I've read a lot of your stuff on conversation and although some of the examples sound a bit corny to me. I get that general idea your trying to put across. On the subject of pauses though, and Eric was kind of touching on this too, sometimes I deliberately DON'T say anything just to create a bit of tension. It seems to be quite an effective tool (although mostly this is social circle stuff) I've actually had a few more or less jumping through hoops when there talking to me, and they're deep diving me, rather than the other way round.
As I said the other day, this *seems to be* creating a good attraction and rapport almost off the bat.
What are your thoughts?
(on a side note) Today I just had one of those EC moments when you look at a girl and she can't help saying 'hi', I love that... :)