After experiencing a major life transition, Susan knew she wanted to work with autoimmune clients, but lacked the confidence to pursue her passion full-time. Joining Rapid Growth Academy transformed her outlook and empowered her to make a real difference in her clients’ lives. Matthew’s precise guidance and encouragement helped Susan develop her unique approach as a “puzzle decoder” for people with autoimmune challenges. This opened up new conversations and expanded her clientele to entire families, leading to a thriving business, and a positive impact on her clients. Susan wholeheartedly recommends Rapid Growth Academy to anyone struggling in their business or transitioning from a previous career. She considers the course invaluable, allowing her to embrace her introverted nature and still successfully grow her business in an authentic way.
Scott found exceptional value in Matthew Pollard’s books and strategies, so much so that he invited Matthew to speak at his event for growth-focused entrepreneurs. Matthew’s message proved to be life-changing for these seasoned businesspeople, and Scott assures that is no exaggeration. Scott highly recommends Matthew as a world-class speaker who can adapt to organizational needs and deeply impact audiences, especially introverts seeking guidance on their journeys.
Like many small business owners, Clayton struggled with differentiating himself, generating interest, and finding clients — until he joined Rapid Growth Academy. The program taught him a system for creating a niche, networking, and marketing himself to attract clients, and also provided a newfound confidence and love for his business that was lacking during the day-to-day struggle. As someone who appreciates authenticity in business, Clayton especially loves that the program’s approach is centered on adding value, rather than pitching and selling himself. Since joining, he’s made twice as much money as he did the previous year, and has landed a $60,000 engagement from an inbound lead. In Clayton’s words, he now feels like he’s on a mission, not a treadmill.
Anita came to Matthew because she was having trouble expressing her value and was therefore struggling in her job search. She realized she needed a better way to present herself to potential employers, and turned to Matthew for help through his Rapid Growth Intensive. With Matthew’s guidance, she was able to create a unified message that highlighted her unique strengths and helped her land multiple exciting job offers while negotiating her optimal terms. Anita highly recommends working with Matthew for anyone looking to supercharge the process of finding the perfect job and getting paid what they’re worth.
When Bill Feehley, Executive Director of the Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals, was looking for a speaker for his organization’s annual event, he knew he wanted someone engaging, knowledgeable, and able to connect with the audience. Already a fan of Matthew’s work, Bill knew he’d be the perfect choice. Matthew’s exceptional sales and marketing training, which he specifically tailored for Bill’s audience of accountants and business professionals, was captivating and instantly-actionable. In fact, Bill considers Matthew to be on par with renowned speakers like Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins. His genuine connection with the audience, and the many ways he went the extra mile, made him an ideal choice for Bill’s event. For event planners seeking a dynamic, engaging, and professional speaker, Bill wholeheartedly recommends Matthew. His expertise, captivating presentation style, and effortless partnership will undoubtedly impress both event organizers and attendees alike.
Booking Matthew was a no-brainer, as he’d received such great feedback from other EO groups. His presentations also all focus on growth, which is by far the most important topic to our members.
His talk was 80 minutes and it felt like just 20. His energy and enthusiasm was infectious, and everyone was super engaged.
Matthew also provided us with takeaways that left members feeling like they walked away with something tangible and with clear action items they could put in place the next day.
Matthew is a great down-to-earth speaker and he made my job as the learning chair super easy. You can tell he’s a pro, and he has the structure and team behind him to make things effortless for the organizer.
I would recommend other EO chapters work with Matthew, and they should also consider working with him at the forum level. Any business can really benefit from one-on-one time with Matt.
As I have come to expect from you – pure excellence and an event organizer’s dream!!! The
feedback we have already received from those that attended yesterday is currently around
9.4, which is the highest we’ve had this year for any speaker.
With Matthew’s guidance, we have created simplified messaging that is relevant to our niche and helps us to communicate our brand story in a way that is compelling. Before getting assistance from Matthew, we had multiple products for customers to select from, which in hindsight was probably a little overwhelming and too complex. We now have simple plans that make it easier for our customers to understand how we help them. I have continued to come back to Matthew for guidance and he is always extremely helpful and insightful.
