Natasha Vorompiova had a business that was working well, but couldn’t quite figure out for herself what was missing to get it to the next level. After enrolling in Matthew Pollard’s Rapid Growth Academy, it became clear almost immediately what processes and systems she needed to work on in order for her business to be in alignment with her goals. Natasha specifically credits the layout of the program and how much direct involvement Matthew himself has with the students, as a main reason that Rapid Growth Academy students successfully complete the program and begin to see positive transformation in their businesses immediately. Thanks to Matthew Pollard and his Rapid Growth Academy, Natasha’s business tripled their revenue only 6 months after she started the course.
Custom Home Builder, Homes by Chris
Until working with Matthew, Chris Ragland’s homebuilding business was struggling to attract their ideal customers, and at a price point they wanted to compete in. After implementing Matthew’s suggested changes to their business messaging and processes, Chris and her team reached their goal of 80% custom home builds at an average price point of $1,000,000.
Chapter President and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish Foundation relies heavily on the generosity of others in order to grant wishes. They’re selling not a product or service, but the emotion behind their mission. After participating in a retreat with Matthew, Jennifer Stolo and her team have increased their Wish sponsorships by 15%. Board members credit Matthew’s energy and expertise with helping them redefine their messaging and approach.
Ghostwriter, Story Architect for Women
Before Susan enrolled in Matthew’s Rapid Growth Academy, she was only closing every fourth or fifth person she talked to. But after implementing Matthew’s advice and teachings, she’s closing 80%-90% of the people she talks to now, and is quickly headed for a six-figure income.
Conversion Architect, Healthcare Organizations
Whitney had a small side income from a few clients in her writing business, but started to panic after losing half of her monthly retainers. Once she applied the strategies she learned in Rapid Growth Academy, she rebranded herself to align her business with her goals and attract her ideal customers. Within just a few weeks, she started closing new retainer deals for $5 – $10K, and is in love with her business again.
Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Adelaide, Australia had the pleasure of a keynote and workshop with Matthew in February 2019. He made the power of the story real. The event was one of the highest rated events in the last 12 months. Attendees appreciated that Matthew genuinely wanted attendees to have valuable takeaways that were able to be implemented that day, and over the coming weeks.
It was easy to work with you and your staff, for pre-planning, content and travel. Bonuses included a board dinner with Matthew the night prior, and white-labelled promotional videos useful for our marketing.
Dr. Douglas Fahlbusch,
Learning Chair, Entrepreneurs Organization - Adelaide
We were absolutely thrilled with Matthew’s talk. Thank you Matthew. The way you delivered your experience through stories made the talk very relatable to the whole audience.
Matthew has a very warm nature and makes everyone feel like his friend. It’s refreshing to have a presenter talk with you as opposed to at you. We would highly recommend Matthew to talk at your next event.
Chapter Manager, Entrepreneurs Organization - New Zealand
I am a huge fan of the Rapid Growth Academy. I was one of the first students in the program 2 years ago. The training I received in the program was responsible for me being able to differentiate myself in an industry (Wealth Management) that you cannot swing a dead cat around the room and not hit a financial advisor.
This training also led me to be able to differentiate my Coworking Spaces (T-Werx Coworking) from the rest of our competitors and allow us to grow our revenue over 50% last year. I loved the training so much that I began to coach people at T-Werx through the program and it has become a mainstay of our training programs for entrepreneurs.
President & Co-Founder, BKA Wealth Consulting, Inc.
Matthew is very talented and an expert in understanding his client’s needs and helping transform one’s visions into reality. Highly recommended. He is a game-changer indeed.
Owner, Charles Denyer
I just got off my first call with Matthew to go through my business. For context, I’ve been working on this business model concept for more than a year, had written a book, and hired several other well known expensive coaches and consultants to help me structure it. I was stuck and felt like I just wasn’t designing a business framework that would work for me, my lifestyle and, my clients.
At the risk of sounding too unbelievable or outrageous, in the course of 2 hours, Matthew helped me redesign a business that I can envision and get excited about. One that will truly help others. A business that places me the right way in front of the right clients. I don’t know if I would have ever come up with this structure on my own or figured out how to communicate it to my ideal clients, but Matthew laid it out in our call perfectly.
So, I’m grateful I’m working with Matthew now. If you’re committed to building a business or are struggling to get clarity on what business model you should design, hire Matthew 1 on 1 if you can.
Director, Melanson Real Estate
Matthew is an extremely talented speaker with the pace, engagement and intelligent content to keep even a room full of high-performing entrepreneurs (who frequently profess ADHD and inability to pay attention) on the edge of their seat for the entirety of his presentation.
