Counseling a Friend (Extemporaneous Speech)

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Extemporaneous Speech: Final
Counseling a Friend

Hello everyone! To my teacher and classmates, I hope you had a good sleep last night. To start off, let me congratulate everyone in this room first because it’s configured that we are all humans! But being a human is not all laughter and partying. There are tears... challenges. Sometimes we do make some mistakes in life. Luckily, because we are all God’s creation, He gave us friends too. Friends whom we could run to whenever we have problems… people who would always be there for us. I’m sure that sometimes, it is our friends who choose to run to us also whenever they have problems. But what do we do during those times?
Now I am guessing that you all know what my topic is going to be all
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Speeches rarely work. They will be more likely to change if you listen to them first and just discuss the problem afterwards.
So now that we know the things we have to avoid, let us look at some pointers that we should do when we talk through our friends about their problems.
First is that we should extend our help to them whenever possible… not to the point of them depending on you at all times. When we see that they feel miserable or sad at times, we should always be there to cheer them up. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. "You seemed really down lately. Is something bothering you?" Those statements could mean something to them. It could make them feel that it’s not yet the end because there is this someone willing to listen to me. This is one way of expressing our concern towards them. These questions could somehow lead them into processing what they think they need to do. We should show them that we are concerned though we still identify sin as sin. However, we should replace anger and disgust with sorrow and concern for them.
Next is by giving them examples on what to do and then we leave them at it. A specific example could be your friend’s frustration over answering a math problem. You could first give him the rules that should be applied in answering the problem. If he or she still insists on not being able to answer the problem, you could give them an example of a “similar”, not the
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