Metaprograms Part 2: Practical NLP Podcast Episode 60


This week, some more metaprograms, the content-free filters that determine what we pay attention to. In this episode we’re considering the General or Specific, Proactive or Reactive, and Internal or External Frame of Reference metaprograms.


  • How to spot if someone is a big-picture or detail person from the language they use
  • Why you need to be comfortable with abstraction to reach the top levels of your organisation
  • How to discover how much feedback someone needs with just one simple question
  • Why your direct reports may get apprehensive as their annual appraisal looms, and what you can do about it
  • … And much more!
Words That Change Minds

In the podcast I mention this book quite a lot – it’s a very accessible must-read for coaches and managers!

Words That Change Minds by Shelle Rose Charvet – order it from Amazon via these links:
Paperback | Kindle

Episode duration: 12m 40s

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