Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Impressions: A Networking event created to help professionals expand their network!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The Ace Principle was amazing book to read. Murali Murthy shares some many great stories about successful professionals, athletes and what led to their success and how you can learn from it!
He shared stories about Usain Bolt, Sylvester Stallone, Warren Buffet, Lady Gaga and Sir Richard Branson, after he does he talks about 3 areas.
1st When you ABSORB
2nd What you COMPREHEND
3rd How you can EXCEL
This gives you a great context on how to accept the material in your own life and how to make the strategies work.
Great insights from the book
" There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear"
How best can we illustrate the effect of momentum? Try pushing a stationary boulder up a moutainside. Now watch the same boulder tumble down at high speed, once it has been set in motion.
High achievers understand the secret of this momentum, They increase their rate of success by first creating the momentum and then simple riding on it. The right plan backed by the right momentum is always the way to accomplish our most daunting without fail.
Your dream is like a GPS, follow it and it will surely and securely take you to your destination.
Practice a positive self-talk daily. The most powerful words of all are the ones that you say to yourself everyday. Your first is to start speaking healthy words and then take healthy actions. As you go about your day's activities, be conscious of how you are talking to yourself in your mind. Find aspects of your day that you can genuinely and positively comment on.
Be specific and speak out loud. The more specific you are, the less likely you will counter your positive comment with a negative rejoinder.
Remember Dr. Emile Coue's famous matra:
"Day by day, in every way, I am becoming better and better"
"Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?"
Dennis and Wendy Mannering
Leaders always set a positive tone and give well-defined direction. They know they must simplify, clarify, give advance notice and create milestones and schedules to help those who follow them to understand what needs to be done, why it needs to be done, how to do it and when it must be completed.
To connect with Murali Murthy click on the link below:
An amazing book with so many great insights on how to succeed in business. From budgeting, money, networking and result oriented suggestions.
If you are in Toronto area and would like to borrow it send me a message at www.21connections.ca
Saturday, April 27, 2013
It was an awesome evening of April 25,2013 when James M Burgess launched his 1st book Chaos How Business Leaders can Master the Power of Focus.
For more information on his book and events
Friday April,26 2013 had finally arrived after weeks of waiting. Gary Vaynerchuk was back in Toronto.
It was great of sharing from Steve Irvine from Facebook and various panel discussion sharing insights on social media and where its headed.
21 Connections as Industry Partner
It was memorable day of learning and networking. Great conversations with Promod Sharma, Chala Dinoy. & Paul Toby Thanks to Bonnie Chan, Tim Hodges, Marc Gordon and Mani Nagappan for attending afternoon session.
Highlight was listen to Gary Vaynerchuk share insights on Business. Life and Success. It end on a funny note when he played Rocks, Paper and Scissors with an audience member from France and LOST! He was not happy
Thanks for wearing the Toronto Maple Leafs t-shirt for the afternoon!
Look forward to his upcoming book coming out November 26,213 Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook How to tell your story in a Noisy, Social World
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
In 2011 attended a Sprouter Social event at the Courthouse on Adelaide. It was an evening of learning and networking with like minded entrepreneurs.
Met the founder of Swapsity and have had the great opportunity to share articles, volunteer and meet great people
Learn more to go
Gary Vaynerchuk and Jim Pagiamtzis at Social event July 2012
His upcoming book in November 16.2013
Jab Jab Right hook how to communicate in todays noisy world.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Networked your way to Success!
It has been interesting journey of success. It was ten years ago 2003 and I was searching for success. Had
gone to school got jobs and was living an ordinary life. I knew I was capable of more.
I went to google and search for networking events in Toronto and found lots of them! Within a year I
have found two mentors who had significant impact in my life and I was now in a extraordinary journey
The act of participating through volunteering and partner with successful mentors who had succeeded
in business. I began to understand what I was really capable of doing not just for myself but for others I
would meet in my journey
Persistence paid off
Through persistence and determination I began to understand more about myself and the interactions I
Had with people daily. Realized there was lots of opportunity available had to be willing to accept it and
move forward with it.
