Who We Are
We were originally formed in 1938 under the name International Toastmistress Clubs. We changed our legal name to International Training in Communication (ITC) in 1985. We have since added POWERtalk International as the brand name for our training programs. Membership in ITC clubs and the training programs is open to anyone interested in learning communication skills in effective speaking, dynamic leadership, and sound mentoring. Clubs meet weekly, or monthly, at a time and place suitable for their members.
At each meeting you will have the opportunity to put new skills into practice and be given feedback on your performance and progress.
Each assignment undertaken is real-life, each is under the guidance of more experienced members, and each is evaluated before the next level of training.
...coaching in effective speaking...
Public speaking need not be a nerve-wracking nightmare. Through POWERtalk International’s individualized program of graduated exercises you will develop the skill and confidence to take the platform on any occasion and impress any audience. Whether you chose to attend a POWERtalk Short Course or work through the longer-term Accreditation Program, you will be offered constructive, friendly, and informed evaluation and support along the way.
The key to successful business presentations is a confident demeanor, supported by a clearly- stated message. Developing that confidence takes practice — regular practice in front of an audience. At POWERtalk International training sessions, you will have the opportunity to practice your speech style and content with the use of speaking aids such as microphones and projectors, until you know you can face any speaking challenge with confidence.
...conference and function planning...
Successful conferences require the superior planning skills which come from experience. POWERtalk International offers the opportunity to learn all facets of conference planning, promotion, and coordination through practical, hands-on involvement in local, national, and even international conferences and functions.
The ability to guide and moderate teams is a sought-after personal and professional ability. POWERtalk International training develops and reinforces leadership skills, with opportunities to use them in practical situations. A structured personal growth path within the management of the organization enables individual members to enhance existing skills — and to learn new ones.
Whether it’s business or politics, charity or church, your understanding and command of proper meeting management and effective reporting can guarantee your success. Through POWERtalk International's leadership training, parliamentary procedure training and organization management practice, members are offered constructive growth in the essential skills needed to run the office, or to run for an office.
This is your invitation...
The public is invited to attend any training session. POWERtalk International training groups meet in a variety of venues around the world. All you need to start your own POWERtalk club is:
- Somewhere to meet—an auditorium or an apartment, a conference room or a school room, the local fire house or the grocery store lunchroom—just about any place will do.
- An organizer to get the group going.
- At least 6 (more would be better) friends, colleagues, or even perfect strangers who want to join you.
Membership is open to anyone who is interested in learning POWERtalk communication and leadership skills. At each training session, you will have the opportunity to put new skills into practice and be given feedback on your performance and progress.
Each assignment undertaken is real-life, each new member is under the guidance of more experienced members, and each is evaluated before the next level of training.
So why not join us today?