Matthew Kohut is the managing partner of KNP Communications. He has prepared CEOs, elected officials, entrepreneurs, ambassadors, scientists, and best-selling authors for events ranging from television appearances to board meetings to TED talks. He also leads KNP’s development of customized training and coaching programs for corporations, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Matt has held appointments at George Washington University and Bennington College. He is the co-author of Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities that Make Us Influential, and his writing has appeared in publications ranging from Harvard Business Review to Newsweek. He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Kennedy School.