A charismatic communicator, Matthew has delivered three TEDx talks and was a speaker coach for a fourth event.

A charismatic communicator, I have delivered three TEDx talks. More recently, I served as a speaker coach for TEDxCoastalCarolinaUniversity, and am organizing the next event. You can also find me appearing as a guest on podcasts, performing as a voice over artist, or competing on game shows. I have been an extra in a feature film, participated in promotional videos, appeared on several podcasts, and played the lead in two student films. Please review the following partial list of my TEDx Talks, Acting Credits, and Presentations:

TED Talks

  • TEDxRaleigh: “Inspiring Innovation Mindsets in Underrepresented Adolescents” shares the story of the Each One Teach One Entrepreneurship Institute at Coastal Carolina University. This organization inspires innovation mindsets in underrepresented adolescents through entrepreneurship education. I recommend we rewrite the roadmap of these young adults’ lives by developing their entrepreneurial acumen, financial literacy, leadership abilities, life skills, and technological expertise.
  • TEDxRITDubai: “Moving Forward from Failure” responds to the bigger question “how might we move forward from failure?” Sharing the story of one woman’s determined innovation in the face of formidable failure, I present a personal perspective about how we can purposefully pivot and progress over any obstacle.
  • TEDxUCSB: “Stepping into the Shoes of a Champion” outlines the impact of A Champions Shoes, a nonprofit organization working to donate 1,000,000 pairs of shoes across the United States by the end of 2026. Inviting the audience to make a difference, the core concept I communicated is that we can all be champions, not for personal profit, but for the richness of rewarding others. Video Forthcoming.

Acting Credits

  • ADNOC New Facility Inauguration Video: Voiceover I recorded for a video celebrating the opening of a new Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Infiniti Middle East at Dubai International Motor ShowTwo voiceover spots I recorded for the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S display at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show.
  • Game’s Over: I played a starring role as Eric Lopez in “Game’s Over,” a short film by film students at SAE Institute in Dubai.
  • Stationary Bike: I played the lead character, Richard Sifkitz, in a 45-minute adaptation of Stephen King’s story produced by film students at Middlesex University in Dubai.