Every member of Seymour Speakers is offered the opportunity to have a mentor upon joining the club. Having a mentor is totally optional, but is a wonderful way to help new members become familiar with Toastmasters and the ins-and-outs of Seymour Speakers.
Mentors can help new members prepare for meeting roles, and can meet with you in person to help you prepare for your first few speech projects. Mentors can help you determine your goals for Toastmasters, and can provide guidance and suggestions to help you achieve them.
Becoming a Mentor
Being a mentor is a wonderful way to give back to the club. We all remember what it was like to give our first speech, or to perform our first meeting role, and as a mentor you are able to help new members ease into the Toastmasters experience with confidence!
Acting as a mentor also helps you earn your Competent Leadership Award. If you have completed at least 6 speech projects in your Competent Communicator manual, you may volunteer to be a mentor and earn credit towards your CL 9 – Mentorship Project. Please speak with the VP of Education about becoming a mentor.
Please refer to this Mentorship Guide & Tool Box to help you perform your role as a mentor, and to familiar yourself with the experience as a mentee. Mentorship Guide & Toolbox (PDF)