On a beautiful late spring afternoon, fifteen years ago, two young men graduated from the same high school. They were very much alike, these two young men.
Both were intelligent and hard-working. And both wanted to achieve success, to go places, and to provide for their families which they hoped to start soon.
Recently, these two men met each other again at a business conference.
They were still very much alike. Both now had families. Both were working as managers. And both were doing interesting work inside large, successful companies.
But there was one difference…
One of the men was still attending the free English lessons at his company… while the other was working for an international firm.
The second man regularly spoke with foreign colleagues, led meetings, and gave presentations, all in English. When an important foreign client came to town for a visit, his boss invited him to join them at the nicest restaurant in town. One week he was back home for a few meetings, and then he was heading off again to Asia, or was it South America?
What Made The Difference
Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes this kind of difference in people’s lives?
It isn’t natural intelligence. Many clever CEOs and brilliant computer analysts still speak English with difficulty.
It isn’t dedication. Many students take lessons for years and no one can tell if they improved or not.
And it isn’t that one person wants success and the other doesn’t. Who wouldn’t want the advantages that fluent English provides?
It isn’t even speaking opportunities, since we all have access to courses and teachers. Even if you live in a village, the internet now makes it possible to have inexpensive conversations with native speakers.
The difference is unfair advantages.
For example, some fluent speakers were au pairs in London. Others were lucky enough to have an Australian or Irish or South African girlfriend/boyfriend for a year. While others were just born with an amazing ability to remember words and copy accents.
Perhaps you were never lucky enough to have one of these advantages.
And that’s exactly why I am writing to you today, to give you your unfair advantage.
Your Unfair Advantage
For students who cannot afford the time or money to live abroad, the best option is to seek knowledge from an expert.
You see, for each goal, there are two paths: the long and the short. And the truly wise man or woman seeks directions from the person who has travelled the short path.
Which is why I am writing to you today. If you would like to get off the long and slow path… if you’re tired of seeing others get the benefits that come from speaking English confidently… and if you would finally like to get your unfair advantage…
And maybe we’ll meet soon.