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Are your Presidential candidates hypnotizing you?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 : Read 470 Times

We’ve all heard rumors that governmental figures are using “mass hypnosis” to influence and sway the people of our great nations.

Most of the time, this sounds like some silly conspiracy theory. But after all the recent news about the elections, I think it's time to find out if there's any truth to the rumors.

I sat down to analyze the speech patterns of the top three candidates at the time of this writing (Mar 08): Hilary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama.

Of course, without something to compare them to, numbers are just numbers. So I wanted to get some radically clear benchmarks for contrast. I picked one person who I'm fairly certain has no hypnotic skills – Bill Gates of Microsoft – and one who was notorious for his ability to hypnotize and influence the masses – Adolf Hitler.

In testing for hypnotic ability, I looked for these specific language patterns in a 500 word excerpt from each subject:

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Important notes about the recession from a hypnotist

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 : Read 216 Times

“The recession.”

Those words are ominous, aren’t they?

It seems that every time an election comes up where it looks like the non-incumbent party will win, we are in a “recession.”

We had the Carter/Reagan recession. The Bush/Clinton recession. The Clinton/Bush recession. And now the Bush/???? “recession.” And each blames it on the other.

It’s all so politically convenient.

It’s all so damning.

But, who is it that decides that we’re recessing?

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Free NLP info

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 : Read 1,005 Times

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Is it Possible to Predict People's Behavior Using NLP?

Monday, September 15th, 2008 : Read 220 Times

Wouldn’t it be great to own a crystal ball?

I mean, what if you could look into a crystal ball and predict the way people would react in these situations:

  • Friendships and Relationships
  • Business management
  • Negotiation
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Family life

Of course, everyone knows that crystal balls don’t exist, right? Or do they…

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Should we really still be mourning?

Saturday, September 13th, 2008 : Read 211 Times

September 11, 2001 was a terrible, sad, gruesome day.

Was.

It has been a full seven years now.

Our great country was attacked, shocked, appauled, sad, angry, hurt… No collection of words can accurately describe the sentiment that day.

Everybody grieves differently, and for different periods of time.

But, too many people want to keep us focused on the 9/11 disaster, rather than focusing on how America can continue to grow and thrive and be a shining beacon for freedom and the pursuit of happiness around the world.

The time for mourning is over.

If we focus only on the negative events of our past, how could we expect to create anything different?

It’s time to focus on creating our future.


How to Use NLP to Make People Listen to You

Friday, September 12th, 2008 : Read 297 Times

People always ask me, “Hey, Michael, you’re a master hypnotist. Do you know a way that I can be hypnotic so people listen to everything I say carefully?”

Of course I do!

I remember when I was in NLP Trainer’s Training. We covered nested loops quite a bit. It was amazing. I know you’ve been in a situation where everything that’s said is of the utmost importance, and you focus your attention on just one thing. Me, I know this stuff is riveting. And, as we continued sitting in our chairs, wondering about nested loops, soaking all this up, the most amazing thing happened...

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The power of social proof

Sunday, September 7th, 2008 : Read 231 Times

If you’ve ever read the work of Dr. Robert Cialdini, you’ll know that social proof is a concept that states that people tend to do what other people are doing.

This was illustrated in one experiment where they posted a lone man on a street corner who simply stood there and stared up at the sky. Dozens upon dozens of people simply milled by the man, paying neither him nor the sky any attention whatsoever.

However, when they ran the experiment with two cohorts staring up at the sky, something very different happened...

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Five things you can do right now to begin achieving your dreams

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 : Read 210 Times

People see the success my clients and students achieve and ask me, “What can I do to be that successful?”

The mentality is that there’s some kind of “magic bullet” that will automatically transform their life without any kind of investment or effort.

Unfortunately, there isn’t. But there is something you can do right now from the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (also known as NLP) to jump-start your success...

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Who’s the secret celebrity hypnotist?

Friday, September 5th, 2008 : Read 230 Times

I found out about an new, secret, celebrity hypnotist today!

Dilbert creator, Scott Adams, is a trained hypnotherapist!

Who knew?!

You can read about his experience and opinions here:

http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2007/07/hypnosis.html

-Michael


Introduction to Submodalities

Thursday, September 4th, 2008 : Read 244 Times

Wait, Submo-what?!?

Yeah, NLP is big on jargon, I know.

It’s a big, fancy word, but what if you could use this tool to totally motivate yourself, instantly dislike tempting foods, obliterate bad habits, and change negative self-beliefs into powerful, positive beliefs?

Would you be willing to put up with a little jargon? Good.

One thing we know from NLP is that we experience the world through our five senses: vision, hearing, feeling, smell and taste.

We then take those external signals and convert them into internal thoughts made up of only six things: pictures, sounds, feelings, smells, tastes and self-talk, all of which we can either remember or make up. These are called our “modalities.” They’re the “channels” we think in.

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