Why Next Step?
- Do you have a Competent Toastmaster (CTM)/Competent Communicator (CC) award?
- Are you looking for a more exciting speaking experience?
- Do you want to become a great speaker?
Then Next Step is for you!
You have a CTM/CC. Now what? How do you further 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 advanced speaker. You need...Next Step!
Next Step is an advanced Toastmasters club which specializes incoaching and guiding the advanced speaker in the achievement of their advanced speech goals, and provides an opportunity for speakers todo longer speeches (10 minutes and up).
Next Step is exceptional in assisting the advanced 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 videoed 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 and be the speaker you've always wanted to be!And, since we want to make taking advantage of this learning opportunity as easy as possible, there are no club dues to join Next Step! Next Step members only pay Toastmasters International dues of $27 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 email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you on Thursday!