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Tuesday Meeting Sessions:

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


Power Lunch Zoom Hour


Prime Time Dinner Program


Pizza Panel Program 


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

PowerTalk Power Lunch Program

Julie Nekola

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme:

Carpe Diem

Favorite Quote:

"Pluck the day, trusting as little as possible in the next one." - Horace, Roman Poet

Brief Bio:

Virtual Office Assistant, Technical Writer, Editor, Administrator.  Passions are planning and executing projects involving editing, research, writing, entrepreneurial support.  Experience with large multi-national company and smaller organizations, along with entrepreneurial and non-profit experience.   Author of "Helping Kids with Special Needs", 300-page collection of resources, information, for parents and teachers.

Chris Ciccone, BPP

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

How to Change the World!

Description:

We all want to make a difference in the world, for the better! Many times, however, we think our

action has to be so big that we don't ever do it. An excellent priest, Fr. Reiser, used to always say,

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."

Chris would like to share a few ways that our ripple in this lake can be very transformative in this world.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Warm Feet
  • A Dress for Every Girl
  • Not Just a Ukrainian Egg
  • NOW - Nourish Our World
  • Without Action, Which Path?

Brief Bio:

Christine A Ciccone is a wife, mother and grandmother and lives in East Bethel, MN. She loves God, family, sewing, reading, baking and being an Independent Distributor for Reliv International, a nutritional supplement company. She believes helping people is a journey of the heart. Public speaking is also now part of her journey.

Diane Windingland, DTM/SPP

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

From Idea to Amazon

Description:

“A book can be your best business card ever!” was the phrase that inspired Diane Windingland to write and self-publish her first book. Today, Diane’s self-publishing journey will inspire you to take your idea out of your head and write and self-publish YOUR book following 8 basic steps to self-publishing including:

•Creating a book business plan

•Writing the book

•Publishing and promoting your book

•Costs & profit potential

Handout/Download (Your Book Plan): https://bit.ly/yourbookplan

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio: 

Diane Windingland, owner of Virtual Speech Coach, was originally trained as an engineer, but

since 2011, has been speaking, coaching, and writing on communication skills, and has

published 10 books. Diane lives with her husband in Shoreview, MN and dedicates much of her

spare time to Toastmasters International.

Website: https://www.virtualspeechcoach.com/

PowerTalk Prime Time Dinner Program

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

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme: An Evening With Eric!

Favorite Quote: "Good food!  Good friends!  Good Fun!." - Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.Ed/DTM/DPP

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! 

Lori Ziebarth

4-6 min. Ice Breaker #1

Speech Title:

Single Mom Savings

Description:

As the single mom of two (always hungry) boys, Lori has had to find ways to trim her budget. Over the years, she has developed many tried and true tips that have helped her save thousands of dollars. With price increases taking a bigger bite out of our wallets these days, everyone could use ideas to save. See how Lori's "single mom savings" can work for you.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio:

With more than two decades of experience in television news and communications, Lori Ziebarth has seen the power words have on the heart, mind, and soul.  Words can create chaos and calm, thoughtlessness and thoughtfulness, indifference and interest.  Because of this, Lori feels a great responsibility to her audience to convey messages that are crisp, concise, and clear.

As communications manager for U.S. Bank, Lori is responsible for ensuring that staff and clients are engaged and informed.  She holds three degrees – an associates in business, a bachelors in television news, and a masters in communications management.  But Lori's greatest accomplishment is being the single mom of  two young men - both seniors this coming year: One in college, one in high school.

Eric Schurr

5-7 min. Bonus Speech

Speech Title:

Chubby-ness is Next to Godliness!

Description:

Having competed Toastmasters speech contests for 15 years, Today Eric will share the humorous speech that won his first of 6 District Championships.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio: 

Rocky Schurr is an award winning public speaker, life-long musician, and budding Public Speaking Coach. Through his workshops and coaching Rock loves to share and further refine his philosophy: when it comes to communication Simplicity and Energy and letting that drive our word choices before reaching for big, "fancy" words.

Norm Johnson-Korbuly

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

How to Escape the Financial Matrix!

Description:

Do you ever feel Like you're going up a down escalator when it comes to finances? Then, welcome to the Financial Matrix !! Get ready to take the "Red" Pill.

Learning Objectives:

  • The secret to staying out.
  • How most people end up there.
  • How your are being tricked to stay in the matrix.
  • Why they are keeping you in.
  • How you can escape.

Brief Bio:

Norm Johnson-Korbuly has a diverse background and life experiences. Norm's hobbies include Gardening, Improv/Standup comedy, and Sports Cars. Norm and his wife, Lili Korbuly-Johnson love speaking about their experiences in their journey to free themselves from their Jobs.     

