Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Leadership articles from Klemmer & Associates blog


It has been great experience to contribute article to the Klemmer.com blog for the few months.

Enjoy the article, feel free to add your comments and share with you networks!


Empowering YOU!
http://www.klemmer.com/blog/empowering-you/


Leadership is available!
http://www.klemmer.com/blog/leadership-available/

Be your own detective!
http://www.klemmer.com/blog/be-your-own-detective/

Your programs run you!
http://www.klemmer.com/blog/your-programs-run-you/

Experiential learning works!
http://www.klemmer.com/blog/experiential-learning-works/


From more information on Klemmer
http://www.klemmer.com/


Additional article that appeared  http://www.canadaone.com/index.html

Is you Social Networking yielding results?
http://www.canadaone.com/ezine/feb2012/social_networking_results.html

Communication engagement begins with you!
http://www.canadaone.com/ezine/april2012/communicate_with_engagement.html

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Journey to Word on the Street 2012


 It was gloomy Sunday with cloudy skies but that didn't stop the Word on the Street from happening. Toronto hosted one of the largest displays of books from all genres. 

 Met two amazing authors (see below) and lots of great opportunities!  


 1st Checkout Wattpad.com You upload articles on any topic. Software was created in Toronto!

 2nd  KOBO had great offering.(see below) http://www.kobobooks.com/kobowritinglife Upload you book get 80% commission. ( I ran back to the office!) 

3rd. Great book deals.  I got 4 copies of Drive by Robert Herjavec from Harper Collins. There were selling for $3, I offered $10 for all 4 and they agreed! Now that negotiating Dragons Style :)

 4th  Editing for Freelancers http://www.scribendi.com/apply 


                                           Jim Pagiamtzis contributiong to Random Words of Inspiration
                                            "Get Connected 21st Century"

                                                    Jim Pagiamtzis sitting in the Hobbit chair.
                                                    Movie coming out in December!


                                           Jim Pagiamtzis and Didi Lemay and her new book


                                             Marlene George and her two books!



                                          Gail Vaz-Oxlade sharing insight on her book.

                                         Wattpad booth. Canadian success story. Check out the site!

                                            Driven by Robert Herjavec
                                          
                                                    Kobo writing life offering
                                                 
                                            Scribendi editing opportunity



Moral of the Story:  Go out to events in your neighborhood. There are lots of opportunities out there. Take advantage of these presented here.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

International Park(ing) Day in Toronto

On way back from the Olympic Celebration came across this great display.  We take our living space for granted. Looking at this perspective of this parking spot converted into a living space make you appreciate our city and how will in it.

                                           Jim Pagiamtzis photo on the Park(ing) space
 Article by Catherine Porter of the Toronto Star
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1260811--international-park-ing-day-brings-wonder-whimsy-to-queen-st-w-porter

Video explaining it. You can see me in the video!
http://bcove.me/m5zohnic

                                                    Jim Pagiamtzis and Councilor Adam Vaughn


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dragon's Den Day at CBC

It was day of celebration for the Dragon's Den is going into its seven season. CBC's Dragons' Den stars: Jim Treliving, David Chilton, Arlene Dickinson, Kevin O'Leary and Bruce Croxon at today's Dragons' Den Day in Canada. Fans, businesses leaders and spokespeople from across the country joined them to celebrate "The Dragons' Den Effect", the positive impact the show has had on Canadian entrepreneurship for the past six years. Watch the new season of Dragons' Den, beginning Wednesday, September 19 at 8 p.m. on CBC-TV.
 


                                                     Madlen Satz and David Chilton

                                                     Jim Pagiamtzis and David Chilton

                                                      Jim Pagiamtzis sitting in the Dragon's Chair

                                                    Jim Paigiamtzis and Catherine Harvey and Digit gloves

                                            Jim Treliving book (autographed)Wealth Barbar 1st edition (autographed)
                                         the rest of the Dragon's.
                                                    Katia Millar and Madlen Satz 

 It was an awesome experience to meet them all in person. Have great conversation with all of them. I game them all my card. Kevin O'Leary looked at both sides of my card! I guess the weatlh and $ signs intrigued him.

