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  • 1. Title goes here 01/21/2012 TLI South; - Eddie Gichuhi The Successful Club Series Mentoring 296 "The ideal condition would be, I admit, that men should be right by instinct. But since we are all likely to go astray, the reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach." -Sophocles Why? New to Toastmasters Gain Confidence Overcome Fear of Public Speaking Improve Communication Skills Improve Leadership Skills 1 1
  • 2. Title goes here 01/21/2012 TLI South; - Eddie Gichuhi What is a Mentor? A mentor: Takes a personal interest and helps Serves as a role model, coach, and confidante Offers knowledge, insight, perspective, and wisdom Helps someone become successful 1 Easing the Transition Learn the program Learn club standards and customs Develop confidence Participate more Quickly learn speaking skills 2 Developing Special Skills More experienced members: Further refine skills Learn new skills 3 2
  • 3. Title goes here 01/21/2012 TLI South; - Eddie Gichuhi Benefits to Mentors Learn from their mentees Remain productive Do something for others Receive recognition 4 Benefits to Clubs More members More satisfied members Higher member retention 5 Mentor Qualities Available Supportive Patient Knowledgeable Sensitive Confident Respectful A good listener Flexible Concern for others 6 3
  • 4. Title goes here 01/21/2012 TLI South; - Eddie Gichuhi The Mentoring Steps The First Meeting 1. Sit with the new member. 2. Orient the new member to club customs and procedures. 3. Explain how to sign up. 4. Help with the Ice Breaker. 7 The Mentoring Steps The Next Meeting 1. Make mentees aware of resources. 2. Provide positive feedback. 3. Explain responsibilities. 4. Help with speeches and other assignments. 8 The Mentoring Steps Over Time 1. Tell how you have benefited. 2. Invite the mentee to other events. 3. Acknowledge progress. 4. Explain officers’ duties. 5. Explain speech contests. 6. Describe the organization. 9 4
  • 5. Title goes here 01/21/2012 TLI South; - Eddie Gichuhi Qualities of Mentees Mentees should be: Eager to learn Receptive Open to new ideas Loyal Grateful 1 0 A Finite Relationship It should not last forever… 11 Conclusion Pay it Forward: Experience Learn Benefit Share 1 0 5