Talk2MorePeople Book Pre-Sales

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5 - Talk2MorePeople Stickers

5 - Talk2MorePeople Stickers

Pledge: C$10.00
If you've got a water bottle, computer of something fun you'd like to stick the Talk2MorePeople speech bubble on, grab these stickers. They can be great conversation starters, by the way. They are 10cm by 5.5cm
If you've got a water bottle, computer of something fun you'd like to stick the Talk2MorePeople speech bubble on, grab these stickers. They can be great conversation starters, by the way. They are 10cm by 5.5cm
Pledge: C$10.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-21
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1 Paperback Talk2MorePeople Book

1 Paperback Talk2MorePeople Book

Pledge: C$25.00
Thank you for your support! This includes shipping in Canada. Here is your copy of the paperback Talk2MorePeople book. If shipping is required outside of Canada, please contact Tony to arrange for your delivery.
Thank you for your support! This includes shipping in Canada. Here is your copy of the paperback Talk2MorePeople book. If shipping is required outside of Canada, please contact Tony to arrange for your delivery.
Pledge: C$25.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-21
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Two Elixirs and snacks at the Light Cellar

Two Elixirs and snacks at the Light Cellar

Pledge: C$30.00
Redeem this reward for two elixirs and two snacks at the Light Cellar in Bowness. The Light Cellar is a wonderful place where you can find all of your superfood needs. It is owned by Malcolm Saunders who is the author of, "Elixir LIfe: Learn how to craft your own nourishing herbal beverages https://lightcellar.ca
Redeem this reward for two elixirs and two snacks at the Light Cellar in Bowness. The Light Cellar is a wonderful place where you can find all of your superfood needs. It is owned by Malcolm Saunders who is the author of, "Elixir LIfe: Learn how to craft your own nourishing herbal beverages https://lightcellar.ca
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-16
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Signed Talk2MorePeople book and tea with Tony (in person if possible or virtually)

Signed Talk2MorePeople book and tea with Tony (in person if possible or virtually)

Pledge: C$75.00
May I sign that book for you? Can we have a conversation too? It's amazing in the virtual world, how it can feel Like we all live in a shoe. So let's connect and talk to one another, I'd like to, how about you? Did you know that this is actually a book of poetry? (Don't worry, just kidding.) Grab this reward for a personalized signed copy of the Talk2MorePeople book and also have a 37-minute conversation with the author.
May I sign that book for you? Can we have a conversation too? It's amazing in the virtual world, how it can feel Like we all live in a shoe. So let's connect and talk to one another, I'd like to, how about you? Did you know that this is actually a book of poetry? (Don't worry, just kidding.) Grab this reward for a personalized signed copy of the Talk2MorePeople book and also have a 37-minute conversation with the author.
Pledge: C$75.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-16
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5 Paperback Talk2MorePeople Books

5 Paperback Talk2MorePeople Books

Pledge: C$95.00
Get 5 for less than the price of 4! If you'd like to give copies of the Talk2MorePeople book to friends or colleagues, this is a good option for you. Remember that this book teaches how to bring new opportunities, experiences and PEOPLE into your life. Who couldn't benefit from learning to do that?
Get 5 for less than the price of 4! If you'd like to give copies of the Talk2MorePeople book to friends or colleagues, this is a good option for you. Remember that this book teaches how to bring new opportunities, experiences and PEOPLE into your life. Who couldn't benefit from learning to do that?
Pledge: C$95.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-21
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How to Meet People & Build Self Confidence Virtual (Beta) Course

How to Meet People & Build Self Confidence Virtual (Beta) Course

Pledge: C$200.00
Secure your spot in this 4-week program where we meet online to learn how to connect with people offline. Join the conversation to learn how to meet people, for fun, and to help me create the most impactful course on how to meet people for the book launch in the new year. Contact Tony at 587.897.PLAY if you are considering enrolling but have questions. The beta version of this course will run 4 weeks starting in November. Each week, we will meet on Zoom for 90-minutes and you will have the option to attend a separate Q&A session later the same week.
Secure your spot in this 4-week program where we meet online to learn how to connect with people offline. Join the conversation to learn how to meet people, for fun, and to help me create the most impactful course on how to meet people for the book launch in the new year. Contact Tony at 587.897.PLAY if you are considering enrolling but have questions. The beta version of this course will run 4 weeks starting in November. Each week, we will meet on Zoom for 90-minutes and you will have the option to attend a separate Q&A session later the same week.
Pledge: C$200.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-10
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In-Person Performance by Mirror Man (please contact if you are from outside the Calgary area)

