Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Review: The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent- Living the Art of Allowing

    :The ability to understand the power we all have to create and connect with the life we want is thoroughly explained in the awesome book" Jim Pagiamtzis

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Book Review: The Astonishing Power of Emotions- Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide


         "An amazing book with great stories on the power of overcoming your emotions." Jim Pagiamtzis

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Monday, July 28, 2014

21 Connections; July 4th Edition-Articles, Events, Interviews and much more..

Summer Networking Bash at Atlantis Get Tickets today  
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Interview of the week
Public Speakers Association
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Aug 4th-9th
Coworking Week
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Aug 13th
Summer Networking Bash at Ontario Place

Aug 16th
Develop Your Personal Brand
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August 28th
Public Speaker Assoc.
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September 23rd
Etobicoke MEGA Networking
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September 25th
Canada Job Expo
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September 25th (evening)
Public Speakers Association: Toronto
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October 23rd
Small Business Forum
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October 23rd (evening)
Public Speakers Association: Toronto
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Nov 14-16
Millionaire Mind Intensive
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November 18th
The Art of Leadership
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November 27th
Public Speakers Association: Toronto
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December 18th
Public Speaker Association: Toronto
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Sharing  exciting articles, interviews and events to give you the ability to Learn, Speak and Socialize in the 21st Century.

Jim Pagiamtzis at Atlantis sharing insights on Summer Networking Bash 2014
Jim Pagiamtzis at Atlantis sharing insights on Summer Networking Bash 2014
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Book Review of the week:
Twelve Pillars by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener
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Public Speakers Association event a huge success
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Chala Dincoy: Founder of Coachtactics
Made you look: Throw their cards at you: What to say to clients give you money! 


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Book Review: Twelve Pillars by Chris Widener and Jim Rohn

Who would guess that when Michael Jones' car broke down on the side of the road that it would be the beginning of a life-changing relationship?

Walking to the nearest house, Michael stumbles across a plantation style mansion on an estate named "Twelve Pillars." Charlie, the estate's caretaker, helps Michael get back on the road again and also strikes up a relationship with him - and along the way teaches Michael the secrets of success - the Twelve Pillars of Success - that have made the owner of the house, Mr. Davis, a wealthy and successful man.

This new novel by Jim Rohn and Chris Widener will inspire you to take your life to the next level and beyond. It will challenge and encourage you to become the best that you can be!

Twelve Pillars blends together the fundamental principles and teachings of Jim Rohn and The Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan, and with the help of Chris Widener, those principles have been weaved into a unique tapestry of a fictional account of three characters – Michael, Charlie and Mr. Davis.

Here are a few of the lessons you will discover in the Twelve Pillars of Success:

Live a Life of Three-Dimensional Health
The Gift of Relationships
Achieving Your Goals and the Proper Use of Time
Surrounding Yourself with the Best People
Becoming a Life-Long Learner
Income Seldom Exceeds Personal Development
Communication Brings the Common Ground of Understanding
The World Can Always Use One More Great Leader
Leaving a Legacy
 " Tremendous parable with insights on the keys to success" Jim Pagiamtzis            
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Public Speakers Association: Toronto Chapter a huge success

    It was an amazing evening of sharing and learning at the Microsoft Store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

    Anne Miner Partnering Director of Public Speakers Association sharing Getting Ready to Grow and Steve Hopkinson Director Mississauga Chapter sharing insight on creating effective stories


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Anne Miner sharing Getting Ready to Grow

Steve Hopkins sharing how to create effective stories

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Canada Job Expo a huges Success!

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We had an amazing event  on Saturday July 19th at two locations. North York Civic Centre and North York Memorial Centre.

In the spirit of learning and sharing. Below are videos, articles and hiring opportunity! (see below)
Aline Ayoub sharing at Canada Job Expo
Aline Ayoub sharing at Canada Job Expo

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Bonnie Chan sharing at Canada Job Expo on July 19,2014
Bonnie Chan sharing at Canada Job Expo on July 19,2014
 7 Ways to Overcome Barriers to Employment
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 Wednesday July 30th
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Develop Your Personal Brand on Aug 16,2014


 Have you ever felt 'lost' as a leader?

Are you trying to forge a corporate career path that makes sense for you?

