147 | Nick Gray | The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How To Build Big Relationships With Small Gatherings

The Greatness Machine

Nov 8 2022 • 58 mins

Humans are not meant to be alone all the time. But with jobs to fulfill, businesses to run, kids to look after, and loved ones to spend time with, how do you gather old and new folks to rekindle friendships and encourage new connections? What better way to bring people together than hosting a cocktail party, right? Nick Gray, the founder of Museum Hack and author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings, joins us to share how he went from helping his family’s businesses to launching his own tour operator business and then writing his very first book about the benefits of hosting social gatherings.  In this episode, Nick looks back at how he made it possible to help his family grow their business by leading their hiring, marketing, and international sales. He takes us back to when he started and grew Museum Hack and reveals why he sold and exited the company in 2018. Nick also talks about the benefits of hosting cocktail parties in widening your network and building connections. Topics include: How Nick became a museum tour guide and turned Hack the Met tours into a business How long it took Nick to launch his book, The 2-Hour Cocktail Party Nick and Darius share one thing to consider before publishing a book How Nick grew Museum Hack before he stepped down and sold the company The biggest fear of a new party host and how to avoid it Nick reveals the best days to host a cocktail party The secret formula to successfully hosting parties and making new friends Nick explains why a conventional cocktail party lasts only 2 hours Tips for parents who want to host or attend a party How to leverage party hosting And other topics… Resources: How to Host a Party Website: https://party.pro/  The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: https://party.pro/book/   The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: https://amzn.to/39rfb2V   The Easy Way to Host or Plan a Networking Event: https://party.pro/networking/  How to Plan a Clothing Swap (The Easy Way): https://party.pro/swap/  Hosting a Happy Hour: Nick Gray’s How-to Guide: https://party.pro/happyhour/  Kids at Your Party: Get a Sitter: https://party.pro/kids/  Connect with Nick: Website: https://nickgray.net/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nickgraynews/?hl=en  Connect with Darius: Website: https://therealdarius.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dariusmirshahzadeh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whoompdarius/ YouTube: https://therealdarius.com/youtube Book: The Core Value Equation https://www.amazon.com/Core-Value-Equation-Framework-Limitless/dp/1544506708 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices