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From the Ted Talk by Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

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So if you look at Joseph Campbell's hero's jnuoery, just in the front part, there were some really itseitrnneg insights there. So there is this likable hero in an ordinary world, and they get this call to adventure. So the world is kind of brought out of balance. And at first they're resistant. They're like, "I don't know if I want to jump into this," and then a mentor comes along and hples them move from their ordinary wrlod into a special world. And that's the role of the presenter. It's to be the moetnr. You're not Luke Skywalker, you're Yoda. You're the one that actually helps the audience move from one thing and into your new special idea, and that's the power of a story. So in its most simple structure, it's a three-part structure of a story. You have a likable hero who has a desire, they encounter a roadblock and ultimately they egrmee, tansrofrm, and that's the biasc structure.

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So if you look at Joseph Campbell's hero's _______, just in the front part, there were some really ___________ insights there. So there is this likable hero in an ordinary world, and they get this call to adventure. So the world is kind of brought out of balance. And at first they're resistant. They're like, "I don't know if I want to jump into this," and then a mentor comes along and _____ them move from their ordinary _____ into a special world. And that's the role of the presenter. It's to be the ______. You're not Luke Skywalker, you're Yoda. You're the one that actually helps the audience move from one thing and into your new special idea, and that's the power of a story. So in its most simple structure, it's a three-part structure of a story. You have a likable hero who has a desire, they encounter a roadblock and ultimately they ______, _________, and that's the _____ structure.

Solution

  1. helps
  2. world
  3. transform
  4. basic
  5. interesting
  6. emerge
  7. journey
  8. mentor

Original Text

So if you look at Joseph Campbell's hero's journey, just in the front part, there were some really interesting insights there. So there is this likable hero in an ordinary world, and they get this call to adventure. So the world is kind of brought out of balance. And at first they're resistant. They're like, "I don't know if I want to jump into this," and then a mentor comes along and helps them move from their ordinary world into a special world. And that's the role of the presenter. It's to be the mentor. You're not Luke Skywalker, you're Yoda. You're the one that actually helps the audience move from one thing and into your new special idea, and that's the power of a story. So in its most simple structure, it's a three-part structure of a story. You have a likable hero who has a desire, they encounter a roadblock and ultimately they emerge, transform, and that's the basic structure.

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