Tuesday, January 31, 2017
This was an amazing magazine back in 2009 that shared various articles from Networking, Business and much more.Sadly it went out of business due to death of the owner.
Monday, January 30, 2017
includes special guest Pitbull
Special Performance by Pitbull
Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull is a globally successful musician, performer, business entrepreneur, fashion icon and actor whose career sales have exceeded 5 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide.
Recently Marcio Mendes shared insights on Meditation and Mindful at Public Speakers Association Toronto Chapter in Toronto
Below is quick explanation of what he shared
Everything that exists in our reality was thought before it existed. What we think can turn into feeling and consequently into reality.
But all this can be corrected in a simple and accessible way to any thinking being, how? Through meditation, thousands of research has already been carried out in this area and proven its benefits from the most diverse prevention and cure diseases that affect us.
It is not enough to live but we to live with quality as the philosopher Socrates once said. We have potentialities within ourselves and we do not use them, and unfortunately the world we live in is increasingly distanced from the use of these human potentialities and meditation is the key we have to access and use our potentiality.
Master Marcio Mendes explaining Trecial
Jim Pagiamtzis Book Review:
"Adam Markel takes you on journey and shares powerful stories of other and his own. Pivot is masterful book not just to read but to do the exercises and give you the confidence and abilities to succeed in your life!
The successful CEO of the internationally renowned Peak Potentials—who has trained thousands of people to find new jobs, careers, and directions—shares his practical and inspirational program for reinventing yourself, whether you are out of work or want to change your professional trajectory.
What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail?
That’s the question answered in Pivot, a roadmap for embracing your true potential without abandoning your responsibilities or risking your future. As a transformational teacher and the CEO of Peak Potentials, which has trained more than one million people worldwide, Adam Markel can help you leap out of your comfort zone and into the destiny you’ve always dreamed of.
Whether you are transitioning your career, or have been downsized, or believe that your true potential has yet to be fully tapped, Pivot is a guide to reinvention for anyone, at any age. With clear-eyed compassion and frank assessments, Adam shares the secrets that will guide you away from fear and toward a powerful new vision for your life. The uplifting stories, introspective prompts, clear step-by-step exercises, and energizing calls to action throughout this remarkable book will guide you through the process of personal and career transformation, from creating a vision and clearing space for change to building a supportive environment and establishing daily rituals that will regenerate your soul.
Success and personal fulfillment are within reach! Program your internal GPS to a destination of your wildest imagination—all it takes to change your path is one right turn.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
In January 2016 I had the great experience to teach Public Speaking and Communication skills at private school in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
It was 12- week course that I designed and share with students from the ages of 7-13 years old.
I was excited about the opportunity to share my experience, knowledge and strategies.
Each student had different attitude and insight on speaking and communication.
Wendy Y. was 13 years old and the oldest in the group, she was very shy and didn't participate much in the first few weeks of the course. Then in week 3 I had an idea!
My mentor has this great quote."Walk in persons shoes but don't live there"
In week four she made a comment she made a comment ' I am very tired and soar" I responded and said "do you mind me asking why?"
She says "I had a long fencing practice" I responded "Fencing your say"
That's when I had the brilliant idea and said "Tell me about fencing?" She says "WHAT!"
I explained to the class that I had participated in the Panam/ Parapan games as ambassador and volunteer in 2015 and 2016 and had seen some of the events showcased, among one them was Fencing.
She says " we don't have any equipment!"
I said "we don't need any, it will be imaginary"
We cleared the front of the room and then I saw her change in the instant. She got serious and began to explain how fencing works and the way you get points.
The students were all in awe and amazement!
In the coming weeks, Wendy made great strides in participating in the class and continually encouraging her to take steps in speaking and sharing.
Halfway through the course, I had given the student homework to present topic infront of their class of their choosing.
Wendy Y. shared her passion on comics and the One Punch Man. She did an amazing talk which she showcased her passion and interest in this misunderstood hero.
In week eleven she did her final 4 minute final talk where she illustrated her skills on speaking and communication.
