NLP Seminar Selection Criteria.
Selecting An NLP Seminar: How To Avoid Making
10 Embarrassing NLP Seminar Selection Errors
You Should Know About.
Most people enjoy selecting an NLP
Seminar almost as much as they enjoy taking a test. It puts their research
and ability to make decisions, on the line with their time and money.
It’s not that they don’t need an NLP Seminar or want the ultimate advantage
in personal and professional interactions, most NLP seminar delegates fear making
a mistake because they are making a significant investment in themselves.
They worry that the NLP seminar may be too advanced or too simple for them,
that it won’t fit with their lives and their dreams. It
doesn’t have to be like this, we’ll show you how to make sure you make good
decisions when you select your NLP Seminar.
5 Stages To A New You
People go through five stages when
they select an NLP Seminar. The first stage is when you begin dreaming
of having new knowledge and abilities. You surf the internet looking for
NLP seminars, information and insights. You may begin paying attention
to books, CDs, articles and television shows about human behavior, NLP, hypnosis
and the power of minds. You especially notice when a friend, associate
or relative goes to an NLP seminar.
Finding NLP Seminar Choices
This is usually the fun part.
Taking time to browse various NLP institute web sites, to examine what NLP seminars
they offer. “I’m just looking” aptly describes this stage. If you
are pressured into registering for an NLP seminar during this stage, you may
regret your decision later. At the The Performance Institute of NLP, we
recognize how important this stage is to making a wise decision that lasts through
the years. We recognize your need for time to consider your options.
NLP Seminar Selection & Planning
As people begin actually selecting
and planning to attend an NLP seminar, they begin to think about NLP trainers
reputations, sizes and dates of their NLP seminars and how gaining NLP knowledge
and ability will fit into their lives. These stages are crucial for your
long term satisfaction with any seminar you attend. When NLP seminar delegates
make a mistake, it is most likely going to occur during the selection and planning
Avoiding Embarrassing Mistakes
people never get to the final stage, which is enjoying the results of their
NLP Training. As soon as the NLP seminar is done, they realize there is
a problem. It could be one of 10 problems that can occur. NLP seminars
and training are a way to gain many skills, abilities, and attitudes that are
all well worth learning. Since attending an NLP seminar is a significant
investment of time and money, it's important for people to know how to identify
excellent NLP seminars as soon as possible, and to spot mediocre NLP seminars
A Combination of Errors
Some NLP seminars present ideas, rather
than actually train you in new skills and abilities. The knowledge becomes
intellectualized rather than realized. Other NLP seminars provide participants
with a boost of confidence and motivation, but not the behavioral competence
to support it. NLP seminars can be worthwhile experiences, as long as
they provide you with the skills to use your new knowledge.
# 1: Insufficient Attention
Evidence of Results: The resume
of trainers experience, reviews from previous NLP seminar delegates and media
recordings, all provide insight and answers to questions about their trainings.
When people fail to focus on what previous delegates are able to do after
the NLP seminar, they could end up attending NLP seminars where the trainers
act like experts, or make delegates feel good in the seminar, but don't teach
skills or abilities that can be applied immediately and automatically.
# 2: Paying For One And Getting...
Trainers: Some NLP seminars
are advertised without the trainers names, or with the name of a well-known
trainer. It may turn out that the "big name" will only teach a small portion
of the event, and less-skilled trainers or apprentices will teach the rest.
Find out about all the trainers and how much of the NLP seminar they
will actually conduct. Having flashy and charismatic NLP trainers
is not a substitute for effective training.
# 3: Misplaced Trust
Recommendations, Degrees and Certificates:
The meaning of a certification or degree varies as widely as the places
that grant them. A degree may be a good measure of academic record, but
usually has little to do with training ability. People should trust their
own impressions of a trainer first, and recommendations from people who have
experienced the trainer, next. Be cautious about one line brochure quotes,
even from famous people. Occasionally "big names" give endorsements based
on payment, rather than the trainer's skill.
# 4: Not Getting Beyond Words
Demonstration versus Information:
Live demonstrations of the methods being taught are far more effective than
reading from the NLP seminar manual. Research repeatedly demonstrates
that over 80% of the impact of communication is nonverbal. This means
delegates get a much more complete understanding of any method that's demonstrated.