Are you an entrepreneur who is looking to find your voice?

Are you a student who wants to make sure you have chosen the right academic path?

Then you MUST understand what your Personal Brand is and how to leverage it in your personal, professional and academic lives. This event is just for you!

Just look at the line-up we have to help you forge an authentic leadership path of passion and purpose.


Conference Speakers
● Alfredo Tan - Facebook Canada, Group Director, Global Marketing
● Nathan Downer - Anchor at CP24
● Bobby Umar - 4x TEDx Speaker, Author & HuffPost contributor - Raeallan
● Darrell Keezer - CEO at Candybox Marketing
● Marina Piccioni - Marketing Manager at Hudson's Bay Company
● Fahad Meer - Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers
● Nicholas Kusmich - Strategic Consultant for Lifestyle Entrepreneurs at Everyday Prosperity Inc
● Corey Herscu - Technology Publicist | Journalist TV Personality at HerscuPR
● Ryan Coelho - Personal Development Specialist at
● Katia Millar - Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer at Positive Fabulous Women
● Don Sagarese - Founder at On The Move catering
● Jahmeelah Gamble - TV Personality at Rogers
● Mahfuz Chowdhury - Digital Marketer at Candybox Marketing
● Hamoon Ekhtiari - Director, StudioY at MaRS
Social Media Coach & Strategic Consultant at Socially Good
● Tamika Auwai - Power Presence Expert at Tamika Auwai
● Julia Sheldon - Operations Manager at The Acoustic Opera
● Cher Jones - Corporate Social Media Trainer at Socially Active
● Joseph Luk - Director, Solution Marketing Department at Huawei
● Ada Barlatt - Management Sciences Professor at University of Waterloo Engineering

To be selected for increasingly responsibly positions, you must harness your personal brand. Your personal brand, the impression you project, can be managed much like a corporate brand. Personal branding leadership is the positioning strategy behind the world’s most successful people. The art of personal brand leadership is what
keeps senior managers moving up the ladder.

The Discover Your Personal Brand conference is a forum for individuals to learn from a panel of industry experts sharing their expertise on personal branding. Each individual will have the opportunity to network, discover, inspire and develop leadership skills that take them to the next level. Everyone has a personal brand, but most people are not aware of this and do not manage this strategically, consistently and effectively. As leaders, you need to take ownership of your own brand so you can affect how others perceive you. With an authentic personal brand, your strongest characteristics, attributes, and values can separate you from the crowd. Without this, you look just like everyone else.



Raeallan’s mission is to discover, inspire and develop leadership in generations X & Y. We do this through content — keynotes, workshops, consulting, coaching, videos, articles, blogposts, panels and big events. We aim to help ‘lost’ leaders because everyone, from time to time, feels lost professionally, personally and academically. We’re saying it’s okay to be lost, because it
happens, but it’s not okay to do little about it.

Why: There are ‘Lost’ Leaders everywhere.

Vision: We are the Beacon of Light that helps Lost Leader-SHIPS ashore to find their authentic Path of Passion and Purpose.

Mission: To Discover, Inspire and Develop Leadership in Generations X & Y.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

21 Connections: Morning event at the Office-July 22,2014

     I was an amazing this week on Tuesday morning. Vito Marchese Founder of Whiteboard Studios and The Networker shared Case Study on how he complete his social media strategy with his two businesses. Cheryl Rankin Founder of Fit For Business and Lisa Kember Regional Director Constant Contact shared insight on social media engagement.

   It was awesome morning of learning, sharing and networking

  Below was my office for the morning. Business Cards, Notebook, Constant Contact pen,audio recorder and promo cards for Summer Networking Bash 2014 at Atlantis: Ontario Place Learn more

  Moral of the story; When you go to event are you prepared to make notes. listen.learn and network and meet new people!

Audio Recorder, business cards, Constant Contact pen, promo cards, Notebook and water

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Carib 101 Articles from 2014 blog

It was great experience to contribute articles to the Carib101 link & Toronto Caribbean view

Power of having productive meetings

Pick up the phone

Content is everywhere!

