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"Communicating for Results!"


Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM/DPP

PowerTalk Power Club President

Greetings Power Pals & Visiting Guests! 

Hope you all got to enjoy the long holiday weekend and are now getting ready for all of Autumn's splendor!

Football games, back to school, colorful leaves, cooler temps, hot tea, hot chocolate, late-night campfires, hoodies, cardigan sweaters, and comfort foods make the Fall season one of my favorites.

September is one of our crazy busy months - so much is happening this time of year.  

In addition to our two early morning zoom sessions and the Pizza Panel Program, we have a fun "PowerTalk Power Trip" planned  (check out Power Promotions in this newsletter), and of course our upcoming fabulous and exciting PowerTalk Power Club 2nd Annual Fall Festival Mini-Conference Retreat!

We hope you'll join us for all these great meetings and fun events - don't miss out!  Encourage all your friends and business associates to join the PowerTalk Power Club today!

Whether in-person or at one of our early morning zoom sessions, we look forward to seeing you there!



Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/ DTM/DPP

President of PowerTalk Seminars, LLC

President of PowerTalk Power Club

[email protected]

(952) 221-1701

Power Words

Coddiwimple:  to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.

Demeanor:   refers to a person's behavior towards other people.

Jaunty:  libely in manner or appearance.

Power Trivia

Trivia #1: 

Of the 206 bones in the body of humans, 52 are in the feet.

Trivia #2:

The New Mexican whiptail lizard can reproduce w/o any male contact.

Trivia #3:

The life span of a house fly is only two weeks.

Source: "It's a Fact!" - Globe Mini-Mag

                             Power Idioms

          "All that glitters is not gold"

Example: Denise bought a bracelet that looked great online, but when she got it, she realized that all that glitters is not gold.

Meaning: Something that seems attractive and valuable at first might turn out to be worthless.

Origin:   This expression comes from the late middle ages (the 1400s) and teaches us that appearances can be deceiving.  This famous saying appears in various forms in many other languages.  The great American author O. Henry (1862-1910) wrote a short story about people fooled by what they thought would be a quick way to make lots of money.  The story was called "The Gold That Glittered." Gold miners in the old West in the mid-1800s discovered this lesson the hard way. Some spotted chunks of glittering yellowish rock and thought that it was gold. but it was only fools' gold and almost worthless brass-colored mineral called iron pyrite.  They were disapponted, as anyone would be who was attracted by something that appeared to be beautiful or precious but that turned out to be useless junk.

Source: Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

                 POWER PLANNER

Upcoming Club Events & Meeting Dates

SEPTEMBER CLUB MEETING DATES & Upcoming Special Club Member Events:

Note:  Zoom Details for each meeting are emailed to respective Power Pals with current paid membership for each Program Meeting format.

Thursday, September 8th

6:30am - 9:00am CST

 ZOOM Early Morning Meeting

Friday, September 9th

6:30am-9:00am CST

ZOOM Early Morning Meeting

Tuesday, September 13th

6:00pm - 9:00pm CST

 PowerTalk Power Club Pizza Panel Program

Frankie's Chicago Style Pizza in New Hope, MN.

Saturday, September 17th

12:00pm-3:00pm CST

Next PowerTalk Power Trip

Ribs, Bibs, & Blues

Anoka Masonic Lodge

1908 3rd Ave. - Anoka, MN. 55303

Free Will Donation

Proceeds to benefit ACBC Food Shelf




                  POWER BOARD

Thank you to our Volunteer Staff and additional club members and visiting guests who assist and help at our club meetings and events  - and a special thank you to Roman Pundyk for serving as our club videographer and Julie Nekola for serving as our virtual assistant.  - We appreciate you!

Let's all make this an EMPOWERING DAY!

                    PowerTalk Power Club 

                  September Newsletter E-Zine


Click on Meeting Dates Below 

to see our Awesome Speaker Line-Up 

and Presentation Descriptions!

Thursday, September 8th



Friday, September 9th




Power Club 

Pizza Panel Program

 Tuesday, September 13th


         Power Pal Profiles

Welcome our newest club members!!!

Will you be next? 

