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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Now, the first thing we need to know is: What is my range? But the key thing is, our range isn't fixed; it's actually pretty dmaiync. It expands and it narrows based on the context. And there's one thing that determines that ragne more than anything else, and that's your power. Your power determines your range. What is power? Power comes in lots of forms. In ngtieoitoans, it comes in the form of alternatives. So my brother had no alternatives; he lacked power. The company had lots of alternatives; they had power. Sometimes it's being new to a country, like an immigrant, or new to an organization or new to an ereipxcene, like my wife and I as new parents. Sometimes it's at work, where someone's the boss and someone's the srotnbdiaue. Sometimes it's in relationships, where one person's more invested than the other person.

Open Cloze

Now, the first thing we need to know is: What is my range? But the key thing is, our range isn't fixed; it's actually pretty _______. It expands and it narrows based on the context. And there's one thing that determines that _____ more than anything else, and that's your power. Your power determines your range. What is power? Power comes in lots of forms. In ____________, it comes in the form of alternatives. So my brother had no alternatives; he lacked power. The company had lots of alternatives; they had power. Sometimes it's being new to a country, like an immigrant, or new to an organization or new to an __________, like my wife and I as new parents. Sometimes it's at work, where someone's the boss and someone's the ___________. Sometimes it's in relationships, where one person's more invested than the other person.

Solution

  1. experience
  2. negotiations
  3. subordinate
  4. dynamic
  5. range

Original Text

Now, the first thing we need to know is: What is my range? But the key thing is, our range isn't fixed; it's actually pretty dynamic. It expands and it narrows based on the context. And there's one thing that determines that range more than anything else, and that's your power. Your power determines your range. What is power? Power comes in lots of forms. In negotiations, it comes in the form of alternatives. So my brother had no alternatives; he lacked power. The company had lots of alternatives; they had power. Sometimes it's being new to a country, like an immigrant, or new to an organization or new to an experience, like my wife and I as new parents. Sometimes it's at work, where someone's the boss and someone's the subordinate. Sometimes it's in relationships, where one person's more invested than the other person.

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collocation frequency
double bind 12
power double 5
mama bear 4
acceptable behavior 4
lack power 3
strong allies 3

ngrams of length 3

collocation frequency
power double bind 5

Important Words

  1. alternatives
  2. based
  3. boss
  4. brother
  5. company
  6. context
  7. country
  8. determines
  9. dynamic
  10. expands
  11. experience
  12. form
  13. forms
  14. immigrant
  15. invested
  16. key
  17. lacked
  18. lots
  19. narrows
  20. negotiations
  21. organization
  22. parents
  23. person
  24. power
  25. pretty
  26. range
  27. relationships
  28. subordinate
  29. wife
  30. work