Designed to improve and showcase the professional development skills of our members.
We get it.
Getting out of your comfort zone and putting yourself out there in a competition can be hard.
But who said growth and change would ever be easy?
The competitions program is an opportunity for you to practice and strengthen your skills so that you can
Become a better speaker and be able to advocate, defend, and sell your position
Become a better writer and be able to build a well thought out argument or speech
Prepare yourself, professionally, for a job search
Achieve self-confidence in your personal and professional life
Encourage other members to improve their skills
Witnessing past Jaycees compete in speak-up and write-up competitions, competitions held on Zoom to save on travel expenses, and learning how to speak and write are what motivates me to sign up for these competitions.
Rising Phoenix Jaycees President 2021
Competitors provide brief, prepared and/or impromptu speeches based on a randomly chosen topic.
Two separate competitions are held based on members’ eligibility: Novice Speak-Up and Master Speak-Up.
2021 Year End Competitions
More information about this year's competition will be shared here in Fall 2021.
JCI Hawaii chapters provide other training opportunities throughout the year to help members improve their professional development skills.
Check out our upcoming events through our calendar!
JCI Hawaii can help competitors secure a mentor to prepare for their competitions. If you would like to get in touch with a mentor, please visit below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)