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From the Ted Talk "Erez Yoeli: How to motivate people to do good for others"

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Now, wait a minute, I know some of you are probably thinking, there's no way people here htotguh, "Oh, well, now that I'm getting credit for my good deed, now it's taltloy worth it." And you're right. Usually, people don't. Rather, when they're making dsensoiic in private, they worry about their own posmbelr, about what to put on the table for dinner or how to pay their bills on time. But, when we make their decision more observable, they start to attend more to the opportunity to do good. In other words, what's so powerful about our approach is that it could rutn on people's itxinges desire to do good, in this case, to help to prevent a blackout.

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Now, wait a minute, I know some of you are probably thinking, there's no way people here _______, "Oh, well, now that I'm getting credit for my good deed, now it's _______ worth it." And you're right. Usually, people don't. Rather, when they're making _________ in private, they worry about their own ________, about what to put on the table for dinner or how to pay their bills on time. But, when we make their decision more observable, they start to attend more to the opportunity to do good. In other words, what's so powerful about our approach is that it could ____ on people's ________ desire to do good, in this case, to help to prevent a blackout.

Solution

  1. decisions
  2. problems
  3. existing
  4. thought
  5. turn
  6. totally

Original Text

Now, wait a minute, I know some of you are probably thinking, there's no way people here thought, "Oh, well, now that I'm getting credit for my good deed, now it's totally worth it." And you're right. Usually, people don't. Rather, when they're making decisions in private, they worry about their own problems, about what to put on the table for dinner or how to pay their bills on time. But, when we make their decision more observable, they start to attend more to the opportunity to do good. In other words, what's so powerful about our approach is that it could turn on people's existing desire to do good, in this case, to help to prevent a blackout.

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collocation frequency
good deed 6
communicate expectations 4
salvation army 3

Important Words

  1. approach
  2. attend
  3. bills
  4. blackout
  5. case
  6. credit
  7. decision
  8. decisions
  9. deed
  10. desire
  11. dinner
  12. existing
  13. good
  14. making
  15. minute
  16. observable
  17. opportunity
  18. pay
  19. people
  20. powerful
  21. prevent
  22. private
  23. problems
  24. put
  25. start
  26. table
  27. thinking
  28. thought
  29. time
  30. totally
  31. turn
  32. wait
  33. words
  34. worry
  35. worth