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Speechwriting & Coaching

Guest Speaker & Seminar Leader

Guest Speaker & Seminar Leader

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Matthew Cossolotto has served as a speechwriter to top officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, as well as to CEO-level leaders at UCLA, MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE (now Verizon). He has provided speechwriting, speech coaching and media relations services for a variety of clients, including MasterCard, IBM, GTE, Deloitte, AT&T and Lafarge. 

Guest Speaker & Seminar Leader

Guest Speaker & Seminar Leader

Guest Speaker & Seminar Leader

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A guest speaker, trainer and coach, Matthew has created a series of Personal Empowerment Programs (PEPTalks). Audiences have included schools, NGOs, corporations and government agencies. Matthew’s Top Three PEPTalks (available as keynotes and half-day workshops): 

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.

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Leadership & Public Affairs

Guest Speaker & Seminar Leader

Founder of SAAI

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After serving in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill as an aide to Speaker of the House Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta, Matthew helped found the Center for Voting and Democracy (FairVote) in 1992 and served as President and Board Chair for five years. 


Founder of SAAI

Founder of SAAI

Founder of SAAI

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Matthew is 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.

Author and Mission

Founder of SAAI

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Matthew's books include All the World's a Podium, HabitForce!, The Almanac of European Politics and The Almanac of Transatlantic Politics. His forthcoming book, The Power of a Promise, includes a foreword by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. 


Mission Statement

As an author, speaker, workshop leader and coach, my mission is to help millions of people around the world...

  • Achieve their dreams
  • Keep their promises
  • And reach their full potential, on and off the podium.


Contact Information

Founder of SAAI

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Matthew can be reached by email at Matthew@ ThePodiumPro.com.