Winston Churchill - His Struggle With Public Speaking


By Kris Deichler, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honour, duty, mercy, hope.”

- Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill was a renowned speaker. His wartime broadcasts inspired a nation to keep their heads and hopes high while bombs landed on their cities and victory seemed far away. You might be surprised then that he battled with public speaking all his life, having grown up with a lisp. He recognised the importance of oratory so much however, that he spent hours planning and practicing his words. Writing his own speeches, he is said to have spent up to an hour perfecting every minute of what he would say, just to get it right…

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