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.

Good luck to James Williams and Curtis Cockerham in the Division S Speech Contest

James Williams (1st Place - Evaluation Contest) and Curtis Cockerham (1st Place - Humorous Contest) will represent MarathonMasters at the Division S Speech Contest on Sat., Sept. 26th, 9:00 a.m., at the Blue Valley Library. James and Curtis won the club and Area S-71 Humorous and Evaluation Speech Contests.

Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more contests including the international speech contest, as well as tall tales, table topics, and taped speech contests. Speakers in the international speech contest advance to the annual Toastmasters International Conference and take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking every summer.

Find more information about humorous and evaluation speech contests in Toastmasters' SPEECH CONTEST RULEBOOK.

It's Time for "Pizza for Dues" - and Special Guest from Scotland, Sheila Fraser, DTM

It's time to renew your membership in MarathonMasters Toastmasters. We make it membership renewal a celebration with "Pizza for Dues." Update your membership and enjoy delicious pizza with your MarathonMasters friends on Thursday, September 10th, at 12:00 p.m.

A special guest, Sheila Fraser, DTM, will join us on Thursday. She is founder and CEO of Sheila Fraser & Associates. As a seasoned trainer and speaker, Sheila designs training for other people to deliver. She has studied learning styles, oratory, and cognitive psychology to ensure training designs are brain-friendly, creative, and packed with high-quality content. More about Sheila at www.sheilafraser.co.uk.

 

Area Humorous Speech and Evaluation contest winners

Congratulations to Curtis Cokerham and James Williams for taking first place in the Area S-71 Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests, respectively.  To see the full results of the contest, which included 5 areas, click the read more link.

Congratulations Curtis Cockerham & James Williams - Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest Winners!


We are proud to announce that our winners of the MarathonMasters Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest are James Williams (1st Place - Evaluation Contest) and Curtis Cockerham (1st Place - Humorous Contest).

The Area S-71 Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest is on August 29th at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, KS 66202. Registration is at 9:15 a.m., Briefing is at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10:00 a.m.

The Division S Speech Contest is on Sept. 26th9:00 a.m., at the Blue Valley Library.

Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more contests including the international speech contest, as well as tall tales, table topics, and taped speech contests. Speakers in the international speech contest advance to the annual Toastmasters International Conference and take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking every summer.

Find more information about humorous and evaluation speech contests in Toastmasters' SPEECH CONTEST RULEBOOK.

Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest - Thursday, August 13th, 12 noon - 1pm

Have you got a funny story to share? A laugh-out-loud speech that will tickle listeners?

Or perhaps you've got a gift at providing other speakers with exceptional feedback that help them improve their delivery skills?

Consider participating in the MarathonMasters Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contests on Thursday, August 13th, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., at the YRC World Headquarters, 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS   66211.

The Area S-71 Humorous & Evaluation Speech Contest is on August 29th at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, KS 66202. Registration is at 9:15 a.m., Briefing is at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10:00 a.m.

The Division S Speech Contest is on Sept. 26th9:00 a.m., at the Blue Valley Library.

Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, more than 30,000 Toastmasters compete in one or more contests including the international speech contest, as well as tall tales, table topics, and taped speech contests. Speakers in the international speech contest advance to the annual Toastmasters International Conference and take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking every summer.

Find more information about humorous and evaluation speech contests in Toastmasters' SPEECH CONTEST RULEBOOK.

MarathonMasters Toastmasters OPEN HOUSE - Thursday, August 6th, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Do you want to sharpen your public speaking skills, unleash your leadership potential, and connect with positive professionals?

You're cordially invited to our MarathonMasters Toastmasters OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, August 6th, 12-1pm, at the YRC World Headquarters, 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, Kansas. Our club is filled with people from many different professions and public speaking histories. We've got seasoned professional speakers, Toastmasters district representatives, organizational board members who regularly speak to constituents, teachers, business professionals, church leaders, and new members who keep us alive! 

Join us for lunch hosted by our MarathonMasters members! Experience a meeting. Hear great speakers. Participate in Table Topics (if you'd like to!). And consider becoming a part of our group.

MarathonMasters members: Go to SignUpGenius - and sign up to contribute to our potluck feast.

Smedley Award Membership Contest - August 1st through September 30th


 
Ralph Smedley, founder of Toastmasters, once said, "People more willingly follow a leader who knows where he is going." Little did he know when he first formed speaking groups at local YMCAs in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1905 that its membership would grow to over 14,600+ groups in 126 countries throughout the world. 
 
The mission of Toastmasters International is to "empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders." Throughout the year, Toastmasters International offers several membership-building contests. The SMEDLEY AWARD MEMBERSHIP CONTEST begins on August 1st and ends on September 30th.
 
Do you want to sharpen your public speaking and leadership skills? Would you like to be part of a thriving and collaborative group that will support your progress and cheer you on? MarathonMasters Toastmasters is the group for you. Come by and visit our Toastmasters group in the YRC Headquarters, 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, Kansas onThursdays, 12 pm - 1 pm.
 
It’s simple - let's add five new, dual or reinstated members to our roster to win the prestigious club membership award.
Invite your friends, co-workers, colleagues - or anyone who wants to boost their self-confidence, strengthen their public speaking skills, and increase their leadership skills.
 
We look forward to seeing you at MarathonMasters Toastmasters!

 

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