Turning Good into Great

Turning Good into Great
Jan 21st 2015

Reading time: 2 – 3 minutes One of the most underused and effective strategies in sales and marketing enables you to make your product, service or business look even better than it is. Making good look great works on a very important principle in behavioural economics called “reference dependence”. When you are evaluating how valuable something is, you will most…

The 4 Keys to Motivation

The 4 Keys to Motivation
Jan 14th 2015

Reading time: 2 – 2 minutes The world of motivation has recently received a huge influx of research. With so many things competing for our attention, it has never been so important to understand what motivates people. In this article, I want to explain the four core dimensions of motivation so that you can understand how you can more easily…


Jan 11th 2015

Reading time: 4 – 7 minutes We need to talk about Paris. And Sydney. And Peshawar. To start with. In light of the disgusting acts of evil committed in these cities, many people on social media share their sympathies with the tragic loved ones of the victims and express their horror at the atrocities. We are also reminded not to…

How to handle Overconfidence

Sep 2nd 2014

Reading time: 4 – 6 minutes Overconfidence is an interesting term. To be overconfident suggests that there is such thing as too much confidence. Since confidence is associated with a whole host of benefits, it would be really handy to understand the different between being extremely confident in a way that helps you and too confident so that it harms…

Getting to LOVE Valentine’s Day

Feb 8th 2013

Reading time: < 1 minute Approaching that day of love, Owen explains why St. Valentine’s Day should be the best day of the year. Some great advice to help us open our eyes this coming 14th February.

How to Beat the January Blues

Jan 21st 2013

Reading time: < 1 minute On Blue Monday, watch Owen speak about how to beat the January Blues by clicking below. Remember that Spring follows Winter!  

Make a New Years PRESOLUTION!

Dec 31st 2012

Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes For as long as I’ve remembered new years, I’ve remembered making new years resolutions. This is the time of year that you make a bunch of decisions on what you are going to do differently and you vow to stick to them from that magical day January 1st. Of course, January 1st ends up…

A Skeptics Guide to Self Improvement

Oct 12th 2010

Reading time: 9 – 15 minutes I come from a land often associated with blarney. We, the Irish, are known for being great storytellers and to exaggerate from time to time. That is part of our classical stereotype as well as the drink side of things. Of course there is a grain of truth is most stereotypes. But my country…

What Cicero can teach us about persuasion and public speaking

Sep 25th 2010

Public speaking is an art form that many would love to master. Whether you need to give a best mans speech at your brothers wedding or you must present an idea at the monthly network meeting, public speaking is a skill many people seek. At present, since I’m busy preparing to launch the upcoming Charisma Bootcamp, I thought I’d share some thoughts on the matter.

Conversations with Richard Bandler Review

Aug 1st 2010

Here is a video of Richard Bandler talking about our book ‘Conversations with Richard Bandler’.

The 3 C’s of Effective Business

Jun 7th 2010

Reading time: < 1 minute Here is a short video of what I call the 3 C’s of Effective Business. Hope you find it useful as a distinction of what to pay attention to. The three C’s are: Clarity, Conviction and Connection.

Book Video Review: The Happiness Habit

Jun 1st 2010

Reading time: < 1 minute Here is a quick review and recommendation for a book entitled ‘The Happiness Habit’ by Brian Colbert. Brian is a colleague who I work with at the Irish Institute of NLP (www.nlp.ie) and this book truly is a masterpiece.

Principles of Persuasion: Reciprocation

Jun 1st 2010

Reading time: < 1 minute Here is a quick video explaining one of the principles of persuasion as identified by Dr Robert Cialdini.

Principles of Persuasion: Reciprocation

Jun 1st 2010

Reading time: < 1 minute Here is a quick video explaining one of the principles of persuasion as identified by Dr Robert Cialdini.

NLP Posts

Jun 1st 2010

Reading time: 1 – 2 minutes Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be posting Videos and Posts on NLP both teaching basic & advanced skills as well as giving my perspective on the field itself and how best to learn, develop and master the skills of NLP. The material using the techniques and skills of NLP that I…

The BATNA Award

May 31st 2010

Reading time: 1 – 2 minutes Most of us have heard of the BAFTA Awards, but what I think is really relevant and important to learn about the the ‘BATNA’ award. This award is an award you can give yourself before you enter any negotiation to ensure that you do the best job possible. BATNA stands for the Best Alternative…

Dr. Richard Bandler

May 30th 2010

Reading time: 2 – 3 minutes Richard Bandler is one of the greatest geniuses of our time in my opinion. A maverick in the field of personal change, Richard turned the field of psychology on it’s head by his revolutionary discoveries in how to help people change the way they think, feel and behave. Richard Bandler began his work in…

7 ways to Banish your Fear of Public Speaking

May 19th 2010

Reading time: 2 – 2 minutes Here are 7 different ways of thinking to help you feel more confident in front of an audience. 1) You are the one at the front of the room. That means you are in control. You can tell them to do something and they will more than likely do it. 2) The audience wants…

Brilliant Teaching

Mar 26th 2010

Reading time: < 1 minute One of the areas that I have found NLP exceptionally effective is in the area of teaching. A friend and colleague of mine, Kate Benson, International Director for Education in the Society of NLP, has taught me a lot about the difference between how NLP is applied in NLP and Corporate Training and the teaching…

Charisma Bootcamp – Owen & Ruairi O’Connor

Jan 20th 2015

Reading time: < 1 minute From 2012, this was a promo video for one of the charisma courses… Owen chats to Magician Ruairi O’Connor about the up-coming Charisma Bootcamp.  #timetravelthursdays If you found this interesting and would like to sign up to be the first to receive new videos and more useful content from me as I release it, why…

The Art of Achieving Anything

Jan 7th 2015

Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes When we set goals, we make a whole host of false assumptions that stops us from achieving them. Achieving something is an art form. There are a number of things that you need to master to become someone who regularly achieves their goals. There really is a kind of formula to it. Since we…

Cow to create Rapport

Nov 13th 2014

Reading time: < 1 minute Here is a classic from my video archives on how to create rapport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivGErCX9cM0&authuser=0 If you found this interesting and would like to sign up to be the first to receive new videos and more useful content from me as I release it, why not sign up at http://owenfitzpatrick.com/signup/. Don’t forget to also subscribe to my YouTube…

The Lost Principle of Influence

Nov 5th 2014

Reading time: 4 – 6 minutes Much of my life is spent teaching influence. I work with everyone from bank executives to doctors to teachers helping them to make more of an impact with their communication. In doing this, I have had to develop an expertise in the area of influence and persuasion. I have come across many principles of…

How to Beat Fears & Phobias

Oct 31st 2014

Reading time: 5 – 8 minutes At Halloween, we all do what we can to scare each other senseless with fancy dress parties and trick or treats…. I thought why not examine the ways in which we scare ourselves on a much more regular basis. Fear, in many ways, dominates our society. It protects us and it destroys us. It…

The 3 Core Keys to Long-Term Change

Oct 27th 2014

Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes When Brian Colbert and I train people to become coaches in the Irish Institute of NLP, the trainees spend a lot of time applying their extensive NLP skills to a variety of problems. Since the range of issues is so diverse, it can sometimes be hard to identify any core characteristics that all long-term…

The 3 Paradoxes of a Successful Life

Oct 23rd 2014

Reading time: 4 – 7 minutes Life can be confusing sometimes. We are given so much advice these days in everything from Facebook to magazines to books and courses. The achievement orientation of success: ’do not just sit there, do something’ suggests one route to happiness while the more eastern, meditative orientation of success suggests: ‘Do not just do something,…

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