- 11th January 2015
- Posted by: clivebarrett
- Category: The Leader Board
TUNING into someone’s thinking is a bit like producing a painting – it’s definitely an art.
As business leaders and high achievers, it is important to command an immediate rapport with an audience. An ability to empathise with that gathering, whatever their background, while delivering a key message which may be the difference to your business.
One man for whom this type of communication is second nature is Naked Leader NLP Specialist, Bob Perry. Naked Leader sees these skills enabling them to connect with a global client base, ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses.
‘In any context, it’s about being sensitive to other people, gathering information about what makes them tick through their behaviours,’ he says. ‘This gives you choices. You choose to be flexible with your own behaviour in order meet them in their world.’
Bob is a highly acclaimed leading international management consultant, coach and mentor, specialising in advanced leadership, behavioural and communication skills for high achievers and ambitious leaders.
If you think that’s a mouthful, then wait for it – Bob is at the leading edge of NeuroLinguisticProgramming(NLP) – the psychology of influence. No hype, no jargon, Bob reveals precisely what you need to know and how to put it into immediate action.
‘I give people choices,’ says Bob. ‘I deliver a highly practical way of coaching communication skills, It is all about getting your mind, body and voice working together to have the greatest possible impact on the person or group of people you are talking to. It is about possessing the skills to become a phenomenal communicator.’
Reaching out to a diverse community requires real empathy and awareness. Bob avoids the ‘scatter-gun approach’, in which a message is delivered in the same way to everybody, without the capacity for maximum impact. He tunes in to the cultural and social behaviours of the people he is talking to. ‘With this heightened sensitivity, you can then choose to vary how you deliver the message to reach the many rather than the few,’ he adds.
‘These cultures can be international, national, business-specific. It is about being mindful of the culture. In addition, there are individual preferences to be taken into consideration, particularly when coaching.
‘If I am going into an IT company or a local authority or a solicitor’s, I will adjust how I deliver the message to reflect the different languages they speak. Even within an organisation, different departments may have distinctive cultures; for example, HR, Finance, Sales are likely to operate in different ways.
‘It is all about recognising the cultural dynamic of the group or the preferences of the individual. By heightening your sensory acuity, you can then adapt the way you deliver the message.’
Bob’s philosophy and gift for teaching serve him well and he continues: ‘These techniques will help you develop and maintain lasting, genuine rapport in any given context. They help, for example, leaders become more inspiring and dynamic, managers become more effective and respected, salespeople more successful and proactive, and IT professionals more understood and positively regarded.’
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