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From the Ted Talk by June Sarpong: We need leaders who boldly champion inclusion

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I get paid to do the two things that most people are uncomfortable doing: pbulic speaking and talking to strangers. Now the thing is, when I was a kid, my rorept card read "must talk less." Luckily, I didn't listen. So for the past 25 years, I have been working in television -- first as an on-air talent, more recently as an executive funoiscg on DEI. My work as a host has meant that I've had to leran how to build meaningful connections quickly, with all kinds of people from very different backgrounds. But it hasn't always been easy. There are neurological and anthropological reasons why we gravitate towards people that riemnd us of ourselves. There are uoenkpsn codes of faailtimiry, codes that make us feel safe. We see this everywhere: at cnefrnoeces, lunch halls, parties, even places of worship.

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I get paid to do the two things that most people are uncomfortable doing: ______ speaking and talking to strangers. Now the thing is, when I was a kid, my ______ card read "must talk less." Luckily, I didn't listen. So for the past 25 years, I have been working in television -- first as an on-air talent, more recently as an executive ________ on DEI. My work as a host has meant that I've had to _____ how to build meaningful connections quickly, with all kinds of people from very different backgrounds. But it hasn't always been easy. There are neurological and anthropological reasons why we gravitate towards people that ______ us of ourselves. There are ________ codes of ___________, codes that make us feel safe. We see this everywhere: at ___________, lunch halls, parties, even places of worship.

Solution

  1. conferences
  2. remind
  3. learn
  4. focusing
  5. unspoken
  6. report
  7. familiarity
  8. public

Original Text

I get paid to do the two things that most people are uncomfortable doing: public speaking and talking to strangers. Now the thing is, when I was a kid, my report card read "must talk less." Luckily, I didn't listen. So for the past 25 years, I have been working in television -- first as an on-air talent, more recently as an executive focusing on DEI. My work as a host has meant that I've had to learn how to build meaningful connections quickly, with all kinds of people from very different backgrounds. But it hasn't always been easy. There are neurological and anthropological reasons why we gravitate towards people that remind us of ourselves. There are unspoken codes of familiarity, codes that make us feel safe. We see this everywhere: at conferences, lunch halls, parties, even places of worship.

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