Learn more about our Club Membership Packages HERE!

              Power Articles

                                                 Fireflies (Lightning Bugs)

                                                      Submitted by Charlie Kundinger

"My childhood memories of Fireflies or, Lightning Bugs as we kids would call them, still give me a sense of awe and bewilderment.  I recall being entertained nightly by their intermittent flashes of light during the months of June and July, catching them and taking them home in a jar.

Now, as an adult, I have an open area of grass behind our house and one late evening, while watching their flickering lights, I suddenly realized I only knew lightning bugs from a spectators' vantage point.  I needed to dig deeper.  What were the rules of their game?  Why were they in such a hurry?

Turns out, there was more there than met my eyes.  First, I learned from Scientific American, that these insects are neither bugs nor flies, they are beetles.  Then I wondered how these bioluminescent beetles could produce a light bright enough that it was easily seen from hundreds of feet away?  Here again, SA revealed that fireflies produce light in special organs in their abdomens by combining a chemical called luciferin, enzymes called luciferases, oxygen, and the fuel for cellular work, ATP. 

Entomologists think they control their flashing by regulating how much oxygen goes to their light-producing organs.  Furthermore, the flashes I see in my backyard are the Firefly language of love.  They are the mating signals generally sent by males looking for females.  They flash a specific pattern while they fly, hoping for a female reply.  If a female, waiting in the grass or bushes, likes what she sees, she responds back with a flash of her own.  They will engage in this 'twinkling conversation' until the male locates the female and they mate.  Each species has its own pattern—a code that lets individuals identify appropriate mates of the same species.

They can spend up to two years in a larval stage before metamorphosing into adults.  Adults may live only a couple of weeks, and most do not eat during this time—they just mate, lay eggs, and die.

Outdoor lights prevent fireflies from seeing each other's flashes, creating a difficult time for them to find mates.  Other potential threats include habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change.  Turn off your lights at night during Firefly season to ensure you have a beautiful display for years to come.

And as I reflect back to my childhood' days, by bringing fireflies home in a jar, I no doubt terminated potential love affairs.  There were females and males longing for lovers, lovers who would never show because a young boy intervened.  Apologetically, I was fascinated with this remarkable creature of nature; a well-intentioned curiosity for one of nature's countless miracles". 

               Charlie Kundinger

Over many years, Charlie Kundinger learned that to work through transitions, he had to take risks and act, move forward, if he was to realize dreams and grow. After retiring from his home remodeling business of thirty-five years, he took a risk and transitioned to a children’s author.  He published Wyatt’s Big Day and its message of choosing courage over fear.  This book can provide parents with opportunities to address their children’s fears through reading, discussing, and sharing fears.  This process can teach children how to build courage-behaviors that will help them throughout life.

Transitions will always be a part of our life ,so choose courage over fear and enrich your life.

               Power Praise

            Power Promotions

You're Invited to a FREE Story-Telling Event!

Event: Story Sparks: Pets

Date: Thursday, September 15

Time: 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Location: Camp Bar Twin Cities, St. Paul

10 speakers will be chosen to tell a short story on the theme of "Pets."  It will be fun!  You can put your name in the hat if you want a chance to speak.   Or, you can just sit back and listen!

Link for more information & to register:

Women's Cross Bike (mountain and road).   In great condition.  $350 or best offer.

Fuji Sunfire.  22 years old, barely used.    The first few gears take a few moments to shift, but otherwise very smooth ride.  21 speeds.    Cushy ergonomic seat.

Contact Lili Korbuly-Johnson at 952-200-9248

Hey Power Pals! 

Did you know that SpeakerBiz  not only offers 6-week  virtual Business-Focused Boot Camps, but we also offer all of the following a la carte professional services:

            Hourly Presentation Coaching

Short-term and long term elite coaching packages are also available.

        Special VIP Full-Day Coaching Package

            (6-8 hrs / Breakfast & Lunch included)

                 Business & Presentation Coaching


                   Speaker Promo Packs 

  • One-sheets
  • Rack Cards
  • Tri-fold brochures
  • Quad-panelled brochures
  • Event Promo Flyers 
  • Business Cards

              Speaker Presentation Packs

  • Power Point Slides
  • Hand-outs
  • Audience Participation Activities

Come check out how SpeakerBiz can help you get started and support you on your journey to Speaker Success.  Ask for the Power Pal Specials -  You'd be amazed at all we have to offer! 


