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

PowerTalk Power Club President

Greetings Power Pals & Visiting Guests!

It's the season for:

Good Food, Good Friends, & Good Fun!

Let's get out in the Summer Sun!




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

President of PowerTalk Seminars, LLC

President of PowerTalk Power Club

(952) 221-1701

Power Words

Artifice: Refers to dishonest or insincere behavior or speech that is meant to deceive someone.

Example: We found ourselves tremendously moved by his apology, which he made without artifice or pretense.

Sequester: To keep a person or a group separate or apart from other people.

Example: The jury was sequestered until a verdict was reached.

Futile:  An effort, action, or emotion that has no result or effect, and therefore serves no useful purpose.

Example:  City officials attempted to stifle the scandal, but their efforts were futile.

Power Trivia

Trivia #1: 

Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?


Trivia #2:

Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?​

Trivia #3:

Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand?​

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

                  Power Idioms

"Beat your swords into plowshares"


Example: The Prime Minister would like them to beat their swords into plowshares and abandon all plans for war.

Meaning: To stop fighting and turn your attention toward peaceful activities.

Origin: This is another of the many famous sayings that come from the Bible.  In Isaiah 2:4 there appears the following sentence: "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."  Swords and spears represent weapons of war.  Plowshares and pruning hooks represent farming tools, which are symbols for all peaceful activities.  So when a modern nation "beats its swords into plowshares," it could be manufacturing passenger planes instead of bombers, or camera phones instead of military radar systems.

Source: Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

                 POWER PLANNER

Upcoming Club Events & Meeting Dates

JUNE 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, June 13th 

6:30am - 9:00am CST

 ZOOM Early Morning Meeting


Friday, June 14th

 6:30am-9:00am CST

ZOOM Early Morning Meeting

Tuesday, June 11th

6:00pm-9:00pm CST

 PowerTalk Pizza Panel Program



                  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 A/V Roadie & Videographer and Julie Nekola for serving as our Virtual Assistant.  - We appreciate you!

Let's all make this an EMPOWERING DAY!

 PowerTalk Potpourri

      Hey Power Pals - What's Up?


Please join our Private Linked-In 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:

                                                                                            -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


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Cruising out on Lake Minnetonka with all our Power Pals aboard "Lady of the Lake" 3-tiered Paddle Boat Sunday, May 19th - Club Member Appreciation Celebration!

Join Jacqueline's Awesome Book Club!!!

Registration link for all book club events:

  • Date: June 3rd - In-Person

  • Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

  • Place: Caribou Coffee in Minnetonka at the corner of HWY 7 & HWY 101

  • Book: No One Understands You and What to Do About It

  • Date: June 13th - Virtual

  • Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm CST

  • Book: The Body Keeps the Score

  • Date: June 24th - In-Person  

  • Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 

  • Place: Caribou Coffee in Minnetonka at the corner of HWY 7 & HWY 101

  • Book: The Body Keeps the Score

   PowerTalk Power Club

             Fall Festival

 Mini- Conference Retreat

Let's Rendezvous at the Lodge!

Join us at The Lodge - Crooked Lake

for "Good Food!  Good Friends!  & Good Fun!"

Wednesday, September 18th - Sunday, September 22nd

  • Welcome Dinner, Ice Breaker Games, Prizes & Gifts

  • 3 Consecutive Professional Development Workshops

  • 3 Consecutive Small Business Growth Workshops

  • 3 Consecutive Personal Enrichment Workshops

  • 1 Speech Prep Workshop with Diane Windingland, DTM

  • 1 SpeakerBiz Workshop with Vitalia Bryn-Pynduk, M.ED/DTM/DPP

  • B.S. (Best Speaker - BULL SHIT!) Contest

  • Friday Fun Night - Comedy Improv Games & Charades

  • Saturday Speech-a-thon: 

  • Humorous, Informational, and Inspirational Speech Contests

  • Saturday Game Night, Camp fire, Smores, and More!

For more info and to get yourself registered - CLICK HERE!

                    Hope to see you all there!!!

PowerTalk Punch Lines


What did the grape say when it got stepped on? Nothing, it just let out a little wine.


Why don’t scientists trust atoms? Because they make up everything.

Did you hear about the guy who invented Lifesavers? He made a mint.

PowerTalk Power Tips

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Become more in tune with the time/space continuum.  Seriously.  Rather than wanting everything to happen "Now, now, and now" (which only causes overwhelm and frustration) focus more consistently on what you need to do "Next, next, and next."


The three factors to your long-term success:

1. Your Authenticity

2. Your Expertise

3. Your Enthusiasm

Replace "Who's going to let me?" with "Who's going to stop me?"

(Hint: Maybe no one?)

Submitted by Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.ED/DTM/DPP

PowerTalk Palate

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Click on Meeting Dates Below 

to see our Awesome Speaker Line-Up 

and Presentation Descriptions!

Thursday, June 13th

6:30am-9:00am CST


Friday, June 14th

6:30am-9:00am CST



Power Club 

Pizza Panel Program

Tuesday, June 11th


Power Pal Profiles
Welcome Our Newest Club Members!!!

Will you be next? 

Learn more about our Club Membership Packages HERE!


         Power Articles

  Power Praise  

  PowerTalk Promotions

                               Big Batch Cheeseburger Soup


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1-3/4 pounds potatoes (about 3-4 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk

  • 2 medium carrots, shredded

  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 package (8 ounces) Velveeta, cubed

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add potatoes, broth, milk, carrots, celery and seasonings. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender, 7-9 hours.

  • Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in sour cream. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Submitted by Vitalia Bryn-Pundyk, M.ED/DTM/DPP

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