NLP Life Training - 10 Years

Introducing Russell Boulter: Host For The Great NLP Extravaganza - by Matthew Wingett

Russell Boulter is an actor and Communications Coach who works all over the world with business people, teaching them the art of communicating more effectively.  His work has led him to teach business people in Hong Kong, Singapore, New York and Germany, among other places, how to communicate their ideas more effectively.
Russell Boulter, Actor and Communications Coach
Actor Russell Boulter will be hosting
The Great NLP Extravaganza
On 26th February, Russell will be hosting The Great NLP Extravaganza at the Ibis Hotel, Earl's Court, in which seven of the UK's top NLP trainers will be presenting their skills to an enrapt audience.  Russell, with his background in acting and coaching, is the perfect choice to act as host for this extraordinary day.

In this short interview, he talks about his own work as a coach, and what he hopes to draw from the Extravaganza.

Some people only speak in terms of the balance sheet.  They'll use a lot of jargon, and a lot of corporate speak, partially because it's about who they think they.  Their identity is wrapped up in their job, and so they don't feel safe to talk in terms of stories, rather than numbers.  The problem with that is that the people who don't share their knowledge are looking for a "real world" example - an analogy or a metaphor - to get the message.  So I teach people to put their message across in a more "user friendly" way. 

It's quite amazing how people have no idea that they aren't communicating effectively - and indeed, I have had some people feel embarrassed about talking about things in non-technical terms. They think that that's all a bit too folksy, and will expose them in some way.  Whereas actually, it helps them to get their message across. So a lot of what I've been doing over the last few years is helping people to tell stories that everyone can understand.

I still act as well, and enjoy that very much.  I do a lot of voice-overs, too - so I've come in to the NLP world from a background of communication - and I have to say it's really fascinating and a lot of fun to help people achieve more.

For the NLP Life Academy, I will be hosting the NLP Extravaganza on the 26th February.  It's going to be a really interesting day, and what I'm looking forward to on the day is seeing the whole "starry array" of NLP trainers.  I'm fascinated to see what they do and how they do it, so I'm there really to absorb as much as I can.  I'm there to learn, so that I get to see people who are at the top of their game as NLP trainers.

And it's not only about watching them, it's also about meeting them.  For me, that's the big thrill of why I'm doing it.  I'm also interested in how they developed their skills, because I'd like to learn to do that better.  And I'm also really interested in talking to people about doing the NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner training, because that is something I'm going to be doing with Richard Bandler, later in the year.

On a personal level, I'm particularly interested in Laura Spicer.  I'm fascinated to see what she does, and I'm also very interested in her work with stammerers.  That's very topical - what with the King's Speech being such a hit at the moment - and I'm sure there are lots of people interested in that.

I'm also fascinated by John Vincent, who is doing his close-up magic.  He's talking about reading people's submodalities, reading how people are creating images and sounds and stories in their heads just by watching the way their eyes move.  I think having that kind of sensitivity when you're working with a client is very very helpful to help people achieve what they want to achieve, quickly. 

So, it's going to be a great day, and I'm sure that I'm going to learn a heck of a lot.

As for what NLP gives me, I really find out how much more it gives to people when I'm working with clients who have quite often either been forced by their boss to do a communications course, or they've realised they need to concentrate on an aspect of their business and work life.  What I notice is that, inevitably, it seamlessly slides into their personal life.  I've lost count of the number of people in the city that I've worked with who tell me they're really struggling in their relationship with their wife because they're getting grumpy or they're just being told that they're not listening. 

What I have noticed with NLP is that it is a very powerful way to get people from where they're trapped in their life to where they want to be.  And with the skills I'm going to pick up from being the host at the Extravaganza, I'm sure that I will be even more powerful in the work that I do.

It's going to be a great day!

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