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Tuesday Meeting Sessions:

NOTE -  This page lists our scheduled speakers for the following 3 Quarterly Programs:


Power Lunch - April 13th


Prime Time Dinner - May 11th


Pizza Panel Program - June 8th


Please scroll down to view all speakers scheduled for these Tuesday Meeting Sessions!

PowerTalk Power Lunch Program

Helen Grothe, DTM

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme:

Harvest

Favorite Quote:

My mother's friend taught me how to crochet. After a few weeks of crocheting, I showed her what I crochet and pointed out my mistakes.  Her response was "You don't need to point out your mistakes." Lizzie Nohner

Brief Bio:

Our MC today has been in Toastmasters over two decades.  She is the Eden Valley Area Library  Board President.  She also stitches quilts at the Assumption Church. When she isn't attending Toastmasters club meetings, quilting at church, volunteering at the library, She is busy sewing quilts at home.  She has made over 100 quilts since age 15.  In retirement our MC today Helen Grothe certainly keeps busy. 

Michael Carlton, DTM

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

5 Steps to a Tire Sale

Description:

During the PowerTalk Conference, Michael gave a workshop on role play exercises and how to use them effectively.  To his surprise, the participants were far more interested in the example used than the exercise itself.   

Early in his sales career, Michael learned an effective process for selling that has stuck with him for years, even in different industries.  When used properly, this process helps you build rapport, examine a prospect's current situation, make specific recommendations, and ask for the sale.

So by popular demand, Michael will present the "5 Steps to a Tire Sale."

Learning Objectives:

Simple 5-step selling process.

Brief Bio:

After 24 years in the auto industry, Michael sought out new opportunities in 2015, which lead him into the insurance industry. This transition allowed him the independence of self-employment and the flexibility required to be a single parent. His experience in the auto industry as a collision technician, auto mechanic, salesman, and manager, gives him unique experience in his new industry, especially during the claims process.

Roman Pundyk, DTM/DPP

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

So You Want to be an Entrepreneur.....

Description:

5 Tips for Becoming an Entrepreneur

Learning Objectives: 

  • The ability to maintain a positive attitude: When it comes to running a business, it pays to have a positive attitude.
  • The openness to anything: You have to be prepared for what’s to come.
  • Creativity: problem-solving comes your ability to come up with ways to solve a problem from more than one angle.
  • Being Resilient and having tenacity: Businesses are never without their times of hardship and difficulties.
  • The passion to continue and help: It's all about being able to help people and making a difference in their lives.

Brief Bio:

As a Senior Director with Legal Shield, Roman is an award-winning international speaker, author, and Identity Theft Protection Advisor. His leadership and sales training experience includes offering high-content interactive workshops designed to increase both individual and team productivity. He is often invited to present his motivational workshops for various corporations and Fortune 500 companies and works with industries such as real estate, automotive industry, financial services, and multi-level marketing groups.

His workshop topics include:

Leadership, Communication, Sales Training, Team Building, Goal Setting, Presentation Skills and his highly popular Identity Theft Protection programs.

PowerTalk Prime Time Dinner Program

Renee Anderle, DTM

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme: Perseverance

Favorite Quote: "I am strong because I've been weak.  I am fearless because I've been afraid.  I am wise because I've been foolish." - Author Unknown

Brief Bio: Renee Anderle is a Business Owner, Life Coach, and Manager for a national home builder. While wearing a multitude of hats, Renee has helped promote her and her husband's brewery into the top 25 ranked micro-brews in the state of Minnesota, coached over 150 clients world-wide, while running the customer care department for a national home builder. Yet, if asked, she would tell you her greatest passion is learning the power of telling a great story! Children stories, stories with a powerful life lesson, and stories filled with fun and laughter are the stories she loves to find and share.

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM

4-6 min. Ice Breaker #1

Speech Title:

Tornadoes, Earthquakes, & Fires, Oh My!

Description:

In this Ice breaker, Vitalia will briefly share her experiences with each and will identify the one that left her family most devastated.

Learning Objectives: N?A

Brief Bio:

Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk is an award-winning international speaker, #1 best selling international author, success strategist, and small business speakers’ coach.

