How to build a better memory

Building associations to trigger your memory is a simple process to improve memory. Even people with normal brain operation can vastly improve their memories. By applying this technique, you’re using what’s called “mnemonics” or building a memory palace.

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Prepare for conversations

Prepare for good conversation. If you know you’ll have a chance for conversation%2C learn interests of the person.” – direct link

Keep your mouth shut

Keep tight-lipped about prior relationships & details. She make act like she wants to know%2C but she really doesn’t.” – direct link

Get to the point

Give bad news upfront. Tough messages should be simply and clearly stated in the first sentence. – direct link

Please and Thank You

Say please & thank you – to waiters%2C flight attendants%2C store clerks%2C cab drivers – little things go a long way.” – direct link

conversation starters

The best conversation starters are situation-specific%2C so ask specific questions.” – direct link

Conversational dangers

If the conversation feels like dragging a piano uphill%2C then let it go. You can’t connect with everyone” – direct link

Gossip

Gossip talks about others; bore talks about himself; & brilliant conversationalist talks to you about yourself. – direct link

40/60

Practice the 40/60 Rule. You should be talking 40% and listening 60% of the time. – direct link

Starting a conversation

Try to initiate a conversation with as many new people as possible without being biased about anybody. – direct link

flexibility

The more flexible and resourceful you can be in a negotiation, the more likely you’ll be able to arrive at a desirable outcome.

From: artofmanliness.com

Eye contact

Not every ice-breaker you use has to be verbal. Making eye contact with someone is a great way to gauge their level of interest before you go and talk to them.

From: hubpages.com

Practice conversations

Practice starting conversations with as many people as possible, then use those skills with women you’re attracted to.

From: askmen.com

Letting other save face

When you out-logic someone, allow them to save face by adding such comments as, "It’s just a thought. What do you think?"

From: kiplinger.com