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Jonathan Rivlin

Certified Public Accountant, The Rivlin Group

Jonathan Rivlin, a CPA with 25 years in the field, experienced a transformative shift after collaborating with Matthew. Facing challenges like overcapacity and cashflow issues, Jonathan was guided by Matthew to restructure his services and recalibrate his pricing, leading to a 500% increase in fees. Remarkably, he retained 80% of his clients, emphasizing their trust in his enhanced offerings. This wasn’t merely a financial shift, but a holistic transformation in client understanding of Jonathan’s value and service. Jonathan’s journey highlights the profound impact of Matthew’s strategic mentorship, showcasing that even seasoned professionals can reach new heights with the right guidance.

Izzy Markin

Training Success Manager, HARDI

Izzy Markin, the Training Success Manager at Hardi, was thoroughly impressed with Matthew’s presentation, “Channeling Your Superpower.” In this testimonial, she highlights how Matthew’s unique combination of humor and engagement resonated with the Emerging Leaders group, noting that his ability to drive active participation and create a dynamic environment truly sets him apart from speakers they’ve worked with in the past. The session was not only eye-opening but also memorable, leaving participants with a lasting impression. Izzy’s testimonial underscores that Matthew is not just a speaker, but a transformative presence in any event.

Tami Cole

Learning Chair, Entrepreneurs' Organization - Albany

Tami Cole, the Learning Chair at Entrepreneurs Organization Albany, shares her glowing review of Matthew Pollard’s impactful presentation. In this testimonial, she describes the unparalleled energy and engagement Matthew brought to the room, leading to one of the highest turnouts the organization has ever seen. Attendees, some stagnant in their businesses for years, found renewed vigor and perspective from Matthew’s insights. As Tami’s endorsement makes clear, Matthew isn’t just another speaker; he’s a game changer with immediately-actionable insights and a fresh perspective on business growth.

Scott Ritzheimer

The Scale Architecht, Independent

Working with Matthew proved to be a massive success for Scott, who had previously struggled with a do-it-yourself approach to his business. During their time working together, Scott went through three major transitions in his business, each time finding new areas to excel in. As a result, Scott’s revenue increased from $10,000 a quarter to $10,000 a week. He highly recommends working with Matthew to address any challenges related to generating consistent revenue, lead development, conversion, and closing deals. Scott further notes that he found Matthew’s system to be the best one out there, emphasizing that it’s absolutely worth the investment. For small businesses seeking rapid growth and increased revenue, Scott wholeheartedly recommends Matthew as the go-to coach.

Bernard Doone

The Product Launcher, Independent

Bernard was highly impressed by Matthew’s presentation at at IBM sales event, and how it shifted his mindset when it came to approaching conversations with clients and prospects. Using storytelling to build trust, credibility, and effectively communicate value was transformative for him. This new approach helped Bernard express empathy, create relatability, and better demonstrate how his products or services could benefit clients. Through storytelling, Bernard sped up his sales cycle, established trust and credibility, and closed one of the largest deals in his company’s history. He highly recommends Matthew as a dynamic speaker who actively engages the audience, creates value for them, and leaves a lasting impact. Matthew’s presentation remains the most memorable sales event Bernard has attended.

Builders are a group of independent businessmen, and there are a lot of egos. A lot of members come to our events thinking they know it all, but I could see that everybody was focused on what Matthew had to say. He was fantastic!

Robert Wood,
Vice President, Texas Association of Builders

Everyone in the room was in awe of the program that Matthew offered.

One of the most pleasant surprises was his presentation style. He talks to the audience, not down to them. You feel like he’s right there with you, walking you through the steps you need to take, holding your hand. It was wonderful.

William Feehley,
Executive Director, Maryland Society of Accounts & Tax Professionals, Inc.

Matthew was wonderful! He is one of those few people that can walk on stage, be very calm, and take complete command of the audience. Not only that, he really engaged me. It felt like it was just me and him, even though there were 150 other people around me.

Having spent many years as a TEDx organizer and many more running our own events, I’ve seen my fair share of speakers. Matthew was definitely at the top. He was articulate, he did a fantastic job of staying on point, and most importantly, I walked away feeling like I could achieve what he was leading me through.

