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A few years ago, I lived in downtown Chicago and joined Michigan Avenue Toastmasters. This was a diverse group of interesting people all dedicated to becoming better speakers and helping each other elevate their skills. I took the No. 3 Bus up to the Magnificent Mile and cut through Water Tower Place to the Seneca Hotel every Tuesday evening. It was exciting, inspiring and motivating. When I moved to Grand Rapids, Mich. I joined a Tuesday night Toastmasters Club that met at the same time but in a retirement home and with a handful of people and very little of the energy or excitement to which I was accustomed. When I whined about this to one of my Chicago friends, he replied, “Well, it sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you.”