Matthew Moseley On Ignition

Matthew Moseley On Ignition

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Matthew Moseley is a marathon swimmer and communications strategist with decades of experience at the intersection of public policy, business, and government. He is also the author of Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson and the Last Gonzo Campaign, the protagonist of the documentary film, Dancing in the Water, and has completed four unprecedented marathon swims in rivers, lakes and seas during his eclectic career.

He recently wrote the book Ignition: Superior Communications Strategies for Creating Stronger Connections. Described as a must-read for anyone who wants to harness the power of communication, his book investigates the link between success and effective communication. Moseley writes about fighter pilots, business leaders, attorneys and astrophysicists.

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Moseley does all kinds of marathon swims – in lakes, seas and rivers – and has a great time doing so. He has twice been nominated for the WOWSA Awards:

For the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year: Matthew Moseley completed a unique trifecta of unprecedented marathon swims by finishing 3 swims in a lake, ocean and river. He planned and completed the first swimming descent of the Colorado River, swimming a tough 76.4 km (47.5-mile) through Canyonlands over 13 hours 56 minutes. It was the last of his solo series that included a 38 km (24-mile) inter-island swim in Puerto Rico in 12 hours 1 minute 55 seconds, called Cruce y Nado por los Arrecifes de Coral, and his 40.2 km (25-mile) swim across Lake Pontchartrain in 14 hours 55 minutes. For his harrowing river marathon, for his unique marketing of the sport through music and movies, for this constant theme of helping improve the marine environment, Matthew Moseley’s trifecta marathon swim series is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

For the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year: “Music that weaves it way through the head of swimmers is an important experiential element of the sport of open water swimming. Music lifts one’s spirits, creates a diversion and enables a rhythm for open water swimmers. Matthew Moseley incorporated music into his unprecedented 14 hour 55 minute swim across Lake Pontchartrain and the documentary film that concurrently focuses on the recovery of the lake’s environment. Moseley identified the canvas, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation provided the framework, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing provided the content to create the emotive Dancing In The Water film. With the music of David Amram, Papa Mali, Alfred Uganda Roberts pulsating throughout, Moseley’s pioneering swim across Lake Pontchartrain set in motion an entertaining film that incorporates the restoration of a valuable marine resource. For producing an open water swimming film set to innovative imagery and sounds with an environmental focus, Dancing In The Water by Wayne Ewing and Matthew Moseley is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.”

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