#1: Keep it playful.
Well, it simply makes learning so much easier. And nicer.
And it will stay in your memory a lot longer.
#2: Know what visualisation means.
You HAVE to know what changing a word into a picture means.
Without it: there is no Memory Techniques.
However, if you have grasped it: it makes learning so much faster. And so much more fun.
Actually: the are of changing words into picture is a very creative act. For inspiration: look (and imitate) the masters. Kids!!!
#3: Know what association means.
You HAVE to know how to connect to pictures. Memory simply means that one picture/one thing reminds you of another.
No connection = no recall. It is this simple.
And: the weirder/the crazier/the more unusual it is: the longer it stays in your memory. And that is not only amazing, but also good fun.