NLP Techniques: A Preliminary Cornerstone List (2020 Update)

On this page, you will find 113 NLP techniques that I've been compiling over the years — in alphabetical order.

Eventually, all of these NLP techniques will be linked to descriptive pages on this site and the rest of the internet.

However, before we get into them, in the spirit of being thorough, let me begin with a...

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4 Tony Robbins NLP Secrets You Shouldn’t Overlook

The Tony Robbins NLP style has introduced more people to Neurolinguistic Programming than any other NLP teacher I can think of.

While many practitioners frequently dismiss him as being no more than a showman, a businessman or a “disco” NLPer, we can still learn much from him. I for one have participated in almost all of his trainings, for reasons I’ll explain in greater details in this article.

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The 10 Best NLP Books To Learn More About It (2020 Update)

The following list offers the top 10 NLP books I recommend you read. Once you're done, you will have a good grasp on wha the field has been about for the past few decades.

This list contains beginner level material that can serve as an introduction to Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It also contains more advanced material that offers important distinctions about communication. 

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How To Become Great At Sales By Developing A Top Salesperson Mindset

What determines whether or not you can sell?

What will make you successful at business so you can achieve the income level you desire?

The strategies we use definitely have an impact. However, the #1 driver that determines whether or not someone will learn how to sell is their BELIEFS about selling.

Our beliefs, which are the feelings, thoughts and ideas that we associate to sales, typically determine whether or not we will be able to become effective at selling.

Our "Sales Blueprint" guides us and pulls us towards our actions.

This Sales Blueprint (our beliefs about selling) controls every decision we make and every one of our actions in our business. Many of us have "inner conflicts" or "disempowering beliefs" that limit our ability to communicate what we have to offer.

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Do as I do, not as I say

Every expert in the world, especially teachers and public speakers, should have that tattooed on their forehead when they step up to give a speech.

Therapists tried to figure out what Milton Erickson was doing for years before Bandler and Grinder came along.

Milton lectured! Milton taught!

People heard it from the horse’s mouth. But for some reason, they didn’t get it.

That’s the way it goes for most areas.

If you listen to someone talk ABOUT it, you’ll seldom get it.

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The Joker’s Self Confidence Formula

The Dark Knight was on TV yesterday in my neck of the woods.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been five years…

Time flies.

Needless to say, the Joker is the main character of that movie. That’s probably the way it ought to be for any superhero action movie.


Some people criticized the Batman movies for that. They said that Batman was a supporting role for the villains.

Well, of course.

Stop and think for a second. What do superheroes do?

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The Most Uncanny Way To Keep A Suicidal Person Alive

How do you keep a suicidal person alive without them even knowing what you’re doing? I’ll tell you in a second.

Dan Brown recently released his latest novel, titled Inferno. It’s been out for a little while. Maybe you’ve read it already. I need a good weekend when I can sit down, tune out the world and just immerse myself in that world.

From what my friends tell me, Dan Brown continues to deliver his highly addictive, cocaine-soaked writing style in this one. History, art, codes, symbols, futuristic science, secret passages, riddles… It’s all there.

Of course, it’s a NY Times bestseller. “Ça va de soi.”

One of the questions I’ve been asking myself is: how these guys pull it off?

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