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All Welcome: we meet 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month between 7-9pm at the Town Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond.

Thushari in action!

posted May 18, 2019, 2:01 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated May 18, 2019, 2:02 PM ]

Congratulations, Thushari. We are so proud of you - your first year at Powertalk and you have achieved third place in the National Open Speech Contest competing against very experienced speakers at the combined Australia and New Zealand conference in Sydney. You are a champion!

Listen with Your Eyes...Speak with Your Body...

posted May 15, 2019, 3:06 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated May 16, 2019, 11:43 AM ]

Understanding, interpreting and speaking body language is an essential part of communication. Enjoy a fun session of charades and some stimulating impromptu speaking. All Welcome. 7-9pm @ RichmondTown Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond, Nelson.

A Stimulating Programme...

posted May 15, 2019, 3:00 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated May 15, 2019, 6:01 PM ]

Sandra was awarded the merit cup for taking up the challenge of being programme leader and organising a stimulating programme, including some interesting videos.  Daniel presented two inspiring and thought provoking poems, written by himself and Yvonne’s off-the-cuff speaking session most definitely tested our “think on our feet” skills.  Thushari presented her Cosmopolitan/Open Speech Contest speech “Don’t You Dare Give Up” which had us hanging on her every word.  We are all proud of you, Thushari, and wish you every success at the combined Australia and New Zealand Powertalk Conference in Sydney this weekend.  Visitors Bruce and Rodolpho commented that they thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will see us at the next meeting. 

Caveman Comm's

posted May 3, 2019, 1:32 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated May 3, 2019, 1:32 PM ]

Learn about body language & gestures in communication. It is natural to use gestures and unnatural not to, after all, they were around in caveman days! Come along and join us. All welcome. Next meeting Wednesday, 15th May 7-9pm at the Town Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond

No Wobbles!

posted May 3, 2019, 1:29 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated May 3, 2019, 1:29 PM ]

An awesome evening! Daniel's Ice Breaker was very cleverly in line with the theme of "Communication is like Riding a Bicycle." Anushika presented a very challenging Issues of the Day based on the Word of the Night, "skill." Steve, a second time guest, stepped out of his comfort zone with a pounding heart to join in the off-the-cuff session. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Peggy's joke. Thushari practised her Speech Contest speech and Linda joined us from Australia via Skpe - can you spot her on the laptop?

Communication is like riding a bicycle!

posted Apr 22, 2019, 3:56 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Apr 22, 2019, 3:56 PM ]

You may need trainer wheels to begin with, and then wobble a little when they are removed, but with the support and encouragement from Powertalk, you will soon be confidently sitting on the saddle and riding the "bike" of speaking out in public.
Come along and join us for our next meeting let us show you how to ride that public speaking bicycle:  Wednesday, 1st May, 7-9pm Richmond Town Hall.  All welcome.

Speech Contest WOW...

posted Apr 18, 2019, 6:02 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Apr 18, 2019, 6:02 PM ]

WOW….CONGRATULATIONS, Sandra and . . . to each of the speech contestants, you are amazing. 😊  Well done team, it was very impressive and the visitors thought the same.  

In my 27 years as a member (Linda B) I do not remember any members participating in a speech contest on the first/or second night -  FABULOUS Daniel, who was offically welcomed to the club.

We were treated to a night of wonderful, professional speeches …all had an underlining theme …to get out of your comfort zone and do the best you can for yourself, they were inspiring and informative.  What a talent you all have to be able to express yourselves with a passion for your subject and hold your audience in the palm of your hands and also  create a rapport that had us all wanting to hear more from each of you. The mark of a great speaker.

Congratulations to our place getters well done, and just in case you missed it, the winner (Sandra) is entitled to represent club at the National Speech Contest being held in Sydney in May, a combined  conference with Australia.  Date 17-19 May 2019

Presenting with Passion and Purpose

posted Mar 24, 2019, 11:41 AM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 11:42 AM ]

Learn about the importance of the letter "P" in public speaking and presentations, and be prepared to put passion and purpose into practice. Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019. 7-9pm at the Richmond Town Hall.  Open to men and women. All welcome.

Winning Ways with Speeches

posted Mar 9, 2019, 11:43 AM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Mar 9, 2019, 11:43 AM ]

What can we learn from a prize-winning speech?  Listen to "the Perils of Persil," challenge yourself with some off-the-cuff speaking and have some fun!  Join us at the Richmond Town Hall, Cambridge St, Richmond on Wednesday, 20th March, 7-9pm.  Open to men and women - all welcome.

Your Voice Matters:

posted Mar 1, 2019, 5:12 PM by Nissa Elsey

Listen to some fascinating speeches, learn how to pronounce v and w sounds and challenge yourself with some off-the-cuff speaking. All welcome. 7-9pm Richmond Town Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond, Nelson.

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