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What makes a great speaker?
   - First, a speaker is a storyteller.

   - Second, the best stories are distilled from exceptional lives or extraordinary circumstances.

   - Third, the best speakers are able to convey meaningful lessons from their stories.

Matt draws on his experiences as an educator and life-long learner to tell engaging stories of life's adventures, facing fear, and overcoming unimaginable obstacles to share unexpected life lessons with his audiences.

His experiences highlight innovative thinking, self-trust, and overcoming defeat to inspire people from diverse backgrounds.  Focusing on practical and straight-forward approaches to life's challenges, Matt encourages all age groups to find inner strength and self-trust to achieve personal satisfaction.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.  Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans, that the moment one definitely commits oneself, all sorts of things occur that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issue from that decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.  Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

   -William Hutchinson Murray, “The Scottish Himalayan Expedition” (1951)

Messages are always customized to a group.  Broad themes include:
    - Why Not?  The Freedom to Do
    - Developing a Mindset to Learn
    - Planning for Success
    - Learning by Doing

​As always, all speaking agreements include a money-back guarantee.  If you feel you haven't received full value for your money, you will receive an immediate refund with no questions asked and no hard feelings.

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