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Nick Gray – The secret to throwing great events (online or IRL)

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WATCH ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube *** EPISODE DESCRIPTION Nick Gray is the Founder of Museum Hack and author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. Nick moved to New York City with very 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 never could 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 multimillion-dollar company. 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. In this episode, you’ll learn Nick’s four-part framework for hosting great events, how to get out of awkward conversations, how to throw great ONLINE events, and why hosting gatherings is the best way to build powerful relationships. Full transcript and show notes Get the book Learn more about Nick Gray Learn more about throwing parties Follow Nick Gray on Twitter / Instagram TIMESTAMPS 00:00 - Nick Gray Hosts the BEST Parties You’ve Ever Seen 01:24 - Networking Events Suck 02:23 - What You’ll Learn Today 03:05 - Nick’s Nightmare 1ST Party 04:15 - The BEST Framework For Throwing Parties 05:07 - Why Nametags Are SUPER Important 06:58 - 3 Things That Make An Icebreaker GREAT 11:27 - How To End A Conversation 14:02 - What Is The Perfect Party Size? 17:43 - You Should Make Hosting A Habit 18:22 - Why Hosting Dinner Is Too Complicated 19:02 - Every Party Has a 2 HOUR Time Limit 20:42 - The Irish Goodbye Is Actually GOOD 23:03 - N.I.C.K. Framework Review 23:23 - Make It Easy For Your Guests To Interact 25:08 - How To Transfer These Lessons To ONLINE Events 32:14 - Things That Online Events Do Well 32:51 - How Do You Encourage Chat Interaction? 33:54 - Can the N.I.C.K Framework Work For Online Events? 38:49 - First Steps To Throw Your Own Party *** CONNECT 📬 Subscribe to the newsletter 🐦 Connect on Twitter 📸 Connect on Instagram 🎵 Connect on TikTok 🙏 Make a guest or mailbag request 📝 Check out our curated Playlists *** SPONSORS 💼 View all sponsors and offers *** SAY THANKS 📞 Leave me a voicemail 💜 Leave a review on Apple Podcasts 🟢 Leave a rating on Spotify ☕️ Buy Me A Coffee *** PODGLOMERATE NETWORK This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Creative Elements, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like and Freelance to Founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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