17 Aug 2010

I've been invited to talk about 'finding your magic' at this years Women's Leadership Conference run by the Student Village this August.

It is being held in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and my story about one matchstick will be shared with students who are our future leaders!

I am so excited to be able to pass on the spark that Kyle MacDonald ignited in me when I heard his story, and that I see so often light up in others as I share what I am doing with one matchstick.

So you know how I roll- anything to do with one matchstick is traded for.

In order to get to the conference I need to barter something for my flights there. The Student Village has offered to sponsor my flights back from Cape Town and Durban, so now I just need to organise my flights to get there.

So: I will trade some of my time and energy in exchange for the flights to Durban and to Cape Town- I need a one way flight to Durbs, and another one to the Mother City, so we can barter for both flights or just one.

Some of the things I can offer that you might like to consider bartering with me for are:

  • Personal Life Coaching
  • Training in the cognitive behavioural sciences of NLP and Neuro-Semantics (great tools on how to run your brain and figure out people)
  • House Sitting
  • Designated Driver for your next night on the town, ala the No Money Man
  • Helping you set up your social media or website or blog
  • Baby sitting
  • A talk at your company or team about my learnings and experience as the 'matchstick girl
As you can see it's quite a varied list- so feel free to get in touch and ask more about my offers, or make another suggestion. Everything is negotiable!

I really want to go and share some magic with our youth at this conference! So who can help me do just that?

Call me on 083 730 2979 or send a tweet to @telana or email me!

3 Responses so far.

  1. Tim Bold says:

    Hey, I think you're courage is great! I was looking for a way to save money, too. I came across bartering. At the beginning I thought it was old fashioned but now I love it. I started trading with family and friend but now I use a online platform called barterquest. It's free and you can barter everything from goods to services and even real estates. Maybe you can try and offer your "service" there and barter your flights! Good Luck!

  2. Telana says:

    I've managed to barter for my flight to Durban- still busy finding someone to trade with for my Cape Town Flight... :)

  3. Telana says:

    It's just been confirmed- I've traded for my Cape Town Trip for this conference! YAYY! Pepe from Joepublic has traded my flight for me giving his team a talk about my one matchstick journey! Awesome! Thanks Melissa and Pepe for making this trade happen!

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