                 Next PowerTalk Power Trip!!!                                     Ribs - Bibs- & Blues

“Power Trips” are periodic club member group field trips and excursions to performances, shows, exhibits, and special events!   We know there is great power in numbers and we value discount ticket prices and special group rates! Come join us and have fun!  Let’s all go together on a “Power Trip!” 

Please note: Any Power Pal member may suggest, promote, plan, and/or organize any social field trip, excursion, or event.  Guests are always welcome!

Hey, Many of our Power Pals & Friends are attending this event to support a great cause. Let's all plan to meet up - please join us!

                            September Speech-a-thon Speech Contest and Fall Festival Retreat 

                                        Wednesday, September 28th - Sunday, October 2nd

Come laugh, learn, and get inspired!

12 Fabulous Keynote Speakers compete in 3 Speech Competition Categories:

Humorous - Informative - Inspiring

Date: Saturday, October 1st

Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Location: Sugar Lake Lodge

                Grand Rapids, MN.

AND Join Us for the

Fall Festival Conference Retreat

"Good Food! Good Friends! Good Fun!"

Wed, Sept. 28th - Sun. October 2nd

For Program Details and to Register for this Amazing PowerTalk Power Club Fall Festival Conference Retreat, Please Click HERE!

             Hope you can join us!

      PowerTalk Punch Lines

A poem entitled: Best Poem in the World.

I was shocked, confused, bewildered

As I entered Heaven's door.

Not by the beauty of it all,

Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven

Who made me sputter and gasp--

The thieves, the liars, the sinners,

The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade

Who swiped my lunch money twice.

Next to him was my old neighbor

Who never said anything nice.

Herb, who I always thought

Was rotting away in hell,

Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,

Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?

I would love to hear your take.

How'd all these sinners get up here?

God must've made a mistake.

And why's everyone so quiet,

So somber-give me a clue.

"Hush child, He said, "they're all in shock

No one expected you!"

-submitted by Charlie Kundinger


- submitted by Roman Pundyk, DTM/DPP

      PowerTalk Power Tips

If the first version of your product/service isn't embarrassing, you waited too long to launch it.

- submitted by Vitalia Bryn- Pundyk, M.Ed/ DTM/DPP

Happy people are that way because they want to be.

 - submitted by Vitalia Bryn- Pundyk, M.Ed/ DTM/DPP

       PowerTalk Palate

                                               PowerTalk Popovers


2 - large eggs

1 - cup flour

1 – cup milk (whole milk tastes better)

1 heaping Tablespoon powdered sugar (adds a hint of sweetness)

½ tsp salt


STEP 1: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease and flour your muffin pan.

STEP 2: In a medium bowl, combine flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and salt and mix until smooth. Fill muffin tin cup ½ full.

STEP 3: Bake at 450 degrees for 20 min. Decrease oven temp to 350 degrees and bake 20 min more. Remove from muffin tin and serve piping hot. Best served with "honey butter"!


- submitted by Roman Pundyk, DTm/DPP

         Power Potpourri

                                                     Hey Power Pals - What's Up?

Please join our NEW PUBLIC FACEBOOK GROUP to stay current & Up to date on any and all announcements!

Also - just a quick reminder:  CLUB MEMBERHIP DUES ARE DUE!

Click HERE to renew or upgrade your membership! - THANK YOU!

Please submit articles, promotions, punchlines, praise, power tips, and recipes by the 1st of the month for inclusion in next month's newsletter.  We appreciate all your contributions to make this a fun and informative read! - You can submit your items to Club President and Newsletter Editor, Vitalia Pundyk at email: [email protected]

                                                                         -THANK YOU!-

               Call for Speakers

If any club member or visiting guest would like to get on the speaking rotation, please contact Founder and Club President, Vitalia Pundyk to reserve your spot on the meeting schedule.

Phone: (952) 221-1701

Email: [email protected]