Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Book Review: Single in the City



       Jim Pagiamtzis review
        "Living in the 21st Century will give us access to learn and be better, technology will make you and feel smarter.

When you read Single in the City you will realize that it's your responsibility to becoming the best you and understanding that the person you want to attract and be with has the same responsibility for themselves.

Meeting in the middle won't be eas, the strategies, tips and life lessons that Laura shares about her personal journey will make feel that she is on your team either way. Now that's someone who cares!

Dating can be fun. Or it can be difficult. It can be easy. Or complicated. With millions of singles wanting to date, those who develop successful relationships have equipped themselves with “secrets to success.” What are these secrets?

Just ask dating/relationship expert, Laura Bilotta.

Laura has coached and advised thousands of men and women in their quest to find their perfect match. Now, for the first time ever, Ms. Bilotta has compiled her coaching and advice into one book, Single in the City.

Technology has turned the dating world upside down, and traditional dating rules no longer apply.  Single in the City addresses all the dating rules when it comes to modern dating, such as; online dating, communication and being flexible in your list of partner requirements.

In a world where dating is dictated by algorithms and predetermined categories, Laura offers expert and personal guidance and dating advice to help readers navigate their way through the complicated dating landscape in the ever elusive search for “the one.”

Through personal stories and anecdotes, Single in the City will take you on a dating discovery expedition, helping you to find out who you are and why you attract the people you do.  Providing real world examples and thoughtful advice, Laura equips you with the tools you need to find the person you are meant to be with – and to put an end to your single status!


Laura Bilotta is an event planner, dating coach and matchmaker for Single in the City, the company she founded 15 years ago.  She has recently added TV Host and now Author to her resume.  Availing herself of every opportunity to help people navigate the choppy waters of the dating pool. Laura’s success has resulted in her being regarded as a reputable and reliable dating and relationship expert who is often sought out by local and national media.


Finding herself single and increasingly more discouraged with the dating options out there, or lack thereof, Laura realized that as our age goes up the odds of finding a quality mate go down exponentially, so she decided to take the bull by the horns. Internet dating was starting to catch on, but most people Laura spoke to wanted a ‘face-to-face’ to see if there was a physical attraction, electric connection and to make sure the person was who they said they were – so she started creating speed-dating events, activity based events and other singles events.

These events proved so successful Laura was able to expand upon them and eventually branch into date coaching and matchmaking.  It was a natural transition, Laura has a very nurturing nature and friends always considered her the ‘go-to-gal’ for dating advice well before she owned a company that provided that very service.

Over the last 15 years Single in the City has hosted over 1700 events, of which Laura personally oversaw 1200.  She takes her job very seriously, she cares about her clients and derives much joy from every successful connection, and there have been many.

Laura firmly believes that choosing a life partner is the single most important decision you’ll ever make in your life, it’s also where you’re most vulnerable.  She appreciates and respects the privilege of assisting you in this very personal endeavor.

Laura lives just outside the bustling metropolis that is Toronto, close enough to be there in a moment’s notice, but far enough away that the house she shares with her boyfriend and beloved pup, Max, can feel like it’s own little happy place. So, if you find yourself preparing for a dip in the dating pool, you couldn’t find a better lifeguard than Laura Bilotta, she is always prepared, and always on duty.


