English Language and Career Advancement
If you are like many people, there may have been times when you talked to someone who had poor English skills. While you might have been polite, you were probably thinking that this person wasn’t very intelligent. You may also have thought that this person was rude.
While it is a well known fact that people will judge you by the way you dress, many people don’t pay attention to the way they speak. Depending on the situation, using poor English can close a lot of doors, and some of these doors may lead to lucrative opportunities. In high school, it isn’t uncommon for kids to be made fun of when they use proper English.
They may be called nerds, or they may also be called geeks. Many of us learn early on that you can be socially punished by using "big words" and proper English. While it may not be cool in high school, life is not about being cool. It is about being successful. When you’re successful, people will see you as being cool.
One of the best ways to become successful is to have a strong command of the English language. After high school, the way you speak will determine the type of job you get, and it will also determine your annual salary. If you want to get a good paying job, you will need to learn how to talk. If you stand out from the crowd, you will further increase your chances of success
The importance of the English language for Public Speaking
No matter what career you’re interested in, having strong English skills can help you succeed. If even you are highly intelligent when it comes to technical subjects like math or science, you will not be successful if you don’t know how to communicate your ideas with others.
Even mathematicians are required to write papers on their findings. If they don’t know how to use proper English, how can they get their ideas across? I should also note that I’m not implying that you need to have the skill of William Shakespear, or even a Pulitzer prize winning writer. However, your writing should be able to stand out from the crowd.
Public speaking is one of the most important activities you can engage in. For many of us, it can be the most daunting. For many people, the very idea of standing up before a crowd to give a speech is scary, to say the least. However, public speaking is one of the best times to showcase your skill. When you speak with a high level of English, people will be impressed, and they will be much more likely to understand what you are saying.
While you may want to use a few big words, you shouldn’t use too much. It is important for you to pay attention to your audience. If your audience doesn’t have a high command of the English language, using too many words can be confusing for them.
Using proper speech during business presentation can open doors
If you are an entrepreneur who has a great idea, but you don’t have the capital to get it off the ground, you will need to contact an angel investor. When you meet this investor, you will have to show them your business proposal, and you will have to give them a speech. You will only be given a limited amount of time to show the investor how your idea can make them money.
However, if you don’t have a high command of the English language, you are more likely to make mistakes, and if the investor is not impressed with your manner of speaking, they may decline your offer, even if it is a good one. This is just one example of how using English properly can be valuable.
Imagine that you are giving a business presentation for your company. Your goal is to get your audience, the company executives, to see how your idea can allow the company to be more profitable. Again, if you have a poor command of the English language, your speech will not be as eloquent as it should be, and they may decline your offer. If they decline your offer, you just lost an opportunity to move up in the company.
As you can see, you can’t afford to not increase your English skills. Failing to do this can be detrimental to your future, as well as your career. Placing an emphasis on your English skills is exceptionally important.
In this article, I have given you just a few examples of why you must master your English skills. While it is virtually impossible for you to master all the words that comprise this language, learning as much as you can will put the odds of success in your favor.