And what struck me most was that a finely tuned and powerful presentation was only half of what he brought to the table. Matthew’s heart is 100% in the right place! How he handled everything, from the lead up to the actual event, to participating in the event and going above and beyond to engage the attendees both on and off the stage was moving to watch. He was fully present and focused on helping our attendees learn and grow and it was not lost on me or any of them.
I can wholeheartedly recommend him! He will not disappoint.
At Oracle’s annual sales kickoff, I was surprised when Matthew was introduced and then told us about the power of storytelling. He walked us through the components of a good story as well as the science behind the benefits of using it in a sales context. As a content marketer at heart, I believe in the importance of the quality of your messaging. Whether that’s your ad copy or opening on a cold call, the quality of your message will make all the difference. Mathew’s speech nailed it! It was inspiring, empowering and actionable.
He made me curious so I went a bit deeper. I saw his book, the Introvert’s Edge, was a top seller so I read it. I got so much out of it from a sales perspective! I studied his structure for storytelling and felt it was attainable, even for a big company like ours, to adopt. Credit goes to our sales leader, Chris, but I’m proud to say that our division at Oracle has led the way in using Matthew’s framework for storytelling. Our customer win stories are now more than just a list of cold facts. We’re crafting rich, descriptive language that is not only enjoyable to read but also effective at educating other sales people.
I didn’t stop there. I caught him as a guest on a podcast, signed up for his newsletter and read many of his blogs. His Rapid Growth Academy seemed perfect for my wife’s leadership coaching business. We only recently signed up but I can see there’s a lot of value in following his process. In fact, we dropped our marketing agency in favor of the Rapid Growth Academy. The technology he uses, the quality of his materials and the process he takes us through is top-notch and just what we needed.
Matthew is relevant to salespeople, marketers, business developers, entrepreneurs and anyone in the business of convincing others to take action. Matthew is special. He has really thought through sales, branding, and storytelling and he has a way of communicating that is down-to-earth, inspiring and easy to act on.
Matthew graciously volunteered his time and expertise to help our ProductCampRTP innovators bring ideas to market. And he certainly delivered! Hire him and you can expect content critical to sales success delivered masterfully with humor and humility. But only if you want to grow your organization!
Veteran IT professional, entrepreneur, award winning public speaker, LookWiser
I have seen hundreds of speakers over the last few decades, Matthew was one of the best. His down to earth “introverted” style is a breath of fresh air, and his content is amazing!
Matthew’s Rapid Growth process works. When I started with Matthew, I was all over the place with my business and I didn’t have set processes in place…not to mention that I was terrible at selling. As a result, I was starting to lose clients without any new ones to replace them. Matthew and I worked together one-on-one over the course of six weeks to fix my business model and find the growth strategies that would work for me, and then I spent about 90 days implementing those strategies into my business. Those 90 days felt really long, because even though I was getting prospects on sales calls, it still seemed like no one was buying. But then, almost overnight it, it all turned around. I started landing deals for the consulting package that Matthew helped me create, and in addition, I landed a $124,000 project from an inbound lead…a lead I never would have gotten if I hadn’t been following the Rapid Growth model. The Rapid Growth strategy takes time and energy, sure, but now my business is on a trajectory that is sustainable and profitable, thanks to Matthew!
As President of NSA Austin, I know what it takes to be an outstanding speaker. We recently had one of the best. When Matthew Pollard spoke to our members, he delivered a talk that was energizing, entertaining and relevant to our audience’s needs. He shared strategies and insights that we could be put to use immediately. Matthew is unique in that he has a keen ability to focus on the exact solution needed to propel a business’ growth, no matter what stage the business is in. Several of our members have begun implementing his suggestions, with excellent results.
As President-Elect of the National Speakers Association/Carolinas, I understand what it takes for a speaker to stand out from the crowd. I have seen many speakers in my day, and Matthew Pollard is easily one of the most dynamic, engaging presenters I’ve come across. When Matthew spoke for an event I attended recently, the information he delivered was unique, perspective-shifting, and truly valuable. His ideas for growing a business and streamlining a sales process clearly resonated with the audience, many of whom commented that they would be immediately applying Matthew’s strategies to their businesses. An exceptional experience all the way around!
Matthew Pollard is an engaging presenter. Through sharing both personal and client stories he outlined the keys to rapid growth. Each participant walked away with actionable takeaways on establishing differentiation, finding their niche and systemizing the sales process. We look forward to having Matthew back again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!