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!
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.
Our company recently hired Matthew Pollard to speak at one of our new virtual events, which was attended by over 300 business owners. His original content kept our attendees on the edge of their seat through the hour-long virtual presentation. His energy and unique presentation style was like a shot of adrenaline for everyone who attended, and the feedback was amazing. Thank you, Matthew, for giving us so much relevant content that provided amazing ROI for our attendees! Naturally, I would highly recommend Matthew to other meeting planners and conference organizers.
Before meeting Matthew, I had tried several different business programs, all stating they were THE solution to my problems. However, I found myself continually disappointed, as they only addressed part of my issue and left me with more questions than answers.
I originally heard of Matthew on a podcast and immediately resonated with his message, as he described his story of overcoming difficulties and ultimately achieving a great deal of success. Matthew also identified as an introvert, which I can definitely relate to! As an introvert, I always thought that I would need to put on my “extroverted mask” to achieve success in sales and marketing; however, this was never authentic to me, so I struggled to really see growth in my business.
After hearing of Matthew on the podcast, I booked a free consultation call. He provided an accurate and quick assessment of my business problems and gave me straightforward and actionable solutions. He then offered to provide me with more free content or to hear about his services. After seeing what a difference he made in just 30 minutes, I definitely wanted to learn more about working with Matthew! I invested in his Rapid Growth Academy and have been a true fan and advocate for his work ever since. It has been about 4 years now since that first call and I’ve only received more and more value from Matthew and his Rapid Growth process.
My strategy for attracting clients feels authentic (never salesy) and I have a structured process for all my business strategies. I’ve made thousands of dollars as a result of implementing Matthew’s systems and continue to see growth and progress to this day. I can’t say enough about the positive impact Matthew has had on my life, both personally and professionally. He’s helped me see my own potential and believe in myself, even when I’ve had doubts. He’s continued to encourage me to pursue my goals and always goes above and beyond to provide helpful, compassionate advice.
I honestly don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for meeting Matthew and gaining a clear direction for my business. He’s truly changed my life!
“Just over a year ago, my husband quit his job to work as an independent contractor for a company. It started going south really fast. They weren’t sending the money…it was a mess. It came down to him making cold calls. He was so nervous! He bought The Introvert’s Edge and was able to make sales and gain his own clients! He’s made six figures in his first full year in business!”
The Institute for Excellence in Sales was privileged to have Matthew Pollard present to our organization of sales leaders and their teams. Storytelling in sales has become a huge topic of interest as sales professionals continue to seek ways to connect with their customers and show them value. Our attendees, which included sales leaders from over 50 companies, loved how Matthew interacted with them, helped them develop their own stories and led exercises that kept them engaged.
Matthew’s presentation was incredibly impactful, and many commented it was the best meeting we ever had with many practical action points! Everyone has a business story and a message, however, learning how to articulate that message to help prospects and customers is what Matthew taught our diverse group, from reps to leaders. From those new to sales to the most experienced, there were tremendous tips and principles to apply in order to make their own story value packed — leading to increased appointments, shortened sales cycles, and ultimately closed won business!
Matthew’s own story of being horribly introverted and scared to sell, then to teach thousands, is a stellar example of applying these principles. He is personable, real, encouraging, full of energy, engaging with the individual, motivational, and a builder of people – who gain confidence to apply these great principles. I highly recommend Matthew to speak to any group at any level so they can likewise be inspired!
Matthew walked into a tough room of seasoned builders who all expected to hear yet another sales training, from someone that didn’t understand the industry, on how to close more deals. Instead, we learned through great story telling of his experience that instead of relying on a couple of good one liners you can apply some introspection and careful planning to win the right business, at the right time, on your terms with a clear and simple to follow process. Matthew was definitely a hit and all attendees excitedly walked out of his presentation with practical strategies they could employ right away. If you’re looking to bring someone in from outside the industry and have them just blow you away, Matthew is your guy. He does his research and his unique insights are something you just cant get from an inside the industry speaker.
