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Last updated: March 27, 2024

This page includes headshots and a bio for Nick Gray, as well as cocktail party photos, testimonials, and more.

Biography for Nick Gray

Here’s a bio about the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party:

Nick Gray moved to New York City with very few friends and less-than-stellar social skills. But Nick craved new relationships and exciting opportunities. He started hosting non-traditional parties—a move that opened doors he never could have imagined.

Today, after hosting hundreds of 2-hour parties, he counts business owners, artists, and inspiring teachers among a circle of friends that helped him launch a multi-million dollar company called Museum Hack. Featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Nick has been called a host of “culturally significant parties” by New York Magazine.

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About the book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

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You know that well-connected friend who only exists in the movies? The one who throws the best parties and can set up any introduction you need?

Everyone wants to know someone magical like this who brings people together. The secret is: you can be that person. You should be that person. The 2-Hour Cocktail Party will show you how.

Discover a simple formula with step-by-step instructions to host parties that help you meet new people, strengthen your existing relationships, and make you the person everyone wants to know.

You’ll learn which days are the best (probably not the ones you think!) and what to say to the first people who arrive. Read how to ensure your invitations get responses and your guests show up excited to mingle. Plus, get helpful pre-party checklists and a breakdown of activities to encourage new connections.

With The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, you’ll make new friends, boost your career, and leave everyone asking. “When’s your next party?”

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Party Photos from The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

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Link to buy the book

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David Hauser

Easy to use advice for anyone to host a party, even introverts like me. Want to host great parties? Want to build your network and career? Take Nick’s framework in this book and learn how.

David Hauser, Founder of Grasshopper, Vanilla, Chargify + more

Cathryn Lavery

Nick’s book is the most practical, no-fluff instruction on how to throw an incredible and memorable event. It’s part self-help, part personal growth, and full of actionable steps you can take today to build big relationships and become a connector.

Cathryn Lavery, CEO and Co-Founder of BestSelf

Dorie Clark

If you’ve been a hermit during COVID, or if you haven’t been able to meet many new people over the past few years, this book is your chance to re-ignite your relationships and change your life.

Dorie Clark, Professor at The Fuqua School of Business of Duke University, Author of The Long Game

Michael Karnjanaprakorn

As someone who recently moved to a new city and is looking for a way to meet new people, this book is the perfect step-by-step guide to build a community.

Michael Karnjanaprakorn, Founder of Otis and Skillshare

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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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