It certainly will, however with a cat they respond much better to food rewards then praise.
Be careful to be consistent with whatever word you use for them to come to and just associate that word with a good food reward. I like liver with cats cause most will turn themselves inside out for it.
I boil it down for 10min then cut into pieces about 1/2 the size of M&M's.
Also do not go to them to give them praise, always make them come to you....
Keep it fun and postive and they will respond accordingly.
Let me know how it goes?
ps I am assuming you were the mod that stickied this thread??
Thanks, it makes me feel good to give back a little.