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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

At the beginning of any presentation, you need to esaltsbih what is. You know, here's the status quo, here's what's going on. And then you need to compare that to what could be. You need to make that gap as big as possible, because there is this commonplace of the status quo, and you need to cansrott that with the loftiness of your idea. So it's like, you know, here's the past, here's the present, but look at our future. Here's a problem, but look at that ploerbm removed. Here's a roadblock, let's annihilate the rodclabok. You need to really amplify that gap. This would be like the inciting incident in a movie. That's when suddenly the audience has to contend with what you just put out there: "Wow, do I want to agree with this and aglin with it or not?" And in the rest of your presentation should support that.

Open Cloze

At the beginning of any presentation, you need to _________ what is. You know, here's the status quo, here's what's going on. And then you need to compare that to what could be. You need to make that gap as big as possible, because there is this commonplace of the status quo, and you need to ________ that with the loftiness of your idea. So it's like, you know, here's the past, here's the present, but look at our future. Here's a problem, but look at that _______ removed. Here's a roadblock, let's annihilate the _________. You need to really amplify that gap. This would be like the inciting incident in a movie. That's when suddenly the audience has to contend with what you just put out there: "Wow, do I want to agree with this and _____ with it or not?" And in the rest of your presentation should support that.

Solution

  1. roadblock
  2. align
  3. establish
  4. contrast
  5. problem

Original Text

At the beginning of any presentation, you need to establish what is. You know, here's the status quo, here's what's going on. And then you need to compare that to what could be. You need to make that gap as big as possible, because there is this commonplace of the status quo, and you need to contrast that with the loftiness of your idea. So it's like, you know, here's the past, here's the present, but look at our future. Here's a problem, but look at that problem removed. Here's a roadblock, let's annihilate the roadblock. You need to really amplify that gap. This would be like the inciting incident in a movie. That's when suddenly the audience has to contend with what you just put out there: "Wow, do I want to agree with this and align with it or not?" And in the rest of your presentation should support that.

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Important Words

  1. agree
  2. align
  3. amplify
  4. annihilate
  5. audience
  6. beginning
  7. big
  8. commonplace
  9. compare
  10. contend
  11. contrast
  12. establish
  13. future
  14. gap
  15. idea
  16. incident
  17. inciting
  18. loftiness
  19. movie
  20. present
  21. presentation
  22. problem
  23. put
  24. quo
  25. removed
  26. rest
  27. roadblock
  28. status
  29. suddenly
  30. support