The King’s Speech – Odd Pairing Creates a Strong Relationship

I recently saw the British historical drama, The King’s Speech which is based on a true story about King George VI, played by Colin Firth, and his speech therapist Lionel Logue, played by Geoffrey Rush. Without giving too much of the story away, George VI has an almost paralyzing speech impediment and finds no relief from the conventional doctors and specialists who try to help the Prince.  Prince George’s wife played by Helena Bonham Carter, seeks out the help of the unconventional speech therapist, Louis Logue to help her husband.

Lessons  learned from The King’s Speech include.

  1. Expertise is not the exclusive domain of the titled and credentialed.
  2. Just because one is given a leadership title, does not mean they are a true and respected leader.
  3. You really never know where you might meet a person who could transform your life and vice versa.
  4. Slower, deliberate  speech can be powerful (see video of King George VI’s speech given on September 3rd, 1939).
  5. Learning to relax is a powerful tool to master.

Let me know what you learned from the movie.


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2 Responses to The King’s Speech – Odd Pairing Creates a Strong Relationship

  1. Enjoyed the breakdown of points you took from the film! It will be on my films To-See list.

    About your last point — being able to relax is such an underrated tool!

    The king almost looks like Conan O’Brien in the first trailer shot.

  2. CMrok93 says:

    A well crafted piece of entertainment built around a couple of flashy but engaging performances from Firth and Geoffrey Rush. Good review, check out mine when you can!

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