In-Person Performance by Mirror Man (please contact if you are from outside the Calgary area)

Pledge: C$350.00
Bring Mirror Man to your next gathering for photos, reflections and fun. One of Tony's characters as a performer is the Mirror Man. @MirrorManYYC This costume was created by Olga Sem @OlgaSemMasks in Calgary of Tony met Olga on Day 200 of the Talk2MorePeople Project and has performed in this suit across Alberta and in Los Angeles. Here is a look at a recent video of the Mirror Man. (Photo by Larry Kwon.) This reward is available for the Calgary area only. Please contact Tony at 587.897.PLAY to discuss if it is possible to bring the Mirror Man to your location.
Bring Mirror Man to your next gathering for photos, reflections and fun. One of Tony's characters as a performer is the Mirror Man. @MirrorManYYC This costume was created by Olga Sem @OlgaSemMasks in Calgary of Tony met Olga on Day 200 of the Talk2MorePeople Project and has performed in this suit across Alberta and in Los Angeles. Here is a look at a recent video of the Mirror Man. (Photo by Larry Kwon.) This reward is available for the Calgary area only. Please contact Tony at 587.897.PLAY to discuss if it is possible to bring the Mirror Man to your location.
Pledge: C$350.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-03-15
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miniPong Ping-Pong table set

miniPong Ping-Pong table set

Pledge: C$350.00
miniPong Ping-Pong table set (available in Toronto or Calgary only). Play is an important part of Tony's life and indeed one of the tools that you can use to meet people. The creation of miniPong Toronto has a story in the Talk2MorePeople book. You can bring more play into your life by purchasing one of these hand-made-in-Canada miniPong tables. These durable tables are perfect for outdoor or indoor physical activity with friends and family for your next lockdown. They are 3'X6' and are made up of two 3'X3' squares which you place on top of any table (that you provide). Great for apartments, and homes of any size. This mini-Ping-Pong set comes with the tabletop, two paddles and three balls. See https://www.miniPong.ca/
miniPong Ping-Pong table set (available in Toronto or Calgary only). Play is an important part of Tony's life and indeed one of the tools that you can use to meet people. The creation of miniPong Toronto has a story in the Talk2MorePeople book. You can bring more play into your life by purchasing one of these hand-made-in-Canada miniPong tables. These durable tables are perfect for outdoor or indoor physical activity with friends and family for your next lockdown. They are 3'X6' and are made up of two 3'X3' squares which you place on top of any table (that you provide). Great for apartments, and homes of any size. This mini-Ping-Pong set comes with the tabletop, two paddles and three balls. See https://www.miniPong.ca/
Pledge: C$350.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-12-15
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Awakening the Heart House Concert with Tru Guy Stefan

Awakening the Heart House Concert with Tru Guy Stefan

Pledge: C$400.00
Tru Guy Stefan, whom Tony met on Day 142 of the Talk2MorePeople Project is a musician who brings so much soul to everything he does. He is the creator of, "HeartFest - a music festival for and from the heart" and can bring his magic to your private space. Grab this reward to bring more music into your life as Tru did for Tony. Also, as Tony and Tru remain close friends, if you purchase this reward, Tony will also attend your small event to enjoy the music with you. This video will give you an idea of what Tru creates: https://youtu.be/X75IwrZVoIM?t=140
Tru Guy Stefan, whom Tony met on Day 142 of the Talk2MorePeople Project is a musician who brings so much soul to everything he does. He is the creator of, "HeartFest - a music festival for and from the heart" and can bring his magic to your private space. Grab this reward to bring more music into your life as Tru did for Tony. Also, as Tony and Tru remain close friends, if you purchase this reward, Tony will also attend your small event to enjoy the music with you. This video will give you an idea of what Tru creates: https://youtu.be/X75IwrZVoIM?t=140
Pledge: C$400.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-02-28
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Life or Mindfulness Coaching by contributing author, Tracey Delfs

