Overcoming the Ineffective

The King's Speech, directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Starring Colin Firth.

One of my favorite movies is The King's Speech, the true story of King George VI.  Colin Firth plays the role of King George, who has a stuttering issue when speaking.  Geoffrey Rush is his speech coach.  It is a fabulous story of overcoming a speech handicap and impacting a nation at the brink of war.  You may not have a speech impediment, but most of us could probably use some coaching to overcome impediments that would make us more effective communicators.  We have found that most people do not have a clue how to get started in giving a presentation.

Extraordinary presentations take focus, work and practice, whether you are speaking to a nation or speaking to a customer or just trying to motivate your team.  Giving effective and compelling presentations can sometimes, not only dramatically change your confidence level, it can change your whole person.  As demonstrated in The King's Speech, you need to focus on three things;  What is said, How it is said, and To Whom it is said.