Sleight of Mouth: Magic of Language for Powerful Persuasion

***This is a joint meeting with Chicago NLP Practice Club:

Sleight of Mouth is a persuasion skill, a vehicle for conversationally changing beliefs. It is a system of 14 different patterns of response to a stated belief. A system that, once mastered, can allow you to always have a response that will effectively elucidate your position and help you to persuade rather than be persuaded. Simply put, it will help you win any argument, be verbally powerful and powerfully verbal.

Sleight of Mouth was devised by Robert Dilts who modeled the argument and persuasion skills of Richard Bandler (the co-founder of Neuro-linguistic programming). The name "Sleight of Mouth" builds off the phrase "Sleight of Hand" which refers to a magician's skills in making things happen which appear impossible.

Through reframing, Sleight of mouth patterns help people overcome limiting beliefs, open up to new ideas and be able to find a new "spin" or "point of view." In persuasion, whether in therapy, sales or personal interaction it's vital to help people open up to what you are saying.

In this interactive workshop, you will learn:

The structure of a belief
Sleight of Mouth patterns- overview
How to persuade people using Sleight of Mouth patterns

***This workshop is free of charge, while you must RSVP to attend.***

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  • Julia

    Barnard shared his experience of using SoM. Examples and exercises are very helpful. Thanks Bernard!

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend as I had hoped. I will try for a different session!

    September 14, 2013

  • hussain

    i dont have visa..

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you ever have meetings in the western suburbs (Bloomindale, wheaton etc)

    August 25, 2013

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