MSSU's Taylor Auditorium site for International Acclaimed Author / Speaker

Joplin, MO, August 01, 2014 --( MSSU's Taylor Auditorium opens to the Joplin community to hear international author/speaker John C. Maxwell via live simulcast on October 10th, 7:30am-12:00pm. Maxwell has written over 75 books and trained over 5 million leaders worldwide, having spoken to diverse audiences such as Fortune 500 companies, United States Military Academy at West Point, National Football League, and the United Nations. INC magazine has rated Maxwell as the number one leadership expert for six consecutive years. He will be speaking on his newest book being released this fall, “Good Leaders Ask Great Questions.” “Questions are the key that unlocks most of the doors of opportunity in your life,” states Maxwell.

Also speaking will be Linda Kaplan Thaler (creator of the duck for Aflac) – “How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary,” and Tim Sanders (Yahoo executive) – “People Centric Tools for Success."

As fulfillment of the mission of AFM, host of the event, seventy-five percent (75%) of the net proceeds will be invested back into additional transitional housing for Joplin in partnership with the Catholic Charities of Southwest Missouri. CCSOMO has been a key player in Joplin’s rescue and rebuild efforts. Not only will Joplin's leaders grow personally and professionally from the leadership training, but proceeds will enable AFM 501(c)(3) to fulfill their objectives to provide preventative support, treatment support and transitional support through housing, education and any other means that would be needed to aid in stabilizing women into the community.

Early bird registration is open now through September 30th for $99 at or From October 1st – October 10th, general admission will be $129. Contact us about group or student rates ($70-$79) at or 417-861-8826. Ticket purchases and sponsorships for the event are tax deductible.
Jill Wolf