Why Next Step?
- Are you looking for a more exciting speaking experience?
- Do you want to become a great speaker?
- Would you like to become a Competent Communicator (CC)?
- Would you like to progress to being an Advanced Toastmaster (ATM)?
Then Next Step is for you!
You have an upcoming speaking engagement or simply want to improve your speaking skills. Now what?
How do you grow and develop your carefully built speaking skills? Doing the Advanced Toastmaster/Avanced Communicator manuals alone won't help you.
You need the help of a club that is designed specifically for you, the beginning and advanced speaker. You need...Next Step!
Next Step is a Chicagoland Toastmasters club which specializes in coaching and guiding beginning and advanced speakers in the achievement of their speech goals, and provides an opportunity for speakers to do longer speeches (10 minutes and up).
Next Step is exceptional in assisting the speaker with its unique combination of group roundtable and formal evaluations. This dual evaluation approach rounds out the speaker's evaluation experience and provides the widest possible feedback on the speaker's performance.
Every speech is video recorded and available for download for further evaluation and review by Next Step members.
Your Next Step speeches are credited to your club! At Next Step we are interested in growing your speaking skills, not penalizing your club. For this reason, we give any Distinguished Club speech points earned in Next Step to your home club, not to Next Step.
In addition to in-depth speech evaluations, every Next Step meeting has a mini-clinic approach:
- Get ideas from Next Step members about how to "fine tune" the content and presentation of your speech.
- Try out different versions of your speech in front of a test audience of Next Step members.
- Use different speech styles, gestures, voices, etc. and get feedback on which works best
A speaker is only as good as their last speech, and at Next Step we want to ensure that your last speech, your next speech, and the speech after that are excellent and continue to be excellent!
So take it to the next level: Join Next Step now and be the speaker you've always wanted to be!
Wait - there's more!
Because we want to make taking advantage of this learning opportunity as easy as possible for you, there are no club dues to join Next Step! Next Step members only pay Toastmasters International dues of $36 per half-year.
Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the ground floor conference room at 1 N. Franklin, Chicago, Illinois.
For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you on Thursday!