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EDU2: Thrive in the Virtual Universe | 2021 District 49 Conference

May 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This event is a part of the 2021 District 49 Conference.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/82727590238 | passcode 2020


Feeling lost in the  Virtual Universe? This interactive fun educational session has some cures! You’ll get the basics and advance techniques to master the online platform.

5:30 PM Welcome Note
5:35 PM Breakout Session 1: Zoom Tools and Tips for Memorable Meetings
by Ron Cahoon, Amy Este, Sherry Imamura-Ryan, Rebecca Kanenaka, Dean Masai, Kimberly Okamura, Nelson Nakagawa
Breakout Session 2: Publicity, Promotion, and Marketing for Success
Julie Murphy, Janell Carla Williams, Rose Kirland
6:10 PM Break
Facilitators will switch in the breakout rooms
6:15 PM Breakout Session 1: Publicity, Promotion, and Marketing for Success
Breakout Session 2: Zoom Tools and Tips for Memorable Meetings
6:50 PM Announcements and Closing
7:00 PM Session Adjourned


Session 1: Zoom Tools and Tips for Memorable Meetings

  1. Add music at the beginning of the meetings as you greet and welcome members and guests.
  2. Add virtual guest packet, agenda, membership applications, etc. into chat.
  3. Learn about various tools that will enhance the meeting experience when you share screen.
  4. Use virtual backgrounds for Club Banner, theme meetings, or timer.
  5. If time permits, we will talk about how to claim host and assign cohosts* and demonstrate polling, creating breakout rooms and recording.
    *District 49 can provide District Zoom accounts to clubs with hosting privileges.


Ron Cahoon Toastmasters Ron Cahoon
Ron Cahoon is VPPR at Ala Moana Toastmasters Club. He joined Toastmasters in 2008 and achieved DTM in 2016. Coincidentally, Sept. 16th was his wedding day, so having that date written on his DTM plaque conveniently ensures that he never forgets his wedding anniversary. His former clubs include South River, Gangnam Hills, Pacific Sunset, and Seoul Advanced Toastmasters clubs in South Korea. Ron’s favorite title is 'Dad' and his greatest joy is his son Sejong.
Amy Este
Amy Este has been a Toastmaster since May of 2019. While her home club is Mililani Toastmasters, she has recently sponsored a new corporate club, Walmart Pacific Northwest Toastmasters and is a charter member of the Spanish English Bilingual Club. She is just finishing level 5 of the Leadership Development Pathway and on her way to Distinguished Toastmaster. During her free time, Amy enjoys scuba diving, gardening, and spending time at the beach with her family.
Sherry Imamura-Ryan Sherry Imamura-Ryan
Sherry Imamura-Ryan joined Pineapple Country Toastmasters as a charter member in March 2000. She is also a member of 9 other clubs. She has earned her traditional and Pathways Distinguished Toastmaster awards. Sherry has served as a past Area Director and Division Director and is currently the Education Committee Chair and Youth Leadership Program Manager. When she has any free time, she loves to take naps
Rebecca Kanenaka Rebecca Kanenaka
Rebecca Kanenaka has been a Toastmaster since 2011. She achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster in 2020. Her home club is Nuuanu Toastmasters Club, where she serves as the club secretary. She is also a member of Laulima, Hawaii Speakers Bureau and Pathways Central Toastmasters clubs. Becky calls herself Jack of all trades and master of none. I love to play tennis, golf, bowl, table tennis, pool, hike, swim and fish. I can play the piano, ukulele and guitar. Becky taught Microbiology 140 at Kapiolani Community College when the pandemic hit and she had to learn how to use zoom to teach her class.
Dean Masai Dean Masai
Dean Masai has been a Toastmasters for more than 15 years and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. He is a member of many Toastmasters clubs. He is a charter member of his “home club,” DBEDT for Business Toastmasters Club. Dean has participated in numerous speech contests, and has won a few. He was also awarded the Toastmasters District 49 Area Governor of the Year for 2009-2010; Division Governor of the Year for 2010-2011; and District 49 Outstanding Toastmaster for 2012-2013.
. Kimberly Okamura
Kim is a member of Prince Kuhio Toastmasters where she serves as the VP Education and has been a charter member since starting the club in 2013. When she’s not in a Toastmasters meeting, she enjoys evening walks with her husband and their 2 dogs, watching YouTube, and eating dessert.
Nelson Nakagawa Nelson Nakagawa (timer)
Nelson Nakagawa has been a Toastmaster for over 25 years. His home club is Nuuanu and he is a member of 3 other clubs. Nelson has served as an Area Governor and Division Governor in the past and is currently the District Speech Contest Committee Chair. He was also part of the Team that helped rollout Pathways for District 49. In his free time, Nelson enjoys getting outdoors and walking.


Session 2: Publicity, Promotion, and Marketing for Success

Take screen shots and placing on Facebook for maximum visibility and advertising the club! Guest speakers Julie Murphy and Janell Carla Williams who will share proven WHIZ marketing and social media tips for success!


Julie Murphy has a passion for all things communication. She currently serves as Founder’s Districts Public Relations Manager and was awarded the 2019-2020 Toastmaster of the Year!  When she’s not busy with Toastmasters, she is a Corporate Communications Administrator at Kia.
Janell Carla Williams is a 2x Distinguished Toastmaster currently serving as District 1 Public Relations Manager.  She enjoys all things social media and is a Quality Assurance Engineer at Live Nation Entertainment.
Rose Kirland Rose Kirland is Past District Director 2017-2018 and District 49 Public Relations Manager 2019-2020. Rose has 41 years experience in public relations and marketing, media, publicity.



May 4, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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