Rhymes and Reasons


Children have a fascination for rhymes. Many adults do too – that’s my theory. I developed a love of rhymes and tongue twisters at around eight years of age, when one of my primary school teachers had the entire class reciting “Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry‟ and “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper‟ with …

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Can rapport be too much of a good thing?


One dictionary definition of rapport describes it as a ‘sympathetic relationship or understanding’. However, relationships take time to develop. Sometimes I’ve seen rapport described as ‘trust + responsiveness’. I think this might be the view of many NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioners.  One thing is certain; rapport is an important part of building a solid relationship …

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