Sometimes someone attends one of our trainings who thinks ‘I could never build rapport with some people….’. I remember many years ago I read a book “How To Win Friends And Influence People’ – the main thing I took from this was how to conversationally build rapport – fine if you can find a common topic of interest with someone, but what if you have no common conversationally topics you can discover?
Someone on our NLP training was a prison counsellor and he was having real problems building rapport with some of his clients. He wanted to know how to do this with someone he didn’t have anything in common with.
The secret in NLP is to build rapport even before speaking with someone by matching and mirroring physiology, as discussed in recent blogs. Do this and you can build rapport with anyone!