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15 Unforgettable Moments Only Best Friends Can Share

15 Unforgettable Moments Only Best Friends Can Share

Thank goodness for best friends! They are the only people whom you can truly be yourself around, and they don’t care if you have the occasional screw-up. In fact, there are things you can do with your best friends that you can never do with anyone else. Your best friends won’t care if you look or act silly, because chances are, they are doing it too. Here are 15 of the most unforgettable moments that can only be shared by best friends.

1. The Moment when You Say “I Love You” Just Before Hanging Up

There are some people who you automatically say this to when you are getting off the phone. In fact, you may say this out of habit when you are hanging up from a conversation with your bestie.

2. The Moment when You Pee in Front of Each Other

There are only two people you can pee in front of once you are an adult: your spouse or partner, and your best friend. Of course, when you are with your friend, you are probably peeing together because you are both drunk, and there is only one available stall in the washroom.

3. The Moment when You use Endearing Names

You may call each other names that others would consider rude, such as “bitch”, “weirdo”, etc., but this is perfectly normal in your friendship. You can insult each other without hurting one another’s feelings.

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4. The Moment when You need a Therapist

The most important role your best friend can have is being there for you when times get rough, even when others shun you. Like a therapist, your best friend will not judge you. She will help you with whatever you are dealing with, and work with you to overcome your struggles. “In my opinion, from a mental health perspective, the most unforgettable moment that only best friends share is the unwavering, nonjudgmental, and always available ‘shoulder to cry on.’ The patients with mental health problems that I see who get better are the ones who have natural supports in the community, of which your best friend is your ‘go to’ person for support. So if you have someone who would give the ‘shirt off their back for you,’ you have a BFF,” says Carlo Carandang, MD, FAPA Psychiatrist from AnxietyBoss.

5. The Moment when You Start Snuggling

It’s totally normal if you like to snuggle with your bestie. You can snuggle up on the couch to watch a movie, or even cuddle in bed if one of you has had a bad day.

6. The Moment when You Don’t Knock

You know you are best friends when you can walk into each other’s homes without knocking. Your doors are always open for one another, and you treat her home like it’s yours, and vice versa.

7. The Moment when You Borrow without Asking

Best friends are like sisters, and you probably borrow stuff from each other all the time without asking. You know that you are going to say “yes” if she asks, so there is really no need for her to ask, and she feels the same about you.

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8. The Moment when You Send Ugly SnapChats

You can brighten up an otherwise boring day by sending each other SnapChats of yourselves making ugly faces at the camera. The uglier, the better, because the photos are going to be hilarious. Of course, no one else is ever going to see them, so it doesn’t matter how bad either of you look.

9. The Moment when You Share Personal Information

When you start talking about bodily functions, gynecological appointments, etc., you can be pretty sure that you are besties with no boundaries.

10. The Moment when You Tell it Like it Is

When she wants your opinion on something, and you are totally honest, is a true best friend moment. Don’t let her think you like something she is wearing if you really don’t. Even if she decides to wear it, she will appreciate the honesty.

11. The Moment when You have the Same Chats Repeatedly

You talk about the same things over and over, analyzing each time for multiple perspectives.

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12. The Moment when You Laugh at Each Other’s Embarrassing Moments

Your best friend is going to be the first person to laugh at you when you goof up. She isn’t being mean. She is just laughing because she knows you won’t take her seriously.

13. The Moment when You Eat Whatever You Want

You and your bestie can eat loads of food together, and not feel like you are being judged for eating like pigs.

14. The Moment when You Kiss or Almost Kiss for Photos

Besties can kiss each other and no one will think anything of it. Enjoy taking those Instagram pics, and show how much you love your best friend.

15. The Moment when You Discover No Words are Needed

If you can sit with your best friend in silence without feeling uncomfortable, you know you have a true friend. On a long trip, you can enjoy each other’s company without having to talk the whole time.

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Do you have a best friend like this? Lucky you if you do!

Featured photo credit: Patrick via flickr.com

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Last Updated on December 2, 2018

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

7 Public Speaking Techniques To Help Connect With Your Audience

When giving a presentation or speech, you have to engage your audience effectively in order to truly get your point across. Unlike a written editorial or newsletter, your speech is fleeting; once you’ve said everything you set out to say, you don’t get a second chance to have your voice heard in that specific arena.

You need to make sure your audience hangs on to every word you say, from your introduction to your wrap-up. You can do so by:

1. Connecting them with each other

Picture your typical rock concert. What’s the first thing the singer says to the crowd after jumping out on stage? “Hello (insert city name here)!” Just acknowledging that he’s coherent enough to know where he is is enough for the audience to go wild and get into the show.

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It makes each individual feel as if they’re a part of something bigger. The same goes for any public speaking event. When an audience hears, “You’re all here because you care deeply about wildlife preservation,” it gives them a sense that they’re not just there to listen, but they’re there to connect with the like-minded people all around them.

2. Connect with their emotions

Speakers always try to get their audience emotionally involved in whatever topic they’re discussing. There are a variety of ways in which to do this, such as using statistics, stories, pictures or videos that really show the importance of the topic at hand.

For example, showing pictures of the aftermath of an accident related to drunk driving will certainly send a specific message to an audience of teenagers and young adults. While doing so might be emotionally nerve-racking to the crowd, it may be necessary to get your point across and engage them fully.

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3. Keep going back to the beginning

Revisit your theme throughout your presentation. Although you should give your audience the credit they deserve and know that they can follow along, linking back to your initial thesis can act as a subconscious reminder of why what you’re currently telling them is important.

On the other hand, if you simply mention your theme or the point of your speech at the beginning and never mention it again, it gives your audience the impression that it’s not really that important.

4. Link to your audience’s motivation

After you’ve acknowledged your audience’s common interests in being present, discuss their motivation for being there. Be specific. Using the previous example, if your audience clearly cares about wildlife preservation, discuss what can be done to help save endangered species’ from extinction.

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Don’t just give them cold, hard facts; use the facts to make a point that they can use to better themselves or the world in some way.

5. Entertain them

While not all speeches or presentations are meant to be entertaining in a comedic way, audiences will become thoroughly engaged in anecdotes that relate to the overall theme of the speech. We discussed appealing to emotions, and that’s exactly what a speaker sets out to do when he tells a story from his past or that of a well-known historical figure.

Speakers usually tell more than one story in order to show that the first one they told isn’t simply an anomaly, and that whatever outcome they’re attempting to prove will consistently reoccur, given certain circumstances.

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6. Appeal to loyalty

Just like the musician mentioning the town he’s playing in will get the audience ready to rock, speakers need to appeal to their audience’s loyalty to their country, company, product or cause. Show them how important it is that they’re present and listening to your speech by making your words hit home to each individual.

In doing so, the members of your audience will feel as if you’re speaking directly to them while you’re addressing the entire crowd.

7. Tell them the benefits of the presentation

Early on in your presentation, you should tell your audience exactly what they’ll learn, and exactly how they’ll learn it. Don’t expect them to listen if they don’t have clear-cut information to listen for. On the other hand, if they know what to listen for, they’ll be more apt to stay engaged throughout your entire presentation so they don’t miss anything.

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