Jim Pagiamtzis sharing 10 strategies to create success

1. Grow Your Network
2. Reading
3. Seek Mentors/ Leaders
4. Collaboration
5. Passive Income
6. Me Time
7. Keep Learning
8. Have fun!
9. Business Development
10. Travel

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Get tips on handshakes, how long to talk to one person, remembering, trigger questions, shareable/reusable content, voicemail and rethinking what you’re doing.

Our guest is Jim Pagiamtzis, President of 21 Connections. He helps people learn, speak and socialize using proven methods for business revenue and success. You’ll find more about him on LInkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimpagiam…), Twitter (https://twitter.com/jimpagiamtzis) and his website (http://21connections.ca).

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3 Entrepreneurial Habits that will define You!

For myself, becoming an entrepreneur involved the ability to create and keep long term, beneficial habits – habits which fell into three areas. If you can stay the course within these three areas, you will be on target to reap the rewards of an entrepreneurial lifestyle. https://www.torontostoryarchive.com/3-entrepreneurial-habits-that-will-define-you

Special Post: Jim Pagiamtzis’s lifelong journey of education

Education is a lifelong journey, and some people don’t want to stay still. At Centennial College, we set our alumni up with transferrable skills that let them move around, if that’s what they wish.

That was the case with Jim Pagiamtzis, who graduated from our Business Management program in 1994, and moved on to a varied, successful career in areas as diverse as marketing, public speaking, and even acting.

He used his business knowledge as a platform to pursue a variety of interests on his long, colourful journey, and regularly uses his skills to give back to Centennial College, the school that helped set him up. Here’s his story http://bit.ly/2qjxQ90

Spotlight interview: Jim Pagiamtzis sharing journey on Networking and Speaking

Check out this short interview with Tonya Hofmann CEO of the Public Speakers Association as Jim Pagiamtzis sharing insights on journey of Networking and Speaking. Watch until the end to hear some hilarious stories.

Definition of Feminist and Masculist

A “Feminist” is a person who supports equality among males and females and who believes that females are at a political, social and economic disadvantage in society.

An “Extreme Feminist” is a person who aggressively advocates that females are treated unfairly in society and that there should be laws and practices put in place to give women an advantage over men in specific situations in order to compensate for the inequality between the sexes.

A “Masculist” is a person who supports equality among males and females and who believes that males are at a political, social and economic disadvantage in society.

An “Extreme Masculist” is a person who aggressively advocates that males are treated unfairly in society because of preferential legal, judicial and societal treatment provided to females in specific situations. They advocate that in order to have a fair and equitable treatment of both males and females that there must be equal treatment of both sexes in all situations.

How to be a great (savvy) connector!

A great connector is defined as individual who strategically focuses on providing connections, opportunities, ideas and resources that empowers and assist someone else dreams, goals. Great connectors believe that when we all work together, everybody wins! When we support each other, everyone gets encouraged. They attend various events in an effort to “to give rather then get” says Bonnie Chan Founder of Network to Grow.

To deliver on the above mention definition, below are some tips that will help you become great & savvy connector!

Listen first

Being a great listener allows great connector to genuinely understand the needs and want of each other. They are interested to first understand before being understood. Great Connector want to know your story. They act as magnet, absorbing information before sharing valuable resources to connections.

Get Engaged

Great connector don’t passively listen, but rather listen to every word they are listening to. They ask strategic questions to clarify to dig deep into the conversation on topic. They stay engaged in the moment and stay present in the conversation. They have the ability to make connections and help create results!

Building Relationships (ongoing)

Great connectors focus on building (ongoing) relationships above all other intentions. They understand and acknowledge that trust is the basis of all good things in that keep people moving in this world of opportunity. They don’t push or promote their personal agenda, rather genuinely actively listen and engage in the conversation to authentically engage and support to whom they are speak with.

Stay Connected

Great connectors don’t do “one meeting and that’s all”.  They are relationship builders throughout their journey of success. They encourage ongoing connection in specific and engaging ways, whether contact cards, email or social media. They follow up and follow through on a continued basis and grow the relationship.

Impress with the Knowledge

Great connector aren’t out to look good. They let their thoughts, ideas and connections show their value. They are present and engaged in a effort to help others reach their goals. Great connectors embrace diversity and in the end they make everyone around them look and feel awesome!
Bring something to the conversation

Great connectors are always ready with connections at their fingertips. (via phone or iPad). They will what they can to assist, empower to create a successful engagement with whom they are interacting with. Even if they don’t have something to offer at the time, they will refer another great connector or follow up with information via email if information is promised. They have high integrity in doing this. They may be someone in the room that they can connect them with if possible (hense they are savvy connectors)

Offer your expertise and knowledge

Great connectors understand they don’t have all the answer. They are the McGyver (80’s TV Show) of resources! They focus on providing their expertise (in their field) and the knowledge (wisdom) and if they are not able to provide it directly they will offer strategic and specific connections who can. They are aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. They will do whatever they can to use their strengths to prove the “super hero level support and actions” stated by Emmanuel Lopez  Author and Movie expert. They want you to reach the next level your journey of success.

Share challenges & Opportunities

Great connectors understand they need assistance as well. They are willing to their struggles authentically and openly and accept constructive feedback and advice from their peers. Great connector are driven to achieve their dreams and goals, and understand that to win they must work in creating strategic and win-win connections with others.

Stay cool

Great connectors are cool, calm and collect in the storm. They are the stabilizers during the time of uncertainty. They have a plan of action amidst the chaos of the moment. These abilities enables for greater connection, opportunities and growth for everyon

7 Reason why entrepreneurs don’t follow up to grow their resources (get results)

In the journey in building their business there some fundamental steps entrepreneur attempt to do (or not do at all) that affects them in growing the business, resources or making a profit. Below are areas that they must deal or get assistance to complete for them to survive.

