Welcome to MARATHONMASTERS TOASTMASTERS - Join us on Thursdays, 12pm, 10990 Roe, Overland Park, KS

WHAT IS MARATHONMASTERS?  MarathonMasters is a Toastmasters club dedicated to helping its members become better communicators and leaders.  Guests are always welcome, so come by for a visit to see what we're all about.  We meet Thursdays at 12:00 noon at YRC Freight located on the southwest corner of I-435 and Roe Ave in Overland Park.

With the skills learned from membership in the club, members are able to:

  • Better negotiate salary increases and promotions at their jobs.
  • Explain new concepts more easily and successfully to others.
  • Fill into those roles that require speaking ability, such as in giving a toast or a best man's speech at a wedding.
  • Present material in meetings at their jobs with additional confidence.
  • Move up the employment ladder into higher level leadership positions.
  • Improve their interviewing skills.

Toastmasters District 22 SPRING CONFERENCE -- Fri., April 28th - Sat., April 29th, 2017

This year's TOASTMASTERS DISTRICT 22 SPRING CONFERENCE begins on Friday, April 28th, 6pm and runs through Saturday, April 29th, 8pm. The conference is at the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport in Wichita, KS.

It's not too late to CLICK ON THIS LINK and register at Eventbrite for some or all of the conference events.

Get Ready! It's Time to BEAT THE CLOCK!

Throughout the year, Toastmasters International offers several membership-building contests. As we grow, we:

  • *  Increase meeting participation among members.
  • *  Improve learning opportunities for everyone.
  • *  Offer greater opportunities to learn and hone new skills

To Beat the Clock! (May 1 to June 30), we add five or more new, dual or reinstated members to our roster within the contest dates.

Clubs who earn the Beat the Clock! Award receive a ribbon of distinction for our club banner and a special discount code for 10% off of our next club order!

Do you know someone who wants to sharpen their speaking and leadership skills? Or do you know a seasoned presenter who wants to advance from good to great speaker status? Invite them to a MarathonMasters Toastmasters meeting. We'll share a welcome packet with them so they can learn more about us.

Pizza on March 16th!

Just a friendly reminder that we'll have Pizza on Thursday, March 16th. Don't forget to bring your Dues renewal with you that day as well. See you there!

Next year's officers

Allow me to present the roster for next year's officers.

  • President - Regina Berens
  • VP Eduction - Rob Christeson
  • VP Membership - Jake Bubenik
  • VP Public Relations - unfilled
  • Secretary - Michael Pelz
  • Treasurer - Dan Hutchins
  • Sergeant at Arms - James Williams

Congratulations to all.  Our new officers will begin their service on July 1.

MarathonMasters International Speech & Table Topics Contests: Thursday, January 26th

It's that time of year again! Are you ready for the Toastmasters International Speech and Table Topics Contests?

MarathonMasters will host our annual INTERNATIONAL SPEECH and TABLE TOPICS CONTEST on Thursday, January 26th, at 12:00 p.m.  

Winners of the contest will advance to the next level where they will compete with seasoned speakers from other clubs.

The Area Contest will be on Saturday, February 18th at the Corinth Library.

Division Contest will be in March. More information about the contests will be posted soon.

More information about the Toastmasters International Speech and Table Topics Contests can be found on the Toastmasters website. The Speech Contest Rulebook and Speed contest tutorials are also available on the Toastmasters website.

Women in Communication & Leadership Event - Thursday, January 7th, 6 - 8 p.m.

Do you want to sharpen your public speaking skills in your career? Or are you ready to launch a public speaking career? Or do you want to strengthen your leadership skills? Come to the Women in Communication & Leadership event on Thursday, January 7th, 6:00 - 8:00pm, at the Johnson County Library, 9000 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS 66221. The event is hosted by Paul McDonald, DTM, and Toastmasters District 22 Area K.

Deborah Maiwald, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM), shares how to demonstrate "Leadership Without Formal Authority. Jenny Billot, ACB, ALB, explains how to "Stay True to Your Authentic You!" Sharon Horgan, DTM, shows you how "Communicators Lead the Way in Employee Engagement."

Keynote speaker, Dr. Julie Connor, empowers you with tools to get started as a professional speaker. Sally Wright will chair the event as Toastmaster and facilitate the question & answer session.

Find more information or sign up to attend this special event by clicking on this Eventbrite website link.

Join Us for a MarathonMasters Holiday Party!

 

We are so excited to share our Toastmasters enthusiasm with family and friends. Join us for a POTLUCK MARATHONMASTERS CELEBRATION on Friday, January 8th, 6:30 p.m. until everyone goes home.

The party will be at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6306 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, KS   66208.

Sign up to bring something yummy on SignUp Genius (click on the link!).

There will be plenty of good cheer to spread to all. We'll have a sign-up list soon because we'll need:

  • A New Year's Toastmaster
  • Do you have a speech to share or holiday story to deliver? Show off your speaking chops with our fellow Toastmasters, family, and friends.
  • Family and friends can join us in a special rendition of holiday and New Year's Table Topics.
  • We'll take a group picture to share on our MarathonMasters website!

​​Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, January 8th, and let the festivities begin! It won't be the same without you.

"How to Put On a Successful Workshop in Kansas City" by Paul McDonald, DTM

 
  Whether you want to up your speaking game as a paid speaker,  
  broaden opportunities to speak within your profession, or host
  an event, Paul McDonald, Distinguished Toastmaster, will deliver a
  powerful presentation called How to Put On a Successful
 
  Bring a sack lunch and join us on Wednesday, December 30th,    
  from December 30th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, at the   YRC Worldwide Headquarters, ​10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS
  66211.
 
You can register and learn more information about the event at Eventbrite. Only 30 seats are available, so sign up quick. This is a presentation you won't want to miss!

Invite Family & Friends to Our MarathonMasters Holiday Party - Fri., Jan. 8th, 6:30 p.m.

We are so excited to share our Toastmasters enthusiasm with family and friends. Join us for a POTLUCK MARATHONMASTERS CELEBRATION on Friday, January 8th, 6:30 p.m. until everyone goes home.

The party will be at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 6306 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, KS   66208.

Sign up to bring something yummy on SignUp Genius (click on the link!).

There will be plenty of good cheer to spread to all. We'll have a sign-up list soon because we'll need:

  • A New Year's Toastmaster
  • Do you have a speech to share or holiday story to deliver? Show off your speaking chops with our fellow Toastmasters, family, and friends.
  • Family and friends can join us in a special rendition of holiday and New Year's Table Topics.
  • We'll take a group picture to share on our MarathonMasters website!

​​Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, January 8th, and let the festivities begin! It won't be the same without you.

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