MARGARET WATTS ROMNEY, SPEAKER COACH
The following is an excerpt from an interview I did with Margaret Watts Romney, Founder of MasterSpeaker Labs
Margaret is a presenter, musician, public speaking and executive coach, who has been discovering better ways for her clients to connect to their audience for 25 years. She has been creating group programs to develop speaker-leaders since 2014 with TEDxSaltLakeCity.
I wanted to uncover why she does what she does, to explore what motivated her fascination with group dynamics, and ultimately, to understand the unique value she brings to what she does. To do so, we dug into her past, to a time far before she had any idea this is what she would make her life’s work. During our time together, Margaret shared an early memory of playing in a string quartet that truly represents her passion for public performances. While sharing that story, she spoke about the powerful connection that can only take place when people work together in groups. You can hear her deep, emotional appreciation for that connection…and what’s more, you can sense in her voice, her rediscovering it as well.
"This piece of music was like
a vibration in
my whole being. That's a feeling you can only
get from being
in resonance with others."
When I asked Margaret about her experience creating group programs to develop speaker-leaders, she shared a moving story of transformation during TedX Salt Lake City. The kind of transformation that takes places when we allow ourselves to embrace our own humanity while sharing our ideas with a live audience. The story highlights how passionate she is about helping others find the joy of connecting with an audience.