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EMPOWER THEM.

Matt's keynote "Leader Worth Following" speech is a 55-minute high-energy speech that keeps students engaged with a mixture of stories, games, giveaways, audience participation and several topics including: 

one presentation... many topics

one presentation | many topics

Students will learn why "leadership" is one of the most misused and misunderstood words in the English language. 

TRUE leadership REDEFINED

the "SWEET SPOT" OF LEADERSHIP

Students will discover how tapping into their unique attributes will significantly increase their effectiveness as a leader. 

Students will not only learn the difference between good leaders and bad, but will learn how to become a great, life-changing leader.

good leaders vs bad leaders

THE WORST LEADERSHIP PITFALL

Students will identify the worst pitfall of leadership, why it ruins leadership potential, and how to avoid it. 

Students will be challenged to be one another's advocates by showing respect and appreciation for their classmates.  

anti-bullying

forward-thinking focus

Students will be challenged to think about what comes after high school graduation, whether college, military or another job. 

Students will learn how being different from one another is a positive thing and something to be celebrated. 

diversity 

how to achieve REAL success

Students will learn how true success isn't just a big house or nice car, but is unique based on who they are. 

Students struggling with depression, self-harm or suicidal thoughts will be inspired to think differently about themselves.

suicide prevention

self VALUE & WORTH

Students will be motivated to look at their lives in such a way that results in value and worth to themselves and others. 

Matt offers simple steps in a short optional debriefing for teachers to help them best serve their students after the speech. 

STAFF TRAINING  

followup activities

Teachers are provided the option to print off a PDF guide to lead peer-to-peer classroom discussions for practical application.

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FULL LENGTH VIDEO

no travel fees

customized to your school

connects students to school faculty

Matt was hired right out of high school as an on-air radio personality for KYLZ, New Mexico's #1 hip hop radio station. Shortly thereafter he won an award as the #1 DJ in the United States, and launched his own entertainment company. Disney Cruise Line hired him to train DJs from around the world, and Monster.com picked him up to speak to students throughout the US. Matt then launched a magazine that went on to become #1 in 6 countries, followed by a best-selling book called "Thirteen Reasons Why Not" that teaches people how to prevent suicide. Matt's true passion is speaking, motivating and inspiring others. Check his availability today. 

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"You touched so many students' lives today! Really appreciate you doing that for us."

tim kienitz, principal

"Matt's message of hope, achieving personal potential, and finding value within one's self brought insight and inspiration to many young adults. Thank you Matt for speaking a message of living a full life of positivity to our students." 

Stephany alexander, counselor

"You did a fantastic job yesterday! What a way to reach so many that need to hear that message. Thanks for loving on the beautiful kids of our community."

Eddie Gurrola

"So many don't realize or understand the struggle, shame, fear and judgement of letting others know how they are feeling or going through. What a great thing you did in sharing about suicide and self harm."

LORRIE SJOBERG

"Our kids need this encouragement and leadership!"

JACK FORTNER

Matt accepts a limited number of speaking engagements each year. Check his availability by clicking the button below and get started inspiring your students. 

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By helping Matt book multiple presentations in the same city on the same day, you can qualify for significant discounts or even get a free presentation. The discount policy is simple: if you get another school within a 45-minute drive from your school to also book Matt for a presentation on the same day as your presentation, your school and the other school will both get 20% discounts. Discounts are stackable, meaning that you will get additional 20% discounts for each additional school. For example, if you book 1 other school along with yours, you'll both get 20% off. If you help book 2 other schools in addition to yours, they will both get 20% off, and your school will get 40% off. If you help book 5 other local schools, they will each get 20% off and your school will get 100% off with a free presentation. To qualify, make sure the other schools write your name in the "Referral" box on their registration form.

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Some schools do not have the budget for motivational speakers. You can help less fortunate schools bring this life-changing presentation to their students at a discounted rate or completely free. 

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