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What is a 2-hour Cocktail Party: Video

Last updated: May 29, 2024

In March 2023 when I had a little bit of a cold, I sat down and had a nearly 1 hour conversation with my colleague Shaggy to give a deep dive overview all about my book.

In this video we will cover everything involved in a 2-hour cocktail party. I will tell you why you should host a party, how hosting a party might change your life and lots more.

Video: The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

Watch the video or feel free to skip around here where I go over everything.

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Chapters and Outline

The video is split into a few chapters, including:

  1. 0:00 What is The 2-Hour Cocktail Party?
  2. 1:46 Why should you host a party?
  3. 3:34 How could hosting a party help your business?
  4. 5:19 The difference in NETWORKING and FRIENDSHIPS
  5. 8:43 Why are acquaintances so powerful?
  6. 10:22 Why did I write this book?
  7. 13:10 Tom’s Story: Introvert Party
  8. 17:05 Alcohol or No Alcohol?
  9. 23:53 Guest Bios
  10. 29:53 Value-Additive Icebreakers
  11. 32:01 How to end your party
  12. 33:11 My Goal: 500 Hosts
  13. 39:15 What time should you host your party?
  14. 42:55 Where should you host your party?
  15. 44:00 Noah’s story
  16. 45:48 Party cheer
  17. 47:26 How this can help you

Additional Resources

Here are some links to further reading of things mentioned in this article.

Conclusion & More Videos

Hosting a two-hour cocktail party is not just about providing entertainment—it’s about creating an environment where connections flourish.

By following the formula outlined in “The Two-Hour Cocktail Party,” you can master the art of hosting, build your network, and enjoy the rewards of meaningful relationships.

As you embark on your hosting journey, remember, the secret lies in the simplicity of a well-executed, time-bound event.

Cheers to unlocking connections and transforming your social landscape!

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About the author

Nick Gray is the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and in a popular TEDx talk. He sold his last company Museum Hack in 2019. Today he’s an expert on networking events, small parties, and creating relationships. Read more about Nick Gray here.

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