October 2

I’ll Drink To That!

But will you join me? That is the question I ask of you today.

To celebrate my new book, The Invisible Sale, I’m planning a barnstorming tour across the central, eastern and southern United States. Over the course of 10 days, I’ll visit and co-host 10 #ivs4charity cocktail, networking events to raise awareness of the book and much needed funds for local charities.

I each city, I’ve teamed up with DoubleTree Hotels, a few good friends and their favorite charities. Together, we’re inviting you and all of your friends to join us to have cocktails for a cause.

What is #ivs4charity?

If you’ve been around these parts for some time, you may remember the #Cocktails4Causes parties I used to throw at The Drake Hotel in Chicago where we’d invite everyone over for free food, networking and a cash bar. Then at the end of the party, the hotel donated 50% of the cash bar sales to the host’s favorite charity.

#ivs4charity is modeled after those networking parties, but with a twist.

Each #ivs4charity ticket includes admission, free food, a free drink (in most cities), and a copy of my new book (which I’ll be signing at the event). 50% of all ticket sales will be donated to the local charities and in most cities, the hotel bar is donating between 20-50% of the cash bar receipts to the charity too!

So you get to come spend a few hours catching up with old friends, making a few new friends and helping a great cause. It’s networking with a purpose.

ivs4charity book tour announcement

How Do I Buy A Ticket?

Glad you asked. You can either visit the #ivs4charity web page or click on the city name below to go directly to the city’s #ivs4charity site to learn more about the charity benefiting from your city’s event and to see the super cool folks that have agreed to host each party. Warning though… once you see who’s behind each event, you might just want to attend all 10!!!

Chicago on October 20th benefiting the Carole Robertson Center for Learning

Milwaukee on October 21st benefiting the Hunger Task Force 

Boston on October 22nd benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester

New York City  on October 23rd benefiting Share Our Strength’s NoKidHungry Campaign

Washington, DC on October 24th benefitting The Fisher Houses at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda)

Atlanta on October 25th benefiting CURE Childhood Cancer

Nashville on October 26th benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Dallas on October 27th benefiting JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Austin on October 28th benefiting Meals on Wheels

New Orleans on October 29th benefiting Team Gleason

What If I Can’t Attend?

So what can you do if you don’t live in one of these great cities?

You can share the message. Tweet this post, share it on Facebook, post it on Google+ and invite your connections on LinkedIn to get involved. And don’t forget to email it to everyone in your address book.

Be a social agent. Be a part of showing people that a book tour can be about so much more than a book.

Let’s make our little part of the world a better place by lifting a glass, making a toast and meeting new and interesting people.

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