Before You Buy Verbal Advantage, Read This

By | February 26, 2012

Verbal Advantage

Hands down, one of the most important self improvement activities that you can undertake is that of improving your vocabulary. The most convenient and effective way to accomplish this is by using an audio program.  Verbal Advantage is an option, but is it the best value?  Priced at $149.95 (up to $299.95 some places) this is one very expensive set of CDs!

How would you like to obtain a superior audio vocabulary building program at a fraction of the price you can purchase Verbal Advantage? Overnight Vocabulary is the audio vocabulary builder that offers this and much more.

  • Quicker and more lasting results
  • More practical for professionals
  • Better designed to help you actually use advanced words, not just learn their meanings
  • Available by an instant download to iTunes, iPod or other MP3 device

Overnight Vocabulary is a preeminent audio vocabulary building program. As the name suggests, it is designed to give the listener an advanced vocabulary with the least amount of effort and time commitment. It focuses on a few hundred “must know” words that are advanced and impressive words that replace common words you use every day. The program uses a unique process specifically designed to help you learn new, advanced words and incorporate them regularly and effortlessly in conversation. You can obtain verbal prowess “overnight” and obtain a true advantage in your career in just days.

Product Features

  • 7 hours of listening
  • 300 essential vocabulary words
  • 30 learning sessions
  • 150 page guide book
  • Multiple example sentences
  • Techniques/strategies for word usage
  • Session reviews and audio quizzes

Instant MP3 & PDF Download

  • Download to iPod, iTunes or any player
  • Learn while you drive, exercise, or relax
  • Burn your own cds
  • No waiting – start learning immediately

If you want to sound more professional at work, speak more articulately in social settings or simply gain more confidence as a conversationalist, Overnight Vocabulary is right for you. Remember, you don’t have to pay an exorbitant amount of money to obtain an impressive vocabulary, so don’t get taken advantage by Verbal Advantage – save your money and obtain the best vocabulary program on the market instead!

Vocabulary Building Tip of the Day: The Key To Retaining those “Difficult” Words

By | December 2, 2011

Our last blog post established the fact that words with comprehensive and broad meanings are more difficult to remember each day than those with simple, narrow definitions. The key to remembering the more difficult words is to simply establish a short and narrow definition for them that you can remember every day – ideally in one or two words. Let’s use ethos as an example.

More Difficult to Retain: Ethos -The fundamental character or spirit of  the culture or disposition of a community, group or person, etc.;the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period. 

Can you identify one or two commonly used synonyms to this word? I define ethos as a “mindset or culture.” Well, that is a lot easier to remember each day than the short paragraph of a definition above, isn’t it?! Notice that mindset was not a synonym provided in the definition.  This exercise will often require you to come up with a simple synonym that is not found in the definition. It is also very helpful to look up the word in various dictionary sources (doing this online is the easiest). One source may define a word in terms more easily understood than another. Some sources may have a list of synonyms outside of the official definition. These are often a useful tool in simplifying the definition to one or two words.

Let’s see how we can apply this technique to the great word prodigious.

Formal definition: Large or extraordinary in extent, amount or degree

Simplified definition: tremendous

That was easy! Try to use an Overnight Vocabulary word in a conversation each day!

Vocabulary Building Tip of the Day: Not all Vocabulary Words Are Created Equal

By | November 28, 2011

The ability to retain the meanings of new vocabulary words can be a challenge every day for nearly anyone who embarks on the lifelong pursuit to build an ever increasing vocabulary. The words that are most difficult to remember are those with comprehensive, broad, and/or multiple meanings. Different dictionary sources will often define these words in slightly different ways, further convoluting the meaning. Conversely, people most easily remembered those words with simple definitions that can be explained in just one or two synonyms.

Easier to Retain: Deleterious – Harmful, detrimental

More Difficult to Retain: Ethos – The fundamental character or spirit of the culture or disposition of a community; group or person, etc.; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period.

Thus, to build an impressive vocabulary using the least amount of effort and time, one should give particular attention to picking the “low hanging fruit” by learning advanced words with simple, straightforward meanings that are synonymous with words we use every day.

That said, don’t be scared of learning words with more varied and broad meanings. Words like “ethos” are great words to learn and use. The next blog post will show you a simple way to retain these words from day to day as well.

Word of the Day: Are You Indisposed To Use Indisposed?

By | November 21, 2011

Word of the day: IndisposedIf the title of this article doesn’t make sense to you, then you can learn something from today’s blog post. Indisposed is a word that many people believe means, “busy” or “unable” to do something. For example, “I wasn’t able to answer my phone because I was indisposed at the time.” This is an incorrect assumption of the meaning of indisposed. Indisposed actually has two very different meanings. The first meaning is sick or ill, especially slightly.

The second and lesser known meaning is disinclined or unwilling; averse or reluctant. The title of this blog article is an example of using indisposed with this intended meaning. Anything that you are reluctant, disinclined, or unwilling to do is something you are indisposed to do. Now that you have a more correct and profound understanding the two meanings of this great word, you can use it to embellish you speech more often and more effectively.  Try using it at least a day or two this week!

Repetition: The key to retaining and using new words

By | October 16, 2011

Word of the DayRepetition is vital in anyone’s quest to develop an impressive, working vocabulary. Just because you have learned a word at some point does not mean it is going to be a tool readily available to you in your word arsenal the next time you need it.

