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

Push the Boundary!

posted Aug 13, 2019, 2:37 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 2:38 PM ]

Come along and push your boundaries. Take a chance, step out of your comfort zone and experience how you can improve your leadership, communication and speaking skills. All welcome. Wednesday, 21st August, 7-9pm, Richmond Town Hall.

2019-2020

posted Aug 7, 2019, 2:14 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Aug 7, 2019, 2:16 PM ]

Welcome to our new president, Daniel, and new treasurer, Thushari.  Also, congratulations to our two new members, Steve and Sujith, and their wonderful ice Breaker speeches!

Strategize or Improvise?

posted Jul 19, 2019, 8:48 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Jul 19, 2019, 8:48 PM ]

Is it better to plan or "go with the flow?" Learn about the strategy behind the Powertalk NZ accreditation programme. Listen to a prepared speech and have a go at some impromptu speaking. All welcome.

Confidence and Control

posted Jun 26, 2019, 7:40 PM by Nissa Elsey   [ updated Jun 26, 2019, 7:40 PM ]

Master the Art of Public Speaking and boost your self-confidence. Come along and enjoy listening to a prepared assignment (speech), learn about evaluation and participate in some impromptu speaking (off-the-cuff). Next meeting 3rd July 2019, 7-9pm, Richmond Town Hall, Cambridge Street.
All welcome.

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.

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