Literary metaphors

A fascinating programme on BBC Radio 4 recently (Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time“) aimed to track the history of metaphor.  And it was interesting – as far as it went. The show focused on literary metaphor, and spelled out the way in which great writers of all generations, from the Epic of Gilgamesh in about …

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Taking control

Do you want to control people’s emotions in a conversation? It’s something I find I want to do regularly. When I’m out networking or socialising, I want to make people happier so that we all enjoy ourselves When I’m training a group, I want to fill the room with fun and laughter so that people …

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The 2 Lazy Jedi questions and the NLP Meta Model

If you’re familiar with NLP before you encounter the 2 Lazy Jedi questions (which are based on David Grove’s Clean Language) you might wonder about the relationship between these questions and an NLP questioning system, the Meta Model. The two systems are similar in a couple of ways: that they are questioning systems, for example, …

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