For upcoming information on the show checkout the link below
http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/

CBC article
http://www.cbc.ca/live/video-dragons-den-day-in-canada.html?fb_comment_id=fbc_420389088021153_4046281_420547441338651#igImgId_51595

More information on Dig-it Gloves
http://www.digithandwear.com/

Will be sharing my book reviews of all the Dragon's Den authors book in upcoming blog posts.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two Heads Are Better than One! How to Accelerate Your Success with a Mastermind Group

We all know that two heads are better than one when it comes to solving a problem or creating a result. So imagine having a permanent group of five or six people who meet every week for the purpose of problem solving, brainstorming, networking, and encouraging and motivating each other!

This process is called masterminding and is one of the most effective success tools you can adopt! It is a powerful way to support your dreams and bring unlimited resources to your business and personal life.

Participating in a mastermind group has been critical to me. I can’t imagine achieving all I have without one, and it certainly made my goals happen much faster.

A Process for Accelerating Your Growth

 The basic philosophy of a mastermind group is that more can be achieved in less time when people work together. Sometimes called a “dream team” your mastermind group is made up of two or more individuals who voluntarily come together on a regular basis – weekly, biweekly, or monthly – to share ideas, thoughts, information, feedback and resources.

Your group can be composed of people from your own industry or profession or people from all walks of life. You can focus on business, increasing each other’s income, building a business, raising better kids, or solving a social problem.

Within your mastermind group, you benefit from the other members who empower you and draw out your full talents, resources and abilities. They trigger you, stimulate and motivate you to become all you are capable of being.

Creating Your Dream Team

Regardless of its purpose, the key is to choose people who are already where you’d like to be in your life – or who are at least a level above you. In forming your mastermind group, start by carefully enrolling another friendly, on-purpose, like-minded individual. Start by meeting together and then adding other selected, unanimously agreed-upon individuals who will work in total harmony for the good of each other and for the good of the group.

1. Your Dream Team should consist of 4-8 people. Most people find that 6 is the ideal number.

2. Meet weekly, if possible, for an hour to an hour and a half. This meeting must be held sacred as a life-enhancing priority. The meetings should be upbeat, enriching, encouraging and beneficial to each individual and the group’s purposes. I always start our meetings with a prayer or an invocation. You could also start with an inspiring story.

3. Each member must agree to play all out — to openly share ideas, support, contacts, information, feedback, and anything else that will help advance the individual and group goals.

4. Start by having each member share something positive and good that happened since the last meeting.

5. Next, have each member share an opportunity or problem they have experienced since the last meeting and ask for whatever support they would like on it. Appoint a time-keeper to make sure that everyone gets the same amount of time. This is important if you want your group to last. Everyone must get value at each meeting.

6. End by sharing appreciations and acknowledgements.

You’ll find one of the real values of a mastermind group is the accountability factor – other members checking up on you to make sure you meet your stated commitments. It’s one way to ensure you’ll accomplish a lot more!
For more details about masterminding, read Success Principle #46 in The Success Principles book or utilize the mastermind worksheets found in The Success Principles 30-day Audio Course.

 
Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul© and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com 

Possibilities Conference on Oct 23 in Toronto


Unleash your power and passion - A one-day energizing event exclusively for women with 4 experiential workshops by 4 dynamic and inspiring facilitators. Time to meet and connect with other like-minded women. Vendors that support your well being, fantastic gift prizes, and best of all: take-away tools that you can use for a lifetime.
 
 

Dare to Discover

Unleash your power and passion – A one-day energizing event exclusively for women

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012   8:00 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m.

You’re a woman with great inner strength – even if you don’t know it yet.
There is a very special purpose for you in this world.
You deserve to carve out one day for yourself to discover your voice and your authentic self… and create the life of your dreams. At the first annual Possibilities Conference in Toronto, you’ll learn how let go of what’s holding you back, and move forward into your extraordinary life.
Mark your calendar now – Tuesday, October 23rd will be your day of transformation.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
                                                                                 Anais Nin, French-Cuban author, 1903 – 1977

Is the Possibilities Conference for you?

