And BUILDING BRIDGES, the English expression itself has fascinating stories to narrate around the world. We know words at times are in the driver seat. Latest research even tell us that words can modify who we are.
Now, we are not talking about words such as… ^&%* or &*^*!& or any other &^*!~#$% words… though those definitely takes the lead at times… No. We are talking about those expression that seems to automatically activate some special imageries in our brain which move us, and often move us into action.
Take for instance, “an arm and a leg”, the imagery is immediate and there is no need to debate that anything costing you an arm and a leg is more than expensive. Or, something like… “at the drop of a hat”, “Barking up the wrong tree”, “Burning the midnight oil”, “in the heat of the moment”, or with an hint of poetry today… “once in a blue moon”; whatever happens, we hear them, we see something.
Some expressions are simply much stronger, we hear them, we move into actions, and none is as famous as… “Building Bridges”.
You’re right, when it comes to the expression “building bridges”, it is another “kettle of fish”. What is fascinating is the number of web addresses that do include buildingbridges (with or without dash); and “cherry on the cake” they are great web sites with great purpose, such as: buildingbridges4youth.org ; buildingbridgesshift.org ; buildingbridgesforpeace.org ; buildingbridges-ashevillenc.org ; buildingbridgestocareers.org ; buildingbridgesinc.net ; buildingbridgesbrooklyn.com ; buildingbridges2015.com
“Building bridges” automatically creates a strong positive imagery about bridges being built and all the metaphors going along such as hand stretching, parties connecting, association, etc. When we choose our title with Trevor, we had no ideas so many sites were already using this expression; we had no idea there was already this wide community of people wanting to build bridges, and it’s amazing to know that our “embracing NLP for better mediation” is going to add many bricks and steps to all those bridges being built.
“For all of us who strive to base our world on communication and collaboration… Smile, Share, Listen, Communicate. The right communication is like a thousand solutions. The right communication is simply the foundation to any bridge!”
BUILDING BRIDGES is a journey. Ready to start yours? Several steps are available along that journey:
- Get the Book, sit back, relax and enjoy the read
- Send us your review, who knows you could be invited to participate to our next book
- Meet with us either Trevor in Devon (UK) or Florence in Geneva (Switzerland)
- Join the 90 minutes workshop Florence regularly runs in Geneva (Switzerland)
- Promote BUILDING BRIDGES in your work and your environment by booking a full day intensive training with Florence. These trainings are tailored to company needs and audience, and are run on demand.
- Review quickly our famous ABC &DEF of the NLP attitude.
- Share with us how you have been using the model.