The English language has 3 basic tonalities and each one of them carries their own meanings and implications.
- Upward Reflection: This is something used at the end of a sentence or statement to denotes a question.
- Straight And Level: This is an intonation used throughout a sentence to imply a statement.
- Downward: This is something used at the end of a sentence or statement to denote an instruction or command.
What Are They Used For?
There are two instances where these tonalities are used, questioning and commanding.
Questioning Tonality: Non Verbal Yes Set
You’ve most likely employed this type of questioning before. It’s where your tone of voice goes up at the end of each sentence to imply a question. For example:
“So you’re paying attention to me right now? You’re totally focused on what I’m saying?”
As you can see, those two sentences can be used as a statement, but if you bring your tone of voice upwards it turns into a question.
By using this method, you’re actually encouraging the other person to say “yes” or at the very least nod their head in agreement. This really is a set up for your commands as your subject should be more submissive.
Questioning Tonality: Creating Doubt
You can also use the questioning tonality to put things in doubt. This is a method used by many lawyers in a courtroom to downplay information or cast a shadow of doubt over something without actually saying it outright. For example someone might say to you:
“You went to the club last night”
Your response will be:
“I? Went to the club? Last night?”
As you can see, the response is broken down into three parts, with each part giving a question and encouraging the person to rethink his statement.
Questioning Tonality: Keep Them Talking
The last method of questioning tonality is a non-verbal method to keep the other person talking. Make sure to raise your eyebrows when using this. So let’s just say that you’re negotiating a price for a car, and they want $1,000.
Your response will simply be:
Followed by a pause.
Since you haven’t provided any new information to them, this is an indication for the other person to keep talking and provide new information on their part. In this case, the salesman will be forced to rethink his offer.
The mind has different areas where certain parts are used to perform certain functions automatically. The ‘command tonality’ is the closest thing to accessing the behavioral side of the brain.
This is because most humans are used to responding to certain instructions and commands just by simply doing them.
Using the command tonality on its own will not guarantee that every single person will carry out everything that you ask of them, but it increases the likelihood.
One method of using the command tonality in order to get people to do something is to phrase a sentence as a question but it has to be very clear that you’re making an instruction. For example:
“Is that door still open?” said with a downward inflection
“Is that door still open?” said with an upward inflection
One of those phrases strongly implies that an action is taken, and to encourage that the action is taken, all you have to do is to give that person enough space and they’ll usually carry out the action.
These are powerful ways of getting people to respond how you want them to. By frequently using different types of tonalities, you’ll see that people are prone to your suggestions and instructions.
Here are some of our most popular articles and bestselling covert hypnosis courses. I highly recommend that you check them out.
> The Power Of Conversational Hypnosis (highest rated & bestselling course).
> The Art Of Covert Hypnosis (more focused towards covert seduction techniques).
> Top 7 Covert Hypnosis Techniques
> Top 7 Hypnotic Seduction Techniques
> Top 7 Special Conversational Hypnosis Techniques
> 7 Reasons To Learn Covert Hypnosis