Who doesn’t love a good cocktail party?
I love going to events and meeting new people but gosh, sometimes I feel like I’m not even keeping up the great relationships with the amazing people I already know! Cue this book: The 2-Hour Cocktail Party by Nick Gray.
After reading the first chapter, I set a date for my cocktail party and luckily, the day after, I debrief it in this conversation with the author of the book Nick Gray.
Nick Gray moved to New York City with few friends and less-than-stellar social skills. But Nick craved new relationships and exciting opportunities. He started hosting non-traditional parties—a move that opened doors he could never have imagined.
Today, after hosting hundreds of 2-hour parties, he counts business owners, artists, and inspiring teachers among a circle of friends that helped him launch a multi-million dollar company called Museum Hack. Featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Nick has been called a host of "culturally significant parties" by New York Magazine.
See his best-rated photos online at www.NickGray.net or @NickGrayNews on Instagram and Twitter, email him directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, or see his party tips on How to Host a Party: www.party.pro
In this conversation, you'll hear Nick discuss:
(00:00:04) Episode snippet
(00:01:12 ) Introducing today's guest, Nick Gray
(00:02:42) The party guy: Who is Nick Gray?
(00:04:43) The Museum Hack: What led you to your work today?
(00:06:55) Creating great experiences: What is Nick's motivation?
(00:08:20) Serendipity mindset: Doing things that attract opportunities
(00:09:05) How to Host a Party Website: What is it about Nick's book?
(00:10:52) Why are name tags and guest bio so important?
(00:15:04) What should be different between your first and second cocktail parties?
(00:19:26) What advantages come from hosting guests at your home?
(00:23:35) Hosting a party: Developing an incredible network of acquaintances.
(00:28:51) The very best ones will reform.
(00:33:25) Be a super-connector: Introducing them to new people
(00:35:58) Rapid Round
(00:38:46) Connect with Nick Gray
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