For fast solves, new algorithms must be learned. The more algorithms memorized, the faster the solve. That and practice, practice, practice.
My favorite site for algorithms is ZenDraL.net. The algorithms are some of the ‘friendlier’ and ‘easier’ to manipulate and memorize.
I take the cube with me everywhere I go. I cube whenever I have to wait for an appointment, I cube when watching TV – I cube therefore I am!