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From the Ted Talk by Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

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What did get me moving was a social ionetrtcain. Someone invited me to a mtneeig, but couldn't mganae to fit me in to a regular sort of conference room meeting, and said, "I have to walk my dogs tomorrow. Could you come then?" It seemed kind of odd to do, and actually, that first meeting, I remember tiikhnng, "I have to be the one to ask the next quteoisn," because I knew I was going to huff and puff during this cioetoasnvrn. And yet, I've taken that idea and made it my own. So instead of going to coffee meetings or fluorescent-lit conference room meetings, I ask people to go on a walking meeting, to the tune of 20 to 30 miles a week. It's changed my life.

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What did get me moving was a social ___________. Someone invited me to a _______, but couldn't ______ to fit me in to a regular sort of conference room meeting, and said, "I have to walk my dogs tomorrow. Could you come then?" It seemed kind of odd to do, and actually, that first meeting, I remember ________, "I have to be the one to ask the next ________," because I knew I was going to huff and puff during this ____________. And yet, I've taken that idea and made it my own. So instead of going to coffee meetings or fluorescent-lit conference room meetings, I ask people to go on a walking meeting, to the tune of 20 to 30 miles a week. It's changed my life.

Solution

  1. meeting
  2. interaction
  3. question
  4. manage
  5. conversation
  6. thinking

Original Text

What did get me moving was a social interaction. Someone invited me to a meeting, but couldn't manage to fit me in to a regular sort of conference room meeting, and said, "I have to walk my dogs tomorrow. Could you come then?" It seemed kind of odd to do, and actually, that first meeting, I remember thinking, "I have to be the one to ask the next question," because I knew I was going to huff and puff during this conversation. And yet, I've taken that idea and made it my own. So instead of going to coffee meetings or fluorescent-lit conference room meetings, I ask people to go on a walking meeting, to the tune of 20 to 30 miles a week. It's changed my life.

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