LST #62: Nick Gray || The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships

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LST #62: Nick Gray || The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships
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Learn Speak Teach Episode #62 with Nick Gray.

Full Show Notes at: https://realbusinessconnections.com/episode/nick-gray/

Watch The Episode: https://youtu.be/Fw3dy2Tc7f8

During this episode, you will learn about:
[00:57] Introduction to the show
[02:48] Nick Gray’s bio
[03:46] Why Nick hates most museums
[05:12] How he moved from bored and lonely Friday nights to have a packed calendar of events
[09:10] Your network is your net worth
[10:36] Why a cocktail party is better than a dinner party
[11:23] The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings: https://bit.ly/3Ix0OYk
[12:12] What’s the first step for anyone interested in hosting a cocktail party
[13:29] Which is the best day and time to host a party?
[17:00] Why diversity is essential when hosting parties
[21:15] Benefits of hosting meetups
[22:23] How to invite different groups of people to your party
[24:21] 3 crucial things you should do when hosting an event
[26:38] The different online event platforms you can use to invite people to your party
[27:03] Partiful Event Platform: Review and Comparison (2023): https://party.pro/partiful/
[28:03] Effective ways of boosting the event attendance rate
[35:04] What to do when the party starts
[38:48] How do you stop the party to lead a round of icebreakers?
[42:31] Value additive icebreakers
[44:59] Connect with Nick: https://nickgray.net/
[46:04] Rapid Fire Round
[52:30] Formular for hosting gatherings;
How to Host a Housewarming Party: https://party.pro/housewarming/
How to Host a Happy Hour Party: Best Guide for 2022: https://party.pro/happyhour/
How to Host a Baby Shower: Tips, Tricks, Checklist: https://party.pro/baby-shower/
How to Host a Digital Nomad Happy Hour; https://party.pro/nomads/
How To Host A Dinner Party: https://party.pro/dinner/
How to Plan A Networking Event: https://party.pro/networking/
[53:07] Follow Nick Gray on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickgraynews/

Key Takeaways:
Your network is your net worth. [09:10]
“Any big relationship, whether it’s a friendship or a business partner, starts at the level of acquaintances.” ~ Nick Gray [09:53]
Using name tags at social gatherings is inclusive and creates more conversations and more new connections [25:22]
When you add generous leadership to your gathering, your event will be much better, and people will respect you. Additionally, you will start to get introduced to other people as a great host and organizer [32:08]
Icebreakers not only create new conversations but they help break up existing conversations [36:27]
“When you have fruitful relationships, it does lead to transactions.” ~ Ben Albert [54:07]

People Mentioned and Other Resources:

The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings: https://bit.ly/3Ix0OYk
Icebreaker Card Games: Review of 5 Different Decks: https://party.pro/icebreaker-cards/
Nick Gray’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VWPHKABRQA
Keep In Touch with Nick Gray:
Website: https://nickgray.net/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickgraynews
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickgraynews/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickgraynews/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newfriend?fref=ts
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nickgray
Business info: https://tripeak.com/