Life or Mindfulness Coaching by contributing author, Tracey Delfs

Pledge: C$115.00
Our mindfulness expert in the book, and a new friend whom I met on Day 227 of the Talk2MorePeople Project has offered 3 X 45 minute coaching sessions for this campaign. 1 reward will get you one coaching session. Tracey has been a certified coach for over 15 years and has helped people all over the world. See her work at www.BalanceQuest.ca
Our mindfulness expert in the book, and a new friend whom I met on Day 227 of the Talk2MorePeople Project has offered 3 X 45 minute coaching sessions for this campaign. 1 reward will get you one coaching session. Tracey has been a certified coach for over 15 years and has helped people all over the world. See her work at www.BalanceQuest.ca
Pledge: C$115.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-02-15
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3 Months of One-on-One Coaching with Tony Esteves

3 Months of One-on-One Coaching with Tony Esteves

Pledge: C$1,500.00
Let's meet bi-weekly for three months to move your life and career forward. If you'd like to focus on learning the skills on how to meet people, we can do that too. You'll be in the driver's seat and Tony will be your guide from the side along for the ride. The package is specially priced only for the crowdfunding campaign. Testimonial: I’ve known Tony for decades and have always appreciated the quick wit, high energy and infectious personality that infuse everything he does. Several years ago, I hired Tony as a career coach. Employing varied methodologies, he guided me through activities and exercises that led to monumental shifts in my perspectives on my career. It’s not overstating it to say that Tony’s coaching changed my life—he helped me to harness my innate talents and gave me the courage to pursue a career path that I had thought about for years but was too scared to embark on. Eight years later, I’m running a successful and very busy business, and the lessons I learned while working under Tony’s tutelage continue to help me to shape my path forward. If you have the opportunity to work with Tony, do not hesitate for a minute. I have no doubt that his playful and profound wisdom can help to shape your future too. Ruth Zuchter | Writer and Editor
Let's meet bi-weekly for three months to move your life and career forward. If you'd like to focus on learning the skills on how to meet people, we can do that too. You'll be in the driver's seat and Tony will be your guide from the side along for the ride. The package is specially priced only for the crowdfunding campaign. Testimonial: I’ve known Tony for decades and have always appreciated the quick wit, high energy and infectious personality that infuse everything he does. Several years ago, I hired Tony as a career coach. Employing varied methodologies, he guided me through activities and exercises that led to monumental shifts in my perspectives on my career. It’s not overstating it to say that Tony’s coaching changed my life—he helped me to harness my innate talents and gave me the courage to pursue a career path that I had thought about for years but was too scared to embark on. Eight years later, I’m running a successful and very busy business, and the lessons I learned while working under Tony’s tutelage continue to help me to shape my path forward. If you have the opportunity to work with Tony, do not hesitate for a minute. I have no doubt that his playful and profound wisdom can help to shape your future too. Ruth Zuchter | Writer and Editor
Pledge: C$1,500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-16
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Campaign Description

This campaign is a book pre-sales fundraiser to launch the Talk2MorePeople book. The Talk2MorePeople book teaches how to meet people, face to face. It includes several stories from the Talk2MorePeople Project which was a year-long journey of intentionally meeting strangers every day. It provides solutions to help end the epidemic of loneliness in the world today.

A book about human connection that was 9 years in the making

How to meet people in person is more important than ever before. The Talk2MorePeople Book teaches people how to meet people, face-to-face. 

Just like thousands of business owners around the world, my in-person facilitation practise took a hit due to COVID-19. But this allowed me to take some time off this summer to complete the editing of the Talk2MorePeople book. This is a book project that began in 2011 when I was doing presentations and had been writing on the subject of "Unexpected Connections."

The Talk2MorePeople concept began as a 30-day challenge in 2016 to meet a new stranger a day for a month. I had been dealing with depression and wanted something to spice up my life again. I was not disappointed! My business coach at the time told me, 
"Tony, if you really want to make an impact with this, don't do it just for a month. Meet a new stranger every day for a year." 

And that's what I did. 

The Talk2MorePeople book teaches what I learned on that journey of intentionally having met over 550 strangers in one year. It also includes stories from more than 15 contributors. 

By supporting this campaign, not only will you help broaden my reach for the official launch in the new year, but you will also be helping create more human connection. The funds will be used to pay for the editing of the book and for project management and the first print run. 

The publication date is Thursday, January 21st, 2021. Keep the date open if you'd like to be a part of the celebration.

Sincerely,

Tony Esteves

Meet the Team

Keith Bendall

Keith Bendall

Keith knows marketing things that Tony does not. He lives in London and helps keep that city in fine working order. Keith will help make sure that his empire in Europe knows that this book is ready for the masses. 

