Friday, October 6, 2017

WHY TALKING TO YOURSELF IS THE FIRST SIGN OF SUCCESS


“A London dentist stopped looking in other people’s mouths and started opening his own. The result may be something for everyone to chew on.”
By: Bryan Borzykovski
Level of Difficulty: *
BEFORE YOU READ
·         Talk to yourself, it’s good for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGWpgFNKeJU
·         It is not crazy to talk to yourself right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvLaVHINGoA
QUESTIONS
1.       Read the first paragraph of the text. At first glance, which of the following do you think apply/ applies to Gamble?
He seems mad
He is having a mid life crisis
He is doomed to be disappointed
All of the above
None of the above
2.       What unusual piece of advice was Gamble given?
3.       Why did the business coach advise Gamble to speak out loud?
4.       Read the two experiments described in the text. Why were those who said the name out loud more successful?
5.       Acc to Schaef, talking out loud helps relieve tension because it satisfies the need to…
6.       The above won’t work if ….
7.       The probable reason for the conclusion Kross reached in his experiments is the fact that talking in the first person makes one objective / makes one subjective / makes one self critical / prevents one from seeing the bigger picture / prevents one from distancing oneself / makes one stressful. Mark the one(s) that don’t fit.
8.       What does learning to play the piano have in common with practicing for a presentation? In both cases,…………………………is important and needs to be developed.
9.        The 2008 study demonstrated that kids are more uninhibited / less shy / more comfortable/ more self conscious  when talking out loud.
10.   We could also say that the adage stating “we should learn from our elders” is true / is not always true.
        WRITING TASK
      Use all you have learnt to write a paragraph about the advantages of talking  to yourself.

WHY TALKING TO YOURSELF IS THE FIRST SIGN OF SUCCESS; KEY AND TEACHERS’ NOTES
This simple psychology text offers some useful advice while helping to introduce some mini-inferential questions. There is no harm in starting as you mean to go on. Hopefully the content of the text will make the task go swimmingly.
1.       All of the above
2.       He was told to speak out loud
3.       Because self-talk can help memory recall, confidence, focus and more
4.       Because saying the name out loud is a powerful retrieval clue (The rest of the paragraph is support for this sentence, the topic sentence. The last sentence will only work if the reference is replaced)
5.       Talk to someone who’s interesting, intelligent, knows us well and is on our side
6.       We don’t say the right words; OR If we speak in the first person
7.       Objective, makes one stressful
8.       Muscle memory
9.    More Comfortable
9.       Is not always true



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