About

Matthew Cossolotto is a former aide to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta.  His multifaceted communications career also includes senior-level speechwriting and executive communications positions at NATO, UCLA, GTE (now Verizon), and Pepsi-Cola International, and MCI, where he served as speechwriter to MCI’s legendary founder and CEO  William G. McGowan.

Since 1996, Matthew (aka "The Podium Pro") has been providing clients with a range of executive communications and media relations services, including speechwriting, speech coaching, and PodiumPower! workshops.

Matthew’s keynote address — “Globalize Your Locality” — was reprinted in Vital Speeches of the Day. Here’s the link to his interview with public speaking expert TJ Walker about one of his signature topics: The Joy of Speaking.
http://www.tjwalker.com/2010/09/15/eliminate-your-fear-of-public-speaking-with-matthew-cossolotto.

Matthew’s books include All The World’s A Podium, HabitForce! , and The Almanac of European Politics.  Former president of The Center for Voting and Democracy, Matthew is the current president and founder of Study Abroad Alumni International dedicated to supporting study abroad opportunities and building a community of global citizens.    

Matthew offers several Personal Empowerment Programs (PEPTalks) to corporations, associations, nonprofits, agencies, colleges and community groups.

Matthew’s Top Three PEPTalks
 
•     The Power of Making a Promise:  Make  A Promise.  Keep Your Word.  Change Your Life.  Transform The World.
•     The Joy of Speaking: Turn Stage Fright Into Stage Delight and Speak Your Way to the Peak.
•     Success Is An Inside Job: Avoid FAILURE Traps, Get on the SUCCESS Track, and Reach Your Peak Personal Potential.

On May 4th 2010, Matthew launched the first annual “Make A Promise Day.” Visit http://www.MakeAPromiseDay.com.  Matthew book is The Power of Making a Promise, featuring a foreword by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

Uplifting … Engaging … Experienced … Inspirational
Matthew Cossolotto is the perfect guest speaker for your next event.

Book Matthew Today in Brussels!  
Matthew@ThePodiumPro.com … http://www.ThePodiumPro.com ...