The trainer can ask for a volunteer from the audience, bring in a "naive client"
or invite the entire group to participate in an experience that provides a demonstration.
Information without demonstration is less than 20% of the information delegates
# 5: Didn't Get To Do It
Exercises: Pathways to making
the new skills a part of behavior. It's usually easiest to learn skills
when the trainer sets up a series of carefully-designed exercises to practice
new skills comfortably and safely. A good training starts with smaller
component skills and then begins easily putting these skills together for maximum
impact in real situations. Understanding is insufficient to get results
in life, it's what a person can do with it that counts.
# 6: Sizzle Without The Steak
Presuppositions: Beliefs or
attitudes that are presupposed in the NLP trainer's behavior. Is the trainer
rigid on the importance of flexibility? Is the trainer focused on razzle-dazzling
the delegates, rather than teaching the delegates how to razzle-dazzle themselves
and others? Does the trainer treat delegates as a equals who can learn
the trainers skills, or does the trainer act like some kind of "guru" who's
skills the delegates could never hope to achieve? A good trainer gives
delegates the steak, not just the sizzle.
# 7: Answers Have To Have Questions
Questions: A good NLP
trainer will invite and respond to questions, rephrasing or demonstrating the
material. in greater depth if required. Excuses such as "Your unconscious
is getting it", weak doubletalk answers, blaming the delegate or saying
"That's in the next seminar.", simply don't cut the mustard. Make sure
NLP seminar reviews report that the trainer encourages questions and responds
respectfully. It can be the difference that makes the difference.
# 8: When You've Got To Go, You've
Got To Go
communication is very important. A good NLP trainer will notice nonverbal
cues from the audience or demonstration subject and vary their behavior in response.
The trainer notices what the needs of the group are and has the ability to vary
the training plan in response. Training with a trainer that is unaware
of when the audience is getting restless and needs a break, just pisses people
# 9: Not Knowing What You Know
Quality Control: A good
NLP trainer uses ways to verify that participants are actually learning the
NLP skills being taught. Capable assistants to provide feedback to delegates
and the trainer, observation of delegates behavior by the trainer, exercises
that utilize previously learned skills, feedback from the delegates, reviews
of the skills learned and follow up after the training, can all serve this function.
No quality control results in a training that's not in control of what delegates
are supposed to be learning.
# 10: Bored Dumb
Humor: When NLP seminar delegates
are laughing they are really learning. The best aid to learning
is good humor, when it's not at anyone's expense. Laughing with others
or at the human condition, infuses people with endorphins. They feel fantastic
and learn fast in that state. An NLP trainer who can get the delegates
laughing, can make hours of learning fly by in no time at all. Learning
is supposed to be fun. Without laughter, an NLP seminar becomes a boredom that
drags on and on.
No Rush Equals No Mistakes
We believe when NLP seminar delegates
have the opportunity to read detailed information about upcoming seminars and
find out what previous delegates have experienced, they make the choices they
A word of caution - the 10 problems
listed above can not be solved by pre-packaged or cookie cutter solutions.
An NLP seminar should be as unique as a fingerprint, each one looks the same
until the details are examined. Each seminar has a unique combination
of delegates and a good NLP Trainer responds uniquely to the needs of each group.
This lets your unique potential shine through your NLP seminar experience.
It enables you to organize information and perceptions in ways that allow you
to achieve results that were once inconceivable to you. It's an awakening
of your mind and all your senses, which can instantly be applied to automatically
achieving your goals.
Making The Right Choice
If you’re not happy with the results
you are getting in your life, or just one aspect of it - you have an opportunity
to change that now. At the The Performance Institute of NLP, we believe
asking the right questions helps you make the right choices. Browse our
web site for a detailed descriptions of effective NLP seminars, reviews written
by previous NLP seminar delegates and articles with useful information you can
have fun with right now.
NLP Training Details
PS: In the interest
of providing you with choices that fit the time you have available, we provide
several International NLP Training Seminar dates per year for you to choose from.