Power of You Tube

Respecting your Inbox

The Importance of Integrity

Networking to get results at networking events

Three ways to follow- up and build Successful business relationships

Blogging can make you stand out from the crowd

Success Strategies to use at Networking events that work
Leadership is available
7 Mistakes made by entrepreneurs when attempting to network their business.
Putting your best foot forward as a young entrepreneur

The Art of Leadership event in Toronto November 18th,2014

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Arianna Huffington Robert Sutton Rudy Giuliani
Ron Tite Daniel Goleman Linda Hill

7 Ways to Overcoming Barriers in Employment

1st  The biggest barrier in employment for a newcomer is no Canadian experience. What should I be doing to overcome this barrier?

This is a common concern I hear all the time. They key part is that you do have experience where it is, that's the important part. On your resume don't mention where your from just the experience. In your conversation focus on the experience and how are a fit for the company you are talking to.

It's all about the control of the conversation and dealing with the need of the employer.

 Take the experience and turn into an advantage rather than a negative and will soon find common to better conversations with future employers

2nd  Deciding on a career is very difficult. What should I be doing in order to help me choose the right career for me/

  Great exercise to do is get a piece a paper and write down everything you like to do, from hobbies, volunteers work, schooling activities. This will give you the groundwork to put you in the frame of mind on what you should focus on and direct in the path of successful career.

   Talk to mentors and leaders in your network who know you and ask for the feedback and suggestions on what they see in you.

3rd  There are so many ways now to look for employment: I'd like to know what the best and most effective way is?

  We are in the 21st Century and they are may ways from online and offline to look for the idea career. The key is to have the focus and determination on what you are looking for and stick with it.

  Networking and meeting new people, attending various events and looking at strategic website that you can use to narrow down your focus is important.

  Develop a plan and use it. You may make some changes along the way (that's okay) In the end your are on the journey of finding that ideal career.

4th   How can I demonstrate my knowledge and skills on my resume?

 There are some many ways to do is. You have to decide which are the strongest skills and strengths an ptu them on first. Be a specific and clear as you can.

  The ability to adapt and change your resume will happen depending on the type(s) of positions you are applying for

5th  How do I effectively prepare for an interview?

  Preparing for an interview is important aspect that many people don't do, and then they wonder why the weren't hired

  1st Check out and the company's website. Take notes, call somebody and ask some general questions about them. Some company have downloadable reports and videos.

 2nd  Practice with a friend or a mirror. Deal with potential question they will ask you and have prepared answers you can work with

3rd  When your being interviewed be patient and listen to the questions asks. If you need time to think just take a deep breath or create a distraction (drop a pen or pretend you have to sneeze)

6th  I can't seem to find a job. Very often I get turned down.What is causing this?

 There is a saying "doing things over and over and expecting a different result that the cause of insanity"

  You have to be aware of this and if its happening you have to STOP and re-evaluate the situation.

  1st  Resume: Have you had it review lately?  Is the information and words you are using strong enough?

   2nd Daily:  What are you doing daily? Which website are using?  Are the specific to your industry? 

  3rd  People: Who is assisting you in your journey? Have you shared with your network on specific career you are looking for?  Put a team together, do you have an accountability partner to report to weekly/ He or she will keep you on clear path to success. 

Analyze what you are doing by writing everything down and re-evaluate all the time

7th  I am intimidated when I network, How do I overcome this?

   Network, Network, Network. It's the most import and crucial part in journey of landing the career you are looking for.  If you feel intimidated when you network her are some important things to do.

  1st  Motivation. Listen to motivational tapes (available local library, online) Read book with powerful stories.

  2nd  Get an accountability partner to come with at events. Being with someone create the synergy of feeling comfortable and having them work with you and dealing with questions you may get

 3rd Confidence:  We all have it. The ability to exercise it daily is the issue and that is something you can take steps to improving and becoming better at. There are various seminars and events that happen in your area. Attend one and networking with the leaders and mentors in the room and study how they exert confidence.From the way they stand, dress and interact with people

At the end of the day is applying these strategies and tips and create the environment for you to succeed and find that career you are looking for.

*Huge thanks to Aline Ayoub from Aline Ayoub HR these questions were asked at the Canada Job Expo on July 19,2014 for a panel discussion that was done. Participants were Murali Murthy, Paul Hill, Greg Taba and Ghufran Ahmad and Aline Ayoub

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