CHAPTER 2

The History of Public Speaking and Its Importance in Leadership

Prince Albert, the Duke of York, made a disastrous speech at Wembley Stadium in 1925, in front of thousands of his subjects from Britain. Prince Albert had a terrible stammering problem and as luck would have it, he was in line to become the King of England because his brother, Prince Edward, who was the rightful heir, decided to marry a commoner and abdicate. This was now a big problem for Prince Albert. Though he had the right qualities to be the King of England, his stammering was a cause of great concern to him and his loyalists. The people look up to a king as a leader, a monarch, a representative of God who would show them the way. Never in the history of England ...

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