A friend of mine, Brian Ahearn, wrote a column a while back describing our second lunch together. Having trained under Robert Cialdini, PhD, Brian is currently one of only 20 Cialdini Method Certified Trainers® (CMCT®) in the world.
I have posted the link to his column below. Before reading the column, there is a bit of information that you should know. Many of you know me as The Mentalist. You have probably seen me read minds and influence people, or you may have even been the mind I was reading. What you may not know is that I am a master hypnotist and hypnosis trainer.
Before opening my show in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, "Head Case" starring Bill Gladwell — The Mentalist; I toured the United States performing my stage hypnosis comedy show, "Hypnotized!". I primarily performed for the corporate market. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Ford Motor Company, Time Warner Cable, and hundreds more have hired me to perform at their national meetings.
In addition to performing, I held bootcamps teaching people how to apply hypnosis to every area of their lives from entertaining to selling to parenting and everything in between.
Now, you know why Brian refers to me as a hypnotist in his column... because I am one. In this column, Brian talks about trance, authority, and social proof; and I think you will really enjoy it.
Click here to read Brian's column... http://influence-people-brian.blogspot.com/2010/08/youre-getting-sleepy-very-sleepy.html