RE: Soul LO1256

Dr. Ivan Blanco (BLANCO@BU4090.BARRY.EDU)
Tue, 16 May 1995 23:30:04 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO1186 --

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Date: Sat, 13 May 1995

A couple of years ago I toured the FAA training facility in Oklahoma City.
During a demonstration of their control tower simulator, I was struck by
the language the controler was using as he communicated with a virtual
pilot. He requested the number of "souls" onboard the imaginary plane. I
believe that this is not required language but is a custom among many air
traffic controllers. In terms of neuro linguistic programming, it seems
to me that the use of "souls" rather than "people" sends a powerful
message to both the pilot and the controller. Perhaps the business world
would be a better place if we would talk of the number of "souls on board"
instead of the number of employees in a firm.

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I think that what has been ignored in the discussion about the
comon language is the fact that common languages already exist. They
don't have to be developed or invented. We just need to pay attention to
how people communicate with each other in different job environments, such
air traffic controllers, police departments, the guys in the O.J. trial,
fire departments, schools, etc.