1. He immediately executes his conversation strategies when a fellow guest appears and speaks to him.
  2. He notes the person's facial expression, body language, and tone of voice.
  3. He anticipates the conclusion of the person's statement and formulates his own response.
  4. He remembers to retain an interested expression, relaxes his arms, and leans a little to the left as though at ease.
  5. ... He has no idea what the person just said.