I was watching a pretty funny comedy on Netflix the other night.
It was actually a stand up routine, Bill Burr, who’s pretty funny. Pretty un-pc, but pretty funny nonetheless. It was interesting that he was using the “nested loops” strategy from NLP.
I’ve seen this with a lot of stand up comedians.
A nested loop is when you start a story, and then half way through, you start talking about another story. Then you do the same thing again.
One of the reasons this works so well is because it keeps your audience absolutely riveted. Most us are used to stories, conversations, etc, that have a beginning, middle, and end.
So if you’re at a party, for example, and you start off into the time back when you were a kid and you found a frog in your bathroom, people are going to listen until you get to the obvious punch line.
But if you stop halfway through, and start another story, something pretty cool happens.
Instead of getting sidetracked, like some people think, people will actually become more transfixed.
Think about it this way. When you start on your first story, people are going to be listening, but they’ll also be thinking about other stuff.
But when you start on another story, their “brains,” so to speak, are going to start to fill up.
Part of them will be trying to remember what you’re first story was about, while paying attention to the second story.
Do this a couple times, and it’s enough to trance out a whole room.
Another cool thing that will start to happen is that simply because people are spending all their brain energy trying to follow your “nested loops,” they’ll simply assume you are a charismatic and magnetic person.
Why else would they, and everybody else be paying such close attention to you?
They won’t make this realization consciously, it will come across subconsciously, as a feeling.
And the best part is that it doesn’t matter what your stories are about. Frogs in your bathroom, chocolate cake for breakfast, the time you planted tomatoes and onions grew instead.
It’s the structure that matters.
To become even more compelling, there’s a specific set of language patterns to use within this structure (or outside of if you choose) that will mesmerize your listener even more.
Making you (and your ideas) sound like the best thing to come along since running water.
To learn how, click the link below: