The Four Step Method

I want to teach you four basic steps to keep yourself focused when you’re out practicing. It’s a variation on the larger method taught by Neil that Jay and I developed for quick reference at bootcamps. Neil was excited to have us share it with you. The goal is to break down your interactions into small steps that you can easily remember, with the principle … Read More

Don’t Forget The Ending: Identity Storytelling Tips

Have you ever said to someone, “Oh yeah, I love that movie. It was awesome.” And that was it? After that short explanation, you stopped. Did you know that every time you respond like that you’re wasting a potential opportunity for a an emotional connection? A response to a topic as basic as movie preference is a fantastic place in … Read More

Perfecting Your Practice: Four Mistakes Every Student Makes

Practicing without focus. Social skills are… skills. Like any skill-set there are drills and techniques that help you learn the universal principles of the art form. One of the most common problems people run into is not practicing, and more than that, practicing without focus. Learning any skill is a step-by-step process, you can’t learn it all in one night. … Read More

Cold Reading 101

Cold reading is a series of techniques that help you to discover details about a person’s life. The techniques are most commonly used by psychics, fortune tellers, illusionists and mentalists. By asking the right questions and paying attention to details about the person, you can make high-probability guesses that lead to more and more answers. Cold reading can be as … Read More

Spice Up Your Interactions with the Love Reading Routine

The term cold reading is defined by Wikipedia as, ‘a technique used to convince another person that the reader knows much more about a subject than he actually does.’ There are several methods that a social artist can implement to cold read a woman in the field. The easiest method, and the one requiring the least amount of tools or … Read More

Rescuing Canned Material

The Old Standbys are Successful for a Reason It’s the same old story, but I don’t want to be rude. So I let the guy continue. “I don’t wanna use canned material,” he says. Then he trots out the usual justifications. It just doesn’t feel right. It’s not his style. It won’t work because it won’t be congruent. He wants … Read More

Play the Point System for Socializing Fun

In the initial stages, after the opener, your main goal is to create a comfortable situation, while building value. To do this we have a few notable techniques at our disposal like: DHVs, Storytelling, Playful games and challenges. Even with this knowledge, it can still be confusing to memorize a bunch of different routines and their uses. That is why … Read More

How to use Dungeons & Dragons on a Date

How to use Dungeons & Dragons on a Date This one is for the people that want to take their nerdiness to the next level. Here’s how I talk about Dungeons & Dragons and incorporate it into my interactions (romantic and otherwise). As you may or may not know, The Sneak and I have a deep seeded love for role-playing … Read More