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From the Ted Talk "Adam Galinsky: How to speak up for yourself"

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Open Cloze

But if we ask for ______ about one of our accomplishments, we are able to be competent in their ____ but also be likeable. And this is so powerful it even works when you see it coming. There have been multiple times in life when I have been __________ that a low-power person has been given the advice to come ask me for advice. I want you to notice three things about this: First, I knew they were going to come ask me for advice. Two, I've actually done research on the strategic benefits of asking for advice. And three, it still worked! I took their perspective, I became more invested in their cause, I became more committed to them because they asked for advice.

Solution

  1. advice
  2. eyes
  3. forewarned

Original Text

But if we ask for advice about one of our accomplishments, we are able to be competent in their eyes but also be likeable. And this is so powerful it even works when you see it coming. There have been multiple times in life when I have been forewarned that a low-power person has been given the advice to come ask me for advice. I want you to notice three things about this: First, I knew they were going to come ask me for advice. Two, I've actually done research on the strategic benefits of asking for advice. And three, it still worked! I took their perspective, I became more invested in their cause, I became more committed to them because they asked for advice.

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mama bear 4
acceptable behavior 4
strong allies 3
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Important Words

  1. accomplishments
  2. advice
  3. asked
  4. benefits
  5. coming
  6. committed
  7. competent
  8. eyes
  9. forewarned
  10. invested
  11. knew
  12. life
  13. likeable
  14. multiple
  15. notice
  16. person
  17. perspective
  18. powerful
  19. research
  20. strategic
  21. times
  22. works