Saturday, May 30, 2015

Movie Review: San Andreas

       San Andreas is a 2015 American action-adventure disaster film directed by Brad Peyton. The screenplay was written by Carlton Cuse, with Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore receiving a story credit. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, and Paul Giamatti.

 " San Andreas takes you on thrill ride full of spectacular disaster to heat warm story of family ties that won't be broken no matter what happens!"  Jim Pagiamtzis

  "It was the best "disaster" movie to come out in a long time! The CGI was flawless and so was the acting by "The Rock"! Sujit Reddy

Panam/ Parapan event at Toronto Harbourfront: Torchbearer journey begins!

                It was rainy Saturday afternoon but the celebration started outside in the Toronto Harbourfront and then moved indoors to the Harbourfront Centre

                    Enjoy the two videos of audience singing O Canada and children singing song.Amazing pictures of the festivities inside and outside!



Jim Pagiamtzis and Rafael

Panoramic shot of Harbourfront area

Jim Pagiamtzis and CN Tower

                Move inside due to the heavy downpour outside!

Sneak peak at the Torch

Premier Kathleen Wynn sharing

Mayor John  Tory sharing

Honourable David Petterson sharing


Public Speakers Association: Toronto a massive success

         It was an amazing evening of sharing from Jim Pagiamtzis Spotlight topic Planes Trains and Automobiles (two hotels) see video below

          Our Keynote speaker Sujit Reddy sharing Social Media Strategies for the 21st Century (see video below)

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Sujit Reddy sharing on Social media strategies for the 21st Century

Zeeshan Raza sharing PSA topic of the month

 James Elliot shared these quote with me after he heard my talk on Planes Train & Automobiles

James, you chose your dreams for the journeys they'd make possible, and you knew when you chose them there'd be obstacles, crises, and young souls who'd stand in your way. They exist by design. To tempt you, lure you, test you. So that you can come back, prevail, rise above, and rock on. And ultimately to convince you of your awesomeness. They're part of the plan. There've been no mistakes. All is supremely well.

These are the days, James, mid-adventure, that will mean the most to you.

Enjoy the journey,
    The Universe

This is not a trip for everyone. We're looking for a few adventurous souls to join us on a cruise to the Arctic Circle. Must be daring, spontaneous, courageous, bold, and excited by the following: whale watching at the edge of the continental shelf, exploring the legendary Lofoten archipelago, touring medieval cities and villages, sailing beneath the stars and the Northern Lights.

Our adventures have been called: "Heart-opening," * "Soul-awakening," * "One of the best journeys of my life," * "A huge spiritual revelation."

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Magazine Review: The Art of Magazine


                Amazing magazine that share insight on leadership,sales and marketing.

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Whether you want to run your own email marketing, or need a hand along the way, I'm here as a resource to boost your success.

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21 Connections / Core Certified Solution Provider 2015
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: Marketing in the Groundswell


"Groundswell is full of strategies, tips and amazing case studies that can learn, do and apply and make your business shine bright and garner the attention it deserves!" Jim Pagiamtzis Founder of 21 Connections and Core Certified Solution Provider Constant Contact since 2011

Since Groundswell was published in April of 2008, two things have happened: The global economy has gone into the dumper; and at the same time, marketers have fallen in love with social technologies." So states author Josh Bernoff in his introduction to Marketing in the Groundswell, which offers vital information that everyone involved in marketing or in communicating with customers' needs to know.

The book includes three core chapters from the original bestseller that focus on market research, marketing, and spreading word-of-mouth among your best customers.

 Sure, you already know that customers are writing about your products on blogs or talking about your brand on Twitter and Facebook. Now, turn that interest into opportunity and profit. In these economic times, marketers like you are increasing their investment in social technologies, while cutting back on more traditional expenses.

Why? Because they work-no matter the economic climate. Marketing in the Groundswell shows you how you can build social applications, measure their results, and use the social technology movement to your company's advantage
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Assante Wealth Management "just good advice" for investor & entrepreneurs

Top Ten Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Apply To Investing  

Before becoming a Financial Advisor for entrepreneurs in Toronto, I owned, operated and eventually sold two language schools.  Like all small business owners, I had to make the best use of my financial resources. When I reflect upon the top ten questions that people ask me about their financial affairs, I find they are not so different from the questions entrepreneurs deal with in their business. In my Entrepreneurs Investing Strategies Series, I will explore each of the Top Ten.
Entrepreneur Investment Strategy #7: Are We There Yet?

When do you know if your business has flourished?

S.M.A.R.T business goals are Smart, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. First, make a plan, establish S.M.A.R.T. goals for your business (e.g. number of customers, branding, sales, profitability and so on) and then get to the hard work of implementing these goals so that you are on your way. You should also set deadlines to achieve your targets and measure progress towards completion. The milestones you set and see yourself achieving are part of the thrill of entrepreneurship.

If you get off track, you analyze, adapt and possibly recalibrate. With this kind of goal setting, measurement and focus, you can not only see the finish line, you can proactively reach your destination, whether it takes five years, ten years or more. Commitment to business success takes real passion, the ability to take smart, calculated risks, and perseverance. Advice from professionals and fellow entrepreneurs assists along the way. When there are significant profits left at the end of the year that you won't need to reinvest the next year, your efforts are paying off.

Investing is not much different. Rare is the investor who has no goals. Set a specific goal (e.g. savings targets) and define why you are saving and when you will need the money. Once you've done that, the finish line is clearly in your sights. Let's say you want to save $50,000 to pay for your child's university education, and you want to have this money available in 15 years. When we know how much you will invest each year, the amount of risk you feel comfortable taking, and what the power of compounding will add to the growth, we can then look at what investments to use so that you are most likely to reach the goal. Tracking is easy and as the 15-year deadline approaches; we can add more or reduce the investment as needs be.

Do you want to save up for a comfortable retirement affording you and your spouse the opportunity to do the trips abroad that you sacrificed while you built the business? Calculate what you'll need, start putting the funds aside and investing them for the long term and watch your wealth build up. Readjust as you get closer to those "golden years" to protect the hard-earned income. Commitment to growing your wealth takes knowledge, good advice and discipline. Your Financial Advisor is a key player in your success because they have helped other people reach their goals.
Commitment to growing your wealth takes knowledge, good advice and discipline. Your Financial Advisor is a key player in your success because they have helped other people reach their goals.

It's just good advice.

Marylou Heenan, Financial Advisor
Assante Capital Managment Ltd.

Assante Capital Management is a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and is registered with the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada.

This material is provided for general information and is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to compile this material from reliable sources however no warranty can be made as to its accuracy or completeness. Before acting on any of the above, please make sure to see me for individual financial advice based on your personal circumstances. Insurance products and services are provided through Assante Estate and Insurance Services Inc. 

Using borrowed money to finance the purchase of securities involves greater risk than using cash resources only. If you borrow money to purchase securities, your responsibility to repay the loan and pay interest as required by its terms remains the same even if the value of the securities purchased declines. Note: Leveraging carries its own risks and is not for everyone. Talk to your financial advisor for advice on properly managing those risks.

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