Chicago Downtown Public Speakers Association

Welcome to the Public Speakers Association! We are glad you stopped by! The PSA is designed to help you promote your business and acquire more clients through public speaking. If you are looking for speaking opportunities, networking options or to sharpen your speaking skills, look no further! We are changing the world from the front of the room.

Join us at Chicago Bee Library the second Wednesday of each month for our dinner meeting from 5:45-7:45 pm. Visitors are welcome to join us for free! We only ask that you bring your great ideas and your dinner. Free parking is adjacent to the library.

We are growing our businesses, getting booked to speak nationally and internationally and we would love for you to join us!

Our June PSA speaker is Marcus Carter, founder of M.A.Y.A., My Ambition Your Ambition (2013). A national speaker, consultant, Life Coach, and author, Marcus Carter has a private practice in Chicago, Illinois. Marcus has earned professional designations with the National Speakers Association, the Public Speakers Associations, and took first place at the Chicago District International Speech Contest via Toastmasters International in 2014. His topic will be "How to Establish Yourself as a Realionaire!"

Join Marcus and the Chicago Downtown Public Speakers Association on June 18, 2014, 5:45 p.m. at the Chicago Bee Library located at 3647 S. State Street, Chicago, IL. Refreshments will not be served, however feel free to bring a meal, snack or beverage to enjoy.


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  • Cheryl G.

    Looking forward to a great discussion as our keynote speaker, Marcus Carter talks about becoming a "Realionaire".

    1 · June 13

    • Cheryl G.

      Lisa what's the name of your meet up group?

      July 7

    • Lisa

      Hi Cheryl. It's Chicago Women Employees Becoming Entrepreneurs. Here's the link:­omen-Employees-Becoming-­Entrepreneurs . See you soon (though, unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to make tomorrow's meeting).

      July 8

  • Jerusalem S.

    Valuable information from Marcus Carter and a great supportive group. I'll definitely be at the next meeting if my schedule allows!

    1 · June 25

  • Lisa

    Great people. Another wonderful member keynote presentation. One of THE most productive meetup groups I've come across.

    1 · June 19

    • Cheryl G.

      Lisa it was great seeing you again and hearing about your speaking area of interest. Can't wait until you are our 'keynote' speaker. Tuttles!

      June 19

    • Lisa

      :-), LOL to your "tuttles"! It was good to see you too. I'm looking forward to trying out my skills at an upcoming monthly meeting - maybe August's...? I'll be reaching out about it shortly. Thanks much!

      2 · June 24

  • Cheryl G.

    Great turnout; several new people came out and share their speaking experience!

    1 · June 19

  • Cheryl G.

    Excited to meet EVERYONE tomorrow, June 18th at our new location - Chicago Bee Library
    3647 S. State St. 5:45 pm

    June 17

  • Cheryl G.

    New Location: Chicago Bee Library
    New Date: (Just this time) Wednesday, June 18th
    New Time: 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
    Bring your ideas, questions and something to munch on

    1 · May 27

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