In 2017, Tristan and Michael reached the finals of the World Championships of Public Speaking.

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When Michael Gendler was twenty-one years old, he humiliated himself in a high-stakes meeting.

As the story goes, Michael developed a deep hunger to redeem himself. He Googled how to be more confident and started working on his public speaking. He trained for years, never skipping a week.


Probably the craziest adventure of my life #publicspeaking #ultraspeaking

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One day Michael met Tristan de Montebello, who loved experimenting with new ways of learning.

Tristan showed Michael a smarter way to train. Speak more often. Raise the pressure. Ask for more feedback and get used to being uncomfortable.

Together they started training and soon entered The World Championship of Public Speaking.

They practiced daily and watched old tapes of past competitions. After seven months of grueling competition, they arrived together to Vancouver for the semifinal round. Michael sat in the audience as Tristan walked on stage in a navy blue suit and bright red socks. He started speaking and immediately left other competitors in the dust. Tristan won by a landslide and became the fastest competitor in history to reach the Finals.

His unusual learning project — conquering public speaking in 7 months — has been prominently featured in the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Ultralearning.

Together they started training and soon entered The World Championship of Public Speaking.

In 2017, Tristan and Michael founded Ultraspeaking and have since coached the world’s top athletes, creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs to speak more effectively in the moments that matters most. In 2019, Tristan and Michael launched The Simulator, a collection of speaking games to help people speak better in high-stakes scenarios. Their latest project, Fundamentals, is a flagship course to facilitate rapid growth in professionals around the world.

Today, Ultraspeaking is a global community made up of thousands of individuals passionate about learning the skills to live a fully-expressed life.

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