Thursday, December 31, 2015

Contour products for sale in 2016


      Looking forward to offering these products and more to companies in Toronto only (for now) Outside areas I can connect to specific contact)

    Ergonimics devices are necessary. I can visit your office for demostration

    Let's connect first or 647-956-0247

Countour Mouse and RollerMouse Free 2

Special Event: Skating at Nathan Phillips Square for the 1st time on December 31st,2015

Downtown Toronto from University Avenue and Dundas St W

Jim Pagiamtzis and Toronto sign

Jim Pagiamtzis wearing Toronto 2015 for the last time!

People skating in circles at the Nathan Phillips Square rink

City Hall in the background

Just finished skating with T.O in the background

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Business Card ready for the adventures of 2016 and beyond


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The Nike Story from my Centennial College days

                          Jim Pagiamtzis and the Nike Store in Toronto

           It was spring of 1994 and I was taking a class at Centennial college of Arts and Technology in Scarborough,ONT.    The class was Marketing Analysis and the teacher was very tough on everyone especially the men! ( we had ideas why but weren't sure) at the end of the semester I got very poor grade.

  I decided to this course in the evening at another Centennial College campus (Ashtobee)

  The teachers name was Brian Kastas and he was awesome,patient with us and wanting everyone to get a good grades

      For our final test we were put into groups to promote company and product. We chose Nike and Founder Phil Knight

        I was confident we had great presentation but not sure if was top notch. The day of the presentation one of team member said "I have an awesome video that will get us A+). The team was not sure but decided to do it! (LOL)

    At the end of the presentation we showed the video the class, in short it talked about Phil Knight vision of Nike and the history of the swoosh logo and the impact the brand has made worldwide

        In the end . wait for it.. we all got an A+ for ingenuity and leverage of media

 Moral of the Story;  Just Do It! and you will have an A for being Awesome!

Awesome early December in 2015 in Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square and Eaton's Centre

             Awesome sights outdoor and indoors in Toronto

Jim Pagiamtzis at the massive tree at Nathan Phillips Square

Jim Pagiamtzis with mega tree a Nathan Phillips Square

City Hall and Toronto sign with people skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Toronto sign and people skating at Nathan Phillips Square

Huge animal light displays at Eaton's Centre

Awesome White Cars: Corvette and Porche

 It may have snowed over the Christmas Holidays in Toronto. Yet I saw some awesome sports cars with something in common on the same day!



Special Event: Win Win Education Holiday Party

           It was an amazing experience to teach at Win Win education in September 2015 on Presentation skills.

          Was invited to year end Christmas Party in Mid december

Chocolates in a box

Food Food and more food

Jim Pagiamtzis and Win Win Education Cake

Top 5 Things you Should Implement in your Job Search for 2016

The New Year is fast approaching and with a new year comes new aspirations, new opportunities and new growth in many areas of both your personal and workplace life. It's time to evaluate your current career objectives, whether you are currently working, or seeking full or part-time employment. 2016 is set to be a growth year for positions in many industries throughout the Greater Toronto Area and now is a great time to take a closer look at your current "work-life" balance and find ways to improve your life both personally and professionally.

  1. Set Realistic Goals: Create a one year career plan for yourself. Your plan should include your career goals and how you are going to achieve them over the next year. Be sure to note how, and how often you will track/measure your successes (should be every 2-3 months). For example, you could set the goal of attending at least 2 networking events per month, and/or to apply to 5 - 10 positions you are qualified for per month. Be sure to follow your goals all the way through. Simply submitting a resume for 10 different positions is not the end of the application process. Doing a full job application includes following up with the company after applying as well! By setting attainable goals you will increase your self-esteem as you begin to recognize the competence you hold in achieving the goals you have set.
  2. Have a Clear Direction: The basis to any successful job search starts with a clear direction. What is your ideal job or career? Use your interests, education, and experience to determine the direction you would like to go career-wise. After determining your direction you should be able to answer the question, "what type of position are you looking for" in a specific, and concise manner. Having a clear direction will help you perform a more thorough and successful job search with more rewarding and suitable results.
  3. Create Professional Profiles on Social Networking Sites: Social Networking has exploded over the last several years. Recruiters are now, more than ever, using social networking sites to recruit, network and to also do background checks on current candidates they may be interviewing. Take advantage of this opportunity! Create professional, complimentary profiles for yourself, highlighting your qualifications and successes, and stay active on each site. Join groups, participate in discussions and following companies that you want to work for. This will increase your chances of being visible, and will help you be one of the first candidates to see their current openings.
  4. Brand Yourself: Branding yourself is important, especially when you're visible on social networking sites where your "brand" will be on display. Branding yourself will set you apart, which can help you get noticed in the job market. Make a list of what you personally and professionally represent, and learn how to express what's different about you. This could mean putting a personal brand statement on your resume stating who you are and what audience you serve, or creating a dynamic summary incorporating your personal brand statement on your LinkedIn summary or other social networking profiles. Remember to stay genuine, clear and consistent, and your brand will help you stand out in the crowd.
  5. Stay Positive: Searching for employment is a difficult task -it can become a full-time job in itself. While this may be trying on your attitude and at times, you may feel down about the whole process, it's important to try and stay positive throughout your search. Not only will a positive attitude keep you in a better, more confident state of mind, but you will also portray yourself to employers in a better light. There is nothing recruiters like less than desperate, pushy and rude job seekers who will "do anything" for a job. Keep a smile on your face, and a clear direction in your search.

