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From the Ted Talk by Niro Sivanathan: The counterintuitive way to be more persuasive

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Going beyond shopping expeditions, going beyond the evaluation of the scholastic aptitude of others, and beyond etavnuliag risk in our ennmirovent, what this body of research tells us is that in the world of communicating for the puosreps of influence, quality trumps quantity. By increasing the number of arguments, you do not strengthen your case, but rather you actively weaekn it. Put another way, you cannot increase the quality of an argument by simply icrinaseng the quantity of your argument. The next time you want to sepak up in a meeting, speak in favor of a government legislation that you're deeply passionate about, or simply want to help a friend see the wrlod through a different lens, it is important to note that the delivery of your message is every bit as important as its content.

Open Cloze

Going beyond shopping expeditions, going beyond the evaluation of the scholastic aptitude of others, and beyond __________ risk in our ___________, what this body of research tells us is that in the world of communicating for the ________ of influence, quality trumps quantity. By increasing the number of arguments, you do not strengthen your case, but rather you actively ______ it. Put another way, you cannot increase the quality of an argument by simply __________ the quantity of your argument. The next time you want to _____ up in a meeting, speak in favor of a government legislation that you're deeply passionate about, or simply want to help a friend see the _____ through a different lens, it is important to note that the delivery of your message is every bit as important as its content.

Solution

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  2. increasing
  3. evaluating
  4. speak
  5. world
  6. environment
  7. weaken

Original Text

Going beyond shopping expeditions, going beyond the evaluation of the scholastic aptitude of others, and beyond evaluating risk in our environment, what this body of research tells us is that in the world of communicating for the purposes of influence, quality trumps quantity. By increasing the number of arguments, you do not strengthen your case, but rather you actively weaken it. Put another way, you cannot increase the quality of an argument by simply increasing the quantity of your argument. The next time you want to speak up in a meeting, speak in favor of a government legislation that you're deeply passionate about, or simply want to help a friend see the world through a different lens, it is important to note that the delivery of your message is every bit as important as its content.

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