This book is by one of the first wave of NLP scholars and innovators. Of them all Dilts and John Ginder were the two real scholars in the group. Dilts in this book shows that not only is he an innovative scholar and therapist but an author who can take material which can be complicated and explain it clearly and in a interesting way.
If you are interested in what NLP is and what it can do, this book will give you many of the basic patterns of practice. While Bandler and many of the other authors are entertaining, this book will give the patterns in clear prose without self promotion. Most of the classic texts and books will give you less. This is not like some of the books which give one or two patterns in the entire book. It rather gives pattern after pattern after technique in clear and understandable prose without water time or space.
If you want to learn it, this is the book. You will find few that give as much information as clearly.
Ever wonder how people do things with their personal strategies? Robert Dilts crafts a great book about the different strategies and meta-strategies in learning and beyond. The beginning neuro linguistic programmer will learn about the different representational systems: auditory, visual, kinesthetic, gustatory and olfactory. How do people run their motivational or inspirational strategies for example ? One may imagine learning something quite useful for figuring out the lock in someone's personality. Elegant book for trainers who have to convince or train people with new material. Learn about how to discover people's strategies with this book. It's very logical and very scientific. Not a book for intuitive types! This is pure research and useful strategy about strategies in the world of neuro linguistic programming. Ever wonder how successful people become successful people? Here's the toolbox!
This was an interesting book that was written by Robert Dilts (well at least he was the principal author). This book is a very dry and difficult read. It was written at a time in NLP's history where it was showing so much promise. Essentially this entire book is on the NLP Strategy Model. Very academically written.
NLP Volume I is so much better than NLP Volume 2 in my opinion. They are both so differently written as well though. NLP Volume 2 appears to be less academically written.
I'm a huge NLP fan and i use it to make people do what you want them to do every day with it. anyways, any NLP trainer will tell you that NLP constantly evolves, but they don't tell you that "constantly evolving" means that stuff is omitted so that Noobs don't get scared and stop paying for more training.
I received my NLP training and thought that something was amiss so i used the power of the internet to find every old NLP book i could to further my understanding and application abilities, this was one of those books. The thing you'll find with old nlp books is that they spend volumes talking about techniques that current trainers spend maybe 10-30 minutes on. current trainers do this to overload you and get your money.
anyways, this book is awesome. it takes its time and has transcripts demonstrating parts of a huge methodology which goes like this Figure out their Model of reality (test), elicit a Strategy with TOTE (test), Utilize their behavior and VAKOG's against them (test), design a smooth Installation that they will most likely accept (test), then install your creation into their mind (final test). If they don't take your installation you use REFRAMING to force them to accept installation (final final test)....pure genius.
Most new trainers will tell you that there are a lot of steps that can be omitted to make this process simpler like Find Single problem, Elicit strategy, Test, Reframe to Install new idea, which does work, but in reality only saves you like 5 minutes where you can go through the old process and totally figure someone out and have the necessary ammo to totally bend their mind to your whim...or help them. :P
anyways, don't fall for scammer nlp trainer's who promise a "fast track" to persuasion. buy this book instead. its a solid read and it focuses on basic basic basic persuasion skills that you can use in any conversation to become a persuasion god.
In this interesting book, there are many useful tools and some feeling for the early days in NLP basics. In my opinion, it is well worth the reasonable price.
In comparison, I would put it almost in a similar league with a fantastic five stars I would give to, "Telling Lies,," by Paul Ekman. His book was an inspiration for the great Video series, "Lie To Me," on NETFLIX or in the DVD bundle.
Well after reading a little of this book, I can safely say. I'm not going to be able to control minds with this knowledge and I'm kind of upset with that! I will have to look elsewhere for mind altering super powers sadly...
I learned about Neuro Linguistic Programming and the different strategies or meta-strategies. It's not for the faint-hearted. It's very, very logical. It doesn't do well for all those intuitives out there! Once you have flexibility, you like Robert Dilts great distillation of innovative ideas. I can't wait to train with him in the near future. For computer people as well who like to get a way from the computer and into something more human. If you like lockpicking, this book is about how to distinguish the different locks in people's representational systems and personalities. I thoroughly enjoyed the section about Modelling and the Strategies section. For human resource trainers this is a must read. You will find the Design section a hoot! Also for those physicists and mathematicians and doctors who like to map our personality and the genius behind life strategies. Own this book! for your growing Neuro Linguistic Programming book collection. I gave one to my mentor professor,Dr. Barclay at Michigan State University!