  • Are you wondering what’s next for in you in your life?
  • Are you feeling stuck?
  • Are you living a meaningful life?
  • Are you asking yourself “Is this as good as my life gets?
If you are already recognizing yourself in these words, the Possibilities Conference is for you.
Your day will be packed with inspirational workshops that offer interactive learning, and plentiful opportunities for meeting other phenomenal women and sharing.
You’ll learn how to create your vision for your life. And best of all, you’ll be given the tools you need to turn your dreams into reality.
Here is what you’ll come away with:
  • Faith in your abilities, renewed confidence, and a knowing of your worth.
  • A renewed vision for your life, and action steps on how to live it with joy.
  • A free copy of the E-book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity: A Simple Guide to Unlimited Abundance by Edwene Gaines.
  • Emotional freedom from limiting beliefs and relationships that are holding you back.
  • The ability to shine when you walk into a room and speak to others fearlessly with energy, commitment, and clarity.
  • A free writing journal and pen for taking notes during the day.
  • Many attractive door prizes will also be awarded!
  • A great feeling that 10% of the net profits of the conference will be donated to charity, possibly your favourite, if you are the winner of our charity draw.
Register today
http://ayearofpossibilities.com/next/possibilities-conference/

You have got to continue to grow or you are just like last nights corn bread – stale and dry.
Loretta Lynn – American Singer
 

An Eco-Friendly Location to Explore Possibilities

The Possibilities Conference will take place in the Evergreen Brick Works, a community environmental centre dedicated to living, working and playing more sustainably. Located at 550 Bayview Avenue in the heart of Toronto’s Don Valley in restored heritage buildings, the site is an inspirational incubator of new ideas. For directions on getting there, click here.
 

The Energizing Schedule for Your Special Day

Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks will be available throughout the day. There will be a sponsor and targeted vendor fair to visit throughout the day 
8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Registration / Trade Fair
Meet and mingle with other inspirational women attending the conference. 
8:45 a.m. – 9 a.m. Welcome Address
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Workshop 1
An Inspirational Story of Hope and Courage
Presenter and Conference Co-Host: Fatima Omar Khamissa
Have you ever offered excuses for not changing a harmful behaviour or getting out of an unhealthy relationship? Fatima has been where you are, and found the inner strength to create a better life. Fatima’s story will touch you deeply as you learn of all the adversities and hurdles that she has overcome. Hers is a story of inspiration. And of having faith beyond her circumstances to reinvent her life, for the better.
10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Mix and Mingle Break / Trade Fair
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Workshop 2
Removing Limiting Beliefs
Special Guest Presenter: Patzia Corazon Gonzalez-Baz
Patzia will help you identify the beliefs you have that are limiting your potential and brilliance. Using Emotional Freedom Techniques, Patzia uses her safe and loving manner to help you unchain yourself, and achieve peace of mind, a feeling of self-worth, acceptance, and self-esteem. You will learn a technique you can incorporate into your life and draw upon in challenging times, to give you strength and direction.
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch / Trade Fair
A great chance to really get to know some the special women you’ve met so far, and meet others! Also check the displays of our sponsors and vendors, and learn more about their useful products and services.
Bring your own lunch, or dine at Cafe Belong in the Evergreen Brick Works, which serves local, sustainable, and organic cuisine. Entrée prices range from approx. $9 – $24.
1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Draws
  • Draws for fantastic door prizes
  • Draw to determine which charity will receive 10% of the conference’s net profits – it may be your favourite charity, if your ballot is chosen!
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Workshop 3
Three Circles of Communication: It’s Your Turn to Shine!
Presenter and Conference Co-Host:  Cathy Sobocan
You have charisma. It’s a quality inside you that is stored in your body and breath. Cathy will teach you how to tap into your inner “it” factor. Learn how to shine when you walk into a room, and speak with confidence and energy. Through a series of simple exercises involving posture, breath, voice, clear thinking and sensory awareness, your compelling presence – your charisma – will be revealed.
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mix and Mingle Break / Trade Fair 
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Workshop 4
Live Your Life with Purpose and Passion
Presenter and Conference Co-Host: Helen Valleau
In this interactive and fun workshop, you’ll define what is most meaningful in your life.  This will give you a launching pad to create a vision for your life. Helen will guide you through four steps you can take to make your vision a reality. This is the session to laugh, learn, play, and embrace your many possibilities!
3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. Springboard into Your New Life
A crystallization of the day’s most important life lessons, to offer you direction on integrating them into your new life, lived with purpose and passion. 
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Your New World of Possibilities
Your possibilities won’t end here – this is just beginning for you. Take a moment to talk more with our speakers, and other inspirational women you’ve met. Exchange information. Find out how to stay in contact with the Possibilities community through Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, and future meet-ups and conferences. And take a moment to visit our sponsor and vendor Trade Fair, and learn about products and services may be just what you need to launch into your new meaningful life.