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Tony  Esteves

Tony Esteves

Tony’s passions are travel, outdoor mountain adventures, play and human connection. He is a workshop facilitator, coach and a circus performer living in Calgary, Canada.

Having lived, worked or travelled to 40 countries, he has delivered sessions in North America, Europe and in South Africa.

Tony created the Talk2MorePeople Project which was a challenge to meet one new stranger a day for a full year. This purpose of this initiative was to encourage people to get off their technology and back into face-to-face conversations. The Talk2MorePeople book will be released on January 21, 2021.

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Renee Ladouceur

Renee Ladouceur

Renee has been supporting Tony in his life and on this writing journey for the past four years. Their partnership makes it very easy for Tony to experience gratitude every day. 

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Andrea Esteves

Andrea Esteves

Tony's twin sister, Andrea has helped him become a healthier and happier man. They've grown up together and remain best friends. After all, they were "womb-mates" for 9 months. For this collaboration, Andrea is supporting Tony's marketing efforts to launch this book into the stratosphere!
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Oct 20, 2020

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Details and Progress

I have been a little quiet on the crowdfunding campaign trail as of late because I received my completed, copy-edited manuscript back from my editor, Erin. 

This turned out to be quite an enjoyable distraction. I spent 46 hours over the past two weeks further refining the changes, words and details within my (already finished) book. I was happy to invest that time, because as our world is changing so quickly, so were some of the concepts that I had written about. And I really want to this to be an up-to-date handbook for people to use now. 

So after more than 7792 comments and changes, the book is now back in Erin's very capable hands for the final clean up, and I'll transition into the production stage. How very exciting! Thank you for the support. 

I wish you a superb Wednesday. 

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Oct 11, 2020

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20% Funded!

Yesterday was Day 4 of this crowdfunding campaign. Due to some very generous boosts in the early days, it has now been %20 funded by crossing the $3000 mark. On this Thanksgiving weekend, I am sincerely grateful for the 19 people who have made contributions thus far to help me get this work out into the world. The campaign will go on for 26 more days. Let's see what we can achieve in that time. 

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Oct 8, 2020

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An Exciting Start!

Yesterday was a mammoth day. One of the sections in the book is about how you can use HELP to start an interaction with someone. I also touch on the importance of being able to receive help. There was a great deal of mental and emotional build-up in launching this campaign because I'd have to walk my talk. I had to ask for help. 

And amazingly, people like you are helping. Thank you! So after Day 1, the campaign is over $2000 boosted and I am so grateful. The image is of me when I was walking around Calgary in my Mirror Suit giving out Talk2MorePeople stickers in the celebration that I'd launched. It is a screenshot from my @Talk2MorePeople Instagram story which I'll create from time to time during this month. Tomorrow I'll upload the crowdfunding video to Facebook. Let's see if it gains some traction...

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Oct 2, 2020

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Thank you for your support!

Thank you for exploring this campaign. You are helping end the epidemic of loneliness on the planet.

 I promise to make it worth your while. 

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Oct 7, 2020

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This is the beginning of a wonderful adventure...

It is a little after midnight on this Wednesday morning, October 7th and I'm rather excited. I was approved to run an ATB BoostR campaign over 18 months ago - back when I thought I was just about finished my book! Well, now I am finished (aside from final tweaks with my amazing editor, and proofreading and layout, and design, and deciding on the title etc...)

Well, now it's really CLOSE to being finished and will be printed early in the new year, and that has me very excited. Not only to complete a big project but because I know that the material in this book will help people build their experience of human connection. 

Thank you for supporting this campaign. It is my intention for this month to be a pile of fun for anyone who comes along for the ride. 

And you are invited to a LIVE interview TODAY. Join us at noon (MST) on Facebook Live if you are available as I will be a guest on "Conversations with Dune and Friends" There will be juggling, FYI.

https://www.facebook.com/ConversationsWithDuneFriends/photos/a.109254937443733/174763224226237/

Welcome to my adventure.

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May 23, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

How will these funds get used?

$6000 is for the editing of the manuscript from February to October 2020

$3000 is for the initial print run

$5000 is for proofreading, layout, design, project management and set-up of the book in E-book and Audiobook format

$1000 is for marketing

How and when will I receive my paperback book?

If you ordered a book, it will be hand-delivered or mailed to you as soon as I get them. So if everything remains on schedule, the Talk2MorePeople book will be in your hands at the end of January or beginning of February.
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