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Where (the hell) is Matt? English article

This version comes from an English-language article.  It is not a translation of the Spanish version.  If you would like a translation, let me know, I can do that in another post.  I wanted to offer this version from an authentic English source for teachers of English.

Matt Harding

 

Matt Harding’s videos have reached over thirty million viewers.   Matt Harding quit his job and spent his savings on a trip around the world. A friend suggested that he video his terrible dancing in the places that he visited. In 2005, his “Where the Hell is Matt?” video became an internet sensation, and a company began to pay for his travels.

The following year he visited all seven continents to make his second video, which became an even bigger success. Inspired, Matt returned with the idea for a third video where he would invite people in the places he visited to dance. Thousands said yes, and the third video became the most successful one yet. Matt’s videos have been viewed over thirty million times.

Matt’s work has been written about in newspapers around the world.   His video has been shown on many television programs.  He has also made many television appearances.

Matt speaks about becoming “famous,” but his message is about trying the unknown and learning about  joy. He has spoken to students of all ages.

Have you seen his video?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active  2006

Matt Harding

 

Matt Harding’s inspiring videos have reached over thirty million viewers around the globe.

At twenty six, Matt Harding quit his job and spent his savings on a trip around the world. He took a suggestion to perform his terrible dancing in the settings he visited. In 2005, his “Where the Hell is Matt?” video became an internet sensation, which prompted the Stride company to sponsor his travels.

The following year he visited all seven continents to make his second video, which became an even bigger success. Inspired by a visit where he danced with a group of children, Matt returned with the idea for a third video in which he would invite people in every place he visited to dance. Thousands answered the call, and the third video became the most successful one yet. Matt’s videos have been viewed over thirty million times.

Matt’s work has been profiled in newspapers around the world; including the New York Times. His video has been shown on Oprah. He’s made appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America.

The most unexpected acknowledgement came when NASA chose Matt’s third video as their “Photo of the Day.”

Matt speaks about what it’s like to become “famous on the internet,” but his message is about taking a leap into the unknown and learning to work with unexpected joy. He has brought his talk to Google and Amazon, as well as students of all ages.

Have you ever seen his video?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&safe=active   2008

Matt Harding

 

Named as TIME magazine’s “#1 Viral Video of 2008,” Matt Harding’s inspiring, appealing videos have reached over thirty million viewers around the globe.

At twenty six, Matt Harding quit his job and spent his life savings on a trip around the world. He took a friend’s suggestion to perform his terrible dancing techniques in the settings he visited. In 2005, his “Where the Hell is Matt?” video became an internet sensation, which prompted Stride, a chewing gum brand, to sponsor his travels.

The following year he visited all seven continents to make his second video, which became an even bigger success. Inspired by a visit to Rwanda where he danced with a group of children, Matt returned with the idea for a third video in which he would recruit people in every place he visited to dance with him. Thousands answered the call, and the third video became the most successful one yet. Matt’s videos have been viewed over thirty million times.

Matt’s work has been profiled in major newspapers around the world; including the New York Times,  and the Chicago Tribune. His video has been shown on Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He’s made appearances on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

The most unexpected acknowledgement came from NASA when they chose Matt’s third video as their “Astronomical Photo of the Day.”

Matt speaks about his experiences and what it’s like to become “famous on the internet,” but his message is about taking a leap into the unknown and learning to collaborate with serendipity. He has brought his talk to Google and Amazon, as well as students of all ages.

Have you ever seen one of his videos?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4quCAG4eCc&safe=active

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Matt Harding

 

Recently named as TIME magazine’s “#1 Viral Video of 2008,” Matt Harding’s inspiring, universally appealing videos have reached over thirty million viewers around the globe.

At twenty six, Matt Harding quit his job as a videogame designer and spent his life savings on a trip around the world. He took a friend’s suggestion to perform his terrible dancing techniques in the various exotic settings he visited. In 2005, his “Where the Hell is Matt?” video became an internet sensation, which prompted Stride, a chewing gum brand, to sponsor his continued travels.

The following year he visited all seven continents to make his second video, which became an even bigger success. Inspired by a visit to Rwanda where he danced with a group of children, Matt returned to his sponsor with the idea for a third video in which he would recruit people in every place he visited to join in and dance with him. Thousands answered the call, and the third video became the most successful one yet. Matt’s videos have now been viewed over thirty million times.

Matt’s work has been profiled in dozens of major newspapers around the world; including the New York Times, USA Today, and the Chicago Tribune. His video has been shown on Oprah and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He’s made appearances on The Ellen Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, among many others.

By far the most unexpected acknowledgement came from NASA when they chose Matt’s third video as their “Astronomical Photo of the Day.” It was described as “a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species.”

Matt speaks about his travel experiences and what it’s like to become “famous on the internet,” but the core of his message is about taking a wild leap into the unknown and learning to collaborate with serendipity. He has brought his talk to Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Yahoo!, as well as students of all ages.

If you have not seen his newest video, here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwe-pA6TaZk&safe=active  2012

Adapted from:  http://www.caaspeakers.com/matt-harding

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