She is a human relations subject matter expert who delivers programs that result in leadership development, improved communication, increased sales, and organizational growth.

In addition to offering her own powerful on-site presentations for small businesses and corporations, she invites you to participate in her unique content-rich, interactive, high value networking and professional development learning experience as a Power Pal Member of the PowerTalk Power Club! www.powertalkseminars.com

Clint Zentner

4-6 min. Ice Breaker #2

Speech Title:

Equipped for Success!

Description:

Clint's day job is as an Engineer, but his true passion is personal development and helping others grow to their potential. Today Clint is going to connect with us on a personal journey through some areas of struggle that have resulted in growth in his life.

Learning Objectives:

1. Practice speaking in different environments

2. Learn from others

3. Meet new people

Brief Bio:

Clint has 25 years of leadership experience in Engineering and Management. He's also a John Maxwell certified coach and leader in two volunteer organizations. One is as an Entrepreneur in Health and Wellness and the other is leading as an Area D34 Toastmasters Director.

Roman Pundyk, DTM

5-7 min. Bonus Speech

Speech Title:

The Saga Continues...!

Description:

For those of you who have been following my ongoing culinary presentations, comes the next (and hopefully last) installment on breakfast preparations. First was how to prepare eggs, then came bacon and now to make it complete, comes the last and what most of you have been eagerly awaiting.

Make sure to have a notebook ready and take copious notes as our next speaker who is a self proclaimed culinary expert Roman Pundyk takes us on a tantalizing taste sensation……how to make toast out of ordinary bread

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio: 

Roman is an award-winning international speaker, author, and Identity Theft protection advisor. He is also an Independent Contractor with Colonial Life. His leadership and sales training experience includes offering high-content interactive workshops designed to increase both individual and team productivity. He is often invited to present his motivational workshops for various corporations and Fortune 500 companies and works with industries such as real estate, automotive industry, financial services, and multi-level marketing groups.

His workshop topics include: Leadership, Communication, Sales Training, Team Building, Goal Setting, Presentation Skills, and his highly popular Identity Theft Protection Programs.

Jessica Parker, PMP (R)/DTM

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

Improve Your Story-telling - Improve Your Results!

Description:

Our brains love a good story! A well-told story is remembered far longer and more accurately than a piece of data or bullets in a slide deck. Jessica will share examples of stories from real life situations as well as provide practical tips for improving story construction and delivery.

Learning Objectives:

Why storytelling works &  Practical tips on how to structure and share an effective story for a variety of purposes.

Brief Bio:

Jessica Parker, PMP® is a multidimensional leader with a diversified career portfolio. She has presented at multiple IT conferences and published her book of practical leadership tips, Lead Yourself First, in 2018. Credentials Jessica has earned include Project Management Professional certification, master's degree in business administration, and Distinguished Toastmaster credential.

Jane Schuette, MA/DTM

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

Beating Imposter Syndrome 

When Faking It Isn't Making It!

Description:

World-class motivational speakers often encourage their audiences to "Fake it 'till you Make it!" But have you ever felt like you're a fake and that you are never going to make it? Psychologists have dubbed this Imposter Syndrome. The good news is that there is a simple process for beating that negative self-talk. That process can help you crush imposter syndrome and move you back in to "making it'.  

Learning Objectives:

Recognize when and how to use a personal advertising campaign and begin to construct a personal ad campaign designed to move them from negative thinking to positive, encouraging self-talk.

Brief Bio:

Jane is an award-winning speaker and author. Throughout a lifetime of research, she has collected the most effective practices and chosen tools designed to educate, energize, and inspire you to manage stress. Her audience is diverse – from global corporation employees to educators, from U.S. Armed Forces to women inmates. Jane's message is easy to digest and implement, helping you to sail through the stormy seas of stress with ease! Her first book, Building Your Brilliance: Move from Stressful Survival to Joyful Living, features a toolkit to help you manage stress and uncover your brilliance! Her second book, The Building Your Brilliance 5-Minute Journal, helps you find peace within the storms of stress and navigate to brilliance in just 5 minutes a day. Jane lives in rural Minnesota with her husband and is delighted to have her children and grandchildren nearby for plenty of play time in the exhilarating Minnesota seasons.


