No meetings on Christmas and New Year's Day

In the animal kingdom, some animals hibernate for the entire winter. In MarathonMasters we'll just go into a gift and egg nog coma for two weeks over the holiday season. In the meantime, here's an idea on how best to remove the wrapping paper on your gifts this year. Since tearing it off is so last year, try spraying the paper with liquid nitrogen and smashing it with a hammer. Nothing beats the feeling of watching your wrapping paper shatter and reveal your gifts mostly intact. And besides, what else are you going to do with all that extra liquid nitrogen you have stashed in the garage?

MarathonMasters OPEN HOUSE - Thursday, October 23, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m

Join us for lunch at MarathonMasters Toastmasters for an OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, October 23rd, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  

  • Watch two experienced Toastmasters demonstrate the art of public speaking as they deliver terrific speeches.
  • Listen as evaluators provide speakers with meaningful critiques.
  • Participate in Table Topics.
  • Enjoy lunch (we'll provide the food!) and become part of the MarathonMasters experience. 

We meet every Thursday, noon - 1:00pm, at the YRC Headquarters, 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS   66211

Open House July 31, 2014

Officer Training (6/21/2014)

Officer training is taking place this Saturday, June 21, in Curry Auditorium located in the Baptist Medical Center at Holmes and Rockhill Road.  Training begins at 9:00am.



When you have to speak in public, do you ever feel or think the following:

If so, you are not alone. Toastmasters is where you want to be!!

Join us Thursday, April 24th from 12pm - 1pm for OPEN HOUSE and learn how to over come these challenges.

MarathonMasters is a great club to join, as you are able to enhance your communication and leadership.



Open House

Visit MarathonMasters, this Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00pm.

Build your confidence!

Develop your leadership skills!

Improve your communication & public speaking skills!

At the OPEN HOUSE you will learn about the Toastmasters program,

experience a Toastmasters meeting, network with members, and enjoy good food.

Spring 2014 - Club Contest results

At Marathon Masters we held our semi-annual speech contests this last week. There was great turnout, including our District Lt Governor Education, David Whitner. David handed out some nice incentives to members who have completed Toastmaster awards this year, and he also assisted as a contest functionary. The results are listed below. The first place finishers in each category will compete in the Area S71 Contest on Thursday, February 6th at YRC, 6:00pm. 

Table Topics Contest

1st Place: Julie Conner
2nd Place: James Williams
3rd Place: Leslie Abrahms

International Speech Contest

1st Place: Rob Christeson
2nd Place: Janice Wallace

Club Speech Contest (1/30/2014)

MarathonMasters is having a speech and table topics contest on Thursday, January 30.  Winners of the contest will advance to the next level where they will compete with speakers from other clubs the following week.  It's sure to be a good time, so come by and cheer on your favorite speaker, though preferably not while they're speaking as that could be construed as a distraction and you don't want to distract your favorite speaker.  So come by and cheer on your least favorite speaker.

No Meeting on Thanksgiving

In our long standing tradition of not having a meeting when we're locked out of the building, we have chosen to cancel our meeting for Thanksgiving day.  But we encourage our members to make the best of the situation by presenting a speech at your family's Thanksgiving dinner.  Your family may be amazed at your sudden and unexpected presentation, but mostly they will be wondering what ever possessed you to talk for five to seven minutes on the health benefits of being a vegan, especially after you finished off your second helping of turkey.  As soon as you finish your speech, feel free to dive right in and start opening your Christmas presents.  We're Toastmasters, so we have that kind of power.  Don't you wish everyone could be a Toastmaster?

Toastmasters announces enhancements to the Education Program

This week Toastmasters International Executive Director Daniel Rex and Past President Pat Johnson were interviewed in a podcast (click here:  about the new Revitalized Education Program. Check it out!

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