look forward to seeing you next Wednesday at 10am.”
- “Hi Curtis, thank you for spending a few moments with me today, I have a good feeling about working together on the project we discussed. I hope we can get together next week as planned.”
How you respond will either build instant rapport, or won’t. The quiz is for you to find specific words in the emails above which give clues to knowing this person’s leading bias. It should be easy now you know what to look for!
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