LAW OF CONNECTION:
The Science of Using NLP to Create Ideal
Personal and Professional Relationships
Michael J. Losier
A Wellness Central Hardcover
Reviewer: Annie Slessman
Michael J. Losier, author of LAW OF ATTRACTION, has written a follow-up to that work, LAW OF CONNECTION: The Science of Using NLP to Create Ideal Personal and Professional Relationships. In this new work, Losier uses four different communication styles and suggests a how-to in applying them to build or repair rapport (a connection) with others. Whether you need help in developing and repairing relationships in your personal or professional life, Losier provides a common-sense approach that will improve your relationship skills.
The four NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) styles are: Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Digital. He even provides a self-assessment test to determine which style your own communication falls into. I seemed to be a combination of both Visual and Kinesthetic.
Losier states that it is a matter of knowing and recognizing what style the person you are communicating with uses and adapting your own style so you can better understand the other person. Makes a lot of sense to me.
Words, mannerisms and attitude all go into communicating with others. I remember when I volunteered for the Make-A-Wish Foundation who had the delightful job of talking with children to learn of their deepest desires, I would sit on the floor, sit with them on their beds, whatever. My goal was to get down to their level so they would open up and talk with me more honestly. It works with children and it works with adults. What Losier is saying here is that one has to understand where the other person is coming from before they can communicate effectively.
This is a good book with practical advice and methods that you can use in your everyday communication. It would be a good work to have in your library for future reference. We can never learn too much about communicating with others. Our own survival depends upon it.