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Matt Abrahams Biography

Matt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator, author, and coach. He is a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he teaches two very popular classes in Strategic Communication and Effective Virtual Presenting. He recently received Stanford GSB’s Alumni Teaching Award in recognition of his valued service to teaching Stanford Alumni around the world.

In addition to his teaching, Matt is co-founder of Bold Echo Communication Solutions, an industry-leading presentation consulting and coaching practice.

Matt is especially interested in applying communication knowledge to real-world issues. In service of this goal, he published Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, which is now in its 3rd edition. His book was written to help people present and communicate in a more confident, connected, and compelling manner.

Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions at several software companies, where he created and ran global learning and development organizations.

Matt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford University, his graduate degree in communication studies from the University of California at Davis, and his secondary education teaching credential from San Francisco State University. He is a prolific writer with general public articles published on for GSB Insights, Toastmasters Magazine, Inc.com, Quartz, etc. He has also published several research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication.

He is a member of the Management Communication Association (where he received a “Rising Star” award) as well as the National and Western States Communication Associations.

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    In Blog
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