Mike Matera, WordPress Dude and Seminar LeaderMy vast experience as a trainer, instructor, and professional development coach gives me the tools needed to train you or your staff. Courses I’ve designed and taught include Presentation Skills, Business Writing, Negotiation Skills, and WordPress Fundamentals.

I provide seminars and training modules online and in person. Even if you’re not in the NY Metro area, I’ll find a way to work with you, be that via travel to your area or a custom-designed online course. Please contact me to learn more.

Creative Expertise

I’ve been crafting an array of business communications for more than a decade. My specialties include WordPress, Web copywriting, Web design, presentations, and educational communications. Count on me to deliver lively, clear, and engaging content – within tight deadlines, and within your budget.

Veteran Public Speaker

A frequent and enthusiastic public speaker, I hold an ATM (Advanced Toastmaster) certificate from Toastmasters International, an organization I’ve served in various leadership positions. I also teach writing and verbal skills. Evenings and weekends you’ll find me presenting for The Princeton Review, as an award-winning instructor, trainer, and seminar leader. I’ve helped numerous clients write, reason, and communicate more persuasively.

Technical Savvy

I started creating Web sites in 2000, coding most of the HTML myself for the first few years before easing into Web authoring software. Along the way, I honed my CSS and script configuration skills – while learning enough PHP and MySQL to create a few data-driven Web sites.

In the late 2000s, I explored content-management systems, first trying Joomla before ultimately choosing WordPress. I hacked apart a few themes, experimented, and read extensively before fully appreciating WordPress’ power and potential.

Solid Academic Credentials

My academic background in psychology – augmented by continuing education credits from the School of Visual Arts and the American Management Association – provides me the leverage to help you and your organization look good in print, on the Web, or other communicative capacity. I’m also a faculty member of Westchester Community College, where you’ll sometimes find me teaching presentation skills, business writing, or something similar for the school’s Professional Development Center.

Whether you need a training seminar, WordPress tutorial, Web site, or professional writing, I’m ready to help.