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Lessons on Public Speaking From The King's Speech
Prince Albert, known to his family as Bertie, reluctantly assumed the throne of England in 1936 and became King George VI. Cursed from boyhood with a terrible stammer, he struggled painfully in public until his wife convinced him to seek the help of Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist.

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Prince Albert's stammer

From boyhood, Prince Albert struggled with stammer. He struggled painfully in public, until his wife convinced him to seek the help of Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist. 

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  • Later in the king's life, he had to overcome a lack of faith in himself. The secret for any novice presenter that struggle to get their words out is to persist.
  • The king ch...

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Lesson 1: Practice, practice, practice

Leading up to the big speech at the end of the film, King George and his coach rehearsed over and over again–out loud!

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Lesson 2: Beware of speaker envy

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People feel anxious, sweaty, or have a pounding heart while being on stage in front of an audience.

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A great way to remove a large portion of fear is to practice hard, studying the topic wellYou can research all questions that the audience may ask, and practice the speech in front of a mirror or in front of friends.

Practicing soothes our nerves, making us ready for the final audience.

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