Single in the City: From Hookups and Heartbreaks to Love & Lifemates, Tales and Tips to Attract Your Perfect Match, looks at common missteps people make in the dating process and how to do it right. It’s an easy and witty read. The chapter about writing your dating profile is spot-on! Finally, someone is saying no more, “Walks on the beach!” It’s a great book for anyone wandering into the murky waters of online dating.
~ Dawn Maslar, Author of Men Chase, Women Choose: The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind, and Finding True Love
I found this book fascinating! Laura not only helps you find the right date, she guides you along a journey of self-discovery and helps you become a better person! This book offers some great relationship and dating advice and will whip you into the best dating shape of your life.
~ Kirsty Dunne, Celebrity Fitness Expert & Guru and Ambassador for Adidas & Nature’s Emporium
The Dating Dilemma – today’s city singles of all ages know it only too well – how difficult it is to find, meet and keep a partner nowadays. Matchmaker and television host Laura Bilotta has written the ultimate dating book – Single in the City. Well written, informative and very helpful, the knowledgeable advice will surely help any single find The One at last!
~ Valerie Gibson Relationship expert and author of Cougar: A Guide for Older Women Dating Younger and Men and The Later Dater: A Guide For The Newly Single Woman Over 50
Laura has already facilitated hundreds of lasting, genuine love connections and now it’s your turn! If you’re truly ready to push your comfort zone, be honest with yourself and invite love into your life, turn to Laura Bilotta and Single in the City.
~Jessica O’Reilly, Sex & Relationship Expert, PhD
“I’ve been working with Laura for some time now and always value her tips and dating advice. When she gave me a copy of her book I was happy to have a take home reference that I could use as a reminder.  It’s an easy read, charming and witty and has given me great insight into what I am projecting when meeting a woman for the first time.  I highly recommend this book!”
~Trevor, Lawyer, Former Client

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Spotlight questions on Entrepreneurship: Sujit K. Reddy

                                                 Savie Persaud with Question of the evening

Entrepreneurship Week 2017

Brief introduction on yourself and business

I have a professional background in Human Resources Management with a specialization in Recruitment. Currently an Executive Recruiter with Job Born Executive Search with a focus on the Insurance Industry.
Also an Empowerment Speaker & Coach.

What do you wish you’d known in advance?

There is a lot more work to being an entrepreneur than it appears from the outside looking in.

How do you keep motivated when you are not seeing the results that you want?

Keep pushing forward. Do the things that you have full control of consistently.

To what do you attribute your success?

“Success” means different things to different people. For me a day where I can get up out of bed on my own is already a “successful” day!

I always keep a positive attitude and do what makes me happy every day. We never know when are last day is on this planet!

What mobile apps can’t you live without?

1)     Facebook
2)     Instagram
3)     Twitter
4)     LinkedIn
5)     Gmail
6)     Pinterest

How do you start your day?

My Morning Routine followed by checking my email and my social media feeds & responding to all of them. Then making calls to the people I need to make calls to set up appointments and discuss future events etc.

Where are your resources? Where do you go to learn more about the business that you are in?

1)     Attending Business/Networking Events
2)     E-mail Newsletters & Mailing Lists
3)     Conversations with colleagues
4)     Inspiration from TV Shows/Movies
5)     Research on the internet

What three pieces of advice would you offer entrepreneurs starting out today?

1)     Have a routine
2)     Schedule everything
3)     Don’t give up having fun with friends & family!

How does your business “give back” to the community or to society?

1)     Volunteering my time to various causes (i.e. Chairman of the Board, Elder Help Peel)
2)     Donating Items to Charities (i.e. DVD’s/Blu-Rays to Lyndhurst Rehab Centre)

What's the best piece of advice you ever got?: What other people think is not my concern!

Monday, February 27, 2017

21 Connections Feb 4th Edition: Event Reviews, Pation Power Summer Series and Real Estate event

"Learn, Speak and Social leads to monetize!" Jim Pagiamtzis
February 2017 Learn, Speak and Socialize
 21 Connections will be providing you with awesome events  Learn. Speak & Socialize and grow you business and connections!

 Check out the articles on my  networking adventures,acting roles and special events.


 Check of my blog for new articles, book, product reviews and much more
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Special event review
Actra Toronto on Feb 26th was a huge success! 

It was a night of awards and celebration

Check out the blog and learn more about how I know Yannick Bisson who received Award of Excellence that evening for his 35 years in TV/ Movies

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Feature Event:
Patio Power Summer Series
Coming soon.. 