 Make an investment in yourself by attending this empowering event!

Your new life, lived with purpose and passion, will turn into a meaningful journey.

Register today

http://ayearofpossibilities.com/next/possibilities-conference/

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Choose Tuesday, October 23rd

to be your day of transformation!

Book your Possibilities Conference ticket by September 29th and save over $31 on your ticket price.
Ticket prices include coffee, tea, and healthy snacks throughout the day. The cost of lunch is not included.
Early bird discount ticket: $99 + HST ($13.77) + Service fee ($6.93)
Ticket price (after Sept. 29): $125 + HST ($17.35) + Service fee ($8.49)
Secure your tickets now… space is limited!

Register today
http://ayearofpossibilities.com/next/possibilities-conference/


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.                                                                                       Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968
 


Sponsors and Vendors –

Offering you a great marketing opportunity to reach
a highly targeted market!

Trade Fair and Corporate Recognition

 We are looking for conference sponsors and vendors, who will receive generous recognition on our website, in our media materials, in our conference packages, and throughout the Possibilities Conference at a trade fair.
To learn more about how we can help you to reach over 10,000 women seeking products and services to transform their life, email Fatima at spiritualbizmom@gmail.com

Your Conference Hosts & Presenters

 Fatima Omar Khamissa
Possibilities Conference Co-Host & Presenter
An Inspirational Story of Hope and Courage

Fatima is a life coach, entrepreneur, consultant, inspirational speaker, social media trainer, author, and radio show host. She is CEO and founder of The International Network for Spiritual Biz Moms, where she educates, empowers and enlightens women to speak up and live their best life.
Fatima left an abusive marriage after 21 years, taking with her five children, one of whom has cerebral palsy. She used this transformational journey of leaving as a springboard to serve and create change in her own life. As an international speaker, life coach, and business consultant, Fatima focuses on helping people achieve their goals through conscious living and entrepreneurship.
Fatima’s books, What is Verbal Abuse, Fearless Faith, and 50 Ways to Brand Yourself Online can be purchased through Amazon.com.
To reach Fatima, call 1-800-808-8694; e-mail: spiritualbizmom@gmail.com
To get your free report entitled 5 secrets of staying empowered – even if your world is falling apart, visit Fatima’s website: godandenergy.com
To get your free CD entitled 13 deadliest mistakes of marketing, visit fatimaomarkhamissa.com

Helen Valleau
Possibilities Conference Co-Host & Presenter
Live Your Life with Purpose and Passion

Author, speaker, coach, and visioning expert, Helen believes that every person has the infinite potential to live a life of greatness and purpose – and make a positive contribution to the world.
A supervising teacher with Hoffman Institute of Canada since 1995, Helen has been helping thousands of people heal their childhood pain and move on to live their life in self-love and self-responsibility. While teaching, coaching, and facilitating workshops, a passion for visioning ignited within her. Using specific tools and practices to change limiting beliefs that were holding her back, Helen’s life became better than she could have ever imagined.
Helen is currently an intern spiritual practitioner and ministerial student with the Centre for Spiritual Living Toronto.
In 2010, Helen published a visioning workbook entitled A Year of Possibilities, which offers a variety of methods people can use to achieve their dreams.
Her second book, 100 Minutes of Inspiration, was published in 2012 along with a series of Possibility Meditations for the mind and spirit using images, music and affirmative prayer.
To get your copy of Helen’s free e-book, The 4 Steps to Manifesting Your Authentic Vision, visit her website: www.ayearofpossibilities.com

