Can you guess what it is? Hint: It is an advertisement.
I love learning new languages because of the joy of it but also the benefits of knowing more than one language. You may recall my blog post How To Become 3+ Billion Times More Connected, Successful, and Happy where I write about the idea that those who teach you how to speak, teach you how to think. Now can you guess what advertisement you will find in each type of magazine?
“No one is the worse for knowing two languages” – Oliver Mowat
It hit me in the head, like an unexpected gust of wind, one day when I was reading Success Magazine and saw the advertisement for Rosetta Stone. Of course, Rosetta Stone would purchase advertising space in these magazines in addition to Traveling magazines. Why?
- Business Owners are in the top half of polyglot’s
- Success comes to those who can connect with the most people – which is exactly what learning another language allows you to do
- It takes a trained mind to focus and learn a new language
- “Insert your own explanation here”
A Brian Tracy Story
If you have followed my blog, you know that I have joined Toastmasters and am constantly working at improving my public speaking abilities. Well, as a surprise, my friend filled out an application for Brian Tracy’s Speaking Academy without my knowledge. A few days ago she forwarded me the email that stated I was accepted into the limited class of 12. The director of events provided the details of the event and also added that it would cost over eight thousand dollars. As much as I would have loved to go to the Speaking Academy, it would be a stretch to get the money for tickets and a hotel to stay in San Diego while I attended. As odd as it may be, I was interested in the type of credentials that were necessary to get an employment position for Brian Tracy International – so I Googled the director of events’ name and found her LinkedIn profile. Who would have guessed? Her specialties: Fluent in Spanish and Italian, and speak conversational French and Mandarin Chinese.
I know not. It is not only a common trend in Success, Business and Self-Growth magazines, knowing more than one language is the most common trend in the majority of successful business CEO’s, directors, associates, etc.
What do you think?
Stay Positive and Polly-Wanna-Learn-A-New-Language
Garth E. Beyer
I do have to add that the advertisement stated the following “He was a hard working farm boy. She was an Italian supermodel. He knew he would have just one chance to impress her.” Would it be uncalled for to also say that those who know multiple languages, have the most beautiful arm candy?