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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

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

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme:

Happy New Year!

Favorite Quote:

"Every year you make a resolution to change yourself.  This year, make a resolution to be yourself." - Unknown

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! 

Roman Pundyk, DTM/DPP

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

What 18 Symbols On Your Car's Dashboard Mean!

Description:

When something goes wrong with your car, or if a feature you should know about gets activated, a signal funnels through the electrical system and into the dashboard.  This illuminates a symbol on the dash, and these cover a wide range of issues—some of which may be serious. Roman will share the meanings behind 18 of these curious-looking markers (and what they look like, in case you need a reminder.) 

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio:

Roman is an Independent Contractor with LegalShield providing affordable access to the legal system. He assists individuals, families, small and large businesses with legal services and Identity Theft Protection programs. He is also a world-wide product distributor of health/wellness products through his online business Market America at shop.com/rovi

Michelle Perdue

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

How to Stress Less & Rise to Your Potential!

Description:

Are you wondering if you are going to repeat the same mistakes as you did in 2022?  Are the thoughts of you not following through with your New Year’s Resolution having you feeling stress out?  If so, you will not want to miss this engaging, insightful, and thought-provoking presentation.  This presentation will inspire you to take control of your life and become the person you aspire to be by minimizing your stress to become all that you can be.  You will leave this workshop with science- based tools to leave the old you behind and welcome a bright future that lies ahead. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the meaning of stress and the purpose it serves in your life.
  • Understand how stress impacts you physically and mentally.
  • Identify your stress triggers and learn how to manage it.

Brief Bio: 

Michelle Perdue, M.Ed., is a Resilience Keynote Speaker, author, and coach.  She helps organizations cultivate the resilience necessary to minimize workplace stress, increase emotional intelligence, and optimize their health and well-being to rise to their potential.

Michelle has had the pleasure of speaking at some of the most formidable companies including Land O’ Lakes, Johnson & Johnson, and General Mills, to name a few. 


In addition, she has been invited to speak at conferences and fundraising events including TeamWomen, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Domestic Abuse Project and Zonta International. Whether they were seeking inspiration or information the end goal was the same, to foster the resilience needed to change their performance and ultimately their lives.


When Michelle is not speaking, she enjoys acting and writing poetry.  As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, two of her most notable film roles can be seen in the award-winning film, “Turnipseed” based on the true life of John Turnipseed and the short film, None of Mine, which she won Best Supporting Actress.  More recently, you can find Michelle in a TV Commercial for United Health Care.


Michelle believes her creative abilities and commitment to transforming the lives of others is what has helped her to rise and shine.  As the author of Rise and Shine! How to Live a Life of Resilience and Perform at Your Potential, it is her firm belief that when she shines, she is in a better position to help others shine even brighter.

PowerTalk Prime Time Dinner Program

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

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Meeting Theme: Valentines!

Favorite Quote: "If I know what love is it is because of you!"  - Herman Hesse

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! 

Lynn Wilson

4-6 min. Ice Breaker 

Speech Title:

Caution!  Attention!  Warning!

Description:

  • Whose job is it to protect us from ourselves?
  • To what extent should we be held responsible for our actions?
  • To what extent should someone else try to prevent us from making bad decisions?

Five minutes is not enough time to do much more than pose these questions.  A couple examples will be given to start us thinking about the answers.

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio:

U of MN: BS Wildlife Biology, BS Agronomy

Washington State University: MS Agronomy/Seed Physiology

Married to Neville Wilson: Five children & Twenty grandchildren

Life insurance & Securities license

Member: North Branch Arts Group, North Branch Parks, Trails, Open

Spaces Commission

Interests: family, travel, music, books, Biblical studies

Chris Ciccone, BPP

5-7 min. Bonus Speech

Speech Title:

The Modern Day Good Samaritan

Description:

In a world where all we hear about is what is going wrong, our focus can go sideways!  We are, however, surrounded by goodness.  In the Good Book it says to love our neighbor as much as we love ourselves.  Do people actually do this in this day of 'looking out for ourselves'?

Learning Objectives: 

  • When and how to see, hear and listen to the MDGS.
  • How to become an MDGS.
  • What happens when we are carried by the MDGS?

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.

Susan Kaulbars

10-15 min. Keynote

Speech Title:

Can You Frame This?

Description:

Anything can be custom framed: bicycles/motorcycles, “the things the dog ate,” Picasso’s…  Its not the item to be framed which is the challenge, it’s the skills, knowledge, and engineering production that is the real challenge.

Item+Design+Engineering=final result!  Susan’s presentation will be a walk through 2022 discussing these 3 areas.

