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Award-winning Inspirational and Motivational Keynote Speaker

30 years of delivering powerful speeches that change lives.

Speaking History in Numbers


980+

Speeches

130

Keynote Speeches

2,000+

Corporations Reached

120,000

People Reached

Keynote Speeches

  • How to Develop Leadership that makes an Impact
  • Modern Slavery: What you Need to Know
  • Storytelling: The Art of Inspirational Public Speaking
  • Matt has done 80 online presentations since January 2020
  • All speeches are available as 20-90 minute sessions that can be tailored to your business needs. They can be a traditional speech or an interactive session.

See Matt in Action!


Additional Speaking Samples available upon request.


Professional Speaking Services

Inspiring People to Reach their Full Potential

KEYNOTES FOR CORPORATIONS

Matt offers a range of corporate speeches on human rights, ESG, modern slavery, COVID-19 and supply chains, and the power of volunteerism.

INSPIRATIONAL SPEECHES

Matt’s presentations will inspire you and your organization to reach your goals and full potential. These talks change mindsets and lives.

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Matt provides tailored trainings related to topics such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), humanitarian development, and leadership.

AUTHOR OF 12 BOOKS

Matt is the author of 12 books ranging from action novels, non-fiction accounts of his human rights work, to a book that outlines his unique philosophy of “time.”

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Each year, Matt is cited an average of 40 times in the news media (e.g. CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, Associated Press, the Financial Times, the Economist, and more).

AWARDS

Matt won the prestigious 2017 Gold Standard Award for Asia Communicator of the Year — “Because of Matthew’s absolute commitment to the issue and his tireless drive to reach as many people as he can, he is Communicator of the Year.” Matt was an executive producer and advisor on four award-winning films, one of which was nominated for an Emmy.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Excellent Speech”

“Engaging, informative, concise, and everything a good talk should be!”  

HSBC

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“WOW!”

“Great presentation and a refreshing change.” 

Fleishman Hillard

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Inspirational!”

“Thanks again for another informative and inspirational presentation today.” 

Adidas-Group


Storytelling: The Art of Inspirational Public Speaking
A new book by Matthew S. FriedmanLINK HERE


About Matt Friedman

Matt Friedman is a leading, internationally renowned global expert on modern slavery and human trafficking. An award-winning public speaker, author, filmmaker, and philanthropist, Matthew regularly advises heads of governments and intelligence agencies. As the founder and CEO of The Mekong Club, Matthew is considered the leading catalyst of the anti-slavery movement in Asia’s business sector by captains of industry.

He has managed and directed tens of millions of dollars to major humanitarian portfolios impacting millions of people for the U.S. State Department (USAID), and the United Nations. His work over the last 30 years of pioneering and managing international anti-human trafficking and public health programs in over 40 countries has given him access to many influential networks in different countries throughout the world.

Matt has given speeches in more than 30 countries. Here is a sample of keynote speeches offered to clients: ACCAMS; American Express; Asia Society; BNY Mellon; Crimestoppers International; CSR Denmark; Dicks Sporting Goods; Geographical Society; HSBC Bank; Intercontinental Hotel; Justice Conference; KPMG; Mandarin Oriental; McKinsey Institute; MGM Hotel; Reuters Antislavery Summit; Singapore Marketing Society; Standard Charter Bank; and United Nations Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

A sample of corporate headquarter presentations include: Amazon; Bank of America; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Cathay Pacific; Coca Cola; Columbia Sportswear; Crayola; Disney; Hallmark; Kathmandu; Kodak; Lane Bryant; Li and Fung; Limited Editions; Lululemon; Macquarie; Mandarin Oriental; Microsoft; Phillip Morris International; Thomson Reuters; Scotiabank; Swire Group; and the Vatican. 

Matt has presented to 167 schools (30,000 students); and 78 churches (15,000 people).


Public Speaking and Storytelling

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