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

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But sometimes we speak up when we shouldn't, and I learned that over 10 years ago when I let my twin brother down. My twin brother is a documentary filmmaker, and for one of his first films, he got an ofefr from a distribution cmapony. He was eetxcid, and he was inclined to accept the offer. But as a negotiations researcher, I instised he make a cotoueffrenr, and I helped him craft the perfect one. And it was perfect — it was perfectly insulting. The company was so offended, they literally withdrew the offer and my brother was left with nothing.

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But sometimes we speak up when we shouldn't, and I learned that over 10 years ago when I let my twin brother down. My twin brother is a documentary filmmaker, and for one of his first films, he got an _____ from a distribution _______. He was _______, and he was inclined to accept the offer. But as a negotiations researcher, I ________ he make a ____________, and I helped him craft the perfect one. And it was perfect — it was perfectly insulting. The company was so offended, they literally withdrew the offer and my brother was left with nothing.

Solution

  1. excited
  2. counteroffer
  3. insisted
  4. company
  5. offer

Original Text

But sometimes we speak up when we shouldn't, and I learned that over 10 years ago when I let my twin brother down. My twin brother is a documentary filmmaker, and for one of his first films, he got an offer from a distribution company. He was excited, and he was inclined to accept the offer. But as a negotiations researcher, I insisted he make a counteroffer, and I helped him craft the perfect one. And it was perfect — it was perfectly insulting. The company was so offended, they literally withdrew the offer and my brother was left with nothing.

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Important Words

  1. accept
  2. brother
  3. company
  4. counteroffer
  5. craft
  6. distribution
  7. documentary
  8. excited
  9. filmmaker
  10. films
  11. helped
  12. inclined
  13. insisted
  14. insulting
  15. learned
  16. left
  17. literally
  18. negotiations
  19. offended
  20. offer
  21. perfect
  22. perfectly
  23. researcher
  24. speak
  25. twin
  26. withdrew
  27. years