How to Crash Parties and Grow Your Network

Posted by Jordan, 02 Apr 15

Stop letting your fear of rejection keep you from what you want.

"No one is paying attention to you, everyone is too busy worrying about themselves." - Nev Medhora

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  • Did you watch Wedding Crashers and think it looked like fun? Our guest for today's show has mastered how to crash parties, but he did it to get ahead in life.

    Nev Medhora is a copywriting expert and online marketer who grew his network by mingling with rich, connected people he met at parties he crashed. Listen in to find out how to expertly crash parties and grow your network too. All of that and more on episode 390 of The Art of Charm.

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    Nev Medhora wasn't born into a wealthy, connected network of influencers, so he decided to create one. He knew his life would reflect the 5 people he spent the most time with so he wanted to be connected to the wealthy and accomplished.

    On today's show we talk about his copywriting background, how those same skills can be applied to other areas of life and exactly how to crash a party the right way and the wrong way.

    When it comes to crashing a party there is definitely a right way to do it. There are some more obvious basics like actually finding the party and wearing a tuxedo, and some not as obvious tips like wearing a lanyard and wristband under your clothes.

    Nev has crashed some high end events like a private function hosted by Elton John and the World Congress of Information Technology, where he sat next to Michael Dell and chatted with him.

    He says the key to crashing events is both how you look, how you act and what you do once you're inside. If you look the part, and act the part you can get into most places fairly easily. Unless you're trying to get into a club, the security person's job isn't to keep you out but to help you. Use that to your advantage: dress up, and walk through the entrance like you belong!

    So once you're inside, start mingling. Walk up to the bar and start a conversation with someone nearby. No one is going to give you a second glance if you're dressed up and chatting away with the other attendees. But if you're skulking in a corner by yourself you'll certainly draw attention.

    Nev goes into greater detail on all of this so you can become an expert party crasher and networker. Even if you aren't interested in crashing parties, Nev shares how to use these strategies for getting a discount on anything from rent to coffee!

    If you enjoyed this session, send us a big shout out. Thanks to Nev for giving us the low-down on this fun topic, and special thanks to you for being here! We'll see you next time on The Art of Charm.

    Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned Social Dynamics expert and coach. He is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, a dating and relationships coaching company. If you're interested in The Art of Charm residential programs, apply for a strategy call with a coach. You can also interact with Jordan on Facebook or Twitter.

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