Attachment Styles

2/25/20

Molly led our meeting with a theme of “Attachment Styles” which she based on a book called “How We Love“. The premise outlines 5 styles of attachment that individuals experience in relationships that result from different types of early life experience. The styles are: pleaser, avoider, vacillator, controller, and victim. In addition, the book talks about the ideal form of attachment which is a “secure connector”.

Tim did a great job as our speaker! It was his very first prepared speech with the club, which is called the “Ice Breaker” speech. He gave a well-crafted talk which outlined a little about his personal history along the context of his reason for joining Toastmasters. A favorite line from his speech: “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

Erin led our debate with an entertaining topic: Goldfish are the ideal pet. Passionate arguments were made on both sides, and it was found that goldfish are NOT in fact the ideal pet.

Shola led our Table Topics session with great questions including: what is your favorite way to waste time?, what is special about the place you grew up?, what is something that is popular that annoys me?, what is something that will always be in fashion?, what are you most looking forward to in the coming months?, and what is something that sounds like a compliment but is really an insult?

Our word of the day was “petrichor” which is: a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather. Thank you, Jamie!

We had 13 attendees with 4 guests. 2 guests turned in their forms to become members! Woohoo! Thank you all for attending!