Saturday, December 15, 2018

Advanced Mentoring-Sample Speech pwmentorpgm, "Out with the Old, In with the New"

This is my 17th prepared speech under Pathways. The speech was delivered at the BF Community TMC in Las Piñas City in the Dec 15, 2018 Toastmasters Meeting.

Out with the Old, In with the New
(Advanced Mentoring Speech, Pathways Mentor Program, Dec 15, 2018, BF Community TMC, Cassalu Restaurant, Las Piñas City. Evaluated by Nelle Cirujales TM)


You will get the benefit of mentoring once you decide to join our club! Does that statement sound familiar to you? Well it’s an encouragement I give whenever we have first time visitors to the club. For the most part, it works as an incentive for first time visitors to become members. After all, first timers welcome offers to be guided on their first few speeches. Good afternoon, fellow Toastmasters.


Some of you know I’m big on mentoring. And there have been success stories in my previous mentoring. Two ladies who I mentored before have gone to become Competent Communicators. One of them, Anne Macalintal, eventually became club sponsor, club mentor and now Area Director and completed one path in Pathways. Of course, credit goes to them for their diligence and commitment to Toastmasters.

I have been mentoring for quite a while and I always thought that the kind of mentoring I knew was enough. My view of mentoring was simply for me, the mentor, to help the mentee hurdle the first few speeches of the basic manual. That was it! Now, after taking the Pathways Mentoring Program, I realized there is so much more!

There’s the self-assessment document in the program that asks what do you bring to the table? What are your strengths, skills and expertise? And with this self-assessment tool, I was able to reflect on the qualities that I do have so I could be an effective mentor. Another one of the more valuable tools I found in this mentoring program was the Mentee Success Plan.

Why do I find it the most valuable? It is because the success plan is highly-customized for and caters to the specific needs of the mentee. Some Toastmasters would like to become champions in public speaking, or become club officers, or take on leadership roles. Some do, some don’t.

That’s the beauty of the Mentee Success Plan. This document will allow you to know what your mentee would like to achieve in Toastmasters. That’s the reason I was able to discuss with Renzo his short-term goals, medium-term goals and long-term goals.

For instance, by writing out the Mentee Success Plan with Renzo, I learned that one of his goals was to join a contest. And he did. He not only joined, he won it as well! He has other goals, like becoming an expert presenter, club officer – which he already is, maybe a district level position someday, and a few others.

So because of the Mentee Success Plan, he and I go beyond with just the usual discussions of the requirements of his upcoming speech. The Mentee Success Plan forces us to think what else is there to learn other than just the next speech to become a well-rounded Toastmaster.


So, fellow Toastmasters, co-mentors and mentors-to-be. Out with the old and in with the new mentoring program. If you think your old style of mentoring wasn’t too effective, lacked structure or formality, the Pathways Mentoring Program is the key.

How do you get into the program? Once you finish Level 2, Pathways will give you the option to enroll in this program for free! And finishing it counts as an extra individual award for you. It’s especially helpful if you’re gunning for the Triple Crown award.

So be that effective mentor you want to be. Enroll in the Pathways Mentoring Program. Toastmaster of the Day.

This speech is not a Path in Pathways and is not under any path. I wanted a specific and more appropriate introduction from the Toastmaster of the Day. Hence, I wrote out the introduction below for the TOD to read.

"Our next speaker will be delivering a speech project on Advanced Mentoring. It is the second and last of the two speeches in the official Pathways Mentoring Program of Toastmasters.

The purpose of this speech project is for the member to apply mentoring skills during a long-term mentoring, and to share some aspect of his experience as a mentor.

The speech is 5 to 7 minutes long. With the title, “Out with the Old, In with the New”, and to be evaluated by _________, please welcome ACG ALB Les Aquino."