Coaching in effective speaking.
Our mission is to provide global opportunities for self-improvement
through progressive quality training in communication and leadership skills.
To foster free and open discussion which shall be without bias on all subjects,
whether political, social, economic, racial or religious.
To love our language,
and use it with grace and facility.
The world grows better because people wish that
it should, and because they take the right steps to make it better.
Ernestine White, Founder
History of POWERtalk and our Club
POWERtalk was founded in 1938 in San Francisco under the name International Toastmistress Clubs. It started primarily for women, but is now open to both men and women. In 1985 the organization's
name was changed to International
Training in Communication. In 2003 our international
headquarters relocated from Anaheim, California to New Zealand. In July 2007 the decision was made to rebrand
the organization as POWERtalk International while officially
retaining the ITC name.
POWERtalk welcomes all interested individuals without regard to age, race, religion, citizenship or national origin.
POWERtalk International (North Bay) was
chartered in March 1975 under the name North Bay Communicators, and its membership has been active ever since. The club welcomes
accountants, government employees, pharmacists, doctors, nurses, real estate brokers, teachers, housewives, students,
retirees... basically anyone with a desire for self-improvement. The club name was changed in August 2007.