Matthew Cossolotto, Former NATO Speechwriter, Urges Fellow Americans to Learn More About NATO and Support Its Vital Mission
A good place to start learning – Read NATO's 2021 Annual Report Now Available on NATO's Website
By: Matthew Cossolotto/The Podium Pro
Matthew Cossolotto is an author, guest speaker, executive speechwriter, and speech coach. His senior-level leadership communications career spans the corridors of power on both sides of the Atlantic – from NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, to the Speaker's Office in the U.S. House of Representatives. A former aide to Congressman Leon Panetta, Cossolotto has coached and penned speeches for senior executives at a wide range of organizations, including UCLA, GTE, Pepsi-Cola International, and other Fortune 100 corporations.
In The Joy of Public Speaking: Find Your Voice and Reach Your Peak Potential, Cossolotto distills many years of high-profile speechwriting and speech coaching experience into a comprehensive, how-to guide to help experienced, novice, and terrified speakers alike. Cossolotto's breakthrough book and entertaining seminars are packed with powerful mindset shifts, profound insights, and practical tips that can help you advance your career, enhance your leadership skills, boost your self-confidence, and make a difference in the world.
In the book's dedication to NATO, Cossolotto writes:
"This book is dedicated to the surprisingly few in number but remarkably effective staff of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), all gifted and dedicated men and women who serve every day to fulfill NATO's history-shaping promise: to preserve the peace and defend the values of democracy. With apologies to Winston Churchill, never in the field of preventing human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few."
Founded in 1949 in the shadow of the catastrophic death and destruction of World War II, NATO currently has 30 members in Europe and North America: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.
The charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (as NATO is formally known) states that the signatories will "seek to promote stability and well-being in the North Atlantic area" and will "unite their efforts for collective defense and for the preservation of peace and security." Article 5 of the NATO treaty states that "an attack against one Ally is considered an attack against all Allies."
Together, NATO represents nearly one billion people and roughly half of the world's economic and military might. NATO has kept NATO countries safe and helped to keep the peace in Europe for more than 70 years.
Cossolotto suggested a good place to learn more about NATO would be to read the organization's 2021 Annual Report now available on the alliance's official website: https://www.nato.int/
NATO is playing a leading role in helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia's unprovoked and unlawful invasion. As NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg writes in his Foreword to the 2021 Annual Report:
"We have entered a new era in global security, where authoritarian powers, like Russia and China, are openly contesting core principles for our security, and seeking to re-write the entire international order on which our peace and prosperity depend. Moscow is using force to pursue its objectives. At the same time, other challenges to our security have not gone away, including terrorism, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, disruptive technologies and climate change. Faced with this new reality, Europe and North America must continue to stand united and work closely together in a strong NATO."
Click on the following link to read NATO's 2021 Annual Report:
Cossolotto's Triad Empowerment System (TES): Reach Your Peak Potential
The Joy of Public Speaking is the first book in Cossolotto's personal empowerment trilogy. Two more books are coming soon. One highlights the seven mindful habits of SUCCESS and another promotes the power of promises with a foreword by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series. These books and related coaching/speaking programs feature a unique combination of three power tools: Habits, Speaking and Promises. Cossolotto refers to this as the Triad Empowerment System (TES). TES supports Cossolotto's long-term mission: To help millions of people around the world achieve their dreams, keep their promises, and reach their peak potential—on and off the podium.
The Joy of Public Speaking is available on Amazon books.