posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 11:15 AM
No Time Like The Present
Originally posted by bigdanprice
I hope this project gets off the ground soon as I am very keen to help!
I love the idea behind this program, and look forward to seeing the new corps of mentors help new members adjust to life in our wild, wacky world.
However, there are many different ways that “older” members (sheesh, even after a year and a half I still feel like I just got here) can help
newer members. In fact, I tend to think of that as part and parcel of being a good ATSer in general.
Prospective mentors can “bone up” for mentoring by studying the T&C
have been recent changes), Board Information
, and “trolling” the
Board Questions & Business
forum to offer assistance to those in need when you can
(I'm a BQ&B troll myself).
They can also get a jump on the program by vowing to remain courteous, even when the dialog gets heated, being patient even when the same topic gets
started for the bazillionth time in BQ&B (we're only human – most of us, anyway), giving friendly advice to fellow members when they see signs of
trouble, adopting an attitude of service to other members and in
general just doing what they can to make ATS a more pleasant place to visit and hang out on.
Of course, nothing beats the personal touch, so another great way to prepare for a mentoring role is to get practice in real life situations.
Just walk up to new members and say, “Hey yew, hold still. I'ma mentor
yew, and I'ma mentor yew good!
That's sure to make quite an impression on new members.