Written by Rachel Mitchell, Manager, Business Development, is a full-service recruitment organization, including Website, Toronto Jobs Newspaper, full-service Recruitment Division and Outplacement Services. The local focus and advanced features make a vital asset for both job seekers and employers within the Greater Toronto Area. Visit our Online Career Centre for additional articles on Career Development, Personal Branding and more!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Product Review: 007 Fragrance for Men

007 James Bond Fragrances


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  "A scent that makes you feel like James Bond" Jim Pagiamtzis

Book Review: The Guide to Constant Contact Email Marketing


The leading email marketing firm shows you how to create high-impact, low-cost campaigns Email marketing is an incredibly cost-effective way to establish and build relationships that drive business success. But, it can also be a challenge because the inbox is a hostile environment. Whether your email is noteworthy—or an annoying waste of your customer's time—depends on your ability to stick to stick the fundamentals of good marketing and authentic relationship building.
The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing presents best practices and relationship-building principles from America’s leading email marketing firm. With over 280,000 small business and non-profit clients, Constant Contact is constantly testing and learning what works and what doesn't, and it's all here. There's no other email guide on the market that provides this level of comprehensive, practical guidance. Whether you're starting your own small business or need to grow on a shoestring budget, this book will get you up to speed fast.
Learn about:
  • Ten email pitfalls that will get your business into trouble
  • Ten things your customers expect you to do
  • The "soft" benefits of email marketing
  • Using email in combination with other marketing efforts
  • How four types of permissions can make or break your strategy
  • Building an email list that is valuable and effective
  • Creating valuable content
  • Choosing an effective, professional email format
  • Ensuring your emails are delivered, opened, and read
With The Constant Contact Guide to Email Marketing, you'll learn to avoid the common mistakes of email marketing, give your customers content they love, and combine an effective email marketing strategy with your traditional marketing efforts—giving you way more bang for your marketing buck.
  " This is brilliant book that explain strategies, tips and amazing ways to make you newsletter campaigns effective and high calibre material for your readers" Jim Pagiamtzis 
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The product of the year....

Jabra Evolve 65  PC and Mobile

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              "The ability to use it for PC or mobile is amazing strategic advantage, adding the clarity this the clear choice of head gear for the 21st Century professional" Jim Pagiamtzis

The top 10 books of the year are.......

  It was great experience to read books from all Genres. Below are the Top 15
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 1.  Sticky Branding

 2.  Mirror Mirror : The Law of Attraction in Action

  3.  Winning Body Language

   4.  Guerilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0

   5.  Escape from Ireland

    6. Rucksack to Briefcase

     7.  Zombie Loyalists

    8. High Trust Selling

    9. Dynamo Diaries

    10.  Road Continues One block North

    11.  Get The Power To Change Your Life

     12. A Client A Day The Coffee Shop Way

     13.  Love Yourself Successful

     14   Make Today Count

      15  Golf My own Damn Way

Top 10 celebrities I met this year are....

 It was an amazing year attending events all over North America. Below is the list.
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    1.  Paloa Langoria

    2.  Rosie McLennan

    3.  Sean Gardner

    4.    Chester Elton

    5.  Joe Mirman

    6.   Gregg Zaun

     7.  Captain Canada

     8.  PACHI

     9,   Dan Lok

    10.  Yorkdale Fashion Santa

Movie Review: Point Break (2015)


 A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists. "Point Break" is inspired by the classic 1991 hit.

    "Point Break bring you awesome scenery and action sequences from all over the world. Get ready for adrenalin pumped thrill ride!" Jim Pagiamtzis

Thursday, December 24, 2015