Nev Medhora | How to Crash Parties and Grow Your Network (Episode 390)

Nev Medhora (@nevmed) shows you how to 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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  • How Nev Medhora helped AppSumo get its first $10k day.
  • Why is your non-verbal often more important than your verbal communication?
  • How to use a British accent to get upgrades.
  • Why did Nev turn down pitches from 60 Minutes and a reality TV show?
  • What is Nev’s #1 failproof trick to getting into any party?
  • And so much more…


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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 this 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 five 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 in 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 about 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! 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.


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AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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