Matthews advice and support has been critical in securing my place in the Los Angeles market as a ‘Writer/Producer & Editor’, working on some of ‘Falls’ biggest launches, and marketing campaigns including spots for ABC, CBS, Disney, CW, G4, Esquire Network, ‘TruTV’, ‘Soap Net’, & ‘FX’, also including campaigns for the features “21 and Over”, ‘2 Guns’, and ‘This is the End’. After 20 years of experience working with many of the major Australian television networks as a writer, editor and producer I decided to take my career to the next level by heading to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving I realised getting into the Los Angeles market was a much harder endeavour than I first thought. In Australia I had grown relationships and status over many years, with many of the major television stations, and in Los Angeles I had to start again. Matthew’s help has been amazing! He talked me through keeping a clear mind when approaching prospective clients; managing my time to priorities and get the money generating tasks done each week; provided ways of staying motivated to call, what seemed to be an endless number of people each day; and gave me invaluable advise when negotiating complex engagement contracts. Matthew is the essential ingredient to any business that has a great functional skill but lacks the sales, marketing and time management strategies to get the world to know it.
Matthew's Speaking Events
Matthew’s participation to our last Startup Weekend event in Austin, TX was highly valuable! Indeed, his speech at the start of the event was really inspiring. It's exactly the kind of energy participants needed to be pumped up for the weekend. Plus, he also spoke on behalf of the jury to reward teams and was able to convey the right messages to the teams regarding their projects. We hope we’ll get a chance to collaborate again sometime soon!
When I started my own business I attended a training course where Mathew was the course instructor. In a few short days, Mathew showed me how to create packages to entice new customers, and as a result I got a sale in a pizza shop the next day from a customer I would have normally viewed as a waste of time. I would highly recommend Mathew to anyone looking to improve their sales know how in a business environment.
We recently met Matt through a Pitching Seminar and immediately could see the value he could add to not only our pitches but other phases of our business. He is a great listener, provides beneficial feedback and is knowledgeable in a wide range of topics and industries. His enthusiasm is contagious. Matt tells you what you need to know - not just what you want to hear. We definitely are looking forward to working with him on other areas of our business.