To The Next Step is a speaking program that connects directly with younger generations with the aim of encouraging them to think seriously and differently about their current lifestyle and future.
This speaking program, speaks directly “To The Next Step” that younger generations are about to embark on. Specifically, we speak to the steps in life that they can’t see coming, notify them of how their future actions impact that step, and what to do to get ready.
Speaker Kyle Grappone founded this program out of a personal desire to change the way future generations grown learn and take "the next step" in their lives.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
What You Don't See Coming
Who Is It For?
High School Students (All Grades)
In this keynote, created specifically for high school students, I talk about the important part of life that they are about to enter. Growing up, making informed decisions, taking advantage of resources, creating new relationships, and more are covered in-depth. Here is where I challenge the students to begin ‘thinking differently’ and to make small changes every day on the road to college and adulthood.
What type of person do you want to become?
What kind of impact do you want to have on this world?
What to do if you want to pursue a career that is outside the box
Trade School VS College
How today’s decisions can affect your life 10 years from now
What does it mean to ‘sleep through life’?
Understanding the impact of your choices
Why you should care TODAY not tomorrow
How to be fully prepared for all aspects of college
How to implement small daily changes in order to change your overall mindset
You Can Sleep If You Want To
Who Is It For?
College Freshman / High School Seniors
In this talk, I speak to high school seniors and college freshman about what college is really like and the topics High School did not cover. This conversation is a blend of funny stories and sobering facts as I challenge the audience to think beyond the cliché college student experience. Here is where I implore the students to understand the opportunity in front of them and show them how to make the most out of it.
The 5 People You Meet In College
3 Changes You’re Not Ready For
Be careful who you trust and who you follow
What high school could not have prepared you for
Creating a plan to get the most out of college
How to navigate difficult situations
Taking advantage of the resources available to you
Deciding what type of person you want to be
Determining what the next 4 years will be like
Have you used your time wisely?
Who Is It For?
College Students (All Classes)
In this keynote, I speak with college students about the current state of their educational careers. We discuss the road that lies ahead for them, and what the ‘real world’ is actually like. Specifically, I challenge them to answer questions such as “Have you used your time wisely so far?”, “Are you still passionate about what you are studying?”, and “Are you ready to graduate?”. My purpose is to ensure that the students are making the most of their college opportunity and inspire them to think differently so they are prepared for the real world.
What does ‘The Real World’ mean?
What does a ‘full time job’ actually mean?
Do you know what you are going to do next?
Have you made the most of your time so far?
How to determine if you are on the right track
Making a plan that works for you
Understanding how to prepare for the real world
Understanding what is going to be expected of you
Tell Me Your Fears
Who Is This For?
High School or College Students
In this this workshop the students will anonymously write their fears and concerns about high school, college, or the working world down on paper and submit them to me. I will then read them out loud to encourage an open conversation about how to deal with these real-life issues. I will weave in real life stories, statistics from studies, and provide resources to help the students overcome these fears.
Dependent on audience submissions
Fitting in at college
Picking a major
Navigating difficult situations
Alternatives to college
How to deal with your fears
Understanding that you are not alone
Creating a plan of action
Where to turn to for answers
How to ask for help
Put The Phone Down
Who Is It For?
High School and College Students
In this workshop, I dive deep into the topic of smartphones and students’ unhealthy attachment to them. We talk about how they affect your health, diminish your communication skills, and more. I also discuss the topic of social media, how deceiving it can be and how to protect your online image and reputation. We will also talk about how to use it to your benefit and enhance your opportunities.
How your smartphone affects your health
How social media can be deceiving
Protecting your online image and reputation
The damaging effects it has on your communication skills
Creating a plan for decreasing your smartphone use
Understanding the negative side effects of smartphone overuse
What to do besides playing on your phone
Building the right type of online reputation
How to use social media to your benefit
What Is The Real World?
Who Is It For?
This college workshop is a more intimate version of my “Have You Used Your Time Wisely” college keynote. It can be delivered to college students of any age or modified specifically for graduating seniors. In this talk, I break down the popular phrase ‘The Real World’ into what it means and what to expect. Here we will talk about writing resumes, applying for jobs and much more.
How to enter the working world
The difference between being a student and being an employee
How to write a resume and cover letter
How to network and make professional contacts
Understanding how to write a resume and cover letter
How to become a valuable and trusted employee
Networking tips and tricks
How to apply to and get a job
Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Hopefully, you watched my demo video and now want to learn more about me!
I am a youth educational public speaker with a passion for guiding, mentoring and educating high school and college students. Whether it’s my keynotes, workshops, or blog posts my ultimate goal is to motivate students to Think Differently and answer the question What Type Of Person Do I Want To Become?
I started this movement after several years of various corporate jobs in the ‘real world’. I noticed a disturbing trend of individuals who spent their days complaining about their jobs, waiting for Friday and then complaining on Monday that their weekend went by too fast. It is a never-ending cycle of misery for those who do not enjoy the life they are currently living.
We are creating generations of individuals who dislike their lives and feel that there is nothing they can do about it. This is resulting in increasing rates of violence, depression, anxiety and even suicide.
Today’s students are unaware of the next steps in life that await them. They must be ready to take ownership over their lives and prepare themselves accordingly. My talks and content challenge them to think differently about how they approach these next steps. By thinking differently, they can begin to break this cycle and and inspire younger generations to build a life that they love.
I invite you to read about my keynotes and workshops below and then fill out the form so we can start the conversation.
Thanks for stopping by!
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