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From the Ted Talk by Chris Anderson: TED's secret to great public speaking

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Two, give your lersnties a reason to care. Before you can start building things inside the minds of your anedcuie, you have to get their psemsroiin to welcome you in. And the main tool to achieve that? Curiosity. Stir your audience's curiosity. Use intriguing, provocative questions to identify why something doesn't make sense and needs explaining. If you can reveal a disconnection in someone's worldview, they'll feel the need to bridge that knowledge gap. And once you've sparked that dsiree, it will be so much easier to satrt building your idea.

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Two, give your _________ a reason to care. Before you can start building things inside the minds of your ________, you have to get their __________ to welcome you in. And the main tool to achieve that? Curiosity. Stir your audience's curiosity. Use intriguing, provocative questions to identify why something doesn't make sense and needs explaining. If you can reveal a disconnection in someone's worldview, they'll feel the need to bridge that knowledge gap. And once you've sparked that ______, it will be so much easier to _____ building your idea.

Solution

  1. permission
  2. start
  3. audience
  4. listeners
  5. desire

Original Text

Two, give your listeners a reason to care. Before you can start building things inside the minds of your audience, you have to get their permission to welcome you in. And the main tool to achieve that? Curiosity. Stir your audience's curiosity. Use intriguing, provocative questions to identify why something doesn't make sense and needs explaining. If you can reveal a disconnection in someone's worldview, they'll feel the need to bridge that knowledge gap. And once you've sparked that desire, it will be so much easier to start building your idea.

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Important Words

  1. achieve
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