At the end of the class she came to me and said " I know that I wasn't participating in the beginning, but I truly have enjoyed sharing in recent weeks. I am going to miss this class very much. Thank you for being patient with me."
I told her " You are on the journey of being able to understand the power of speaking and communication, I am very proud of you and the steps you took to do that. You are warrior mindest"
I then I stood back and got into my fencing stance and said "Let's go one more time!' she giggled got back and said 'I am not going easy on you this time!"
The moral of this story is we all have greatness inside of us. We don't realize it all the time until we have teacher and mentor show us through action.
|Fencers showcase the sport in 2015 at Panamam Sports Centre in Scarborough|
It was going to another great adventure in Toronto on Saturday Jan 28,2017
Speed Dating event.. Exciting..... Interesting.. Adventure... perhaps of the above!
I have been participating in speed dating events for a few years and have found them to be an interesting experience.
This evening was the first for 2017 New vision, new confidence..
Won't bore you with the details. Had some great conversation and some other that are not worth mentioning!
We did have the same number of men and women so I had more than few breaks witch broke the momentum of the evening. At the end of the night I had 3 great conversations.
Speed dating can be great event if you decide to take the attitude of managing your listening and talking throughout the night.
Untill next time the journey continues...
|Jim Pagiamtzis at Christie Station going to Speed dating event|
|CN Tower at 5:30pm Saturday night|
|Head to the bar: You get a Break!|
Friday, January 27, 2017
It was amazing day of learning, speaker and socializing on the road.
1st pitstop was The Networker event held by Vito Marchese at The Avenue Banquet Hall (Steeles and Allen road area) It great to meet and networking for a few hours.
2nd I had interview for inside sales position for dental wholesaler.
Last stop was my monthly Public Speakers Association with Keynote speaker Marcio Mendes, he shared insights on meditation and mindfulness.
An awesome day on the go doing what I like Learn, Speak and Socializing!
|Jim pagiamzis at Christie Pits in the morning|
|Hey Its my name on The Networker banner|
|Constant Contact Banner|
|Golf booth at The Networker event|
|The Networker Panorama of the room|
|my late lunch at Tim Horton Yorkdale|
|Collage of tanks and Plane at installation on Allen and Sheppard|
|Marcio Mendes sharing at Public Speakers Association|
It was great evening to get in the pool and swim some laps.
Swimming is not been my strength for many years, so when Randy Ramadhin offered access to swimming pool I jumped at the opportunity. One of my goals is to do Tough Mudder in August in Caledon,Ontario just north of Barrie.
We had access to pool and sauna in downtown core and it was great experience!
At point Randy said "Jim your like a fish, swimming is second nature to you!"
We got in the hot tub to relax and have great conversation. Our chat got the attention of gentlemen who was beside us. He was successful entrepreneur with his own financial services business for many many years.
He was in the process of writing a book on financial literacy and how to achieve financial success.
More of the story: You go for a swim and you just don't know who you are going to meet!
|not me swimming|
|Jim Pagaimtzis and Randy Ramadhin|
|Tough Mudder August 2017 in Caledon|
We were having dinner on Tuesday January 24th at the Pickel Barrel at Yorkdale Shopping Mall when our server Diego shared that we just had press the button and he would attend our needs for the evening.
As you see below you can ask for service, waiter or the bill.
Technology is evolving very quickley!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Jim Pagiamtzis Review
"It was great to see Xander Cage back in action! Lots of action from the beginning to end. Storyline didn't really matter, the supporting cast made it interested and surprise guest in the thrid act was awesome way to tie everyone together. Some of the scene were filmed in Toronto but you couldn't really tell becasue it happened so fast! All I have to say is Neybar better be in the sequel!" Hence the Neymar goals at the bottom
Sujit Reddy Review:
The Good: Action Packed & Diverse, International Cast
The Bad: Too many years have gone by, they should have done this sooner!
The Ugly: Some of the CGI was poorly done and obvious
After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora's Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of government.
Monday, January 23, 2017
21 Connections January 3rd edition Newsletter: Movie night and Speaker Slam and Public Speakers Association event in Toronto