Embedded commands as a form of persuasion
As a salesman, whether I liked it or not I needed to really develop my skills of persuasion. As a personal trainer for a long time I could not understand why people would not buy from me, all the qualifications in the world would not convince people to train with me. Now the same can be transmuted into the online world with copywriting etc, this is why I turned to embedded commands and NLP, something I touched on in an earlier post.
Embedded commands are embedded suggestions and are referred to as soft language which involves going beyond the conscious mind to place things or ideas specifically or directly into a person’s subconscious. It is a neuro-linguistic programming method of placing a thought or idea in the mind of another human being without the awareness of their conscious mind. Embedded commands are done through things referred to as presuppositions which involve assumptions that are indicated or implied within sentences or conversation structures. The main purpose of using embedded commands is to move a person’s mind I the way that you wish him or her to go without being intrusive or oppressive. This is key as embedded commands are often viewed as unethical, this is not true, as long as you are using them to allow people to see that they are making a decision that will genuinely help them towards their goal.
Embedded commands features
Embedded commands are any words or phrases that are persuasive in nature that will lead a person to do something depending on what the phrases indicates. The next moment you are watching an ad or video with a commercial make sure to listen to the words used or even images that have been used in the advertisement. Sure enough if the advertisement has been constructed well, the language will be used to achieve the complete desired result or response. Neuro-linguistic programming or NLP embedded commands are embedded suggestions and there are two kinds or embedded suggestions which are embedded commands and embedded questions.
Embedded commands and suggestions
Embedded questions involve an indicated question that is embedded in a wider context. Types of embedded questions include “I wonder what your name is”, “I’m curious to know how old you are” and “can you come here”. Examples of embedded commands include “I think you’ll be wise if you invest in this property” and “maybe you haven’t… yet. However when embedded commands are utilized for manipulation purposes they tend to wear off quite fast. The only best way to use them is when in a hypnosis session. The subconscious mind does processing of conversations from the conscious mind. Embedded commands are a great tool of communicating with readers in a subliminally. Hidden suggestions are fit into sentences without making them known.
Another example of embedded commands is planting words for communication through written word by using italics, affect bridges, analogy, use of partial remarks and underlined words. The concept behind this method is that the unconscious mind only focuses on positive portions of thoughts or words and never negative. The unconscious mind hence neglects the negative portion of a phrase or statement. Certain phrases used as embedded commands are also quite explosive and powerful such as ‘how would you feel’ and ‘can you imagine’. Certain words also have the same powerful effect as these phrases such as deeply, remember, good feeling and naturally. There are also things that can set up embedded commands known as a weasel phrase which enable embedded commands to be planted. There are also ways to make embedded commands more powerful such as through voice modulation. We usually talk louder when we are angry or talk slower when we are tired thus we modulate our voices depending on our emotional state. This kind of modulation can also be used when utilizing embedded commands.