Summary

Richard Bandler, co-creator of NLP and the man who inspired Paul McKenna to greatness, collaborates with Alessio Roberti and Owen Fitzpatrick to reveal how to unleash your true potential and transform your life.
Richard Bandler - the world-renowned co-creator of NLP who has helped millions around the world change their lives for the better - has teamed up with Italian NLP Master Trainer Alessio and co-founder of the Irish Institute of NLP Owen, to craft a simple yet engaging story of one man’s personal change and discovery, to help listeners understand the remarkable principles of NLP.
Inspiring and easy to listen to, this fable recreates the experience of being at a workshop with Bandler. Rather than explaining the theories, An Introduction to NLP illustrates the principles and simple techniques that Bandler has developed over the past 35 years in action. This inspirational book gives you the tools to change your life, overcoming the things that are holding you back: your phobias, depression, habits, psychosomatic illnesses, or learning disorders. Through the simple techniques of NLP, you too can become a strong, happy, successful person and achieve your goals.
©2013 Richard Bandler, Alessio Roberti, Owen Fitzpatrick (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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"Richard Bandler is a Leonardo of our times. He is one of our living greats." ( The Guardian Weekend)
"The must have self-help book!" (Paul McKenna)
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4 out of 5 stars
By MR on 15-04-14

Cheesy story - but a great intro to NLP

What made the experience of listening to The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life the most enjoyable?

The story that surrounds the audiobook is quite poor, and not well written - however what makes it great is that it breaks down the concepts of NLP into very easy to use chunks. This made this one of the best books about NLP I've come across.

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The writing was not great, and the story was extremely cheesy. But I think short of completely re-writing it I dont see how they could fix this.

Which character – as performed by Owen Fitzpatrick – was your favourite?

He's a very engaging speaker however any character where he was pretending to be a man was best. He doesnt come across well as a teenage girl.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really, it was quite inspiring stuff though, once you get past the naff story.

Any additional comments?

Worth sticking with if you want an intro to NLP, it's without doubt the best intro I've ever seen - despite the poor back story.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Wolffman on 13-04-13

Surprising good listen.

Most technical or self help books I find take for every to get to the point or just mind numbingly boring. The way the subject is delivered is from the perspective of a delegate attending an NLP training day and it works surprising well.

Well worth the money

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5 out of 5 stars
By William on 09-08-13

NLP overview of technology for effective communica

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. You will be a more effective in listening, talking and understanding.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life?

People have different ways of under standing information thru pictures,
sounds and feelings to make sense of language originating from internal or external language.

Have you listened to any of Owen Fitzpatrick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Excellent

What did you learn from The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life that you would use in your daily life?

Yes. I'm a Certified Practitioner NLP and Richard Bandler will make you, laugh, cry and learn a better map of the world which will help you come away from his teaching a new and better person and outlook on life.

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15 of 15 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Alexisace on 16-01-14

A must read for the basic Understanding of NLP

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ultimate Introduction to NLP: How to Build a Successful Life to be better than the print version?

I believe this should be listened to. Especially for the Kinesthetic (auditory and or feeling oriented people.) learners out there. This will not be the case for people who need to feel the physical book. Some might enjoy having both so they can feel the pages and follow along with the reading.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Did not have a favorite character however I did like how you could feel for the main character. You get a sense of what the character is going through and in essence through the story you actually see how NLP works. NLP is not some great huge discovery rather it is a a system of learning to interact with anyone on their particular communicating style.

Which scene was your favorite?

I like the area where the Main character returns home and tries communicating with his girlfriend by understanding the style of communicating she uses rather than him always trying to blame himself for her being upset or unhappy. Classic example of being on different pages of communication.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, nothing extreme, however it did help me understand that when I am in the middle of a disagreement with someone else I must be aware of how they are communicating.

Any additional comments?

In a nutshell this book is an insight into the mind of different ways of thinking. For instance some people when they talk use their bodies in motion to help them communicate (visual) , others are very clear spoken and their every word means something (auditory). Most will use a combination of all styles. Some will relate in how they feel and will communicate on how they feel about something or another and how what they see and hear makes them feel. (kinesthetic.)

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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