Book Description

What happens when you’re suddenly in a leadership position, but you didn’t plan on being the one speaking up or being listened to?

In a world where communication holds immense power, “Speakership” goes beyond mere public speaking and embraces a holistic approach to guiding others with your words.

Drawing upon stories of family dynamics, work dramas, and TEDx speakers backstage, Speakership Is Leadership presents a thought-provoking exploration of the multifaceted nature of speakership. It offers practical guidance and reflection questions that encourage readers to discover their own communication experiences, envision a future aligned with their values, and identify the “stages” where their speakership can flourish—from conference rooms to family gatherings and even silent moments of presence.

Whether you’re an aspiring public speaker, a team leader, or simply seeking to make a difference, this book is your go-to, practical guide, but will also inspire you to step onto your chosen stages and amplify your voice through the art of speakership.



Author Bio

Margaret Watts Romney has been training, speaking, stumbling, navigating communication blocks, and discovering better ways for her clients to lead for over twenty years.

She helps humans be present, express their thoughts, and connect with their listeners– in the boardroom, the auditorium, or through conversation. Her clients value her safe spaces, stimulating questions, firm nudging, and quick laughter. Her programs are fueled by her experiences coaching over 100 TEDx speakers, Master’s studies in Strategic Communication, and training with the NeuroLeadership Institute.

She fills her life with chopping vegetables, brewing tea, ocean rowing, singing along in the car, immersing herself in wild Maine, and reveling in her three grown daughters’ marvelous lives. To learn more, visit

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Margaret Watts Romney

Margaret Watts Romney is a presenter, teacher, and group synergy builder who has been teaching, speaking, stumbling, shaking on the stage, navigating communication blocks, and discovering better ways for her clients to lead for over 20 years.

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