You likely know people who appear common and unremarkable, but their impressive "way with words" ensures they are admired and remembered.
There are probably others you’ve met who looked competent, but lost your respect when they made obvious speaking mistakes.
This is because – like nothing else – our words reveal who we are.
Just as poor communication keeps us from the things we want most in life...
Excellent speech holds the key to projecting confidence, showing authority, and charming everyone you meet with a lasting positive impression. It enables you to “hold your own” in any social setting, whether telling an entertaining story, speaking passionately about serious matters, or winning others to your cause. And these are just the social advantages.
The Carnegie Institute of Technology proved that 85% of success in ANY field of business is due to superior ability in influencing others to do as you wish, NOT superior business knowledge…
…So you will find successful professionals around the world turning WORDS directly into WEALTH, while many highly-qualified people are discounted and left behind because of their weak speaking ability.
In fact, recent research on the career impact of English language proficiency found the lack of English language skills to be a MAJOR obstacle, especially for well-paid jobs.
82.8% of study participants indicated that poor English had caused them to lose job opportunities… And 60.4% said they were rated on their English proficiency before being rated on their job performance.
But for those who CAN speak… Even modest improvement in English communication skill has been shown to yield an average increase of 18% in expected salary across all geographies, sectors and levels of experience. Pay can even rise 30% OR MORE in many industries, meaning that if you earn $40,000 a year, a 30% increase rockets you up to a $52,000 annual salary.
Include regular career promotions and raises, and you can potentially add hundreds of thousands of dollars in income over your lifetime with better spoken English, without improving your professional qualifications.
So considering the many life-changing social and financial benefits of fluency, we arrive at…