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Rapport and body language: suggestions and exercises

In this section, you will find exercise proposals and suggestions to put the theory explained into practice.

The exercises offer you the possibility to consolidate and integrate what you learned. Many groups spend hours talking before they start practicing and end up rushing through a format. In order to avoid that, I am asking you to schedule a time when you will practice. Start practicing immediately and postpone - interesting- conversations to another time.

During the exercise, you are recommended to take notes which you can discuss with your group afterwards. You can work on the questions together, but you should answer in your own words. The same also applies for literature that you can use as a help in answering. Use your own formulations.

Theoretical questions should be answered as shortly as possible. Processes should be described as detailed as possible! If you don 't have much time, you can simply just do a part of the exercises which is much better than not practicing at all. Muscles only grow stronger when they are used and trained regularly. The same goes with NLP. Only knowledge won't change your life- but ACTIONS will! I already launched the website called to help people find local peergroups in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. If you live in the UK or another country however, you can simply ask friends to join or search for like-minded people.

Theoretical questions on rapport and body language

  1. What does "calibration" mean?
  2. What is "rappport" and why is it useful to build rapport?
  3. What are my possibilites to build rapport?
  4. What does "cross over mirroring" mean?
  5. Which names play an important role in the history of NLP?
  6. Which disciplines are these names associated with?
  7. What is the underlying idea of NLP?

Practical exercises

  1. What does "caibration" mean?
  2. Observe the people around you on the street, in a restaurant, on a public event or wherever you currently are and discover whether there is rapport between them or not.
  3. Mirror body movements of other people and thus build rapport with them.
  4. Call a friend and pace his speech tempo and volume at the phone. Take notice of his favourite wordings.
  5. Pace the mood of another person. Then, lift his mood.
  6. When you are getting intimate with your partner, pace his/her breath.
  7. Practice the pacing rhythm: pacing, pacing, leading!