Zoom Meetings every 1st & 3rd Monday @7:00pm – Click Here to Be Our Guest !!
Ask any member of Toastmasters International and you’ll most likely find a variation of the same answer: “It’s truly life changing!!” From overcoming fear of public speaking and gaining more confidence to taking your leadership and communication skills to the next level, Toastmasters is an invaluable educational resource for people from all walks of life. Whether your intent is for personal or professional development, you’ll be sure to find that both benefit mutually from being a member of Toastmasters. Without a doubt, the privilege of this platform comes with many advantages that will empower you, elevate your life, and help you make a meaningful impact on the world around you. Visit our next club meeting and see for yourself why so many people rave about Toastmasters International!! We invite you to BE OUR GUEST – CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE
5 Great Reasons to Join:
#1 Networking/Meeting New People
#2 Surrounding Yourself with Successful People
#4 Valuable, Honest Feedback
#5 Boost Self-Confidence
” ‘I hate public speaking!’ That is what I said before I discovered Toastmasters. Toastmasters gave me the confidence to ease through public speaking events when put on the spot. The Hawaii Kai Toastmasters are very supportive of each other; they provide a safe environment to practice and gain self-assurance when speaking in front of groups. Now I even seek out opportunities to speak in public and compete in speech contests. Thanks to Toastmasters, I love public speaking!”
– Brian L.
“From the very first moment I visited Hawai’i Kai Toastmasters, I felt I was home. Soon after, I became a member and have grown in more ways than I ever expected!! It’s truly been a life changing experience. I’ve gained more confidence, elevated my leadership skills, and empowered my voice to make a greater impact on the world. Our club has encouraged me with gentle, friendly nudges to help me push past my comfort zone and step into the best version of myself. I am forever grateful for the kindness and incredible support I have received from all of our amazing members at Hawai’i Kai Toastmasters!!”
– Lisa M.
“Years ago when I was a federal law enforcement agent, I was occasionally required to testify in court in criminal cases, as well as conduct briefings & training to banks and other law enforcement agencies. In 1980 I joined Toastmasters and took to it immediately. Toastmasters has helped me in so many other ways in both my professional & private life. In this world of cyber space, iPhones and social media, interactive skills of personal communication are lost; the individual that has these skills uniquely obtained through Toastmasters will have a leg up on everyone and will radiate confidence!”
– Terry C.
“I joined Toastmasters because I was scared of talking in groups. Today, I have YouTube channels and podcast shows, and two successful online businesses as I learned how to step out of my comfort zone and to try new things. Hawaii Kai members support each other’s goal and dream. Come join us to improve together!”
– Aiko H.
“I started my Toastmasters Journey in July of 2013 at Hawaii Kai Toastmasters Club. I love being a Toastmasters member! It has been rewarding and life changing for me; I have grown in many ways and have gained more confidence in my speaking and communication skills. I have improved and grown in my leadership skills. I am proud of the various leadership roles I have held as a Toastmasters member and plan to share my story about how people with disabilities can succeed in life. I have gained family and friends in Toastmasters and have had excellent mentors; I truly appreciate my ‘Ohana at Hawaii Kai Toastmasters!”
– Shaw B.
“Being a member of Toastmasters has boosted my confidence within my personal and work life. It made the anxiety of talking in front of people go away to where I can feel confident in what I am saying without getting choked up or emotional. Hawaii Kai Toastmasters accepted me with open arms and continues to encourage me with very insightful tips and tricks to become a better communicator. Without Hawaii Kai Toastmasters I would still be a shy girl, ready to cry at any moment if I have to present in front of people.”
– Wehi K.
The Club Experience
First and foremost, expect to be greeted with friendly smiles and plenty of Aloha, whether online or in-person!! Since we are currently only meeting virtually until further notice, all sessions are now conducted via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to our club meetings, even non-member guests. Being a guest at a meeting is always free, with no obligation to join, and is a great way to check out a club and learn more about Toastmasters.
Our meetings begin with opening remarks from the Club President, guest introductions, a message from the Toastmaster of the Day, and role explanations. We continue with prepared speeches, Table Topics, evaluations, role reports, guest feedback, and closing remarks. All our guests are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the Table Topics portion of our evening and to share their insights at the end of the meeting. Our club provides a safe, encouraging, and supportive environment for all members and guests. This is the “perfect” place to be imperfect and improve with invaluable feedback that offers opportunities to learn and grow.
We would be honored to have you as our guest at our next Hawaii Kai Toastmasters Club meeting. We meet every 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:00 pm.
Be Our Guest!! CONTACT US for more details!!
PATHWAYS EDUCATION – FIND YOUR PERFECT PATH
In addition to the supportive learning environment in our club, Pathways is a structured educational program provided by Toastmasters to excel learning opportunities. An exciting, interactive, and flexible program, Pathways focuses on five core competencies: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Strategic Leadership, Management, and Confidence. With 11 paths to choose from (and more in development), you have the option to pick which skills you want to focus on.
How does Pathways work?
Sign into Pathways and take the online assessment, which will suggest a learning path based on your goals. As a Toastmasters member, you will receive one free path when you join. Progress through your path by completing projects, giving presentations at club meetings, and implementing feedback, all done at your own pace. Each path has five levels and you’ll start by mastering fundamentals before working your way up to demonstrating your expertise. Best of all, Pathways is available online or in-print and is translated into eight languages!
“Mastering the art of public speaking is the single greatest skill to boost your career.
In fact, it could raise your personal value by 50%.”
– Warren Buffet
“The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller.”
– Steve Jobs
“As a leader, entrepreneur, advocate, or influencer, public speaking is the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge and insights, and pomoting a shared dream.”
– Chris Anderson
“85% of our financial success is due to our personality and ablility to communicate.
Shockingly, only 15% is due to knowledge and technical skill.”
– Dale Carnegie
Established in 1924, TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL has been regarded as the leading non-profit organization dedicated to teaching people from diverse backrgrounds how to improve their public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. There are now more 358,000 members (and growing), in more than 16,800 clubs, in 143 countries. Each club features a unique group of people that bring a variety of cultural influences and expereince levels. The enhanced confidence, effective communication skills, and leadership development attained from being a Toastmasters member is considered a very desirable asset by many employers when hiring and training their employees.
One of the great things about Toastmasters is that the learning never ends and you can continue to break barriers without breaking your budget!! For all members, there are Toastmasters International dues of $45, plus $7.50 for our Hawaii Kai Club, for a total of $52.50 USD which is paid every 6 months (that breaks down to investing just $8.75 per month for an educational experience that will empower your life in remarkable ways!!). When you first join, there is a one-time new member fee of $20, which includes your first Pathways Program. Once you have become a member of Toastmasters, you will be guided through the process of choosing your Pathway and begin your journey to personal and professional growth.
READY TO JOIN? It’s easy!! Fill out our MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM and submit it to your club VP of Membership to proceed with payment. Then pick your Pathway and let the learning begin!! Contact Us to learn more.
Meetings at 7:00 pm
Every 1st and 3rd Monday
Currently via ZOOM
Honolulu, HI 96825