Cathy Sobocan
Possibilities Conference Co-Host & Presenter
Three Circles of Communication: It’s Your Turn to Shine!

Cathy is a voice coach who brings over twenty years of on-air media experience into her teaching practices. She is the sole proprietor of Raise Your Voice Coaching Services in Toronto. Her services include presentation skills, speaking voice improvement, and how to perform on-camera. She also produces video bios for small businesses. Her business website is raiseyourvoicecoaching.com.
Cathy taught broadcasting and voice courses for seven years at Seneca College and York University.
She’s worked as a journalist and on-air host in both Canada and the U.S. with highly respected media outlets including Wall Street Journal Radio, CBC and CNN. She currently works part-time on Jazz FM Radio in Toronto.
Cathy has an M.A. in journalism from Carlton University, a graduate diploma in speaking voice teaching from the Department of Theatre at York University and an undergraduate degree in vocal music and communications from the University of Windsor.

Patzia Corazon González-Baz
Special Guest Presenter
Removing Limiting Beliefs

Patzia is a therapist working out of Newmarket, Ontario who is passionate about supporting others in their personal and spiritual growth. She helps people going through major life transitions achieve peace of mind and symptom relief, bringing back a feeling of self-worth and self-esteem, and making people feel truly alive again.
Patzia’s passion is in working with people through Emotional Freedom Techniques. She uses these techniques to help people leave behind limiting beliefs and discover a new way of moving forward towards their goals.
She recently offered a series of workshops in Mexico on forgiveness and relationships. Her favourite was “With you, without you or in spite of you, I will be well.”
To learn more about Patzia, visit her website: HealingHeartsCentre.com

Monday, September 17, 2012

Book review: Crush IT! by Gary Vaynerchuk




"Thin book powerfull  read"  Jim Pagiamtzis

Had the great opportunity to meet Gary Vaynerchuk in Toronto few months ago at the Somix 2012 at Royal York Hotel where for a full hour he shared his insight and experience and stories on his success.
Video below:
http://youtu.be/PyHKG1z8mQg
 
                                          Gary Vaynerchuk and Jim Pagiamtzis

I am glad to announce his is coming back to Canada in October for a 3 city tour.
http://rss.nationalpost.com/reach2012


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jim Pagiamtzis and his bowling ball

It was a Saturday night and I was coming back from a party, I was walking along Adelaide Street West when I came across the funny looking back along some discarded plastic material, took a peak inside and saw a bowling ball! 


                                                      Bowling ball and bag


  On Thursday Sept 13 went bowling with a friend and brought my bowling ball to give it try. See what happened below.



                                            Jim Pagiamtzis bowls and gets a ..............................


Moral of the story: You come across some great items in your journey. Pay attention to your surroundings!
               

Get Connected! (using household items)


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Speaking at Happen in Burlington led to Corporate speaking engagement.



It was 2nd time speaking in Burlington and was looking forward to it. First time I spoke there wasn’t a great experience  and was looking forward to doing a better in communication the P-A-R system to the audience  that morning.

The presentation went very well and I was relieved to share the system with the audience that day. As always I give you my business card and encourage everyone to connect with online with LinkedIn and other social media site if they choose.

Few weeks later I got a call form Jim Flower who attended that session and was currently the Sales Manager for Burkert Fluid Control System in Burlington,Ont. He was very impressed with the presentation he saw at Happen and wanted me share two presentation with his sales staff in early November. By the way this was a paid talk!

