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The King’s Speech

What an intense scene!!!

The final speech by the British King George VI at the beginning of the World War II. His relationship with Mr Logue, the speech therapist who helped him against his stammer, is the key for him, for the entire Nation, and, now we can say, for the rest of the World thanks to England’s victory in WWII.

Have a look at the beginning of the speech (after 30″): Logue and the King’s wife made everything, the room, the mic, the light, everything comfortable for him, to give him a nice feeling of being at home, at his ease. The way we all facilitators should act when preparing our projects and supporting our practitioners.

Many messages behind that speech: passion for his profession, trust, perseverance, friendship, support, peer-to-peer: everything seems really web2.0 BUT it just happened 70 years ago!