It was going to be an exciting day of learning, speaking and socializing at Canada's Largest Real Estate Wealth Expo in Toronto on March 18,2017
Anthony Robbins, Pitbull and many more amazing speaking were going to share from the stage as 15 thousand people were expecting to attend the Metro Convention Centre in Downtown Toronto
It all started at 5:00am Saturday morning as I answer the call to volunteer at the event for part of the day. Huge thanks to Sujit K Reddy and Joanna Chabot for getting everything in order.
I got up and had all my gear prepared the night before, the big question was how I was going to get to the Metro Convention Centre at 5:15am? Well take a taxi of course. Now I have not been in a taxi in Toronto for at least 30 years!
Would you believe my luck that none of the taxi's I tried to flag down on Bloor Street would stop! so I walk to the cross streets of Bathurst and Bloor to get some money from the bank machine and then tried again, waving my arms and legs. Finally a 4 door Toyota Camry stopped and entered the back seat. I said " Metro Convention Centre please quickly!" The driver responded " will be there in 10 minutes"
I was little surprised how he gave me that answer so quickly and then I looking on his dash and he had 2 GPS units.
We had quick conversation on his career and the taxi business in general. I said" you taxi is nice and clean" he said " thank you clean car , great service!"
We arrived very quickly and I paid him and of I went to get ready and start my shift.
I had asked for the registration area for the morning, so I could catch the afternoon session with Pitbull and Anthony Robbins
It was a good plan to start but the day of the event was a not wise decision. 7 Days prior I had suffered a knee injury playing ball hockey so I was still recuperation from it. Luckily I had got movement back in the knee, it was on ligament that was strained.
Unfortunately I couldn't wear my running shoes during my shift. I brought them with me to wear in the afternoon!
It was smooth morning in giving people directions to where they can go sit and where to find the various session happening during the day.
Late in the morning I was asked to be part of the group to get lunch with group of volunteers. I said "yes!" what followed was an adventure of going to the place which was fun experience. There was a Comicon event happening in the south building and there lots of people all dressed up in cosplay costumes everywhere.
We got the subway shop and we picked up 12 boxes of food and divided them up amongst us. The next questions was asked "are we going the same way back?" by one of the volunteers. We said "no way we are going around!" so we went around the metro convention centre and made it back in record time. Our hands literraly we ready to fall off by the time we reach the volunteers room.
After lunch I went back to registration and helped out for the next hour and ran some errands for my manager Ariba
On a side" she was AWESOME! The day before she clear with her communication and answered all our questions during our traning session. It was worked out well because we knew how to handle most of the questions that were going to be asked!
At 2:00pm I signed off and went to change my shoes and seek out few friends who were at the event.
It was great to listen to Pitbull being interview and sharing his mini talk on turning negative to postive. He then treated us to a few songs from a few of his hit albums
Then the last speaker of the night that everyone was waiting for the one and only Anthony Robbins!
He was supposed to be on stage at 4:30pm but didn't get on until 5:30pm which meant we were not going to get out until 8:45pm.
Let me tell you, everyone stayed! 15 thousand attendees were glued to their seats listen to words of wisdom of Tony Robbins, He has been teaching personal development for 40 years!
At the end of the day the experience was priceless!
On Friday evening we had a 2 hour training session to get the lay of the land and learn our responsibilities.
|Ariba our Manager showing us the lay of land with all the seats|
On Saturday morning...
|Panoram shot of networking cafe|
|Pitbull being interview on the big screen|
|Pitbull being interview at 2:15pm|
|Anthony Robbins taking the stage at 5:30pm-8:30pm|
|Pravin and Jim Pagiamtzis|
|Jim Pagiamtzis far left and amazing real estate agants|
|Jim Pagiatmzis and Dwayne Richards|
|Jim Pagiamtzis middle with FUN Girls|
|Jim Pagiamtzis and Randy Ramadhin|
|Left to right Jim Pagiamtzis, Randy Ramadhin and Todor Yardonov|
|Sunil Tulsiani and Jim Pagiamtzis|