Keeping it Clean

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Language is one of our most powerful filters and its effects are often beyond our conscious awareness.

Think back to the last time you had a conversation with someone where you thought you were making a clear point, only to realise the other person took away something different to what you had intended. This is actually very common because we all carry around our own past experiences, individual conditioning, thoughts, beliefs, senses and identity, and it is through this lens that we perceive the world. Your ‘map of the world’ will be totally different to mine and may cause you to take different meaning from a conversation than I intended. Wouldn’t communication be much more successful and efficient if we could minimise the chances of misunderstanding?

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a discipline which offers a set of methods and models suitable for any personal or business development or change[1] and tools for better communication. Since the provision of Legal Services centres around communication, as lawyers must understand the problems a client faces and explain complex concepts, the tools offered in NLP can be of great use. Furthermore, with the explosion of New Law, Law Companies and Legal Tech, change is a constant topic of conversation.

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