The King’s Speech took center stage at the 2011 Oscars, winning four of the twelve awards it was nominated for. These included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay. Susan Young says this movie has something for everyone. It offers a lot of great ideas for how to be a strong communicator, which is a beneficial trait in any profession.
She gives five communication lessons that can be learned from the movie. I thought her best point was the first one, “Have faith in your voice.” This basically is referring to confidence. If someone believes in themselves and what they are about to say, their presentation will come across a whole lot stronger, than if they do not. People are drawn to leaders, who seem certain and confident in their decisions and identity, because there is an element of security in that.
The King’s Speech presents a number of other helpful points, such as how to use your voice effectively and how to present yourself in the best way possible, when speaking to a crowd. There is so much to being a great communicator, and although this movie will not teach you everything, it certainly is a fun, good resource to start with. So if you haven’t seen The King’s Speech, take some time to enjoy yourself, watch a great film, and learn a little (or a lot) about how to be a better communicator.