Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Podcast on Networking by Marc Gordon, Craig Elias and Jim Pagiamtzis


A few weeks ago I got together with Marc Gordon and Jim Pagiamtzis to talk about networking when we came up with the idea of creating a series of podcasts on best practices.
Each of us used Social Media to get input in to a networking question that either:
  • You have always wanted to ask but never have or
  • You feel you have never received a satisfactory answer to
Each of us then chose one question that all three of us answered during the podcast.
The 2nd half of the idea was to then give the person who asked our chosen questions 20 minutes on the phone with all three of us to have any networking / sales / marketing /social media / sales 2.0 questions answered.
I chose the question from Chris Hamilton of Sales Tip A Day “What one thing must anyone do who is networking in the online world & the offline world?
Our call with Chris along with the originators of Marc’s and Jim’s chosen question will be recorded and released as future podcasts.
Below is the podcast with the top 3 networking questions answered by all three of us.
Have an EVENTFUL week!

Read more: http://www.shiftselling.com/2011/05/31/smarketing-the-uk-and-networking/#ixzz1NwXzSZ3w

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Big event on June 4th in Toronto

 Saturday June 4th for an action-packed, 3hr session on the PARformance training system
You Will Learn:
  • How to use social networking effectively
  • Proven activity based management system
  • How better understand personalities (DISC)
  • The 3 step networking system that will create an instant wealth network and how you can monetize that network
  • Ultimate Follow-up system
  • Sales Success Strategies
 www.getconnectedmakewealthhappen.com   FREE EVENT!
718 Bathurst Street
Time: 12:00pm-2;00pm
Don't miss out on a great event.
Stay tuned for more great news in the next few weeks..

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spotight: Jean-Guy Francoeur

 In the last few months have been inspired and driven by Jean-Guy through his book and associated with Goal Achievers Canada.

Recently read the book called Messy Manager and its was enjoyable read that Jean-Guy took a complex problem of business management and created a easy to follow application to run a successful enterprise in any field.

1st       What was the inspiration to writing this current book?

The book is based on my decade+ of being an entrepreneur. I’ve never had a ‘job’ so I had to figure out the business world and I’ve had some phenomenal mentors along the way thus wanted to give back. Wanted to write a book that could become a tool belt for entrepreneurs whether young or old to have a track to run on instead of  jumping all over the place.

2nd     What  would you advise an entrepreneur or professional looking at writing a book?

Attend the Publish Your Way to Profits Weekend Workshop. It’s a $2000 investment that will save you $20.000+ time, money and mistakes. It’s not just that I teach the workshop but it’s the fact that you’re learning from a professional who has published over 250 books and generated over  $100 million using the very same principles  you’re trying to learn (ie: Gerry Robert). Don’t reinvent the wheel, just borrow a page from the playbook of professional who have demonstrated by their results that they can help you!

Also, follow the philosophies: 1. Get in down then get it right. 2. Getting the book is the easy part-getting RID of the book (i.e: marketing) is the CHALLENGE!

Lastly, give yourself permission to write a book. Everyone thinks you need to be mega-rich or a  PHD to write a book  but  the truth is that everyone has an expertise in something and everyone has the right to write! 

Learn more about and go to www.messymanager.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Social Networking Unlocked event..featuring some great suprises

 May 20.2011 was a sunny and amazing day in Toronto. Having had 6 days for rain the sun was a welcomed delight.  Constant Contact had put together an event in downtown Toronto (Park Hyatt) dealing with Social Networking and how to leverage it.

It was a packed house by the time I got there mid-morning which was great to see. Was excited to hear Marc Gordon speak  in the early afternoon session and there were many other great speakers sharing the stage from Lori Raundnask author of Persistence Pays,

Associating with Gerry Robert

It was April 28-31  had the opportunity to attend Publishing your way to Profit 3 day event.Big thanks to Jean-Guy Francoeur  for this great gift! His association with the Goal Achievers Speaker Development group/mastermind has been amazing. Everyone of the team member attend this event which we learned how to write book and also market and sell it!

The next week had the awesome time at Profits  are better than Wages in association with Goal Achievers International  shared  the stage with Gerry Robert who has spoken to 3 million people  and had written multiple books. This was put together in four weeks (story for another blog).

The following speakers shared  the insight on Business,Life and Success also Courtney Carroll, Patrick Bizindayvi, Justin McMakin, James Burgess, Jean Reeves, Barry Spilchuk.  Jean Guy Francoeur and Amanda Bailey were our mc's  for the day. Big thanks to all our volunteers who came early and left very late.

