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.
Senior Vice President, Oracle Digital
When Matthew Pollard presented to our Make-A-Wish Board of Directors at our annual retreat it provided a great opportunity for our Board to find new ways to share our Mission through storytelling.
Our Board left our retreat feeling inspired, motivated and confident in their ability to speak to donors and community supporters. They learned how to communicate why a wish is so important to the children in our community who are battling a critical illness. They also learned how to communicate why granting a wish brings value to the donor and the community and how to incorporate those stories into one seamless and engaging narrative that they could confidently share.
Even our leadership team, who were already very knowledgeable about our sharing the mission of Make-A-Wish, felt they learned new and powerful ways to communicate the value of a wish through Matthew’s storytelling process.
I was blown away to hear one board member, who was new to the concept of storytelling, share the most compelling story of the day. I can easily see him using this new skill in every element of fundraising and throughout his career.
Similarly, new members of the Board, who didn’t have a story to share leading into the workshop, left feeling inspired and comfortable talking about the value of Make-A-Wish to the world. I believe this will have a substantial impact on these board members’ ability to raise money, along with the rest of our team, as they learn our newly created stories as well.
President & CEO, Make-A-Wish Northeastern CA and Northern NV
Thank you again for speaking to our Entrepreneurs’ Organization group in Bryan/College Station. I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your presentation and that your event was the highest rated event we have held to date, scoring a 9 out of 10 for content value. I also personally got compliments on the fact that no one ever felt you were trying to sell them, either from the stage or afterward when you joined us for networking time at the bar. It is refreshing to have a speaker that is an author that can achieve this. As a learning chair, I would also like to express my gratitude on how easy it was to work with you and your staff, everything was well planned, and I was very happy to see there were no unexpected or excessive travel charges that I sometimes get after an event is over. All in all, it was a great event, and I will suggest you to other learning chairs in our region and beyond any time I get a chance.
Learning Chair, Entrepreneurs Organization
I recently had the pleasure of listening to Matthew Pollard’s incredible speech about telling a story at Oracle’s yearly sales kickoff event. I thought it was genius how he had everyone in the room convinced he had worked at Oracle for years by using all of our terminology so well.
Cloud Technology Consultant, Oracle
My favorite thing about the Marketing Magic Retreat was Matthew sharing his business model and how he makes decisions as to what speaking engagements to take. It showed me an entirely different way of structuring a business.
Professional Speaker & President of NSA Austin, Simply the Best
I was having a challenge getting qualified prospects to make the decision to invest in their online marketing education. It would take some time for them to convert. After speaking with Matthew for the 30-minute session, he mentioned something that clicked for me. I was able to reposition my course and get that immediate urgent action that I wanted without pressuring the other person. They did it on their own volition. I closed a prospect the same day and she paid for my course in full the next morning. Thanks a lot, Matthew! This was the crucial missing piece that I needed for the rapid growth that I was looking for.
Internet Marketing Teacher, Unlimited Income for You
Matthew shares a lot about himself that most would hide. His personable, down-to-earth style really resonated with the crowd, who formed a long line to talk to him afterwards. Because he truly has a passion for helping, he stayed for over an hour after the presentation to speak to every person in that line. If you’re looking for a speaker, Matthew is your guy!
President/CEO, T-Werx Coworking
The builder crowd is very hard to impress, but every word out of Matthew’s mouth was very valuable, applicable, and actionable. I’ve never seen a speaker have every single attendee gathered around them at the end of the session, trying to get more information. Quite impressive.
Vice President, Jenkins Custom Homes
I found my call with Matthew extremely helpful and got to work immediately after I hung up. Even though I am a few uploads away from implementing all the changes he suggested, I have reason to believe that Mathew’s suggestions will have a dramatic impact on my business.