Kathryn Hoy

30-45 min. Locknote

Speech Title: 

Budgets for Potential - Not Scarcity!

Description:

Budgets are not about scarcity (although they might feel like it), they are really about potential. If we can get our head around this concept of budgeting in a positive way we can be much more successful and happy about it at the same time. Most importantly, making the right spending decisions now will help you fund the future goals you have in mind for things like retirement, travel, helping your children with school or any other dreams you have been thinking of in your future. Let's make this process FUN so you can feel much better about your future!

Learning Objectives:

1. Not all expenses are necessary

2. Set your starting point

3. How to make a budget

4. Establish ongoing progress rewards for success

Brief Bio:

Kathryn's years of experience in the financial service industry spans many market cycles. She has learned a lot about what is important to people in their lives by having meaningful and productive conversations that involve so much more than just the numbers. She believes it is about the people and passions in our lives that drive what our wealth needs are to solve for now and in the future. Kathryn helps people gain clarity around their money, plan for the unexpected, and ultimately feel safe and secure about their financial future.

Kathryn is an experienced and dynamic speaker who hosts informative and fun presentations around financial planning, retirement planning, the psychology of money and preparing for the unexpected. Kathryn holds 7 different securities licenses, is a Chartered Retirement Plan Counselor (CRPC) and is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA). She also is insurance licensed in multiple states.

Kathryn's years of experience in the financial service industry spans many market cycles. She has learned a lot about what is important to people in their lives by having meaningful and productive conversations that involve so much more than just the numbers.

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Charlie Kundinger

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Brief Bio: 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.

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Kris Kovalik

Panel Speaker #1 

Speech Title:

Fun With Exercise - a Lifetime Healthy Habit!

Description:

Have you ever been sitting on your couch with a glass of wine binging Netflix and thought "I should exercise more."  You aren't alone.  So why don't we as a society work out more?  Kris will talk about the benefits of finding the perfect exercise for you, as well as how to find it.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Benefits of exercise
  • What kind of exercise should we be doing?
  • How to find one you love
  • How to make time for exercise

Brief Bio:

Kris Kovalik has been a fitness instructor and personal trainer for the last 17 years.  This has helped tremendously in raising 3 boys, working in real estate and lending, and generally living a fairly chaotic life!

Vicki Dolphy

Panel Speaker #2

Speech Title:

Violating Life Lesson #1

Description:

Too often in life we focus on the big things when it is truly the little things that make up most of our day. Upon realizing this dynamic, Vicki thought it would be beneficial to take some time for you to evaluate the background noise of your life. 

Learning Objectives:

  • improve your happiness
  • improve your relationships
  • improve your life

Brief Bio:

The recipient of the 2020-2021 District 106 Toastmaster of the Year award, veteran of the MN Army National Guard, with 30+ year career with multiple large and medium size corporations, Vicki stays active with her husband and two sons on their hobby farm, as well as being a fitness instructor.

Jenn Espinosa-Goswami

Panel Speaker #3

Speech Title:

Confidence on Camera

Description:

Did you know that 81% of businesses use video marketing to attract clients?  As a speaker, establishing an online presence leads meeting organizers to your programs.  The good news is - You don't need a professional speaker reel or a tech team to find speaking opportunities.  Plus, you can build your speaking confidence before you even step out onto your first live stage.

Learning Objectives: 

how the virtual stage is different from live speaking

• how to boost confidence to show up on camera

• what videos you need to start your virtual platform

Brief Bio:

Jenn Espinosa-Goswami is a professional speaker and holistic confidence coach at Weightless LLC. A former Toastmasters International officer and graduate of the Masters of Leadership program at Augsburg University, Jenn helps women leaders show up confidently in their personal and professional lives through her signature Confidence on Camera program. Her transformational health story has been featured on Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Women's Health, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Spry Living and numerous podcasts. Jenn shares powerful speaking tips at www.weightlesschronicles.com and is a resident of Minneapolis, MN.

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