Every POWERtalk club has its own ‘personality’ so it is worth visiting a few to see which suits you best.
The format of a typical club meeting can vary quite a bit but most tend to include three main elements:
- Three or four prepared speeches of typically 5-8 minutes
although the more advanced speakers will often undertake longer
- A session of short ‘impromptu’ speeches known as
‘Table Topics’ – The ‘Topics Presenter’
chooses willing volunteers who give speeches of typically 2 minutes on a
subject introduced ‘on the spot’.
- Each prepared-speaker and impromptu–speaker will be ‘evaluated’ by one of the more experienced members to provide valuable feedback and recommendations for improvement.
As the club is essentially about speaking, all members take turns to perform the meeting ‘functionary’ roles which include Chairman, Topics Presenter and Timekeeper.