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The 2-Hour Cocktail Party PDF Download

Last updated: March 27, 2024

Download a free PDF from the book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party by Nick Gray here.

Download the Book PDFs

Here are direct download links to the first several chapters of the book:

For additional chapters, or for the full book, please email me and I will send you most all of it.

Kindle and EPUB Files

I created this page for those looking to get a free PDF of my book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party.

Buy it now for $7.99 on Kindle or $17.99 paperback.

You can also get the EPUB files from Kobo here.

If you cannot afford to purchase my book, or you simply just don’t want to pay for it, that’s OK. Just please email me and I will send you the first 10 or so chapters. I can also help you to buy the book with a “scholarship” (via Venmo or PayPal) if you will have a quick phone call with me.

Table of Contents


Part One: The Basics

Ch 1: Why Host a Party

Ch 2: When to Host Your Party

Ch 3: Where to Host Your Party

Ch 4: Who to Invite

Ch 5: The Magic of Name Tags

Part Two: Putting the Party Together: The Logistics

Ch 6: Sending Out the First Invitations

Ch 7: Setting Up the Event Page

Ch 8: Inviting Your Great Guests

Ch 9: Sending Out Reminders

Ch 10: Pre-Party Preparations

Part Three: Party Time

Ch 11: Navigating the First Twenty Minutes

Ch 12: Beginner Icebreakers

Ch 13: Advanced Icebreakers and Bonus Techniques

Ch 14: Ending on a High Note

Ch 15: The Day After



About The 2-Hour Cocktail Party Book

As the subtitle says, this book shows you how to “Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings.”

You’ll learn how to make new friends and how to strengthen your network of acquaintances.

The book is not about cocktails. In fact, there are no drink recipes inside! I do not even drink alcohol.

Instead, the book is a step-by-step guide about exactly how to host a successful event.

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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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