Why do Agilists love Clean Language?

Judy Rees exploring with Olaf Lewitz (@OlafLewitz), Irene Kuhn (@irene_kuhn), Brian Birch (@BrianBirch) and Ashley Meerloo. Also touching on Clean Language and sales.

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It’s All About You And Me

Here’s something I bet you never realised. Apparently, the pronouns you use can reveal your personality. Not only that, but your use of pronouns changes depending on how stressed you are, or where you’re sitting in the hierarchy of your social group – among other factors. That’s the amazing claim by James Pennebaker in his…

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It's All About You And Me

Here’s something I bet you never realised. Apparently, the pronouns you use can reveal your personality. Not only that, but your use of pronouns changes depending on how stressed you are, or where you’re sitting in the hierarchy of your social group – among other factors. That’s the amazing claim by James Pennebaker in his…

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Who Was David Grove?

It’s just over six years since I first met David Grove, creator of Clean Language. I can date it easily because we met at NLP Conference in 2005 – and this year’s Conference is a couple of weeks away. I had the job of interviewing him for an article in Resource magazine, and ended up,…

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How To Find A Metaphor?

If you ever struggle to find a metaphor for your presentation, your essay or even for a hypnosis session… check out my new video

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Clean Language: Hypnosis Without Trance?

My good friend James Tripp is riding high at the moment: his latest Hypnosis Without Trance product sold out in minutes! I knew James included lots of Clean Language ideas in his work. But I hadn’t spotted the references to “trance without induction” in David Grove’s only published book until I re-read on a flight it…

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How to influence the thinking body: gestures

We think with our bodies as well as with our brains. Scientists are finally waking up to this fact, as I reported in a recent post. And some of us have known about this for years, and have been using that knowledge to influence others. David Grove, creator of Clean Language, used his knowledge of…

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Making People Fit

I heard a fascinating interview this morning with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the author of the best-selling books The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness. His new book is called The Bed of Procrustes. And in that metaphor, as you might have guessed, lies a tale. Procrustes is a character from Greek mythology who owned an inn…

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