If you want to get ahead, have a real advantage over your colleagues, and earn more money, then improving your vocabulary is a must. It’s a remarkable fact that your score on a vocabulary test is a very accurate predictor of your earning potential.
This has been confirmed in many studies, such as the extensive 20 year analysis performed by Earl Nightingale. Nightingale studied a large group of college graduates and found that every single person who scored in the top group on a vocabulary test at college then went on to be in the highest earning income group later in life. Not only that, but those unfortunate individuals who scored lowest in their vocabulary test were relegated to the lowest possible income levels.
While having a powerful vocabulary can seem like an unfair advantage, the truth is that we all have the ability to improve our vocabulary – so these facts are nothing but fair! Now its your turn to use this knowledge to your advantage.
What’s important, once you have committed to building your vocabulary, is to find out the super smart methods of doing so quickly and without too much hard work.
The benefits of a powerful vocabulary would indeed be worth a lot of hard work, but the amazing truth is that you don’t need to waste months and years putting in a lot of hard slog for minimal returns.
Once you know the secrets discovered by neuroscientists and vocabulary experts, you’ll be able to build your vocabulary quickly and easily.
Here are the vocabulary mistakes you must avoid if you want to build a powerful vocabulary with minimum effort.
- Don’t rely on trying to memorize lists of words and definitions – instead, learn each new word individually by relating it to your own experience.
- Don’t be afraid to ask when a new word comes up in conversation. You’ll give a much better impression if you ask politely for an explanation than if you look blank and ignorant.
- Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you need to learn thousands of new words before you see any improvement in your vocabulary, your conversation and your communication. Just a small number of valuable words will make a huge difference.
- Don’t half-learn your new vocabulary words. The real benefit comes when you can use the word for yourself. Make sure you are confident enough with what a word means to use it in your next conversation. And be sure to practice it first by talking to yourself!
If you avoid these common mistakes you will soon find that you have the ability to build your vocabulary much faster than you ever thought possible.