About Matthew Dicks
Teacher / Coach / Author / Storyteller
With expertise sought out all over the world
Matthew Dicks has become one of most recognized and acclaimed teachers of storytelling
Acclaimed for his storytelling on stages, the radio, and in novels, Matthew’s wonderfully straightforward and engaging strategies and techniques for finding, constructing, telling, and polishing any story prove that anyone can learn to be an appealing storyteller, that everyone has stories worth sharing. and perhaps most importantly, the act of creating and telling a tale is a powerful way of understanding and enhancing one’s own life.
Matthew has become one of most recognized and acclaimed teachers of storytelling in the United States, working with Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, universities, public schools, hospitals, advertising agencies, Native American tribes, comedians, musicians, the clergy, and many more. He teaches open workshops for anyone interested in learning to tell their best stories and coaches and consults privately as well.
Experience That Can Make a Difference For You
Telling stories on stages (big and small) around the world since 2011
Telling stories and delivering keynotes, commencement addresses, TEDx Talks, and more. His stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, This American Life, Risk, PBS's Stories from the Stage, and many more.
Over 20+ Years Teaching
Yale University, MIT, The University of Connecticut Law School, Harvard University, Purdue University, Trinity College, Texas A&M, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Canyon Ranch, Miss Porter's School, The Berkshire School, and Graded School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Internationally Bestselling Author
Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, Twenty-one Truths About Love, and The Other Mother, and the nonfiction titles Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling and Someday Is Today: 22 Simple Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life.
His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide.
Achieve Success With Storytelling
Matthew’s clients have included Amazon, Slack, Johnson & Johnson, Saatchi & Saatchi, Salesforce, MetLife, Pfizer, The Freeman Companies, Rustic Pathways, and many more.
"If you are thinking about pursuing storytelling or the value of it, it has radically transformed the way the way we talk about our product..."
- Masha Reutovski
Director of Corporate Marketing - SLACK
You don't need to be born a Storyteller
A life of Yes: How saying 'yes' can get you "there"
It all started when Matt dropped his name in the hat at The Moth StorySLAM in New York City and told a story about pole vaulting in high school.
He won that StorySLAM and has since become the winningest storyteller in Moth history, winning 59 StorySLAMs and 9 GrandSLAM championships. He was quickly recognized in the storytelling community as a master of the craft and began performing throughout the world.
All because he said, "Yes" when someone said, “Maybe you should tell a story.”
That's Why I Created Storyworthy
Storytelling has transformed my life, and it can transform yours too!
New Content Available on My YouTube Channel
Matthew Dicks and Family
Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have two children, Clara and Charlie. He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.
Matthew is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England.
He teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, universities, religious institutions, and school districts around the world.
Matthew is the creator, producer, and co-host of Speak Up Storytelling, a podcast that teaches people to tell their best stories.
Matthew is also the creator and co-host of Boy vs. Girl, a podcast about gender and gender stereotypes.
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