Throughout the course of my life, I’ve lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh, New York City, Upstate New York, Connecticut, and California.
If there’s one thing I got REALLY good at — its to make new friends in new cities, new situations, and new industries.
On my last episode, I talked about how dinner parties with 6 to 8 people can be the killer way to unlock and grow your network
But what do you DO once you’ve got all these people together? How do you make sure you don’t end up with a BORING dinner party?
Here’s a game I invented to rock any dinner party…
I don’t know about you… but this is when the FEAR sets in…
What if they don’t show up?!
Even worse, what if they do and it’s CRICKETS!
What if it’s a boring dinner party?
What are we even going to talk about!?
If you’re extroverted, and naturally the life of the party, you’re probably going to be fine…
I’m a pretty outgoing guy and I’ve gone into dinners without a plan — and some of them went OKAY
But not GREAT
Thats until I decided to get proactive about it and created a the truth or bullshit game
..it changed everything
.. people started going away from my dinners becoming best friends
The truth or bullshit game is simple.
Everyone on the table gets a tent card like this
On one side it says truth
On the other it says BULLSHIT
I got these printed but you can make them at home with a simple index card, just fold it in half and write with a magic marker like this
…so you’re at your dinner party
..everyone is a couple of drinks in (wait for a couple of drinks)
And then I as the moderator kick it off.
This is the important part… You as the moderator have to get a feel for the group. So it’s always great if you get everyone at the dinner to introduce themselves first; so you get to pick out some common threads that people have (same industry, same hobbies, same city, etc)
Often times, I’d have dinners with people with at least one BIG thing in common. For business dinners it’s easy, there’s an industry in common. For friends, I find people in similar fields, or similar hobbies, or similar values…
This game consistently brings people together, helps them connect deeply in their values, and creates memorable experiences. What’re you waiting for? Throw that dinner, and then start the game.
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