Eric Schurr

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

"Make Your Message Clear - Part 2: How to Maximize The Impact of Your Message"

Description:

In Part 1 of the "Make You Message Clear" workshop we learned how to clean our speech, organizing and cleaning up anything that could hide or dilute our message. Now that our speech is "Clean" It's time to Build our message so they audience will be ready for it, it hit's at the right time, and finds a home in your audience's hears and minds. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Storytelling vs. the Message.  Who goes first???
  • Who should the hero of your speech be?
  • Drop the Prop??  When are props necessary/beneficial?

Brief Bio:

Rocky Schurr is an award winning public speaker, life-long musician, and budding Public Speaking Coach. Through his workshops and coaching Rock loves to share and further refine his philosophy: when it comes to communication Simplicity and Energy and letting that drive our word choices before reaching for big, "fancy" words.

Eric Schurr

30-45 min. Locknote

Speech Title: 

Music Techniques to Rock Out Your Speech-Part 2

Description:

In Part 1 of "Music Techniques to Rock Out Your Speech" we talked through many examples of how the same techniques musicians use to write a good song can also be used to write a good speech.  ONE PROBLEM: There was LOTS of talking but very little Music.  Part 2 will be a half workshop/half musical performance to dive deeper into some old and some new techniques that can take your music AND speaking to the next level. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • What is your "appeal"?  Are you choosing the right notes/words to boost that appeal?
  • How to make sure your listeners FEEL what you're expressing communicating?
  • Help your audience Focus on your message, by adding Contrast to your Music/Speaking.
  • What's your "Chorus/Message"???  And how does music make sure the chorus/message is crystal clear?

Brief Bio:

Rocky Schurr is an award winning public speaker, life-long musician, and budding Public Speaking Coach. Through his workshops and coaching Rock loves to share and further refine his philosophy: when it comes to communication Simplicity and Energy and letting that drive our word choices before reaching for big, "fancy" words.

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Keith Hardy, DTM

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Brief Bio: Our guest emcee will be Keith Hardy, DTM.  Keith has been a Toastmasters International member since 1989.  Keith works as a lead project leader for the Chief Operating Officer department at Wells Fargo.  He is a 2021 Presidential Citation award winner in Toastmasters International.  Keith is the youngest member to serve as District 6 Governor.  Keith served eight years as an elected member of the St. Paul school board.  He is excited to serve as the emcee for today's meeting.

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Jayne Miller

Panel Speaker #1 

Speech Title:

For Safety's Sake!

Description:

Crime Prevention Tips for Everyday Use.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn why we have crime.
  • Learn the three A's of prevention.
  • Learn ways to help secure your home and vehicle against crime.
  • Personal safety and boundaries.
  • Your gut instinct matters.

Brief Bio:

Jayne Miller resides in a northern suburb of Minneapolis where she raised three sons, and is currently semi-retired.  One area Jayne worked was in the crime prevention field and she continues to teach others how not to be targets for crime.  She also loves reading and traveling.

Lili Korbuly-Johnson

Panel Speaker #2

Speech Title:

What Box?  There's a Box?

Description:

Wish you had more clients for yourself and others, but tired of working at it? Who said it has to be work?!  When you're having fun, clients gravitate toward you.

Learning Objectives: 

Let me show you some ways to make your lifestyle advantageous to opportunities for growth.

Brief Bio:

Lili is a first generation American who made the leap from full-time employee to full-time entrepreneur, after six years of planning. She knows what it's like to be challenged to the Nth degree in a bad environment, as well as the euphoria of creating your own schedule. She's a certified life coach focusing on business success, loves speaking other languages, hanging out with her husband Norm, and getting into mischief with her worm composting bin. Worms are her children. She also has a Youtube channel which she hopes will one day be the main way people seek her out for coaching.

Jane Schuette, 

M.A/ DTM/SPP

Panel Speaker #3

Speech Title:

The Power of preparation

Description:

Are you prepared for your next speech?  Most of us have learned the importance of writing a great speech and practicing the speech.  Creating and managing the brand of a great speaker might not always be on the top of our minds. This session is about creating our brand as a speaker with preparation beyond the obvious.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Examine past speeches – both failure and successes - for your individual speech preparation needs
  • Identify techniques to enhance your speaking brand
  • Discriminate pre and post-speech behaviors that will lead to brilliance on and off the stage

Brief Bio:

Jane is a high energy, award-winning speaker, and author. She melds both humor and practical tools to educate and inspire. Her audience is diverse – from employees to educators, from U.S. Armed Forces to women inmates. Jane has an infectious enthusiasm for helping audiences build brilliance and sail through the stormy seas of stress!