Meeting Your Mentor

If you’re new to Toastmasters, you may not realize that when you join our club you will be assigned a mentor.

The mentor’s role is to assist you in getting as much from your Toastmasters educational program as possible. While there are some guidelines to how to work with your mentor, it’s really up to you how much or how little you use the mentoring process.

For example, some mentors and mentees meet on a regular basis. Some meet rarely or not at all.

Some mentor/mentee partnerships work very well indeed and other pairings don’t work as well as they could.

Never hesitate to fire a mentor (or a mentee) who might benefit from working with another club member.

Over time the mentor/mentee relationship will, and should, change becoming more of a partnership of equals but the essential connection of having a senior member to lend support or answer questions should remain for the length of your time in Toastmasters.

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