Managing Director, Virtual Language Practice (Fluency 365)
I just want to say thank you for this email and tip. It made a huge difference for me. I used to struggle with defining my niche and target market. Having implemented the steps you provided, now I have a clear vision whom I need to talk to. I’m now working on customizing my website and marketing strategy to address and to work best to the audience I defined and I feel very excited about it! 🙂 I’m sure I’m going to achieve amazing results! 🙂
Business owner, Woodnax
It’s been a real pleasure to work with Matthew both from a tactical point of view but also strategy as well. His system is proven, and he has a tremendous passion for helping entrepreneurs truly grow their companies. I would recommend Matthew to friends who are struggling with growth. Thank you for going 110% on my company.
Author, Lead Love Tribe
I recently completed the free 30 minute call with Matthew Pollard. In such a short time, he delivered invaluable advice that stopped all the doubts I’ve been having about my business and helped me get clear on my next steps. His approach is also fantastic. No harsh sales tactics or pressure, and very reasonable and high-value options. Thank you Matthew!
Founder, SensaKids Ltd.
Before working with Matthew I had a good understanding of different tactics to run a business, but they were all competing for my attention. Going through the materials of the Rapid Growth Academy allowed me to see how all those different tactics fit into a single well-functioning system. Now, my focusing on one activity creates a ripple effect and produces outcomes in multiple areas of my business. It allows me to work more efficiently and productively.
Once again, Matthew knocked his session out of the park. This is the second time I’ve hired him: the first was for a smaller meeting and this time was for our annual meeting’s convention and a breakout session. He customized his “Rapid Growth, the Lazy Way” to our industry and even adapted the vocabulary he used so it better fit our attendees’ experiences and profession. Attendees made comments on the post-conference evaluations that “Matt Pollard was right on the money” and that his presentations were what they liked most about that day’s sessions. Thank you again, Matt, for being so easy to work with and for doing your “homework” to make sure you met our expectations.
Jessica A. Smith,
Assistant Executive Director, OGR
Matthew is a marketing genius and a phenomenal speaker. Despite hearing his Rapid Growth keynote multiple times, I get goosebumps every time he tells the sales systemization story. At his core, Matthew is masterful story-teller and knows how to engage his audience, making him a marketing guru and an expert at crafting a unique message. Matthew was able to hook and engage our crowd of technical professionals and inspire them to be better marketers.
Co-Founder , FinTech Austin
I attended Matthew Pollard’s Selling With Stories training at a sales kickoff meeting two weeks ago. It was relevant, gripping, and paradigm shifting. I have not seen another sales training hold the audience’s attention like this one and I am applying the lessons I took away from it already.
Partner Sales Manager, Oracle
Before starting the program, I was stumbling around in my job, looking for a solid direction. I was missing crucial parts of the puzzle. Just going through the first two weeks of this course has changed everything for me. There are many different elements being crafted here, to eventually create a rapid growth formula. I am already planning a networking strategy, to take on more higher paying clients. I can see that taking this new message online is going to change everything again. Matthews experience and attention to detail is very impressive. I expect to make a solid return on investment before the end of the course.
Owner, NGI Consultants
I just did a 30 minute consultation with Matthew, and I was blown away by the quality of his advice, and by the quality of his character. There was no sales pitch, just 30 minutes speaking with a master and getting pointers on my new ecommerce site. And the comments were specific to my content and my business – not a one size fits all solution by any means. We went through my website together, and he gave me four things I can improve immediately, and pointed me to a tool to help drive essentially free traffic to my site. No funnels, ads, programs, etc. Just actionable advice. And he delivered it in the nicest way possible. I can’t tell you how much value I got from those 30 minutes talking with Matthew.
Head of Marketing / Co-owner, Janelle Patterson Art
Before working with Matthew, I had several ideas and directions I wanted to go with two of my businesses. Not having clarity and alignment in these directions caused my mind to be chaotic and to over-process information. As a result, I was accomplishing a little bit in a lot of different areas. After working with Matthew over three sessions, I was able to streamline my focus, clear the chaos out of my mind, and focus on the primary tasks at hand which will give me the most growth and revenue. My mind is much clearer and I am more organized at work and in my personal life.
Founder, Core Performance