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Matthew Cossolotto – aka “The Podium Pro” and author of All The World’s A Podium – Inks Agreement to Provide His Signature “PodiumPower!” Speech Coaching Services and Workshops To Leading Global Company

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Matthew Cossolotto – aka “The Podium Pro” and author of All The World’s A Podium – Inks Agreement to Provide His Signature “PodiumPower!” Speech Coaching Services and Workshops To Leading Global Company

Agreement includes one-on-one coaching sessions for several executives and a series of PodiumPower! workhops.  Cossolotto’s focus:  The Joy of Speaking

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – July 15, 2011 — Matthew Cossolotto — aka “The Podium Pro” and author of All The World’s A Podium — announced an agreement with a leading global company to provide his signature “PodiumPower!” speech coaching services and workshops.

Cossolotto is an accomplished CEO-level speechwriter and speech coach who also served as an aide to Congressman Leon Panetta (now Defense Secretary) and House Speaker Jim Wright.  In the private sector, Cossolotto served as a top speechwriter and communications executive at MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE.

Under the recently signed agreement, Cossolotto will provide one-on-one speech coaching services for several executives and a series of PodiumPower! workshops.

“I’m very excited about this agreement,” Cossolotto said.  “I enjoy working one-on-one with executives to enhance their public speaking skills.  I’m also passionate about my PodiumPower! workshops.  In my coaching and workshops, I emphasize what I call “The Joy of Speaking.”  To that end, I put a premium on authentic speaking, helping leaders find their authentic voice and speak from the heart.  In fact, I like to call my book All The World’s A Podium “The manifesto for the authentic speaking revolution.”

All The World’s A Podium (signed copies available on http://www.ThePodiumPro.com) has been praised by a diverse group of high-profile leaders and executives in both the private and public sectors, including Hendrik Hertzberg, former House Speaker Jim Wright, H. Brian Thompson, TJ Walker, John B. Anderson, Lou Tice, Chris Sinclair, Sherry Mueller, and Granville Toogood, author of The Articulate Executive.

Praise for Matthew Cossolotto, Author of All The World’s A Podium 

“Bravo!  Matthew deserves a prolonged standing ovation for All The World’s A Podium.”

– Jim Wright, Former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

“I recommend [Matthew’s] new book and his coaching programs to any executive looking to enhance his or her podium power.”

– H. Brian Thompson, Chairman, Comsat International

“Matthew’s [speechwriting] work was always excellent. He was creative and thoughtful in helping develop key messages and then turning those messages into appropriate words. Having worked closely with Matthew for nearly four years, I am sure he will bring value to any client or employer. Accordingly, I give Matthew a wholehearted recommendation.”
– Charles R. Lee, Former Chairman and CEO, GTE Corporation (now Verizon)
Cossolotto was interviewed recently by TJ Walker about The Joy of Speaking. Click on this link to watch the short, informative interview:
http://www.tjwalker.com/2010/09/15/eliminate-your-fear-of-public-speaking-with-matthew-cossolotto.

About Matthew Cossolotto: Creator of “Make A Promise Day” (May 4th), Matthew Cossolotto (aka “The Podium Pro”) is an author, guest speaker, CEO-level speechwriter, and speech coach. A former aide to House Speaker Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta, Matthew also served as a CEO speechwriter at MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE.  His line-up of leadership communications services includes:

  • Executive Speechwriting
  • One-on-One Speech Coaching
  • Strategic Messaging/Ghostwriting/Media Relations
  • PodiumPower! Keynotes and Workshops

The author of All The World’s A Podium, HabitForce! and The Almanac of European Politics, he’s working on a new book with a foreword by Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame titled The Power of Making a Promise. Matthew brings his Personal Empowerment Programs — “PEPTalks”– to a wide range of audiences including colleges, nonprofits, associations, agencies, and corporations.  Topics include:

  • The Power of Making a Promise
  • The Joy of Speaking
  • Success Is An Inside Job
  • Your HabitForce Checkup From The Neck Up

Visit http://www.ThePodiumPro.com; http://www.MakeAPromiseDay.com; http://www.MakeAPromiseDay.wordpress.com; Follow Matthew and “Make A Promise Day” on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/MakeAPromiseDay.  “Standing O” and “Make A Promise Day” greeting cards and other exciting gift items are available for convenient online purchase by visiting Matthew’s Zazzle store: www.Zazzle.com/TheCoz.

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“In our family, we don’t break promises,” Says Meiying’s Father in The Karate Kid (2010)

 

 Matthew Cossolotto, Creator of “Make A Promise Day” (May 4th) and Former Aide to House Speaker Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta, Cites Promises Made in The Karate Kid in Announcing His New eBook and Keynote Presentation Titled – “The Power of Making a Promise: Make a Promise. Keep Your Word. Change Your Life”

New York—July 13, 2010—Pointing out that the hit movie The Karate Kid (2010) underscores the life-changing power of making a promise, “Make a Promise Day” creator Matthew Cossolotto announced the launch of his new ebook and keynote presentation both titled: “The Power of Making a Promise: Make A Promise. Keep Your Word. Change Your Life.”

In the 2010 The Karate Kid remake, the young central characters, Dre and Meiying, exchange heartfelt promises. Dre promises to attend Meiying’s audition and Meiying promises to be there when Dre competes in the big Kung Fu tournament. But Meiying’s father disapproves of his daughter’s friendship with Dre and forbids her to see him again. The father later relents after learning about Meiying’s promise to Dre. “In our family, we don’t break promises,” explains the father.

“That’s a great example of the power of making a promise,” comments Cossolotto. “A promise injects an unstoppable emotional commitment that compels promise makers to follow through, to keep their word. What Meiying’s father says about his family — they don’t break promises — should apply to a compnay, a government agency, a nonprofit, as well as individuals.  Your integrity is on the line with a promise. Failure is not an option. So I strongly encourage people to take advantage of this power by turning goals into promises. A promise is like a goal on steriods. It’s a powerful way to get unstuck, to break free from disempowering habits and mindsets and jumpstart your personal change journey. That’s what ‘Make A Promise Day’ and The Power of Making a Promise are all about.”

Cossolotto knows all about the irresistible power of making a promise. He made a promise to his dying mother (Virginia Hope Butler) that he would finish writing a book he had been discussing with her, get it published, and dedicate it to her memory. The resulting book is The Real F Word: The 7 FAILURE Traps of Highly Disempowered People (and what to do about them). The Power of Making a Promise ebook and signed copies of The Real F Word are both available via www.TheEmpowermentPro.com.   His article – “The Power of a Promise” – was published in Personal Excellence magazine (June 2010).

Cossolotto’s positive message is catching on. He’s been interviewed on numerous programs recently including: Norm Lapalme’s “Million Dollar Idea Show,” Doug Stephan’s “Good Day,” Rick Barber’s “After Midnight,” Gus Lloyd’s “Seize The Day,” Nora Klaver’s “Brainstorms,” Bill Horan’s “Secrets of Success,” Jack Ebling (WLIS-AM), and Kellie Fuller (KVON-AM), among many others. Cossolotto is scheduled to appear on Bruce Owens’ “Good Morning Hudson Valley” on July 20, 2010, and on “Read My Lips Live!” with Bonnie D. Graham on August 9, 2010.

More About Matthew Cossolotto

A former congressional aide and CEO-level speechwriter and communications executive at MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE, Matthew is an author, guest speaker, speech coach and executive speechwriter. Please visit www.TheEmpowermentPro.com, www.ThePodiumPro.com, and www.PEPTalksUSA.com.

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