During this time I have met many incredible people from Robert Cialdini, Jack Canfield , Robert T
Kiyosaki , Blair Singer, Ruben Gonzalez, Dr. Robert Rohm and Casey Combden . Amazing leaders who have had major impact in my success
The ability to go out meet people shake hands and being be able learn, do and apply success principles
has been the pattern I have been doing for many years.
Writing 3 (paid) articles for a local online library website and successfully leveraging into numerous
speaking engagement in Toronto and the United States had drawn a lot of attention and admiration
from many of my entrepreneurial friends.
In 2011 I was part of mastermind group, Jean Guy Francouer was part of the group had written 4 books,
bought and sold companies for many years, was extremely impressed how I had leveraged the articles
and e-books to get speaking and further writing opportunities on blogs etc.
“ Persistence + Practice = Results” Jim Pagiamtzis formula of success
Being persistence and willing to practice daily and will become a result. The most important this is to
keep the momentum moving and never stop. The P-A-R system I share deals with this. Being able to
Present yourself with the right attitude and dealing with responses will yield success.
There are three things I do daily. Read, Listen & Associate.
I always enjoyed reading science fiction and murder mysteries when I was younger, just switched to
personal development books and learn from the success of others.
There are audios, webinar and podcast happening daily in all sorts of topics. Just join a few groups on
LinkedIn or sign up for couple of newsletter or just ask a friend in entrepreneurial business they can
refer you some titles.
There are some many mentors and leaders available that you can learn from. You have be teachable and
coachable to learn. Along your journey your mentor s and leaders may change, you will make new
associations through networking and being part of business
You do these three things over and over you will be evolve in become a better you and have the
Opportunity to empower and inspire thousands in your journey of success.
Fast forward to today and I am living a extra-ordinary life of business, life and success.
teaching, writing and empower myself and others that they too can have an extra-ordinary life!
Monday, April 22, 2013
As a Consulting Editor, I provide writing, editing, consulting and project management services. My goal is to ensure the accuracy, clarity and integrity of your message.
1st How did you get started and why?
When I first graduated from the University of Toronto in 1992, my goal was to become an actuary. However, I was finding it difficult to get my foot in the door, as the job market was rather tight and opportunities for new graduates without experience were scarce. So, I started looking for other ways to earn income, and that led me to a freelance proofreading position with a publisher of law resources.
This experience gave me the experience to get other freelance editing assignments, which included editing math textbooks for an educational publisher. I found that I had a skill for copy editing, and I truly enjoyed working on different materials every day. After working as a freelance editor for several years, I had the opportunity to take on full-time employment with a major publisher. However, I discovered that I preferred the freedom and variety offered by working as a freelance editor, so I returned to freelance editing and have not looked back.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, I have had the opportunity to write and edit a wide variety of materials for many different companies in various industries. I cannot imagine doing anything else except what I am doing today.
2nd What tips would you give to business professionals on editing their own writing?
First, revise the content and organization. Rearrange the order of your information such that it would make the most sense to your reader. Add new main ideas or develop existing ideas more thoroughly to make sure that your message is clear, interesting and complete. Remove any unnecessary or duplicate information to make your writing more focused and applicable to the reader. Make sure that all information is accurate and current. Look at the introduction and the conclusion to make sure that they are fulfilling their roles. The introduction should capture your reader’s attention and clearly indicate the point of the document. The conclusion should summarize your main points and effectively conclude your argument. Consider the tone of your message; it should be consistent throughout your document and appeal to your audience.
Second, revise paragraphs and individual sentences. Each paragraph should contain an identifiable topic sentence, and all sentences within that paragraph should support the topic. Your opening paragraph should contain a well-defined thesis statement. Of course, all paragraphs and sentences should be grammatically correct, contain the proper language and tone, and be consistent in tone and tense. Each sentence should contain a single thought that supports the content of the paragraph.
Finally, perform an effective edit of the entire document. Editing involves correcting errors in word choice, spelling and punctuation. Remove unnecessary words, jargon and clichés to make sure that all words are effectively used. Check all spelling to make sure that it is consistent throughout, and verify the proper use of punctuation. Have someone else read your document to get a fresh perspective and help with catching overlooked errors.
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