Professor, Podcast Host, Author, Speaker, and Martial Artist
Matt Abrahams is a leading expert in communication with decades of experience as an educator, author, podcast host, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he teaches popular classes in strategic communication and effective virtual presenting. He received Stanford GSB’s Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his teaching students around the world. Outside of the classroom, Matt is a sought-after keynote speaker and communication consultant. He has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered IPO road shows as well as Nobel Prize, TED, and World Economic Forum presentations. He also consults for the United Nations’ Secretary General’s Strategic Planning and Communication Office. His online talks garner millions of views and he hosts the popular, award-winning podcast Think Fast, Talk Smart The Podcast. His new book Think Faster, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You’re Put on the Spot provides tangible, actionable skills to help even the most anxious of speakers succeed when speaking spontaneously, such as navigating Q&A sessions, shining in job interviews, providing effective feedback, making small talk, fixing faux pas, persuading others. His previous book Speaking Up without Freaking Out: 50 Techniques for Confident and Compelling Presenting has helped thousands of people manage speaking anxiety and present more confidently and authentically.
Dive deep into specific techniques and best practices in Matt’s approachable and actionable books. Matt’s writing is grounded in academic research and provides practical, tactical advice readers can apply regardless of ability and experience.
Matt is a master teacher who offers tailored, actionable coaching and training for anyone seeking to hone and improve their communication. Matt provides one-to-one and group coaching along with keynote presentations in-person and virtually.
To jumpstart your communication learning, please check out the following writings, videos, and visual notes to help you improve and hone your communication. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced speaker, these resources cater to all skill levels.