If you want to be appreciated, give that feeling to others first.
Learn about topics that are of interest to your mentee. “The royal road to a person’s heart is to talk about things he or she treasures most.”
Encourage your mentees to talk about themselves and be a good conversationalist and an attentive listener. Ask questions that your mentees will enjoy answering and encourage them to talk about themselves and accomplishments.
Remember that a person’s name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language to that person.
A real, heartwarming smile can be uplifting to your mentee and affect your own mood.
As Carnegie points out, you can make more friends in 2 months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get people interested in you. This is because we like and are interested in people who admire and are interested in us.