The ability to speak confidently to audiences of all sizes is a widely recognized leadership and success skill. It is also a potent personal empowerment tool.
I’m a leadership communications and personal empowerment coach, guest speaker and author. I help leaders and aspiring leaders reach their Peak Podium Potential.
A former speechwriter for top officials at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, I served as an aide to Congressman Leon Panetta and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Jim Wright, and as a CEO-level speechwriter at UCLA, MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE (now Verizon). Selected clients have included: AT&T, Lafarge, MasterCard, Deloitte, and IBM.
I will help you…
> Become a more authentic, confident and compelling speaker.
> Eliminate the trepidation, nervousness, or outright fear that can hamper your effectiveness as a speaker and leader.
> Enhance your team’s leadership and communication skills.
Helping leaders develop and deliver compelling messages to key audiences.
Executive Speechwriting: I help leaders develop powerful, motivating speeches and presentations for a wide variety of audiences.
One-on-One Speech Coaching: 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 power 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
The Joy of Public Speaking
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.
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.
I believe this is the perfect time for my new book – because fear has ruled long enough. And that’s very good news for you and your audiences.
But if you’re like the vast majority of people, the very suggestion that there could be joy in public speaking sounds like an oxymoron. A contradiction. For many people, the mere idea of public speaking elicits emotions of anxiety, trepidation, and outright fear.
In The Joy of Public Speaking, I shatter traditional, fear-inducing mindsets and misconceptions about speaking to audiences. One of my maxims is: There’s no such thing as public speaking. There’s only speaking. Talking. Having a conversation.
For more insights, see my article in the October 2020 Together Magazine (https://togethermag.eu/personal-development-the-joy-of-public-speaking/). Stay tuned for details about how you can order copies of The Joy of Public Speaking. It's a great gift for friends, relatives and members of your team or organization.
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 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.
My mission is to help millions of people around the world achieve their dreams, keep their promises, and reach their peak potential... on and off the podium.
My books and related coaching/speaking programs feature a unique combination of three power tools: Habits, Speaking and Promises. I call this the Triad Empowerment System, based on my trilogy of books:
o Harness Your HabitForce!
o The Joy of Public Speaking
o The Power of a Promise
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.”
THE CHALLENGE: You need a top speech coach, CEO-level speechwriter, or guest speaker.
THE SOLUTION: Bring in a pro... The Podium Pro!
To book me as a speech coach, speechwriter or guest speaker, email Matthew@ThePodiumPro.com.
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