|John La Valle|
I completed my initial SNLP trainer training with McKenna Breen in London in 2000 and have been training Business NLP ever since. I was particularly pleased to revisit this training in Orlando with Richard Bandler and John La Valle from the 3rd – 8th March 2004, after attending Persuasion Engineering and Design Human Engineering.
There were about 140 delegates from a real cross section of countries: US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Denmark etc. with some of the very best trainers and master trainers assisting.
The thrust of the training was to give delegates the attitude and skill set to be excellent NLP trainers and inspiring public speakers, and to put in the feedback mechanisms to continually improve their performance in these arenas.
There was simply too much packed in to the six days to give a detailed review, however there are some of the key points I noted. These are meant to be reminders and not complete descriptions. Each one is worth continued practice.
Posture and Centrering
Practice rotating your body at the hip bones. As you rotate to the left your right knee will bend and vice versa.
Engaging the audience
Mean the words
Spatial anchors and chaining anchors
Stories and nested loops
Now combine stories and spatial anchors, and the preceding bullets – remembering that your tempo needs to match the state and use a different voice for each story. And complete the whole sequence in 2-3 minutes!
As a separate point remember that the purpose of a demonstration can be to complete the exercise on every member of the audience using the demonstration subject as a point of focus.
And also remember the rumour that Richard and John install a phobia of public speaking at the beginning, so that they can then install highly successful strategies to overcome it…is just that …..a rumour!
The training was good for me because it enabled me to practice a number of new behaviours, with the back drop of Richard and John’s powerful stories, supported by some of the best very best NLP trainers around. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to develop their NLP training and presentation skills to large audiences.
NB Richard’s wife Paula died shortly before the training. Richard carried out the training demonstrating genuine courage and emotion, weaving in stories about Paula and the realisation that life is precious. A unique and moving experience.