Check out the logo and website for more information

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Event Review: Podcamp 2017
Saturday Feb 24th and Sunday 26th
Very Special Event:

Saturday March 18th

Canada's Real Estate Wealth Expo
 Pitbull, Jim Treliving

Anthony Robbins live in person!                                                

Jim Pagiamtzis at the icefest 17 on Bloor -Yorkville on Feb 25th 

Product Review: netTalk Duo

Product Overviews

Everything you want for home phone service

Fire Your Phone Company® and never pay a monthly phone bill again. netTALK is everything you want and expect from a traditional home phone service, except the HIGH COST!
netTALK is an easy-to-set up and use, lowest cost voice over IP (VoIP) home phone service. netTALK DUO Wi-Fi, netTALK DUO and netTALK DUO II are the devices to make it easy to save and enjoy clear quality calls with your friends/family.
Millions of people are using internet access to replace home phone service. netTALK is the best option for you. All you need is high-speed internet, a home phone and a netTALK DUO. Simple and easy! See why you should become a netTALK DUO owner!

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Jim Pagiamtzis "Great product that I use all the time at home and on the road!"


App Review: Meet Vibe

Mobile App: Discover · Connect · Schedule

Connecting the right people at the right time.
People choose MeetVibe because they trust us with their privacy. Exercise total control over what you share with the world. Easily adjust your profile to display your hobbies, profession, or interests. Follow up after a positive introduction by scheduling a MeetVibe. Always find the time to build meaningful relationships!
Experience the best version of MeetVibe by getting the iOS or Android app.

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  Jim Pagiamtzis Review
  Had the opportunity to use at Podcamp 2017 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Feb 25th and 26th. Cool app with lots of great features.                                             

Book Review: How Scripts Are Made

Jim Pagiamtzis review
  " Amazing stories on how scripts are made and insights on drama and tragedies that happened behind the scenes on some well known block buster movies. An inspiring read!"

Inga Karetnikova's method is that of the art teacher: she asks students to study great works in detail, to analyze them, and then to create their own. She stresses that her examination is "interested only in how the scripts are written and what makes them work, not in a cultural or scholarly examination of them." Karetnikova analyzes eight screenplays?The Godfather, Rashomon, La Strada, Bicycle Thief, Nosferatu, The Servant, Viridiana, Notorious?and a novel written in screenplay form, Kiss of the Spider Woman. Each serves as an example of a particular aspect of screenplay writing: composing scripts, developing characters, constructing suspense, adapting literature to cinematic space and time, and weaving details and motifs within a script.

Karetnikova urges film students to work on their own screenplays while studying her book, reading the suggested scripts and viewing the films based on them to get the most from her method. She provides a series of exercises for each chapter to help students master the skills of composing and writing film treatments, developing screen stories and their characters, organizing scenes, and writing dialogue. Each of the exercises has worked successfully in her own screenplay-writing classes.

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Celebrities of the Month: February 2017

    It has been a faboulous February meeting some awesome professionals and Entrepreneurs

Carmine Tullio President of Universi

Rodney, Sujit Reddy, Jim Pagiatmzis, guest at Superbowl L1 party

Jim Pagiatmzis at Bizconect event Feb 2017 at Hardrock Cafe

Jim Pagiamtzis and Centennial College Banner at DECA February 2017

Young Entrepreneur Make your pitch representatives

Jim Pagiamtzis and bike on set The Machine tv pilot being photobomb by BG actor

Michelle cormier and Jim Pagiamtzis on set The Machine pilot tv Feb 10,2017

Heavy Gear police officers on The Machine Pilot TV Feb 10,2017

Tonya Hofmann and my autograph
Jim pagiatmzis and cash flow players on Feb 16,2017 at Microsoft Store

Randy Ramadhin and cash flow player at Microsoft Store on Feb 16,2017
Randy Ramadhin and happy Cash flow players on Feb 16,2017 at Microsoft Store in Toronto

Entrepreneurship week at Microsft Store Yorkdale L to  R  Bonnie Chan, Jim Pagiatmzis , Cheryl Rankin and Sujit Reddy

Warren Falkenstein and Jim Pagiatmzis at Public Speakers Association toronto Feb 23rd

Jim Pagiamtzis speaking at PSA Toronto on Power of video for you business

Tim Hodges, 2 guests, Mo waja and Jim Pagimtzis at podcamp 2017

Jim Pagiamtzis and Mo Waja and guest at Podcamp 2017

jim Pagiamtzis and Tim Hodgesa at Podcamp2017

Jim pagiamtzis at Icefest 17

Jim Pagiamtzis and Miss Canada

Jim Pagiamtzis at Icefest17