On May 19,2011 was invited again by Jean-Guy Francoeur  to Rapid Results Marketing Workshop that Gerry Robert puts together throughout  the year. There was great information shared in the half day workshop on how to be more effective in marketing your business or products. (link below)

In an article I wrote for Centennial College few years ago talked about seeking out great speakers. Becoming a great speaker involves patience, practice and execution. Learning for other dynamic speakers gives your that added edge learning about their story and how they overcame there pitfalls. Listening to Gerry Robert  and getting to know him has added the fuel and  the inspiration to succeeding as professional paid speaker.

Look forward to listen and learning from many more speakers in the days and years to com

Go out there an Get Connected Make Wealth Happen!

Jim Pagiamtzis
Author of Get Connected Make Wealth Happen!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Get Connected Make Wealth Happen May Newsletter Special Events

Get Connected Make Wealth Happen!Newsletter
Great event happening this week!  Look forward to connecting!
Unlock  Social Networking Arena
Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, May 19th
Hyatt Regency Toronto   8:00am-6:00pm

Marc Gordon, Lisa Kember, Lori Raudnask and much more..

and right after go to:
Thursday May 19th 6:00pm- 8:00pm
 Great event by Society of Internet Professionals
June 4th for an action-packed, 2hr session on the PARformance training system
You Will Learn:
  • How to use social networking effectively
  • Proven activity based management system
  • How better understand personalities (DISC)
  • The 3 step networking system that will create an instant wealth network and how you can monetize that network
  • Ultimate Follow-up system
  • Sales Success Strategies
 www.getconnectedmakewealthhappen.com Register today for $97
718 Bathurst Street
Time: 12:00pm-2;00pm
Don't miss out on a great event.
Stay tuned for more great news in the next few weeks..

Get Connected Make Wealth Happen !  
Event space available for workshops, event, meeting Bloor and Bathurst area email jim@pagiamtzis for details (serious enquires only) Parformance Training System
Interested in teaching this to other. email jim@pagiamtzis.com for more information
Goal Achievers Canada!
Accepting new members email jim@pagiamtzis.com for details

About Get Connected Make Wealth Happen!

Published Author, Speaker and Elite Entrepreneur Jim Pagiamtzis is the founder of Get Connected Make Wealth Happen! has been articles published online by Toronto Public Library Small Biz Express, Centennial College, Happen.ca Linking People and Entrepreneurs,How's Business blog (Staples Business Depot) and Metro Active.org.  Printed articles for FedEx Freight Canada (Newsletter) Centennial College Ascent Magazine. Has been on That Channel.com speaking on How to become Networking Success.

Jim Pagiamtzis in 5 years has successfully leveraged his written articles into speaking all over the GTA from consulting with Burkert Fluid Control, Enterprise Toronto, Career Door, Skills for Change and Trios College. Has delivered keynote for Monarch Park Collegiate spoke on 3 keys task to success and How to attract a Mentor. His dynamic speaking style has empowered and inspired his audience to learn, do and apply his simple and effective Parformance Selling System. Jim has also volunteered with Junior Achievement in Toronto on "Economics of Staying in School"

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Profits are Better than Wages May 7th Event was an amazing success

  The Profit Leaders a Goal Achievers Success team held their first event on Saturday May7th in Toronto. It was a excited journey for this event to occur, it was only 4 weeks ago that this event was created and implementation happen in three weeks. From designing of website, finding a venue, printing tickets and attracting two sponsors it was an exciting experience.

Just McMakin from Full Media Center designed the interactive website with videos, bio and registration page.
Jean Guy Francouer provided the template on what need to be done and by whom. Patrick Bizinvdayvi  was instrumental in find the location two weeks prior to the event!. Courtney Carrol and Jim Pagiamtzis participated in  promoting and marketing the event.  Paul Renie assisted in various areas.

Thank you to Author and Speaker Gerry Robert for being our key note speaker for the day and sharing his amazing story.

Barry Spilchuck Author of  Your my Hero book series for sharing his insight and experience on the journey his has gone through and how he chooses to succeed in the success of others

Jean Guy Francouer and Amanda Baily were our Master of Ceremonies who kept the crowd inspired and motivated throughout the day.

Christopher Van Derr Hoff  did not assist at this event due a previous commitment, his supported and encouragement was deeply appreciated.

Phil Taylor the visionionary who started this didn't speak at the event was the catalyst for this event has relocated in Alabama to build the Goal Achievers International

It was a team effort that made this happen. Big thank you to all the volunteers and  supporting cast who made this event a huge success

Stay tuned for details of the next Profits are Better than Wages event happening in June 2011

Jim Pagiamtzis is the author of  upcoming book Get Connected Make Wealth Happen. He can reached at jim pagiatmzis.com for speaking and writing opportunities.

