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.
I was so touched by this year's Oscar-winning movie, 'The King's Speech.' It's about King George VI, who accidentally became King of England upon the abdication of his older brother Edward VIII in 1936 on the eve of WWII. George VI was deemed unsuitable to become British monarch because of his debilitating and humiliating stutter.
I've had a wonderful motivational speaking career that has spanned for over 30 years. There are hundreds of public speaking tips I've learned along the way. I'm going to share as many of them with you as I can.