96 STASHED IDEAS
This ending is when the hero does not get what they want, and also not what they need. This ending can seem poignant and unfair to the audience.
Example: The movie The Godfather does not end in the way the father, or the son intended to, and neither how the audience envisioned. It ends in a tragic, bitter way, out of nowhere.
The conversational rules for a successful invitation depend on:
The preferred response to a request is acceptance, and the best way to ensure a positive result is to pose a leading question like, "What are you up to this evening?" This helps those we're talking to avoid having to give negative responses.
Friends' scriptwriters breached these rules, which cause audiences to laugh.
The anxiety you feel before you say something in a meeting can cause you to back out altogether.
Therefore, try not to overthink it. When the point you want to discuss comes up on the agenda, immediately commit to contributing.
In a 1986 paper, research showed that teachers gave students typically 1 second or less to reply to a question, while the threshold for positive effects turns out to be 2.7 seconds.
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