The Poetry of the Elevator Speech

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The Poetry of the Elevator Speech

Once, when the mathematician Blaise Pascal was asked, “Why did you write such a long letter?” he answered, “because I didn’t have time to write a short one.” If you are in the business world at all, you should take the time to write a good elevator speech. Most people in the business world don’t need to be told what …

Using Poetry in Trances

When I first started to create my own trance inductions for people I was a bit intimidated by the thought that I didn’t know what to say. I wanted scripts. Then something one of my teachers, Dave Dobson, said to me changed everything. He said to time the rate of the speaking to the client’s breathing. When I did that, …

On the Poetry of David Whyte

Ericksonian Language Patterns and Poetry We are thrilled and grateful to feature on our web site,, a wonderful contribution by world-renowned poet, David Whyte. It is his poem “SOMETIMES” from the collection, “Everything is Waiting for You.” You can read the poem here: IN REGARD TO THE POETRY OF DAVID WHYTE A few years ago, while conducting a …

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