The Podium Pro

Matthew Cossolotto's Guest Speaking Programs and PodiumPower! Services

Be A Scrooge! Listen to Matthew’s Interview about “The Ebenezer Effect” with Dr. Jeffrey Hull on “Life-Shifting”

Listen to my hour-long interview on Dr. Jeffrey Hull’s radio show “Life-Shifting.”  Topics include The Ebenezer Effect, HabitForce!, and The Power of Making a Promise.  We talk about what motivated Ebenezer Scrooge to change overnight after taking stock of his life.  When Scrooge saw his name on his own tombstone he had to confront his own mortality.  Talk about a wake up call!  I talk about writing your own eulogy and thinking about the legacy you want to leave behind.  This is a mission statement for your life that you can’t ignore.  We also discuss the habits of SUCCESS and FAILURE and why I recommend that people turn goals into promises.  A promise is like a goal on steroids!   Here’s the link.  Thanks to Dr. J for conducting a great interview.  Enjoy!


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The Challenge: You need an expert guest speaker, workshop leader, speechwriter or coach. The Solution: Bring in a pro … The Podium Pro!

For Immediate Release:

Media Contact

Matthew Cossolotto

“The Podium Pro”

New York Office:  914-245-9721


The Challenge:  You need an expert guest speaker, workshop leader, speechwriter or coach.

The Solution:  Bring in a pro … The Podium Pro!



Former Aide to U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright and Congressman Leon Panetta, Matthew Cossolotto – aka “The Podium Pro”

Launches Highlighting His Guest Speaking Programs and PodiumPower! Coaching and Speechwriting Services


A Win-Win Offer:  Cossolotto Offers His Inspirational New Keynote – The Power of Making a Promise – At Introductory Half-Off Fee for First Ten Engagements


YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – August 2, 2010 – If you’re looking for an expert guest speaker, workshop leader, speechwriter or speech coach, Matthew Cossolotto has a solution:  Bring in a pro … The Podium Pro!

Cossolotto – aka “The Podium Pro” – has announced the launch of, a new website that highlights his impressive array of guest speaking topics and PodiumPower! coaching and speechwriting services.

A Win-Win Offer:  Introductory Half-Off Fee for New Keynote

To reward organizations for booking his inspirational new keynote – “The Power of Making a Promise” – Cossolotto is offering an introductory half-off fee for the first ten engagements booked this year.  To learn more about Matthew’s programs related to “The Power of Making a Promise” visit

“I’m very excited about my new positioning as The Podium Pro because this umbrella covers all of my existing and emerging guest speaking programs and builds on my extensive experience providing PodiumPower! coaching and speechwriting services,” Cossolotto said.

As The Podium Pro, Cossolotto’s credentials are impeccable.  He is the author of All The World’s A Podium and a leading authority on executive communications with over two decades of high-level experience.  Having worked closely with corporate titans and top leaders on Capitol Hill, Matthew brings a wealth of high-level public and private sector experience to every client and every audience – corporations, associations, agencies, schools/colleges, and nonprofits.  His clients over the years have included major corporations such as MasterCard, IBM, Lafarge North America, Deloitte, and NeuStar, among many others.

According to Master Coach Norm Lapalme, Founder of MDI Events ( “Matthew is the perfect guest speaker for your next event.  In particular, I have found Matthew’s “Make A Promise” message to be very motivating and empowering.  I encourage you to consider Matthew the next time you’re looking for a guest speaker or coach.  Matthew’s a real pro … a promise pro and a podium pro!”

As featured on the newly launched, in addition to his PodiumPower! coaching and speechwriting services Cossolotto offers keynotes and workshops on several inspirational topics, including:


  • The Power of Making a Promise: Make A Promise. Keep Your Word.  Change Your Life. (Half-price offer for first 10 engagements)
  • The Joy of Speaking: Turn Stage Fright Into Stage Delight and Speak Your Way to the Peak!
  • Make Your Life a No FAILURE Zone: How to Apply The Six Axioms of Personal Empowerment, Harness Your HabitForce, and FAILURE-Proof Your Life
  • There’s No Such Thing As Someday: Just 7 Days in the Week and “Someday” Isn’t One of Them!
  • The Great Escape! Break Free From FAILURE Traps and Get on the SUCCESS Track

Praise for Matthew Cossolotto’s 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] book and his coaching programs to any executive looking to enhance his or her podium power.”

— H. Brian Thompson, Chairman, Comsat International

More About Matthew Cossolotto

A former aide to Congressman Leon Panetta and to House Speaker Jim Wright, Matthew later served as a speechwriter and communications executive at MCI, Pepsi-Cola International, and GTE.  In 1996 Matthew founded Ovations International – “Home of the Standing O®.”   He is the author of the forthcoming The Power of Making a Promise, All The World’s A Podium, and HabitForce!  To book Matthew as a guest speaker, speechwriter or coach, visit

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