Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Free Breakfast At Denny's

Denny's Restaurants decided for whatever reason to give away free breakfast to America on February 3, 2009.

That's right, between 6am and 2pm you can get a free breakfast at Denny's - their Grand Slam Breakfast.

Now I don't know what the heck they were thinking. Maybe they just wanted to "one up" Taco Bell for the free taco they did awhile back.

But whatever the reason, it's a GOOD meal. (Go to www.dennys.com to find the Denny's nearest you!)

I don't know what the Denny's close to you is like, but my experience has been they're fairly consistent - they're open 24 hours, even on holidays, and you get pretty darn good food.

Do I like EVERYTHING I've ever had there? No, but then again, I'm a picky eater, and I ALWAYS love their breakfast.

I just happen to prefer to eat breakfast at 2 in the morning instead.

But think about it.

You've got food you like and food you don't like.

You've also got people you like and don't like.

They have locations inside your mind.

Think of your favorite food right now, and notice the location where you "see" that food as you imagine it right now.

Notice the way you FEEL as you think about that food.

Have you ever heard the saying "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach?"

It's true that we attach feelings to the food we eat.

Same thing happens with the people we meet.

Most of this happens "accidentally" and is based on whatever previous social programming or preferences you have had in the past.

But what if you could do it on purpose so people start to naturally feel good around you and at the same time think it was all their own idea?

You'd get better service at restaurants...

You'd get better tips if you were in some sort of service industry...

You'd make more sales...

You'd have and enjoy more of the type of romance you want to enjoy with that someone special.

You'd have more fun and enjoyment from life and people would just tend to like you more.

I use these skills all the time. And you can too.

One of the simple ways you can start to use this right away in a normal conversation is to ask the other person questions about what they like or what is important to them. And as they start to tell you about something like or appreciate, set what is known in NLP as a covert anchor.

Now after you set the anchor, test it out. Do a break state with the person by asking them something neutral like "What did you have for breakfast today?" (I know I'M gonna have Denny's for breakfast!), then test out the anchor.

If you've set and fired the anchor correctly, they should start to go back in to the state you anchored previously.

The neat thing about this is that it has a covert hypnosis effect - you're taking them in to a state, taking them out of it, then back in again, and the effect tends to compound and snowball.

Soon the person just feels real good with you, and they don't even know why.

If you're thinking this all sounds "manipulative" I got to tell you it happens all the time anyway, so you might as well be aware of it.

People who are popular and well liked naturally are doing it, whether they're aware of it or not.

And the bad news is that people who are NOT very well liked are also doing it, but instead of hitting their target, they're like Barney Fife and shooting themselves in the foot.

Anyway, I got an ebook on NLP Anchoring. Check it out by clicking here.

I'm gonna go have fun using anchoring while I eat my breakfast.

Thanks, Denny's for the free breakfast!

Have a great day!

Jim Knippenberg