Mentor Buddy Guest Speaker Basics

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What is expected of a Mentor Buddy Guest Speaker?

Guest Speaking as a Mentor Buddy should be quite easy! When you are asked to stand up and speak, please take five minutes or less to convey the following:

  • A friendly greeting, highlight your experience as a Mentor and an introduction to what Mentor Buddies do!
  • A tip for newcomers... Two or three tips if you're ambitious!
  • A reminder that those at the session can contact you or fellow Mentor Buddies,an explanation of the Buddy Hut Call system to call a Mentor Buddy for Mentoring tips or assistance!
  • Pass the ball back to the Orientation host, and you're all set!

(***try to keep this at under 5 mins***)

This should be quick, easy, painless. Guest speaking is simply a way to put yourself out there as a point-person for new volunteers, and to let newcomers know that even if they are entering the program without friends they will have helpful Mentors to help them get into the program.