Author Matthew Cossolotto Conducts “PodiumPower” Workshop March 10, Splash Zone in Oberlin

Lunch Generously Provided by Subway in Oberlin. Refreshments Made Available by Splash Zone. Fear Not: Speaking in public not required! 10% of the sales of The Joy of Public Speaking in 2022 will be donated to humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine

The Joy of Public Speaking by Matthew Cossolotto

The Joy of Public Speaking by Matthew Cossolotto

OBERLIN, OhioMarch 3, 2022PRLog — OBERLIN, Ohio – Members of the public are cordially invited to join author Matthew Cossolotto for a special Lunch and Learn workshop based on his new book The Joy of Public Speaking. Location: Splash Zone in Oberlin. Date: March 10, 2022. Time: 11:15-1:00.

Lunch will be provided by Subway in Oberlin. Splash Zone will provide refreshments.

Registration is free. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Register today! Call Splash Zone: (440) 774-5059. Or visit the Lorain County Metro Parks website. Here’s the link to register:

Matthew Cossolotto is an author, guest speaker, executive speechwriter, and speech coach. His senior-level leadership communications career spans the corridors of power on both sides of the Atlantic – from NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to the Speaker’s Office in the U.S. House of Representatives. A former aide to Congressman Leon Panetta, Cossolotto has coached and penned speeches for senior executives at a wide range of organizations, including UCLA, GTE, Pepsi-Cola International, and other Fortune 100 corporations.

In The Joy of Public Speaking: Find Your Voice and Reach Your Peak Potential, Cossolotto distills many years of high-profile speechwriting and speech coaching experience into a comprehensive, how-to guide to help experienced, novice, and terrified speakers alike. Cossolotto’s breakthrough book and entertaining seminars are packed with powerful mindset shifts, profound insights, and practical tips that can help you advance your career, enhance your leadership skills, boost your self-confidence, and make a difference in the world.

Ten Percent of Book Sales Will Support Humanitarian Relief in Ukraine

“I dedicated The Joy of Public Speaking to my former colleagues at NATO,” commented Cossolotto. “With that in mind, and in view of recent tragic events, I have been wondering what I – and my readers, students and clients – can do to help the people of Ukraine during the current crisis. I decided to donate 10 percent of my book sales this year to humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.”

What Participants Will Learn During the Workshop

Opinion surveys confirm that most people rank public speaking as one of their top fears, along with spiders, snakes, and death itself. Cossolotto’s inspiring new book embraces a simple proposition: People who learn to enjoy public speaking tend to be better at it than those hobbled by anxiety, trepidation, or outright terror.

During the March 10th Lunch and Learn “PodiumPower” workshop, participants will learn about these powerful concepts to propel them on their journey to joy:

  • The Gentle Art of Mental Joyjitsu
  • The Six Axioms of Personal Empowerment
  • The Seven Steps to Joy
  • The Immaculate Connection
  • The Power of SPEECH: The Six-point Checklist for Powerful Presentations
  • The Twenty Terrific Tips for Top-Notch Talks

Cossolotto’s Triad Empowerment System (T.E.S.): Reach Your Peak Potential

The Joy of Public Speaking is the first book in Cossolotto’s personal empowerment trilogy. Two more books are coming soon. One highlights the seven essential habits of SUCCESS and another promotes the power of promises with a foreword by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series. These books and related coaching/speaking programs feature a unique combination of three power tools: Habits, Speaking and Promises. Cossolotto refers to this as the Triad Empowerment System (T.E.S.).

The Joy of Public Speaking (…) is available on Amazon books.

Contact: Matthew Cossolotto

Author/Speaker/Speech Coach/Speechwriter

(440) 597-9018


Matthew Cossolotto — The Podium Pro


AVIA Appoints Matthew Cheetham as General Manager of the Coalition Against Piracy

The Asia Video Industry Association has appointed Matthew Cheetham as General Manager of the Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) with immediate effect.

Matthew Cheetham

Over the last four years CAP has made real inroads into the systemic problems of video piracy faced by the broadcast and streaming video industry in Asia Pacific. The blocking of pirate sites is becoming more common in many markets, laws have been introduced to limit access to infringing set-top devices, constructive relationships have been forged with intermediaries to limit access to pirate services and investigations and prosecutions have been effected. And yet the problem remains the single biggest impediment to the growth of the legitimate content creation industry and ecosystem.

As the General Manager of CAP, Cheetham will take over from Aaron Herps and build on the accomplishments achieved by CAP to date, with the aim of creating a stronger and healthier environment in which the video industry can prosper.

Cheetham is a qualified lawyer specializing in intellectual property, more specifically copyright protection, with over 20 years’ experience working in Asia-Pacific (APAC) for some of the largest content producers in the world. Prior to taking up his role at CAP, Cheetham was the Premier League’s Head of Business Affairs, Asia Pacific. In this role, Cheetham opened and headed up the Premier League’s APAC office in Singapore, the Premier League’s first office outside the UK, and oversaw all enforcement, policy and outreach efforts for the Premier League in APAC.

“CAP is critically important to AVIA and the industry as a whole and I am delighted that in Matt we have such a seasoned and experienced executive taking over. Matt will bring his own ideas and energy to the role and I am confident CAP and the industry’s anti-piracy efforts will grow in strength under him,” said Louis Boswell, Chief Executive Officer, AVIA.

Prior to working for the Premier League, Cheetham spent ten years as the Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) Regional Legal Counsel and Assistant Policy Officer for APAC following which he was the Managing Director of the MPA’s New Zealand office, the New Zealand Screen Association (NZSA) that oversaw all enforcement, policy and outreach efforts for MPA member companies in New Zealand.

About the Asia Video Industry Association

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is the trade association for the video industry and ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It serves to make the video industry stronger and healthier through promoting the common interests of its members. AVIA is the interlocutor for the industry with governments across the region, leads the fight against video piracy through its Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) and provides insight into the video industry through reports and conferences aimed to support a vibrant video industry.

For media enquiries and additional background please contact:

Charmaine Kwan
Head of Marketing and Communications
Twitter: @AsiaVideoIA

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