I bet you're probably thinking, "I didn't know there was a World Championship of Public Speaking?" Well, now you do! For me, this is up there with the Super Bowl and the NBA Finals.Read More
I met some of the brightest leaders from KL at an RY networking event with YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative). One young lady, Sherry asked me to speak to the students at her middle school (15-16 yr olds). My mentor once told me, “Take every speaking opportunity you can get, Matthew.” CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!Read More
Last Wednesday, I hosted a sold-out speaking workshop in Cusco for my fellow Remotes. My hotel had a sweet space called the ‘Sun Room’ which felt perfectly Zen for practicing public speaking. In honor of my friend and mentor: Cole GP who passed suddenly, the theme for the evening centered around Improv.Read More
Thanks to our local contact here in Bolivia, an amazing super-woman super-star Viviana Coloma, I was invited to speak at a prestigious private school here in La Paz: Saint Andrew’s School. Saint Andrew's is a very innovative and progressive school system with strong Catholic values. Students learn multiple languages from an early age, and the school prides themselves on strong academics, with an emphasis on technology, sports and building well rounded students. It was an honor to be invited to speak.Read More
One of my goals for this Remote Year is to host 1 public speaking workshop per city. 12 cities, 12 workshops. I’m calling the series 'Communicate Like Cousteau'. (RY3 code name = Cousteau) Jacques Cousteau was a true Renaissance man. A revolutionary scientist, explorer, filmmaker, conservationist, photographer, author, etc. Cousteau was also an orator who often gave speeches about his ground-breaking work and political views. I think Cousteau would be proud of us. And, I hope we honor his name.
My fellow Remote Arestia Rosenberg is a Moth StorySLAM Champion! A StorySLAM is an open mic storytelling competition. Storyteller names are picked out of a hat randomly and each person has 5 mins to share a story based on the theme ‘del dia’. Arestia hosted a StorySLAM last night, and of course I wanted in.Read More