The idea of an auction has been around for some time, and many things can be auctioned off. The question one can ask is : "Does that include people?"
So the auction that Tim Cook is involved in to raise money for charity. I love the idea, so much so that we are a group of people organising to re-create such an event to raise money for the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research.
There is a funny cartoon out, where you can see that a little satire goes a long way.
But just think for one moment.. How amazing it would be to sit accross from a man or woman that you admire, you would have to if you were to bid on them, and have this opportunity to have a one to one with them.
Underneath, believe it or not, I am quite a shy person, and I can see people laugh already as they read this. However I cover it up really really well. So a typical sign about my nervousness, is that I talk at 100 miles an hour and its incredible verbal diarrhea, that I seem to be unable to stop, until someone jolts me of the cliff, and so whilst I am sitting accross my amazing person of choice, omg!
Who would I want to talk too?? Well Richard Branson would just be amazing... Can you imaging the knowledge he has, and how he would understand the small business principles. And what I admire most about him, is the fact he never comes over arrogant, but always appears to be a very down to earth person. He has seen a lot and experienced a lot in the coming and going and coming of his success. I think I would actually be speechless with such a man across my table, and yes my husband would say "That would be a first)"
So not likely at all to have Richard as my star attraction,
So the main challenge.... I am not well known, and I do not know any well known people except a blues guitarist who my daughter dates, But he is in Melbourne.
So how does one get the people?? well honesty?? would not have the foggiest idea. I have send out several emails, but my name is likely to end up in their rubbish box.
Lucky though I have an amazing amount of tenacity, and I think I am going to need it, and just because I have probably landed in many rubbish boxes, I am a driven woman, and dont mind rejection:)) that would just be a challenge.. right?
This auction will be great, and fun....It will take a little time to gain some momentum, but I have no doubt in my mind that ones we get going there will be no stopping it,'
I am lucky in so far that a well known Perth figure will meet me next week , so I will blog about that next time.
In the meantime, if anyone knows or you happen to be the "famous: one.... Could you please contact me???
Thank you thank you thank you,