Emily Leach,
Executive Director of the Texas Freelance Association and Founder of the Freelance Conference

We had the pleasure of having Mathew speak and teach at two of our events in the last year. One was for sales leaders at our annual Sales Managers Retreat in Park City, Utah, and the other was at our annual Epic Event in Dallas, Texas, where we hosted hundreds of sales professionals for an amazing day of learning. Mathew was a rock star at both. He was engaging and delivered a very impactful message filled with takeaways that everyone could start using immediately. We will surely have him again. I highly recommend!

Ralph Williams III,
Partner, Sales Solve Everything

What life insurance professionals do is very complicated. Our presentations can be full of acronyms and in-house speak, which really doesn’t make its way through to clients.

Matthew’s storytelling approach is so much better. The jargon just falls away, so that clients understand exactly what we’re saying and can easily make a decision.

Matthew was inundated with questions after his presentation, with people waiting to speak with him and take photos.

Matthew also did a second presentation, which was simultaneously translated into eight languages. He was not only aware of the different paces required for different languages, but was able to tailor his message to these different paces. It made my job so much easier — none of the other six speakers knew this was required.

In this second presentation, even though the audience was hearing him through translators, he was able to engage and motivate them, especially within the Asian contingent. He had an even longer queue waiting to speak to him after his second presentation.

Additionally, dealing with Matthew in the run-up to the conference was a pure pleasure.

I’d be very happy to work with him again and would have no doubt in recommending him to my peers.

Doug Bennett,
Program Planner, MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table)

To tell you the truth, I was a little apprehensive about hiring Matthew. We were running an event for 150 of our accountant clients, and I didn’t know how Matthew’s topics would go over; after all, accountants typically are not into selling.

But one thing I can tell you after having Matthew speak, is that I was blown away. I took pages and pages of notes myself and I personally learned a lot. Feedback from our clients was that Matthew was definitely one of the highest-rated speakers of the whole conference.

We plan on getting Matthew back to speak again for our clients this year. I could not recommend him enough. He’s a great person individually, his content is first class, and the way that he delivers it is absolutely perfect for our clients.

If you have any questions or want to know more, please feel free to reach out to me.

Nick Sinclair,
Founder, TOA Global and the Ignite Conference

When I first contacted Matthew, my startup was facing an uncertain future. I faced the challenges of establishing a B2B business, understanding the market dynamics and my niche, and searching for ways to grow.

Ever since I started consulting with Matthew, there has been a transformation. His insights and strategies have provided clarity to my business direction and resulted in tangible outcomes. Thanks to his guidance, I successfully secured a facilitation contract of $3,500 for a prestigious board retreat. This significant achievement showcased the potential for growth and profitability that I had yet to recognize fully.

Working alongside Matthew has been enlightening and empowering. Working with him thus far has instilled confidence in me as a business consultant business owner. The value I gained from his coaching services far exceeded my expectations. His advice on valuing my time and expertise gave me the confidence needed during negotiations and helped me achieve outcomes beyond what I envisioned.

I wholeheartedly endorse Matthew’s services. His guidance has the potential to transform your business outlook and direction completely. I am immensely grateful to have him by my side. I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together!

Latoya Robinson,
The Mission Catalyst, LUR's Strategic Growth Solutions

Thank you, Matthew, for an absolutely incredible session! I was blown away not only by your engaging delivery but by the mountain of expertise you distilled and shared with our attendees. Comments from the audience included, “Easily my favorite speaker of the conference,” “I’ve totally changed the way I view business growth,” and “I’m so excited to implement every one of the techniques.” Your presentation was a true standout, full of actionable strategies and “aha” moments. Can’t wait to have you back!

Gerhard Gschwandtner,
Founder, Sales 2.0 Conference

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

Matthew delivered a 5-star performance. The feedback from the team has been extremely positive. In fact, the sales teams remarked that Matthew was the best presenter they’d ever seen, and they were anxious to return to their branches and practice their stories.

Jessica Newman,
Chief Operating Officer, CPI Security

Matthew was a perfect fit to kick off our sales rally! His wealth of experience, captivating presentation style, and genuine commitment to leaving a lasting impact on our team set him apart. Matthew comes from the door-to-door world, giving him a unique and authentic understanding of our industry. His personal journey of knocking on 93 doors to secure his first sale, and then systemizing the process to become a top-performing salesperson was a motivation to our team while equipping them with valuable tools they could implement immediately.

