At an Istanbul Toastmasters meeting there is a lot of experience and talent in the room. The mentoring program aims to spread that experience and talent to the other members.
With that in mind, mentoring at Istanbul Toastmasters comes in two phases:
Phase 1 is for the new members. Phase 1 starts the day someone joins the club, and goes until they give their second speech. It is designed to “onboard” the new members — to integrate them into the club and get them going in the right direction.
Phase 2 is for the more advanced members. It starts after they’ve given their second speech, and continues as long as they want it to. It is designed to help make sure they reach their goals, and do not spend the rest of their time in the club drifting aimlessly.