Watching the weekly Rapid Growth Academy live stream has totally paid for itself with Matthew’s knowledge of all of the different resources to make business easier and more streamlined.
I found Matthew to be the consummate professional who clearly knows his craft. He dealt with late changes to schedule and adjusted his talk speed to make it appropriate for the interpreted sessions. The queues of attendees with questions at the end of the session is testament to the interest in his presentation. Having the opportunity to attend the session twice, (my role required it) I was happy that I did as the insights picked up in the second delivery really added to the really excellent first delivery.
Matthew’s message to our 850+ sales leaders hit a home run. The passion Matthew has for the subject showed in each prep call, email, session planning and beyond. He thought outside the box for our group and made sure the message aligned with our theme which was “Give Back”. Matthew invited the Make a Wish Foundation and told their story as a way of bringing the true meaning of his message home for our attendees. His willingness to understand the needs and interest of our attendees was top notch and we appreciate his and his team’s work to make his time at the AA-ISP Leadership Summit as beneficial as possible for all involved. We would recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a dynamic speaker who has true passion for his topic (and we already have!!).
Thank you so much for your presentation, you were a highlight for everyone and added a lot of value to our packed 2-day agenda.
You’re a delight to work with and had a great attitude and great focus on the audience.
Using your story approach, I would tell this story about your presentation, we needed an engaging value adding presenter for a tough crowd with a packed agenda.
The net result? The crowd of people queued around you after you finished we’re so engaged, and wanted more… so much so, that they missed the bus and had to get an Uber to meet up with the group.
That’s the ultimate example of engagement – you gave so much value that you left them wanting more. That is a far more powerful statement of what you delivered than a feedback score.
Thanks again, you’re a pleasure to work with and are a genuine talent.
Matthew spoke to our association on how to pitch an idea to an employer and knocked it out of the park. All of our attendees raved about how practical and applicable his talk was, and took the time to tell me they wished his presentation had been longer.
Leading up to the event, he was responsive, professional, and a joy to work with. I wish all my presenters delivered what they promised. Matt went above and beyond. Thank you!!
Matthew accepted an invitation to participate as an expert in the Business Networking Online Summit held in April 2016 where I interviewed 42 of the world’s leading authors, practitioners, thought leaders and experts in all topics related to business networking.
Matthew was a gracious and enthusiastic interviewee. He shared his story of moving from Australia to Austin, Texas and how he’s grown his business and developed his influence through networking.
I highly recommend Matthew Pollard to you.
In late 2015 I commented on one of Matthew’s thought pieces on LinkedIn, about small businesses needing to dedicate 20% of time to winning new business. I said that was impossible for a micro-business like mine where I am delivering 5 days a week, and I was surprised and pleased when Matthew took time out to engage with me. He gave me a challenge to think about what I could do to carve out time win new business and in response I worked out a way to use ‘dead’ time in my weekly commute to build and keep in touch with a network of the kind of people who look for my skills.
I figured 2 hours extra delivery work a week on top of 50 or 60 hours during the week made little difference; 2 hours networking on top of 0 hours during the week would be a step change for me. I’m really pleased to say that at the end of my next engagement I was able to walk from one contract into the next without any down time – and I chose that contract from 3 or 4 potential engagements where people were keen to get me into their businesses to help them. I don’t believe I could have done this if I hadn’t acted on Matthew’s challenge, and I am glad to recommend him.
If there is a person that can make you want to succeed whether you want to or not – Matthew is that person. His knowledge in sales is second to known and his energy levels and passion are off the charts. He is the perfect person to help with struggling business or the appropriate person to have as a keynote speaker that will have people on their feet at the end of his presentation.
If it wasn’t for Matthew I wouldn’t be where I am at today in my business, or even in my life. Matthew is the real deal and working with him directly in his Rapid Growth Academy was the game changer that catapulted me to success. I will forever be grateful.
Considering if you should work with Matthew or not, I will tell you hands down he is the best Coach I have ever had in my life. There is no doubt in my mind he will be your best coach too!