THE CHALLENGE: You need a top speech coach, CEO-level speechwriter, or guest speaker.
THE SOLUTION: Bring in a pro... The Podium Pro!
Helping leaders develop and deliver compelling messages to key audiences.
The ability to stand up and speak with confidence to audiences of all sizes is a widely recognized leadership and success skill.
• Would you like to become a more commanding, confident, and compelling speaker?
• Does trepidation, nervousness, or outright fear hamper your effectiveness in front of audiences?
• Would you like to enhance your team’s leadership and communication skills?
I work with leaders and aspiring leaders who want to advance their careers and enhance their influence by reaching their Peak Podium Potential.
Executive Speechwriting: I help leaders develop powerful, motivating speeches and presentations for a wide variety of audiences.
One-on-One Speech Coaching: Developing a compelling presentation is only half the battle. A well-crafted speech poorly delivered will fall flat or bomb completely. There is a solution. Set up a few one-on-one coaching sessions with me -- in person or virtual. I'll help you pack more punch, personality and presence into your presentations.
"I am pleased to recommend Matthew Cossolotto in the most enthusiastic possible way... To any NGO, academic institute, or public or private sector organization that may be considering engaging Matthew's services, I strongly and unreservedly endorse his work."
-- Rose Gottemoeller, Former Deputy Secretary General, NATO
My breakthrough book – The Joy of Public Speaking– is due to be published soon. The book is bursting with powerful mindset shifts, profound insights and practical tips that will help experienced speakers pack punch, personality and presence into their presentations. An important goal of my book is to assist those hobbled by fear and anxiety to find their voices and share their stories. Join me as I explore the connection between personal empowerment and public speaking.
A guest speaker and workshop leader, I created a series of Personal Empowerment Programs (PEPTalks). Audiences have included schools, NGOs, corporations and government agencies.
My uplifting PodiumPower! workshops combine lectures, lively discussion, and experiential learning. All geared toward building confidence and leadership presence while emphasizing a natural, conversational style, one-on-one connection with audience members, and a more spontaneous, in-the-moment mindset. My programs and services can beintegrated into your organization's ongoing leadership development and management training programs.
My Top Three PEPTalks (available as keynotes and half-day workshops/webinars):
• The Joy of Speaking: Turn Stage Fright Into Stage Delight and Speak Your Way to the Peak
• Harness Your HabitForce: The Seven Steps to SUCCESS
• The Power of a Promise: Make A Promise. Keep Your Word. Change Your Life. Transform The World.
These PEPTalks are based on my books The Joy of Public Speaking, Harness Your HabitForce!, and The Power of a Promise.
I’m proud to say that Jack Canfield – co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® book series – wrote an extensive foreword for The Power of a Promise. Jack writes: “Contributing the foreword to this book and being associated with Matthew’s inspiring ‘Make a Promise’ project is totally aligned with my life’s purpose.”
I served as a speechwriter for top officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and as an aide to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta. I have also been a CEO-level speechwriter at UCLA, MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE (now Verizon). I have provided speechwriting, speech coaching and media relations services for a variety of clients, including MasterCard, IBM, GTE, Deloitte, AT&T and Lafarge.
As an author, speaker, workshop leader and coach, my mission is to help millions of people around the world...
Study Abroad Alumni International (SAAI)
I am the founder and president of Study Abroad Alumni International (SAAI), an emerging community of global citizens dedicated to international awareness and cross-cultural understanding. Efforts are underway to establish SAAI's global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.