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The Sales Kickoff Speaker You’ve Been Looking For

When it comes to your sales kickoff event, the speaker you choose is critical to success. Meet Matthew Pollard: the embodiment of sales speaking motivation and excellence.

As the recipient of Selling Power Magazine's 2023 Sales Kickoff Speaker of the Year award, Matthew is miles ahead of the pack, delivering riveting, relevant, actionable content.

Whether speaking to Fortune 500 companies or the next big up-and-comers, Matthew provides an experience that assures engagement and results. Elevate your next event and let Matthew's expertise illuminate the path to unparalleled sales success.

attendee feedback

I discovered Matthew when planning our multi-city sales kick-off event. Matthew’s presentation and original strategies stood out to me as something that could provide us a real advantage over our competition, and that could be operationalized across our large organization.

From the day we engaged Matthew, I was impressed by his energy and how much work he put into customizing his presentation, as well as understanding our marketplace and the competitive landscape.

His delivery in all ten presentations was not only on point and entertaining, but the way he mixed in his personal and client transformation stories left all attendees believing success was possible for them too.

On top of that, during each presentation, Matthew delivered an original, customized story about one of our customers, as if he’d worked for our company for years. He did an excellent job articulating the client’s struggles (from a functional and emotional perspective), the implementation, including industry acronyms, and the final outcome. It was a great example of Matthew’s ability to identify and add genuine depth to his storytelling – an incredibly valuable technique for my team to walk away with.

If you’re looking for an edge in sales, especially in highly technical sales, Matthew is the obvious choice.

He will not only have a strong grasp of your industry and client needs, he will articulate the exact reasons prospects should work with you, in a value-packed story your reps can use again and again to clearly stand out from your competition.
Chris Gandolfo,
Senior Vice President, Oracle Digital

Clients Include

Google Fiber
SXSW EDU
Microsoft
Electrolux
McCombs School of Business
Oracle
National Association of Home Builders
Freecon
Macedon Ranges Shire Council
American Association of Inside Sales Professionals
TIADA
City of Austin
PeopleFund
Sales 2.0 Leadership Conference - Achieve World-Class Sales Success
Colliers International
Matthew’s overall attendee satisfaction score was unheard of. In fact, a score of half what he received would have been considered great!

His presentation was crisp, he had great engagement, and he had great exercises, which got people out of their seats and kept them energized throughout the program.

Matthew even brought one of our more successful members on stage. He let them tell their story and then proceeded to transform it right there onstage. Matthew made this story at least two notches better than our member told it in front of 150 people. We were quite impressed by his ability to do that.

We’ve had hundreds of speakers, including some of the best sales speakers in the world, and Matthew was one of the top three or four we’ve ever had. Attendees left Matthew’s presentation, not just understanding the process of storytelling but more comfortable in their ability to tell stories well.

We’ve already had attendees reach out and say they’ve implemented Matthew’s advice and received some great results!
Fred Diamond,
President and Cofounder, Institute for Excellence in Sales

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What audiences are saying

Relevant, gripping, paradigm shifting.
Oracle
We weren’t just engaged – we were blown away.
CENTROID

I first saw Matthew speak a couple of years ago at the AA-ISP Leadership Summit. I was instantly drawn to his energy and passion to help sellers succeed. After hearing his message, it was clear that he would have an impact on all sellers in our organization.

Fast forward to today: We have had the opportunity to have Mathew share with multiple organizations within our company both in person and through a virtual experience. Each time, Matthew’s message hit a home run with our sales teams, and has been the topic of many discussions long after the events ended. Mathew is the consummate professional, does a tremendous job of engaging the audience, customizes the message to make it relevant to your industry, and is a speaker that definitely walks the walk.

When looking for speakers, you can find many with a great message but few who truly leave a lasting impact on your organization. If you are looking to make an impact on your organization Matthew Pollard should be your first call.

Cory Lichty,
Senior Director of Residential Sales, Midco

Real-World Experience

Matthew is more than just a sales kickoff speaker; he's a proven sales luminary with over a decade of real-world business growth victories across diverse sectors like tech, finance, building, and HVAC.

His innate ability to quickly comprehend varied industries delivers unparalleled insights tailored uniquely to your event's demands.

Praised for his adaptability and commitment, Matthew goes beyond standard presentations, staying updated with the latest in technology and trends.

His expertise shines especially in complex, highly technical sales, making him an asset to any sales kickoff.

At Hexagon, we have a team of highly-skilled portfolio strategy consultants who know our products and the market inside and out. Their technical skills are unmatched, but to prepare for our Global Sales Kickoff event, we needed to uplevel their skills to train our customer-facing employees in a meaningful and memorable way. Matthew facilitated a pre-event workshop with the group and the results were nothing short of miraculous. Matthew has a way of dis-arming people, breaking down the barriers to change; he met the experts at their level to develop trust and then introduced them to storytelling, which made their presentations much more impactful.

Amie Farrell,
Global HR Communications, Hexagon ALI

See Matthew in Action

In the world of digital, finding an engaging and relevant speaker for our virtual event was crucial to its success. Thankfully, Matthew and his team seamlessly made our virtual experience one to be talked about for weeks after. From the virtual backgrounds to the overall production, the experience helped to make it feel as if our attendees were not watching just another virtual presentation.

Matthew’s topic of storytelling was very engaging, impactful, and fit in nicely with our sales-driven organization; our teams most definitely walked away wondering what their “story” could be.

We cannot thank him enough for being a part of our event!

Veristor,
Data Center, Security, Cloud, and Data Solutions

More Rave Reviews

Truly awesome stuff!
Hexagon ALI
Matthew knocked it out of the park!
HARDI

Live and Virtual Sales Kickoff Events

Matthew is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a globally recognized standard of excellence in the speaking world, currently held by only 12% of professional speakers worldwide.

He's also an eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter, ensuring a seamless experience in the digital realm.

These dual certifications not only validate his deep expertise, but offer clients unparalleled peace of mind.

Whether face-to-face or on-screen, Matthew ensures a compelling, smooth delivery every time.

STARLIMS was fortunate enough to feature Matthew Pollard as the keynote speaker for our 2023 Global Sales Kickoff. I found his preparation to be personalized, his message to be concise and actionable, and his delivery to be highly engaging. I would strongly recommend Matt for guaranteed results from your team.

Keith Pensabene,
Global Head of Sales, STARLIMS

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