Today's contest was a spectacle to behold. There were five contestants for the speech contest along with five for the table topics contest, and every presentation was easily worth the price of admission. In the end, however, only one contestant from each contest is chosen to advance to the next level, and neither contestant from MarathonMasters got to claim that prize. The winners will be presenting at the district conference on May 1, so make plans to attend. If today's performances were any indication, the district level contests will be even more amazing.
We are having an open house this week (4/15/2010). Don't let tax day bring you down. Instead, come by for a MarathonMasters event. Enjoy tantalizing speeches, insightful evaluations, and an exciting table topics session. And while you're here, enjoy some snacks and refreshments, compliments of the MarathonMasters members.
This Saturday, April 17, Toastmasters is holding their division S speech and table topics contest. We have two members who will be competing: Eldon in the speech contest and James in the table topics contest. If you have the time, come by and help cheer them on. Click the read more link to see the details.
The results of today's (March 20) area contest are as follows:
International Speech Contest:
Table Topics Contest:
Congratulations to both contestants on their accomplishments. Both are eligible to advance to the Division level contest taking place on April 17.
Congratulations to the winners of the club International Speech and Table Topics contests. Both the first and second place winners will get to advance to the area level contest being held on March 20 at 9:00am at the Kansas City Water Department at 4800 East 63rd Trafficway. The winners of the speech contest are James and Eldon, and the winners of the table topics contest are also James and Eldon. Good luck to both at the next level.
For the next two weeks (March 4 and 11) we will be meeting in our alternate room due to a scheduling conflict. When you enter the building, go up the stairs as usual, but then turn left instead of right. We will be in room 207 at the end of the hallway.
The second half of our contest, the table topics portion, is scheduled to happen March 4. Much like the speech competition, the table topics are sure to be full of good presentations and lots of laughs. Swing by and enjoy the show.
Our club is putting on our annual International Speech and Table Topics contest this February 25. If you like a good challenge and are drawn to fame, this is your big opportunity. Winners of the club contest advance to the area level contest in March, and winner from there continue up the chain. Ultimately someone will be crowned the international champion of public speaking. Could it be you? You'll never know if you don't try. This is your chance to start something great. Sign up today.
Officer training is upon us. If you're an officer, or would like to learn more about becoming one, the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) is the place to be. This is where our officers get trained and visitors learn about the inner workings of the Toastmasters institution. Details for the upcoming event are:
Saturday, January 30 - Overland Park, Ks.
Shawnee Mission South High School, 5800 107th Street.
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am General session, Officer Breakout and elective sessions plus awards and recognition
12:15 pm Lunch & Learn ($7at registration) - Serving as a District Officer.
1:00 pm How to Facilitate a Moments of Truth
1:50-2:40 pm - Contest training - Pulling it all together
Due to the snow and cold temperatures, Webster University has announced they will be closed today. Since Webster is our meeting location, it also means we will not be meeting today.