If you’re going to set aside 2 hours to orchestrate a conversation with strangers on some regular basis, you might as well take a few extra minutes to do it well.
The difference between a tea time that “was all right” and tea times that are “wow, just, wow” isn’t some sort of fairy dust. It’s easy to pin it on the attendees or chance, but to a large extent, it’s on how the host shows up.
These Host Utilities exist to make it easier for you to show up. Some of it is generally useful for all hosts. Some of it is meant to support you in very specific situations. Here you go: