One of the key elements of Neuro-Linguistic Programming is its ability to influence. A lot of people think that influencing people is very easy because you only need to learn what turns that person on and capitalize on that so that you will be able to influence him or her. However, employing the use of NLP, you would realize that influence is not only an art, it is also a science. There are effective and rationale that you may be able to make use of that complies with the theories and practices in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In this way, you dont actually have to make an effort to know more of that person. You simply have to employ these effective influence strategies. Strategies to influence others based on NLP: The reason why the theories and practices of NLP has proven to be very effective is because they primarily of its ability to influence. Influence is, after all, a crucial part in establishing good interaction with others. These are your effective ways to influence people. Make a conscious effort to use and especially when delegating orders Supervisors or leaders need to influence their subordinates. One way to do so is by using and when delegating orders. For instance, you may say Please print 10 copies of these and give them to Mr. X. This is much better than saying, Please print 10 copies of these because Mr. X needs to have it now. It creates more fluidity and eliminates the tone of pressure in your voice. Allow a person to set bigger commitments slowly If you want someone to do something with commitment, it is not right to give him the big task right away. Ideally using the techniques in NLP, it is fair and just to give him smaller tasks leading to the bigger ones. See, the human mind will gradually put value in such a work which will then develop into commitment. Provide them with middle options The human mind tends to find comfort in the average. If you want to influence them, provide them with options that provide middle choices. Do not give them the excesses or the extremes. This will give them lesser resistance and thus you would be able to influence them more easily. With the use of these effective techniques, you would be able to employ the most effective techniques in influencing others the right way and that which is according to the theories of NLP.