The King's Speech won critical praise, along with a Golden Globe last night, for its telling of the story of King George VI and his efforts to overcome a stammer. There are lessons to be learned from the film, and not just about British accents.
Designer and speaker Jesse Desjardins makes appealing, concise presentation slides that often catch on—we've previously posted his points on not sucking at PowerPoint and creating a visual resume to stand out. Being a fairly skilled presenter, Desjardins sees five distinct lessons to be learned for your own presentations in the tale of King George VI, his self-taught speech therapist, and the demands on a man who would be the ruler of England in an age of live television and radio:
What have you learned from your own public speaking troubles and trials?