What is “Sleight of mouth” you might ask?
It’s simply learning to use your language in the most artful and effective way possible, to help yourself and others create change, let go of disempowering thoughts and beliefs so they can step into something new and better and also see the world, life, products, and people in better, more accurate ways.
I first learned about these language patterns in the book “Sleight Of Mouth” by Robert Dilts, and was excited and fascinated to begin to glimpse the possibilities here.
The book was written on a level, however, that was a bit difficult to understand.
Imagine my surprise and joy when I learned that Douglas O’Brien had written a user’s guide to sleight of mouth with the goal of making these ideas and principles more easily understood and accessible for application.
In this video, I want to share with you some of my biggest takeaways so far and dig into the hierarchy of Criteria language pattern, as well as share some examples and explanation in my own words.
As a disclaimer, I’m not an expert at this stuff by any stretch of the imagination. I have a good amount of experience in sales, marketing and communication, but these patterns are new to me so I’m learning them as I teach them.
I heard a while back that “You teach best that which you most need to learn” so here we go.
If you’re up for learning and practicing some of these ideas with me, this could be the perfect video to watch.