At The Mystery Method we have recently added a new piece to the recently revised model.
The most important new addition is that of a transition phase between Opening and Attraction. This transitional phase will generally take the form of an observation about the girl or group of people. The observations can be canned such as mini cold reads, actual cold reads, Interactive Value Demonstrations( Like Best Friends Test), or they can even be qualification pings( I will write a post on qualification pinging later).
For a long time Mystery said that the best transition was no transition. The classic example of this coming when in seminar while talking about stacking forward( The act of cutting a conversational thread and starting a new one) He Would ask “ Have you ever been to the Hollywood sign.” Then he would continue to tell a story about the Hollywood sign. He said the best transition is no transition. This is 100% wrong as evidenced by his own example. The question “ Have you ever been to the Hollywood sign?” Is in fact a transition. It changes the subject but it changes it by getting the group to answer a question about something else.
The whole idea of transitioning is simply to move off you’re opener to avoid having a 20 minute conversation about Jealous Girlfriend or whatever other opener you have run. The best way to do this to act like you just noticed that they made the same facial expressions or that she has a U shaped smile etc….
The key is to make it seem like you were about to leave after the opener, FTC, and neg, but something you noticed about them makes you stick around, you follow that up with the classic information gathering question “ How do you all know each other?”
Hope this helps.