Creator Science
Creator Science
Nov 1, 2022
#124: Nick Gray – The secret to throwing great events (online or IRL)
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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.

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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



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