We had some discussion via email and phone and decided on two topics
1st Sales Success Strategies
2nd How to create a network of Success

Moral of the Story:
Every opportunity you have to speak and share your expertise is an opportunity for other to learn and grow. If you they like what they hear they will connect with you to share other opportunities.

UnleashPR / Klemmer & Associates with Jennifer Beale



It has been a great journey in networking and have had attended many large networking  events . Jennifer Beale from UnleashPR and Biznetworknews.com does 2 big parties every year for the past 10 years . In early February she host the Business Networking event to start of the year with great speakers, seminar and trade show. 
I have been attending her event since 2009 and have enjoyed make great connections and maintaining long-term relationship with many professionals and entrepreneurs throughout Ontario.
At this year’s  event Jennifer her team had a great contest the created using online and offline events to promote the event on February 7,2012 at great location near Don Mills and  Leslie. 4 weeks prior to event an email was sent out to participants from previous event encourage them promote event online through Twitter, Facebook and social channel we had available. We were given information we could share online and offline to our networks. We would report back our progress where and who we had shared this event information with, point were given out as reward. The prize for this was stage time at the event from 5.3 and 1 minutes speeches  at the afternoon  session.
I was excited and intrigued to participate and felt very confident that I could win this contest. We were emailed information 5 days a week to tweet, share and post.
On a weekly basis we were give updates on the top 10 contenders for the contest. It was so exciting to get the first email where  I saw that I was in 3rd place behind two other  people which knew both of them!
This was disappointing at first but I still had time to catch up with events I was speaking ,radio show that I was scheduled to be on and surprise referrals that  I was getting.
As the days went by I was out speaking and attending networking event and was update my status regarding the contest.
On February 3rd I appeared on radio show with Fatima Omar Khamissa called American Muslim 360 to share my insights on How to Become a Networking  Success. We had great discussion on this topic and at the end of the show I had informed her that I was in first palce and she still unfazed that she would finish first. I admired her determination to win
.
The day before I had delivered at talk on  How to become a blogging success and invited to great entrepreneur s who had great success with their blogs. Patrick Bizindavyi President of Best Life Motivation and Goal Achievers a Canada and writer of www.journeymanstories.blogspot.com and new blogger Rania Effat who had started her blog in January 2012 www.livingoutmypurpose.com . They both delivered spectacular presentation on their success.
At the end of the event I got a referral for an event that was happening that weekend for the Junior  Leadership Program part of Go Vision  they were looking for 3rd speaker for the panel to talk to group of 200 students engaged and interested in the power of having a mentor
Three days before the contest got an email update regarding the contest and I was in first place!
I was excited and was in the process of preparing my five minute speech for the event on February 7th.
On  Sunday I participated in the Go Vision  event where sharing insight and experience on importance on having a mentor in your journey of success (link below).
It was great afternoon to share my story to these upcoming professionals to engage and inspire them to have the ability and awareness to find their future mentors.
As I was leaving Fatima Omar-Khamissa showed up for the evening portion of the event, we exchange pleasantries and as I left she said  “every point counts, I have another event  tonight”.
We were going to the wire to see who was going to finish #1 for the contest.  Monday February 5th at 5:00pm was the deadline for the all the entries to be made. The tension was intense waiting for the email to come through. 
 The results were below:
Congratulations . . . the winners of the Promotion Partners Business Connects Contest are:

1) Fatima Khamissa - 5 minutes
2) Jim Pagiamtzis - 3 minutes
3) Cheryl Schofield - 1 minute

Please come tomorrow prepared to speak in the given to you. You are welcome to share on whatever you want to get more of what you want in life - ethical/ moral content only of course. In addition to your speaking spots, we invite each of our three winners to participate on the Afternoon Networking Leader Panel from 2:15-3 pm - we want you to share your networking success tips with everyone.
It was a great contest and even though I didn’t finish first I got speaking for 3 minutes and participate in a discussion panel.

Moral of the story:
Enjoy going out networking offline and have fun online  and you can get rewarded for you work.

Jim Pagiamtzis sharing his 3 minute speech.

Jim Pagiamtzis participating in panel discussion