When you join Mt Vic Toastmasters as a new member, you will be assigned a Mentor.
A Mentor is an experienced Toastmasters who will assist and guide a new member, typically for their first three speeches.
The benefits to the new Toastmasters are:
- someone to ask questions and to explore speech writing ideas
- to receive feedback in addition to feedback from speech evaluators
- to learn new skills and to and refine your speaking skills
Some new Toastmasters are very confident and perhaps don’t require a lot of mentoring, others may be less confident and really value having a guiding mentor.
One of the real strengths of Toastmasters is feedback. This comes in the form of evaluations of your speeches and from comments and advice from your mentor. Feedback enables us to grow and develop our skills and confidence.
So, you are not alone at Mt Vic Toastmasters!