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Matt Charles is a former spokesperson for the University of Virginia. He is an expert in how to navigate crises, and how to engage with stakeholders through persuasion and influence techniques rooted in cognitive science to advance your brand. Stakeholders are both internal and external and include employees, shareholders, customers, media, donors, grantmakers, students and governments.Years of on-the-ground work and case study teaching at top-tier graduate schools that include Purdue University, Georgetown University and the University of Virginia has helped Charles understand what it takes to help influence positively stakeholder behavior, improve community relationships, maintain a solid reputation for your organization and help you navigate crises with an objective perspective.He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and hold my Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) certification — a mark of distinction, results-oriented outcomes and ethics in the public relations industry.As a Fulbright and experienced online learning-format professor, he helped Purdue and University of Virginia in classroom faculty transition to the online learning environment in a manner that better ensured robust learning and successful student/faculty engagement.In August 2018, Charles was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Communications and Journalism roster — a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions across the globe.And, as a former New York City special investigator working sex and drug crimes involving children, he can work under high-stakes pressure.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Matt Charles and other top speakers and celebrities.

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