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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How to manipulate people's emotions

You can manipulate another person’s emotions in any conversation – and you should! What’s more, you probably already do. Read on below to find out how… But you’ll probably prefer Hypnosis Without Trance by my friend James Tripp. Apparently, the idea that you can manipulate another person’s emotions in any conversation – and you should –…

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How to manipulate people’s emotions

You can manipulate another person’s emotions in any conversation – and you should! What’s more, you probably already do. Read on below to find out how… But you’ll probably prefer Hypnosis Without Trance by my friend James Tripp. Apparently, the idea that you can manipulate another person’s emotions in any conversation – and you should –…

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Are you a good listener? How do you know?

Are you a good listener? Whether you think you are or not – how would you know? It’s slightly alarming to realise that if you’re NOT a good listener, you probably won’t be aware of that fact! As James Borg points out in his bestselling book Persuasion, it’s one of those things that people are often criticised…

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Motivating your elephant

You possibly already know that we all have an elephant and a rider. The “elephant” is a metaphor for all the parts of your system that lie outside your own conscious awareness, while the “rider” is that small percentage of your being that you’re consciously aware of – probably less than 5 per cent of…

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