Question requested for Podcast. You can WIN!

What’s networking mean to you?

For some it’s spending hours updating their Facebook page, adding to their Linked In profile or tweeting throughout the day.

But it has been proven again and again that the most effective way to connect with people is in person – face to face. It works just as well today as it did a thousand years ago.

The problem is that many people don't know or have forgotten how to do it effectively.

Well this is your chance to get a crash course in personal networking from 3 guys who have turned it into an art and a science –Marc Gordon, Craig Elias and yours truly.

In this  20 minute podcast we are going to share all our secrets with you for FREE. No strings attached.

But it gets even better! We will be taking one question each from 3 people who receive this email and answering them during the podcast. If we choose your question, you will receive a 20 minute one on one Skype session with each of us.

This will be your chance to ask whatever you want about networking, marketing, sales, whatever!

Simply respond to this email with that one networking question you’ve never had answered.

Then check your inbox the week of May 24 for details and a link to the May 31 podcast.

We’re all ready to take on your toughest networking question. Reply to this email and send it to us.


Marc Gordon

Jim Pagiamtzis is a published author, speaker and elite entrepreneur. He is the founder of Get Connected Make Wealth Happen! and has been published online by Small Biz Express, Centennial College, Happen.ca, How's Business blog (Staples Business Depot) and Metro Active.org.  Jim has lectured on networking, mentoring and achieving success in business.

Craig Elias Craig Elias is the creator of Trigger Event Selling and the Chief Catalyst of SHiFT Selling, Inc. For almost 20 years, Craig used Trigger Event strategies to become a top sales performer at every company that has hired him. Craig’s Trigger Event strategies have earned him coverage on NBC news, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and the Nikkei Marketing Journal.

Marc Gordon is a speaker, writer and marketing consultant specializing in small business and startups. His 25 years as an entrepreneur and marketer has made him a sought after resource for companies across North America. Marc’s online video series, marctv, has become one of the top business video blogs on the web.


On the That Channel.com with Patrick Bizindayvi and Jim Pagiatmzis

Had a great time appearing on That Channel.com on Friday May 6th, 2011 sharing the microphone  with Patrick Bizindayvi. We had a great conversation with Hugh Reilly and his co-host Erin regarding our journey being authors and speakers.

Patrick Bizindayvi President of Best Life Motivation and author up upcoming book Journeyman Stories shared his insights on his journey has evolved. From his brother living in U.K. and through some twist and turns ends up in Toronto. Patrick has had successfull  15 years career in basketball and currently work a french language radio station. His sights are getting in to professional speaking June 2011 and heading up Goal Achievers Canada with his business partner Paul Renie.

Jim Pagiamtzis is author of upcoming book Get Connected Make Wealth Happen. Has published articles and successfully leveraged them into paid speaking opportunities with Enterprise Toronto, Burkert Fluid Control. Join Goal Achievers Speakers Development Group in February 2011 and has enjoyed the association and accountability the groups has given him to propel his speaking career.

Check out www.theprofitleaders.com for future events happening in the Toronto

Enjoy the interview and lots of great nuggets shared by Jim and Patrick

Check out the link below

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Publishing your way to Profits Weekend

Had the great opporutnity to participate in 3 day workshop with Author, book publisher Gerry Robert sharing his Publishing your way to Profits on how to write a book and how to sell it.

There were  25 enterpreneurs from various industries learning the strategies pieces involved writing and selling book in a systematic way that has yielded results.

Friday started by explaing how to Plan it and write it. Utilizing an amazing template process that make it simple to plan out your chapter and how they should flow.

Saturday was about how to promote and market the book, understanding how to position the book as a buisness and how to leverage multiple sources fo income

Sunday we learned how to get sponsorship and fund the book and amazing marketing ideas that have worked.

Throughout the weekend we had multiple breakout sessions where we networking and learned about each other. We filmed testimonials with each other which enhanced our relationships.

Look forward to applying these ideas into my first book. The link is below


Author- Jim Pagiamtzis

Get Connected Make Wealth Happen announcement

Very excited to announce my new website featuring upcoming book called "Get Connected Make Wealth Happen"

You can come and hear me speak this weekend May 7th,2011 in Toronto at  http://www.theprofitleaders.com/ "Profits are better than wages"

It's going to be an amazing event. Full of learning and you will be walking out with result oriented plan for your success

Go  to http://www.getconnectedmakewealthhappen.com/ and complete the form to get copy of the book.

have a great day
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