As an illustrative example, think of a timer attached to each vocabulary word (figuratively, of course). The time on the timer represents how long it has been since you have used, heard, or read a given word. The more time that has lapsed since being exposed to the word, the less likely you are to use it. And, when I say less likely you are to use it, I mean the less likely it is that the word will come to your mind in the moment when you wish to communicate the its meaning. When you hear, read, or use a word the clock is reset to zero, making it more likely to come to your mind in the short term. Obviously, a word you learned or quickly studied that day would be on the front of your mind and ready for use.

It would be no coincidence if you were to use the word philanthropic to describe someone charitable just a day after you heard a coworker use that same word. It would also be no coincidence if dogmatic came to your mind to describe someone opinionated if you had just heard it used on the radio that morning.

Remember that it only takes using one or two educated words a day (or less) among coworkers or friends to make a lasting impression.

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Word of the Day – An Essential Tool for Building Your Vocabulary

By | October 12, 2011

Word of the DayRepetition is the key to vocabulary building and everyday usage of educated vocabulary words. Subscribing to a word of the day service will ensure that you not only obtain, but also retain a verbal advantage in your career and life. Learning one word a day is incredibly easy. Simply commit to opening up the word of the day email every morning. Spend 60 seconds to learn the word and think of how you can use it in your communication sometime throughout the day.

Even if you already know the meaning of the word of the day, don’t disregard it! A person is much more likely to use a word that he/she has recently heard or read. Repetition is not just important for learning the definition of a word. It is also important as it pertains to using the word in your daily communication.

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The Importance of Example Sentences in Building your Vocabulary

By | October 10, 2011

 

Vocabulary Building Tip of the Day: Example sentences are vital in building your vocabulary. Here is why the Overnight Vocabulary Program uses three to four example sentences for every word.

To simply understand the meaning of a word, one or two example sentences are generally sufficient, but we want to be able to use a word – not just know its meaning. One reason people don’t use a new vocabulary word is because they haven’t been exposed to the many circumstances in which it can be used. Numerous and diverse example sentences will expose you to usages of a word that you may have never thought of on your own. Exposing you to each word through many example sentences is also necessary to lodge the word in your active vocabulary. Because new words can feel foreign, most people are hesitant in using them even after they understand their meaning. The repeated use of a word through various example sentences will help remove this hesitancy by making the word sound familiar and natural.

So, be sure to pay attention to how a word is used in every example sentence, even if you already understand the meaning, in order to expand the possible usage opportunities and remove any hesitation to use it.

Hopefully, you find this Vocabulary Tip of the Day useful!

Better to Surmise than to Assume

By | October 9, 2011

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The word of the day: Surmise

At some point in history, a witty person who hated assumptions came up with the saying: When you assume, you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me” (thus, creating the word ass-u-me). Since that day, any person in the workplace or otherwise who has had to make an educated guess, supposition, or assumption, and who used “assume” to communicate as much, has likely had to feel the indignation of the listener (presumably a superior) when using the word.

Fortunately, there is a word that communicates the exact same thing but doesn’t make an “ass” out of anyone. To surmise is to think or infer without strong evidence. To assume is to do exactly the same. So the next time you are about state that you assumed something it is better said that it was surmised. In fact, because surmise is a less common, word people may even “assume” that it actually means to think for infer with strong evidence – let that be on them!

 

Which Word of the Day Email Service Should I Use?

By | September 18, 2011

word of the day vocabulary verbal advantageIt is a futile pursuit to learn, and subsequently forget, every word in the dictionary. Your time is much better used learning a few hundred highly educated, practical vocabulary words and repeatedly exposing yourself to them to ensure that they are being put to use in your everyday communication. Repetition is the key! Overnight Vocabulary Word of the Day has selected 365 “must know” and “must use” words that will ensure your speech is embellished with highly educated words that are practical in everyday conversations. Every year the same words will cycle through, exposing you to the same “must know” words you learned the year before. I assure you that if you simply learned and regularly used even half of these 365 words you would be perceived by friends, coworkers and family as someone with a very sophisticated vocabulary. Don’t believe me? Sign up for the Overnight Vocabulary word of the day and you’ll soon see!

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Overnight Vocabulary – Gain a Verbal Advantage and Solid Vocabulary

By | April 29, 2011

Get the Overnight Vocabulary Advantage

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Overnight Vocabulary is a downloadable audio vocabulary building program that will teach you impressive yet recognizable and practical words you can use in your everyday communication.
Unlike other vocabulary building programs, which are aimed at simply helping you learn new words and their definitions, Overnight Vocabulary uses a unique process specifically designed to help you learn new, advanced words and incorporate them regularly and effortlessly in conversation … in just days. Users are amazed at how easily and quickly they are able to use the new words they have learned.Most importantly, Overnight Vocabulary focuses only on useful vocabulary words that are essential for success. You will have plenty of opportunities to use every new word you learn!

Product Features

  • 7 hours of listening
  • 300 essential vocabulary words
  • 30 learning sessions
  • 150 page guide book
  • Multiple example sentencesTechniques/strategies for word usage
  • Session reviews and audio quizzes
  • Instant MP3 & PDF Download
  • Download to iPod, iTunes or any player
  • Learn while you drive, exercise, or relax
  • Burn your own CDs
  • No waiting – start learning immediately