If you’re seeking to inspire your team at an upcoming event, Matthew is a great choice. He will motivate, inspire, and unleash potential in your entire sales team.

Ken Gill,
President & CEO, CPI Security Systems

With our 20-year track record as a leader in Oracle sales and consulting, we’ve had our share of sales presentations and trainings. Much of the time, I see our team using these presentations as an opportunity to catch up on emails or scroll through their phones. I’ve never seen a response from our people like I did with Matt’s seminar. We weren’t just engaged – we were blown away. Matt is dynamic and highly motivational, but he’s so much more on top of that. For a group of seasoned corporate salespeople, the idea of using stories in our pitches seemed at first unusual, then intriguing – and when Matt showed us exactly how it’s done,we were floored. Matt has an incredible ability to instantly identify and synthesize exactly what we should tell our prospects, and exactly how to do it most effectively. And not only did he teach us the techniques during the presentation, he showed us how to create a workplace learning environment for continued training to keep taking the next steps. My best salesperson characterized Matt’s presentation as “profound and eye-opening,” and I wholeheartedly agree. If you are looking for a speaker who will not just “motivate” but actually transform and dramatically improve your corporate sales teams, Matt is your answer.

Jim Brull,
Managing Partner, Centroid
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The lessons I learned in Rapid Growth Academy have had a significant impact on the growth and awareness of my brand. The content was easy to digest and provided a clear blueprint for taking action.  Thank you! 

Terrance Lee,
Founder, The Introvert Leader

I just got the survey results back from our EO chapter on Matthew Pollard’s workshop: It was only the second perfect 10 rating that I have ever seen. Matthew not only brings the energy (seriously, after hours of speaking he was still bouncing around on stage), he brings value and results, and you can feel how passionate he is about sales and sales growth. He and his team were communicative, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him if you or anyone in your organization wants to up their game in a meaningful way.

Jason Silver,
Board Member, Entrepreneurs’ Organization - South Florida

Matthew was the hands-down choice to engage our largest attendance in Hawker’s history! Engaging, energetic, captivating, and absolutely hit the mark! Such a positive impression in delivering the message we planned. Matthew also spent a significant amount of time attending our breakout sessions and interacting with our attendees.

Dean Portney,
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hawker Powersource

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

Matthew’s impact as a speaker at The Collective Genius offered valuable insights tailored specifically to our members.  We serve the nation’s most elite real estate investors and we take pride in attracting a membership of highly successful individuals who are dedicated to staying at the top of their game. Therefore, we strive to bring only the absolute best speakers to our stage.

We were impressed by Matthew’s ability to provide actionable and relevant content. His understanding of the house flipping and commercial real estate syndication industries was evident in his real-world stories and examples. It was clear that he had done his homework, leaving our audience with actionable insights and practical strategies.

Danielle Boling,
Events & Communications Manager, The Collective Genius

Matthew is a highly energetic speaker with a great message. He was engaged as our keynote speaker, in a room full of Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, but held their attention with ease! His ability to get audience engagement, and provide actionable steps to improve the sales cycle thru story telling was the biggest takeaway. Having an audience member up on stage that was able to craft a story on the spot helped everyone acknowledge the power of crafting a compelling story. Matthew generously made himself available, and was a pleasure to work with. I have no doubt that we will remain friends, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that is looking for a Keynote Speaker to motivate a room full of owners or sale people.

MARCK DE LAUTOUR,
KEYNOTE FACILITATOR, The Collective Genius

We hired Matthew for a Sales Meeting as we were looking to enhance the capabilities of our field sales channel for prospecting. Matthew tailored his presentation to our audience and reinforced our objectives. Matthew connected with our team by sharing similar sales experiences and teaching specific tactics we can use moving forward to achieve results. The feedback from the team has been extremely positive, and they were anxious to return to their branches and practice their stories.

Jessica Newman,
Chief Operating Officer, CPI Security

Matthew Pollard was the keynote speaker at our company’s 2023 Dealer Meetings. He spoke to some of our biggest customers about sales tactics they could implement in their everyday business environment, providing clear tips that were easy to remember and understand. Matthew spent plenty of time with us prior to the event, asking detailed questions so he could tailor his message directly to our specific audience. We received positive feedback from those in attendance who found his presentation both valuable and entertaining.

Mary Jo Hann,
Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Munch's Supply, LLC

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