How NLP can help you to be a Better Trainer

The Teacher should be like the Conductor in the Orchestra not like the Trainer in the Circus …. Abhijit Naskar

Do you want to be the best presenter and trainer you can possibly be?Do you want to earn money while transforming and empowering other people?Whether you’re a Life Coach or a Trainer or working with an organization conducting trainings for employees and senior management, you will want to give value to your participants/clients with the trainings and coaching you provide. 

Many people are frustrated with their current life position and want help to bring in the desired change, to live a better life. Imagine being able to bring about this difference in people’ lives, at the same time you earn handsomely through the process? Very much possible with the help of Neuro-Lingusistic Programming (NLP) interventions.

What is NLP – Neuro-Lingusistic Programming?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analyzing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behavior learned through experience to specific outcomes. Proponents of NLP assume all human action is positive. Therefore, if a plan fails or the unexpected happens, the experience is neither good nor bad—it simply presents more useful information.

Neuro-Linguistic programming was developed in the 1970s at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Its primary founders are John Grinder, a linguist, and Richard Bandler, an information scientist and mathematician. Judith DeLozier and Leslie Cameron-Bandler also contributed significantly to the field, as did David Gordon and Robert Dilts.

How NLP can help you to be a Better Trainer?

While it is a fact that people want to bring in desired changes into their lives, but when the process starts their good intentions disappear. They start making excuses; prefer to check out the effect by paying and attending a single session rather than buying the entire package, failing to understand that the purchase would ensure accountability and commitment.  We often see this kind of behavior when a person wants to lose weight, or want to establish an exercise regime, learn a new discipline or get rid of some bad habits. This is very disheartening for the trainer or coach.  More often than not, even if they buy the complete package, they start with gusto but slowly excuses start filtering in and their attendance starts to dip.

Using NLP techniques you will gather the power to help your clients change theirmindset and approach. NLP staunchly believes progress is achievable and that is the mindset you can cultivate in your clients. The manner in which NLP tools and techniques could help you convince and motivate your clients, thus making you an effective trainer would be:

  1. Understanding and changing the Psyche of your Client: When you talk about change, people mostly think it has something to do with outer change, outer work, surface mindset, etc. hence they come prepared for it. NLP enables you with tools that will help you to make your clients focus on the inner changerequired to make the outer change happen.
  • Help Clients get into the right Focus and Mindset:Getting into the right focus mindset is very important when you invite any kind of change into your life. If you don’t believe in it, you cannot achieve it. When you think you can, you will. This mindset will happen only when all three states are in synergy, particularly the physical, emotional and mental states.

When all these states are in synergy, your goals become clear and you develop the motivation and resilience to keep going where others give up. You are in the ‘HOW’ and come out of the ‘WHY’ or ‘WILL I’ zones?

  • Gain the advantage of Using ‘Linguistics’ tool from NLP

Language of ‘Linguistics’ forms a large part of any communication. Whether you are talking to someone, motivating or negotiating, training or coaching, the ‘game-changer’ lies in the words you use to convey your message. Using the correct language to get the right point across,to enable a positive response and action. Effectiveness of communication is measured based on the response you get.

Learning NLP enables you to Masterthe usage of Metaphors in your conversations/trainings to achieve the right results. It also talks of using language patterns to generate curiosity about a concept. These inductive language patterns are called Milton Language Patterns and are also used during Hypnosis. You also have the deductive language patterns which are called Meta Language Patterns. NLP also teaches you to be flexible about the language you could use as per the situation or person. An accomplished trainer uses all these language types mentioned very well, and to his advantage.

  • NLP ‘Circle of Excellence’ intervention helps you be in the right ‘state of mind and body’ for training

Ever watched those trainers who always seem to be energetic, especially in front of an audience? Notice how energetic they are during their motivational talks. They understand and use a lot of NLP to their advantage. NLP helps them manage and be in the right state of mind, all the time.It is the ‘Circle of Excellence’, a very powerful intervention of NLP that does the magic. What is ‘Circle of Excellence’ intervention? It is visualization. You visualize a Circle in front of where you are standing. The moment you step into the Circle, you feel all the positive emotions which you would like to feel before any important event. It works by repeatedly programming yourselfwith relevant questions and affirmations and eliciting a positive state and then stepping into the circle when emotions are at their peak. Doing this time and again programs your brain to feel the same way when you step into the Circle of Excellence before any challenging event. Excellence slowly becomes a part of you.

  • NLP teaches you to use Voice and Charisma

Voice modulation is one or the most important aspects of content/ training delivery.NLP teaches you to use tools like ‘Analog Markers’ and ‘Embedded Commands’ in the vocal dimension of communication. The end benefit would show in the results of the training, which means the suggestions or learning of the training will directly reach the participants through their unconscious minds.Imagine being able to achieve excellence in any field through this method. Mind blowing, isn’t it.

Another important factor to consider; why should people listen to you or why should they believe you. People will listen and implement only when they know the trainer is credible.  That whatever he says has value and it has been established many times.  Establishing credibility is another aspect every trainer has to achieve and becomes a major part of his personality. NLP helps you achieve this with the intervention of Building Rapport with the Group using Charisma Pattern from NLP.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming provides a model of change and a variety of tools and techniques to help clients with the “inner game” of growth, by developing a mindset for success. Your clients rely on you to help them get the results they want – to achieve their goals. So how are you going to help them? Simple. Take the help of NLP interventions. Differentiate yourself from all the other Personal Trainers. Increase the likelihood of your clients achieving their goals. Motivate them and help them get into the mindset for success.


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