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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!

This wonderful month of August, co-PSA director and CEO of Destiny Speaks Speakers Bureau, Shirley Hogsett will present: The Business of Speaking.


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  • Cheryl G.

    Excited to share a few big changes that will give you more exposure for your message utilizing PSA! We’re bringing back the 10 minute spotlight on any subject you want to practice & get feedback so sign up today! We’re always looking for people to do trngs in the groups so if you are a Featured Speaker..Let's get you set up for an upcoming month! We are booking for the "Change Your World" Virtual Summit – let’s put you in front of the world on a teleconference that we record for you!
    Don't wait to sign up..We are running a special during August! 50% off of membership! Jump in only $25 or $50 a month..How crazy to get so much exposure, & the relationships you’ll build with the most connected people in the world! Simply put in "HalfOffSummer" in the coupon code. September starts a new payment option so don't miss this ½ off special. Questions? Contact me or ═► click on the membership tab! Put Cheryl, Shirley or Alaina in the Who referred you spot!

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    Hi Friends,
    I sent out our notice for September and inadvertently listed Cicely Wilson instead of Lisa McCaskill as our keynote speaker. My apologies for the mix-up! Did you notice our new location for September? Chinatown Public Library!

    August 27, 2014

  • Shirley

    What a great group of World Changers. Its was an honor to share with you last night. I look forward to abundant success for each of you.

    2 · August 14, 2014

  • Tom R.

    Outstanding group. Thanks to all! I'll be out of town next month but can't wait for the next meeting.

    2 · August 14, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    A huge thank you to everyone who came out to our August PSA meeting last night at the Chicago Bee Library. Shirley Hogsett was our keynote speaker and explained the Business of Speaking in terms that even I understood. Looking forward to seeing our new friends at the September 10th meeting. Feel free to bring your completed registration paperwork and join our group.

    Best wishes, Cheryl

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    Great turnout; several new faces, excellent content!

    2 · August 14, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    Hi Everyone!
    Just a reminder that we are meeting tonite for our regularly scheduled PSA chapter meeting.

    1 · August 13, 2014

  • Shirley

    Hello Chicago PSA. What questions do you need answered that will take you from where you are to where you want to be in your speaking career? List them here and I will answer them Wednesday.

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • Cheryl G.

      How do we prepare our speaking for large audiences?

      August 9, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    Reminder about TONIGHT'S PSA Bonus Call:

    The Root of all Resistance, TeleConference Monday 6:30 PM CST.

    I’m Deborah Bishop, also known as Dr. Rev Deb; Keynote Performer and Inner Image Expert because your net worth will never outperform your self worth. I teach heart centered entrepreneurs, speakers, authors and leaders, to discover what they don’t know yet, that’s been stopping them every time, so they can take the action that will double, triple and quintuple their profits living on purpose. Join me on our upcoming teleseminar; “The Root of All Resistance” this coming Monday at 6:30 PM CST. This is a special bonus training call for members of the Public Speakers Association. I will share with you, the Whole Wealth Breakthrough formula and give you a simple step you can activate immediately so you can see /have results immediately.
    Call Number:[masked]

    August 4, 2014

  • Lisa

    Hi Cheryl, I just added this to my calendar, so I'll be listening in.

    2 · July 30, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    I am so excited!!! One of our PSA Directors, Deborah Bishop from Nashville, TN is attending a conference in Chicago next weekend and has graciously offered to speak to us via conference call on Monday, Aug 4th, 6:30 p.m. about:

    ‘The Root of all Resistance – Stop Selling Yourself Short and Enjoy Massive Cash Flow” Because it’s what you don’t know you don’t know that is stopping you every time! Join Us by calling:[masked]
    Enter passcode:[masked]#

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Paul K.

    Hi everyone , am currently student , cant wait to meet you guys . in the next events in public speakers association. the main point is to improve and increase more speaking skills. hope will see you guys soon.

    3 · July 28, 2014

    • Cheryl G.

      Hi Paul, you are absolutely correct! Our goal with the Chicago Downtown PSA group is to help our members improve their speaking skills! See you on Aug 13th!

      1 · July 30, 2014

  • Paul K.


    July 28, 2014

  • Cheryl G.

    Hi Chicago Downtown PSA members!
    I missed seeing you at our July meeting, but heard our keynote speaker was AWESOME! This is a great time to sharpen those speaking skills.

    We have a unique opportunity to hear PSA Director & Speaker, Deborah Bishop (Nashville, TN) talk to us about The Root of all Resistance – Stop Selling Yourself Short and Enjoy Massive Cash Flow. Are you interested in hearing Deborah speak via a teleconference call on Monday, August 4th? I need to hear back from everyone before we confirm with Ms. Bishop. Reply here or send me a text message: (224) 357-6315. Best regards,
    Cheryl Gist-Williams / C. Lynn Williams

    2 · July 21, 2014

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