Officers of the Club
The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership is proud to be an official Toastmasters Club #06051726, Area #7, Division #B, District #49 chartered in 2017.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The organization has helped more than 4 million men and women become more confident in their speaking and leadership skills. Membership now exceeds 345,000, with 15,900 clubs in 142 countries.
Toastmasters was started in 1924 by Ralph C. Smedly, who was working for the YMCA in Bloomington, Illinois. He recognized a need for men to "learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees." According to the Toastmasters website toastmasters.org, Women weren't officially admitted until 1973.
Every Toastmasters club mission is: “We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.”
MCBL hosts a newly chartered Toastmasters club every third Tuesday of the month from 12 to 1 p.m.. Anyone interested in improving his or her public speaking skills is welcome to join this fun, dynamic and supportive group.
- Improve public speaking and leadership skills
- Increase self-confidence and personal growth
- Networking with members comprised of entrepreneurs, small business owners and various professionals
- Conveniently located in downtown Honolulu
For more information on Toastmasters, visit www.toastmasters.org.