Mentorship Program

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
The mentorship program provides each new member with an experienced speaker from the club to provide one-on-one coaching. For the new member, it’s a chance to learn from someone who has gone through the program to help them develop their skills as a speaker. For the experienced member, it’s an opportunity to learn how to give constructive feedback and encouragement.
How does it work?
  • New members – when you join the club, the VP of Education will reach out to you to find if you would like a mentor, and if so, if there is anyone you’d like to be paired with. If you don’t have a preference, the VP of Education will select a mentor for you.
  • Experienced members – once you complete your 10th speech from the Competent Communicators Manual, the VP of Education will reach out to you to see if you would like to become a mentor. Once you have confirmed your commitment, the VP of Education will begin to pair you with a new member as they join the club.
Once the mentor-mentee pair has been confirmed, it will be up to the mentor and mentee to work out the coaching will take place.
Expectations for the Mentor
  • Exchange contact information and reach out to set up the first meeting
  • Speak to your mentor about their Toastmaster goals and areas they want to develop
  • Attend regularly, especially if they’re speaking so you can observe them in action
  • Be proactive and reach out if they are assigned to speak at an upcoming meeting
  • If they haven’t spoken in awhile, gently nudge them to set up their next speech date
Expectations for the Mentee
  • Exchange contact information
  • Set your Toastmasters goals and think about the areas you would like to develop — and share that with your mentor
  • Be proactive and reach out if you’d like some help – whether it’s writing the speech, coming up with an idea or simply to practice before the meeting
  • Be respectful of your mentor’s time
Questions?
Contact the VP of Education
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