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From the Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are

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But the next question, of course, is, can power posing for a few minutes really cnhgae your life in mnefnaigul ways? This is in the lab, it's this little task, it's just a couple of minutes. Where can you actually apply this? Which we cared about, of course. And so we think where you want to use this is evaluative situations, like social threat situations. Where are you being elaaevutd, either by your friends? For teenagers, it's at the lunchroom table. For some people it's speaking at a school board meeting. It might be giving a pctih or gnivig a talk like this or doing a job interview. We decided that the one that most people could relate to because most ploepe had been through, was the job interview.

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But the next question, of course, is, can power posing for a few minutes really ______ your life in __________ ways? This is in the lab, it's this little task, it's just a couple of minutes. Where can you actually apply this? Which we cared about, of course. And so we think where you want to use this is evaluative situations, like social threat situations. Where are you being _________, either by your friends? For teenagers, it's at the lunchroom table. For some people it's speaking at a school board meeting. It might be giving a _____ or ______ a talk like this or doing a job interview. We decided that the one that most people could relate to because most ______ had been through, was the job interview.

Solution

  1. change
  2. giving
  3. meaningful
  4. evaluated
  5. pitch
  6. people

Original Text

But the next question, of course, is, can power posing for a few minutes really change your life in meaningful ways? This is in the lab, it's this little task, it's just a couple of minutes. Where can you actually apply this? Which we cared about, of course. And so we think where you want to use this is evaluative situations, like social threat situations. Where are you being evaluated, either by your friends? For teenagers, it's at the lunchroom table. For some people it's speaking at a school board meeting. It might be giving a pitch or giving a talk like this or doing a job interview. We decided that the one that most people could relate to because most people had been through, was the job interview.

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