I am going to describe some (not all - there are hundreds, may be thousands of them) examples of Hypnotic Inductions and mostly - inductions for the real life. As it is used more and more as the key element in persuasion techniques, commercials, election campaigns and so on, there is no doubt - the hypnosis is "out there". Learn to recognize it and learn to use it. Now is your chance.
I have few choices here. I can tell you how excited you should be about the knowledge you are about to get. In NLP it is called the First Position - I am manipulating you to take MY point of view as a sales person. Knowing Hypnosis and NLP gives you HUGE benefits. No matter what your goal is - you will do much better.
Or I can apologize. Sorry, but if you don't learn about the Hypnosis and its real life applications, you will be at a disadvantage as other people are still using it... In NLP it is called a second position, and it is not what a sales person should do. But it is true that some people are looking at the Hypnosis as at a manipulation tool. To tell the truth, I believe that the more they learn NLP, the more they will move away from this path towards "being good to people", so I welcome them here. Learn how to manipulate people - just don't be surprised if at the end of your education you will feel compelled to help them instead.
Or I can take the "third position" and tell you "logically" that the knowledge is the knowledge and it is up to the people to use it for the good. But I am not going to do it, as it is simply not true.
I will tell you a story instead. A story about a ten years old girl in New York, a very, VERY beautiful girl that once got in a real trouble on the street where she was not supposed to be and in the time when she was supposed to be in bed.
Just imagine this girl walking in the night (after she had an argument with her parents, but this is a different story. It is all long forgotten and forgiven anyway. Last time I saw this family - they were happy and well). So it is night, dark street, no lights (well, technically - they are there, they are just broken) and a drunk adult approaching with "look, a woman!" greeting...
The question is - what this little girl did (that she learned from her mother, by the way) that this adult run (and I mean it - RUN!) away?