Awards for Mata­mata Pow­ertalk

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‘‘They say there is a book in ev­ery­one,’’ says Pow­ertalk Mata­mata mem­ber Carolyn Hooton.

Hooton’s first at­tempt at a writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion re­warded her sec­ond place for the 2016 New Zealand Re­gion Writ­ing Con­test.

The Mata­mata Pow­ertalk mem­ber of four years joined to im­prove her pre­sen­ta­tion skills.

Pow­ertalk Mata­mata, de­vel­oped from The Toast­mistress, was also re­warded with ma­jor ac­co­lades at the Pow­ertalk New Zealand con­fer­ence.

The Mata­mata group re­ceived the Pres­i­dent’s Rose­bowl Award for set­ting and achiev­ing goals and also placed sec­ond for the Mem­ber­ship Award.

The awards go hand in hand for Mata­mata Pow­ertalk. The group’s goal was to in­crease mem­ber­ship, go­ing from four mem­bers to 14 in two years and re­tain­ing mem­ber­ship.

The group is hold­ing three short cour­ses this month to en­hance speak­ing, lis­ten­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion skills.

The cour­ses will be one night a week over three weeks at the Union Par­ish, start­ing Au­gust 22 and cost $75.

Keep an eye on our What’s On guide for more in­for­ma­tion.

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