The White House Director of Events for President Clinton Shares the Secrets that Catapulted her from Press Office Volunteer to Producing Events on the World Stage With no political connections, communications wunderkind Laura Schwartz networked her way from answering phones for President Clinton’s press office at age 19 to producing more than 1,000 events as the White House Director of Events. In her non-fiction, Eat, Drink & Succeed, Schwartz shows how the secrets that propelled her to success at the White House and beyond can do the same for others. Turning the traditional idea of networking on its ear, Laura casts off the “What can you do for me?” mentality and instead invites readers to ask, “What can I do for you?” With this fresh, positive approach, Schwartz empowers her readers to unleash their own networking power to change their lives. She provides specific tools to maximize not only day-to-day business opportunities – but also how to turn ordinary social events into career opportunities – providing a clear roadmap that empowers readers to take their career to the next level. Sprinkled with poignant and entertaining anecdotes from Laura’s years at the White House and the rarely told stories of business moguls, from Oprah Winfrey to Steven Spielberg, Eat, Drink & Succeed is as entertaining as it is educational. The networking checklist and bulleted handout in the back of the book is a convenient feature for those who are short on time or need a quick easy-to-reference refresher. About Laura Schwartz: As the White House Director of Events during the Clinton Administration, Laura created events that represented a nation and inspired the world. At just 19, she arrived at the White House with no political connections and volunteered answering phones in the press office, quickly climbing her way up the ranks as a Staff Assistant, the Midwest Press Secretary, the Director of Television and ultimately the White House Director of Events. Today, as a professional speaker, respected television commentator, founder of White House Strategies and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, Laura shares the networking secrets that skyrocketed her onto the world stage along with personal anecdotes from her life and White House years as she empowers, motivates and inspires each audience to EAT, DRINK & SUCCEED!