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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.

You can find him as @NickGrayNews on most social media platforms and at www.NickGray.net

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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

Here are some images from parties that Nick has hosted, or parties that readers of the book have hosted, using the methods of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party.

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Testimonials

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

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

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

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

What you should do next...

1. Subscribe to my free Friends Newsletter.
You'll get exclusive life hacks, business research, top tech gadgets and see new productivity tips. See why 12,000 people say it is one of their favorite emails.

2. Get your 2-page Party Checklist.
With over 19 things you can do right now to improve your next party. Plus an Executive Summary of the key lessons inside my book.

3. Buy The 2-Hour Cocktail Party on Amazon.
Look at the reviews: 100+ people can't be wrong. This is my book that I've worked on for the past 5 years and hosted hundreds of events with. It is the single-best resource that is PACKED with tactical tips and the exact scripts I use.

About the author

Howdy! I'm Nick Gray. Most people know me as the Founder of Museum Hack. I wrote a book, The 2-Hour Cocktail Party, about making new friends and building big relationships through small gatherings.

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