1st. Scared

Scarcity is something that society does very well from TV programs and people to ensue fear that cause them to scared to succeed. It take inner confidence to realize that’s not the case at all.

2nd. Don’t make time to do it

I hear this a lot “don’t have any time” This excuse (yes excuse!) can be used as a mental block on themselves that they are not doing productive things with their time. To much networking meeting people and failure to follow up is a common track to get stuck in. Being able to network and share is important, the ability to follow up and with your contacts and grow your resources is a very important step.  Event management is important to manage and execute in the process of success.

3rd  No value to share

Being able to network and offer value is important priority to accomplish. They do have to share, again it comes to a self confidence issue that either they don’t want so to share or they believe its not viable in the conversation. We all have value to share, its a missed opportunity not to do it.

4th  They feel they made no connections

They attend an event talk to multiple people and walk out empty handed. How can that happen? it comes back to inner confidence and the ability to being able to share what they and listen (which they don’t) and they may exchange business cards and no make any follow up notes or believe there are possibilities to connect further.

5th Don’t have a system in place

Having a system of success is an important tool to have when you are networking. Going out collecting business cards and putting them in a box is not a great system at all!  It is a simple process and very easy to do. It comes down to being able to execute a plan and making viable connections to foster ongoing business relationships. Not doing this is a big waste of your time and energy with no result to show for.

6th Lazy

This a a very common factor that affects entrepreneurs, the act of laziness and not have a plan to execute. Watching hours of tv, listing to the radio, going to events that not meaningful for themselves and hanging around other lazy people enacts this and paralyzes their mental ability. The internal programs and will power don’t have the energy to realize they are not doing things to see and do to improve your day.

7th No Go-Giver Mentality

The ability to be able to give is the import trait to have when networking. Bob Burg Author of “Go-Giver” states that the ability to give and expecting something in return is commitment that is not easily achieved due to the reasoning you are not getting anything in return.  The ability to give and expecting a return in others way is a huge opportunity missed by entrepreneurs in their in succeeding in their today and beyond.

Be aware of this seven mistakes as you begin your networking journey and make an mental effort to not go ‘through the rabbit hole” with any of these in the long term. It will not only affect growing your business but also make money with it too!

Jim Pagiamtzis

First Yorkville Business Networking Social – Feb. 6

Join us for the 1st Meeting of the York Business Networking Group Social in the heart of Yorkville (downtown Toronto) at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 6th at C House Lounge Cafe’, 70  Yorkville Avenue (near Bay/Bloor).

Connect with like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs from various industries. Get the latest wisdom and developments in financial, public relations, investment through individuals in those industries while you socialize and enjoy an upscale European atmosphere at Yorkville’s newest trendy Lounge.

C House began as a brilliant idea of the enterprising Cristiano Iezzi (Milan), creativity of leading restaurant designer Andrea Langhi (Milan) and support of Torrefazione Poli, a major Italian coffee business. The concept combines the best of quality culinary, design and service experience, which has made it one of the most elegant lounges in the world. This elegance has proven to impress people regardless in every one of the 40 locations in several countries in which C House now has a location.

Yorkville’s culturally rich history, diversity, international flair and top quality reflects the C House experience and is an ideal location for the restaurant in Toronto. The Yorkville community attracts both the sophisticated international customer as well as local individuals that appreciate the atmosphere, food and service they enjoy at C House. People come to C House for the gusto, quality, atmosphere and service found in the Mediterranean culture. With locations in Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Romania, United Emirates, Cyprus and Canada C House is attracting a culturally diverse clientele which enjoy the most refined things in life, one of them being the C House service and experience. C House has been able to rise to the challenge of bringing the Milanese lifestyle to new locations in different countries in a way that is consistent, understood, and appreciated.

This event is limited to 70 attendees, significantly less than what we usually allow. So, make sure you reserve or buy your ticket today.


Baldo Minaudo, President of MetroActive, Business Development Consultant and Author of ‘The Banker Who Saved His Soul’
Helping People and Opportunity Meet

Jim Pagiamtzis,  President of 21 Connections and Author of “Get Connected in the 21st Century” Strategies to connect online and offline to grow your business.

Dress Code: Business attire or equivalent

Includes: One bar rail drink and light snacks

Note: You must provide proof of full payment for admission into the event. Purchase is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another individual as long as you provide that person with your proof of payment along with your signature on the bottom and note that says “I transfer my ticket to the bearer of this receipt”. We reserve the right to change event details without notice, so make sure you check event post online before event. We reserve the right to refuse admission to the event or to remove individuals from the event without refund of admission price, for whatever reason, but especially for inappropriate behaviour or complaints from, or harassment of other guests. This event is not appropriate for network marketing or multi-level marketing sales or recruitment. There may be a photographer and film crew present to record parts of the event – if you would like to be omitted from the recordings you must indicate so in writing upon signing in at the event. You’re contact information will be provided to the sponsors of the event unless you indicate in writing upon signing up at the event.

OPTIONS (all options include one drink ticket & appetizer – Bring your proof of payment for admission):

1. Reserve your spot now for only $7.50 plus $0.98 HST (Non-refundable) to guarantee your spot and ticket price and pay $35 cash at door ($30.97 plus HST of $4.03).

2. Buy your ticket now for $35.00 ($30.97 plus $4.03 HST) and guarantee you’ll have your spot.


3. Pay at the Door (Take your chances) – pay $40 at the door ($35.40 plus HST of $4.60) if there is space available. Although we’ll try our best to get you in, there is no guarantee that there will be space available and you may have to wait until someone leaves if the restaurant reaches capacity.

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