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

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.

Goal Setting

posted Jan 19, 2019, 9:52 PM by Nissa Elsey

Goal setting is the theme of our first meeting in 2019.
Learn the importance of setting goals and turning dreams into reality. Improve your pronunciation of /v/ and /w/ sounds. All Welcome. Supper provided.
Date: Wednesday, 6th February
Venue: Town Hall, Cambridge Street, Richmond
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Call: 021910621 for more information

How to Speak so People want to Listen

posted Dec 14, 2018, 3:54 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Dec 14, 2018, 3:56 PM ]

How to Speak so People want to Listen

A video showing a fresh and concise approach to what we learn and practise at Powertalk speakers' clubs

A Visit from St Nicholas:

posted Dec 9, 2018, 5:34 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Dec 9, 2018, 5:39 PM ]

A thoroughly enjoyable December 5th meeting with an impromptu reading session of the well known poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and video evaluation of readers. 
We are now in recess over the Christmas period until the 1st Wednesday in Febuary 2019 - see you all next year.
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019.

Mind Maps for Every Occasion

posted Nov 8, 2018, 2:28 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 2:28 PM ]

An immensely interesting and enjoyable workshop witha clear explaination why mind maps are so successful in terms of how our brains work.  Then we participated in practical exercises, the most unusua and telling exercise being to present a short speech based on another person's mind map; this proved just how effective a mind map is.  Thank you, Alan. 
Our impromptu session remained with the autobiographical theme for the evening and was presented in a most intriguing and innovative form using a Powerpoint which showcased the table topics leader's skill in both lateral thinking and the clear and effective use of a Powerpoint.
Next meeting:  "Social Change" on Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 7-9pm, Richmond Town Hall.  All Welcome.

Freedom of Expression

posted Sep 5, 2018, 5:58 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Sep 5, 2018, 5:58 PM ]

What a fabulous evening and a very warm welcome to new member, Anushika, who stepped up to the mark immediately by presenting the opening thought! Congratulations, too, to Sandra on her thought provoking and well presented Table Topics which kept to the theme of "Freedom of Expression," and to Thushari for her excellent Oral Reading assignment which, again, kept to the theme of the programme. Next meeting Wednesday, 19th September, 7-9pm, Richmond Town Hall. Come along and experience your confidence grow. All Welcome.

Spring Fling

posted Aug 16, 2018, 6:19 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 6:19 PM ]

A most enjoyabe evening with a very uplifting inspiration from Thushari, an innovative Ice Breaker speech from Sandra. Denise's Table Topics was right on target with the theme of Spring Fling and Wendy's Word Power was both informative and challenging. Congratulations to our visitors who both had the courage to join in the impromptu speaking session. Next meeting 5th September, 7-9pm, Richmond Town Hall. Supper provided

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