Learning Objectives:N/A

Brief Bio:

 Susan Kaulbars, owner of Framing Solutions in Edina focuses on how to display customers artwork “in a unique, innovative, and unconventional” manner vs. a mass produced “expected” appearance.  With 20 years’ experience in the industry, her framing industry experience includes: award winning designer, gallery management, lead designer, vendor rep, and now business owner for almost 9 yrs – along with - chief floor sweeper!

Jane Schuette, M.A/DTM/GPP

15-30 min. Mini-workshop

Speech Title:

Growing Up!

Description:

There are a myriad of leadership competencies that define effective leadership.  Everything from highly skilled and knowledgeable in content to compassionate people skills.  Today's session is going to look at stages of leadership maturity and how understanding those will fast track our leadership effectiveness and foster the best in those we lead. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the levels of leadership maturity.
  •  Identify your sphere of influence and your leadership maturity level.
  • Formulate a plan of mature leadership growth.

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!

Michael Carlton, DTM/BPP

30-45 min. Locknote

Speech Title: 

Don't be an Asshole!

Description:

As active members of society, we do our best to run through our routines and tasks smoothly.  We work hard to serve our own best interests while being mindful of other members of our community, surroundings, or environment. Although, despite our best efforts, there are frequently obstacles or situations that interrupt our flow, caused by individuals that inadvertently, or sometimes intentionally, create the disruption.

These individuals fit into a specific class of citizen, and they are given many labels. I'm sure every one of us here had used some colorful terms to describe these folks, either in the moment, or to describe a frequent offender.

Over the last few decades, diversity, equality, and inclusion have become important elements in our society, and for good reason.  America is the land of opportunity, and made up from people very different mindsets, customs, habits, ideas, and skillsets, collaboration, and contributing to this great nation.  Eliminating our unconscious bias for someone's looks, gender, preferences, origin, and history is a good and healthy goal.  For the individuals that create issues and disruptions through negative actions to a positive society, they fit into a different category: We typically call them "Ass Holes!"

Tonight, Michael will present a workshop on events we have all experienced and maybe inadvertently caused.  This idea was sparked during his round one "Speaker Biz" course and highly encouraged by the course instructor, Vitalia (blame her, not me!)

Learning Objectives: N/A

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. 

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Jonathan Goosen, DTM

Our Meeting Program Emcee

Brief Bio: Our guest emcee will be Jonathan Goossen, DTM.  Jonathan has been a Toastmasters International member since 1999.  Jonathan is between jobs, investing his time helping others gain and improve leadership skills.  Jonathan is a past Division Governor in District 6.  He is one of 4 club coaches in District 106.

PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program

Michael Carlton, DTM/BPP

Panel Speaker #1 

Speech Title:

Sales Success From Effective Communication!

Description:

There are so many challenges in business: staffing, supply chain delays, and rising costs are what we hear the most about lately.  Other common factors are inflation, trends, technology, logistics, and the supply & demand curve.  As business owners we pay close attention to these

challenges to prepare and overcome them, commonly with  great success.  Although even when businesses overcome them and create the perfect business environment, they sometimes still come up short of their goals and close the

deals due to the most challenging element in business: communication.

In this workshop, Michael will share effective tools and styles he has learned and taught to build the brands he represents, address the needs of buyers, close the deal, and ensure repeat business in the future.  Although these tips will sound simple and like common

sense, the real challenge is applying them consistently.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gathering accurate information 
  • Building rapport quickly 
  •  Staying on track
  • Closing the deal

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

Panel Speaker #2

Speech Title:

Negatizing and the Effects on Your Body!

Description:

Having a negative attitude in life can result in many health conditions, and one of the first to creep in is stress. Feelings of negativity can cause a person to have self-doubt, frustration, and anger, which results in stress to the mind and body. 

Learning Objectives: N/A

Brief Bio:

Roman is an Independent Contractor with LegalShield providing affordable access to the legal system. He assists individuals, families, small and large businesses with legal services and Identity Theft Protection programs. He is also a world-wide product distributor of health/wellness products through his online business Market America at shop.com/rovi

Vitalia bryn-Pundyk. M.Ed/DTM/DPP

Panel Speaker #3

Speech Title:

The Power of Visualization!

Description:

Can you see where you are going?  Can others?

Have you ever heard the old saying: "When you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there!" How true.

Not only that--if you don't know, neither does anyone else.  It's time to change that.

Let's make sure that you are clear on your vision--and that others share that clarity.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Dream big!
  • Set goals!
  • Take action!

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