Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Diversity Magazine Sept - Oct 2013


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Journey to meeting Stuart Knight


   It was an awesome evening on October 29th at the Jane Mallet Theater at the   St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Stuart Knight held his Four Conversations for Success event to packed audience.

 He shared his insight and experience from his book You Should Have Asked The Art of Powerful Conversation.

Here some great quotes from his talk below:

"short moments count"

" Good question on the answer"

"make a small moment a big moment"

It was great so amazing entrepreneur in attendance. Patrick Bizindavyi, Emmanuel Lopez, Danish Ahmed, Ravi Amin, Daisy Hsieh, Winnie Lee, Baseem Ghali, John Scannell and Laurent Mahe.

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                                                   Jim Pagiamtzis and Stuart Knight      

                                             Attendees networking and talk with Stuart Knight


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Power of Team Networking

It was an interesting day at the Small Business Forum on Oct 23rd at the Metro Convention Centre.  There was a main stage of speakers and panel experts sharing their insight on business, life and success.
There were exhibitors from all areas from of business. I had great conversations with friends who had attended the event. 

It was great to network with attendees and exhibitors, great way to seek new business opportunities
Tom Kaufmann, Sales Trainer and Cold Calling specialist, joined me as we took a tour of the exhibitors at the event. Three strategies were applied.

1st Ask questions
We asked numerous questions about the organization and what they did. This helped us understand their business, and what’s their value proposition was. 

2nd  Listening
Actively listening and engaging in conversation with value added information.

3rd  Business card exchange
If there was an opportunity to exchange services, we did exchange business cards.
Within 45 minutes we both walked away with 2 paid speaking leads and 2 opportunities to write articles for online websites that have high traffic.

Many attendees had approached me throughout the day stating that it wasn’t a great day. I shared them my results and they were impressed. I told them it’s about  “quality not quantity”
Moral of the story

Going to industry events is about ask questions, listening and understanding what value you bring to the conversation.

Tom Kuafmann experience

The biggest thing I have learned in attending these type of shows is not to judge an opportunity by their booth. Approach and ask questions. This allows them to speak and tell you all about their business. They will, if they are smart, ask you about your business. Now you have increased your branding and made a business friend/contact.

Do not approach a stranger you wish to speak to by being a walking – talking commercial. You all know what we do at home with commercials!

People you meet at a trade show will rarely present themselves as an immediate opportunity for business. Make a friend first – then later on, potentially make a sale. Make them want to know you better by listening to their needs, or maybe even, a colleagues needs that you can address at a later date. That way everybody wins.

Monday, October 28, 2013

21 Connections 5th Edtion Newsletter. Articles, Events and Free tickets!

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Events this month

Oct 29th
Prezi Tips for Professionals
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November 6th
Go for Goals!
Ruben Gonzalez 4 Time Olympian in Toronto
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November 6th
Social Media Marketing Made Simple
Microsoft Store-Yorkdale
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November 7th
Society of Internet Professionals 16th Anniversary Party
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November 13th
Power of Email Marketing in Richmond Hill
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November 16th
Power of Email Marketing Microsoft Store-Yordale
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Dear Jim,
October is almost over. It has was an awesome to attend Art of Small Business and Small Business Forum last week. Great week of learning,networking. Check out articles below.

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 Free tickets! for events this week

 Stuart Knight has Free Showcase Speech on Tuesday night in Toronto. I have 5 free tickets. Email if you are interested. First come first serve.

 Interest in become a better marketer and speaker. I have 4 free tickets for full day event tomorrow. Email me if interested. Will email you pdf of ticket.                    


Social Media Week at Microsoft Store
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Small Business Forum huge success
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Power of Brand
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Blogs of the week:

Matt Green Media
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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Audio review; Ruben Gonzalez Three-Time Olympian


          It was an amazing audio series to listen in university on wheel this week. ( Honda Civic SIR)

       During my drive to Yordale Mall from Oct 21 to 26th I listened to this amazing audio from 3 time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez. So many great story and nuggets he shared!

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Journey to visting the Tesla Store at Yorkdale Mall

          Tesla Store at Yorkdale has been open for more than 1 year and I had took the opportunity to visit and check out this amazing car. Had a chance to take a few pictures. Thanks to Paulo Songane (Product Specialist) for the photos.

          I first heard about Nikola Tesla from Bob Huybrechts form Inventors Circle Group Learn more . Nikola Tesla had an interested journey from inventor to car named after him. Worth the read!

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Social Media week at Microsoft-Store huge success

   It was great experience to share insights on social media for six days at the Microsoft Store-Yorkdale Mall from Oct 21st-26th. From Social Media Marketing Made Simple, Grow you business using Email Marketing and Social Media to Event Spot and Social Campaigns.

   We had some great prize give-aways and lots of great questions.

                                   Social Media Marketing Made Simple at Microsoft Store-Yorkdale
                                              Email Marketing Strategies

                                                                 Give-aways for the week

                                                      Marie Harrison-Edge and Jim Pagiamtzis
                                                         Iam Maryuen and Jim Pagiamtzis

                                                         Jim Pagiamtzis and Lillian Mendoza

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Small Business Forum a huges success

It was an awesome day of learning, networking and sharing at the Metro Convention Centre (south building)

  Enterprise Toronto had created the best platform of speakers. industry experts and various exhibitors from various industries.


                                                                Official Magazine for the event
                                                 Suneet Tuli sharing insight on his success
                                                Attendees asking questions at the Constant Contact booth
                                                        Constant Contact booth
                                                     Jim Pagiamtzis at Constant Contact Booth
                                                   Nerissa Thomas, Chala Dincoy and Tm Mahdi
                                                           Jim Pagiamtzis and Darren Walker
                                                           Jim Pagiamtzis and Kristen Curtiss
                                                              Darren Walker and Elliot Scolnik
                                                    Centennial College Booth
                                              Lisa Kember sharing Mobile Marketing Strategies

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Power of a Brand

It has been a interesting journey growing my brand since 2003 when I started to out network with just a plain business card with my name,email address,phone and interesting logo! (more on that later)
As years passed I began to learn and grow personal and professionally and in May 2011 is when I first started to learn the power of branding. I was part of a mastermind group in Toronto with five other amazing entrepreneurs and this when it became apparent that I need a brand to represent what i did. I had come with name Get Connected Make Wealth Happen! It was catchy and represent my journey.

I still remember the day going to the studio to get my profile picture completed. It was exciting times. we had an event that we had planned for May 2011 and we were 5 weeks away, I needed  a brand! The group had agreed on that point. (below is the brand)



  I was excited how it turned out and it was great have brand to be represented. Feedback was positive and the event was a huge success! I used this name and logo for a few years until November 2012
that I had meeting with Justin McMakin Founder of Full Media Centre and creator of the Vision Discovery method.

 We had a working lunch at Greek restaurant where we went through an three hour vision discovery session to come up with new brand, I had expanded my business profile and need a better way to share this with my network.

So we got a piece of paper and began and in the end we came up with great 3 step plan to make my brand stand out and be noticed!

First was to launch  21 Connections. Simple way to explain 21 ways to effectively grow your business. (yes there are 21 circles!) with a great picture taken by Daisy Hsieh from Ucreates Studio and Justin McMakin artistic and web mastery. 21 Connections brands was created. It has been great journey since then. Have used my logo for various events from Biz Network News Spring and Summer Bash, FP Reach and SOHO-SME event in Toronto.


Second step was to create a website to promote my speaking business. The site has been very well received.

Third was create website to combine networking, speaking and social media. This will be launched very soon.

Have brand that you are able to share and your network and understand and share is the power of having your brand work for you.