Founder & CEO, Ally Digital
Matthew’s presentation at the Freelance Conference helped Nando realize that he needed to be more selective in the clients he appealed to. Though many service professionals believe they need to speak to as broad an audience as possible, the truth is that working with your ideal, niche customers is one of the keys to rapid growth. Once Matt helped him adjust his focus and pricing packages, Nando landed his ideal client within one week.
Founder & CEO, Leaders Inspire Leaders
Entrepreneur Koy McDermott heard Matthew Pollard speak at a freelance conference in Austin, Texas, and was immediately impressed with his energy, advice, and connection with the audience. Matthew’s presentation helped Koy identify his strengths, allowing him to focus on what he does best for his clients. Koy was able to refine his elevator pitch and stop spinning his wheels trying to be everything to everyone.
Director of Technology, 2 Market Services
Entrepreneur Mark Fern describes the actionable advice and game-changing value he received in Matthew’s info-packed speaking session. In just 30 minutes, Matt showed him how to identify and explain the value he provides to customers. Mark was able to reformulate his elevator pitch and rework his website content to communicate the message that resonates with his ideal customer. Matthew is an engaging, results-oriented speaker who truly cares about helping small businesses succeed.
Founder & CEO, Moore Design Styles
Florist Marilyn Schueneman attended one of Matthew Pollard’s speaking events on Rapid Growth and was immediately intrigued by his message. Using the information Matt provided in his talk and throughout his website and email series, Marilyn implemented the Rapid Growth strategies all on her own, and has almost doubled her business as a result.
Commercial Real Estate Broker, Colliers International
Real estate sales broker Alex Durham describes how, with Matthew Pollard’s help, his sales technique went from aggressive and hard-driving to relaxed, communicative, and more effectively persuasive. Alex began to look at the sales process in whole new way, incorporating narrative stories that directly resonated with prospective clients, and clearly establishing his proven ability to help solve their problems. Matthew’s strategies have allowed Alex to successfully go after and land “the whales,” all without the uncomfortable hard sell.
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
I have seen Matthew present multiple times and have always come out of one of his presentations engaged. Matthew is an excellent speaker and storyteller. I would highly recommend him for any speaking engagement.
President/CEO, T-Werx Coworking
Matt’s coaching was excellent! He gave tons of value. He also showed legitimate concern for the well being of my business, which some of my other business coaches lack. I was so happy with our initial 3 coaching sessions that I will be hiring Matt for another 6 month contract!
Owner-Founder, Luxe Films
Matthew spoke at one of our Rotary Meetings about Rapid Growth. Although it was aimed at businesses, it was evident that it could also be adapted to non-profits. We have a project that we thought might take a year and a half to two years, mostly due to fundraising. Matthew showed us how we could get it done in a couple of months instead. His knowledge of social media and message targeting is spot on! We are re-planning the project considering what we learned from Matthew.
Board Member, Rotary Club of Lakeway / Lake Travis
Wonderful information and advice on what I should do to increase business and get into a niche market. Very friendly and engaging. Time (30-40 minutes) was well worth it. I look forward to talking with Matthew again.
Prior to working with Matthew, my marketing messaging was inconsistent at best. Matthew was able to quickly break down my challenges, diagnose my issues, and build a sound foundation of solutions. I had many relevant to do’s and direction from Matthew after each and every meeting. He holds you accountable to make those changes, and it is worth all the time and cost I spent on working with Matthew!
President, Haley Custom Homes
Matthew recommended a strategy to launch the second season of my podcast. By implementing a simple strategy (it took a little time to build), I was able to get more downloads in one month that I had the previous season. It was fantastic. If you are considering working with Matthew, I would highly recommend it.
Host, Stop Riding The Pine
Brilliant… Matt can hit a nail on the head with a hammer throw. I have done a huge variety of things in my life and want to do so many things. That is a common problem. Yet I knew that I needed to find that anchor or beach head around which everything coalesces. In a flat two hours he had a solution that fit perfectly, one I had struggled with for a long time. It is not easy to define a statistician, a psychometrician, a database marketer, a strategist, a P/L F500 leader, a pricing specialist, a publisher, a show host, and so many other attributes in three words that resonate. He did it.
Managing Editor, The CEO Magazine
I got a lot of good feedback from Matthew. He gave me and my team feedback just in 30 min that gives more focus to tasks we should start doing now. Listened to my problem and was actively thinking with me. Gave me next steps to make with my team to take us to the next level. Really good insights. I really recommend.
Customer Developer, Sorry as a Service
I was thoroughly impressed that Matthew took the time to jump on the phone with me for 30 minutes simply to offer free advice. Not once did I feel he was trying to sell me his services. I would recommend that anyone takes the time to listen to Matthew as he offers some sage advice. Thanks again!
Account Executive, Friendemic
Very interesting meeting. I really enjoyed all the helpful tips provided by Matthew. A good experience to have.
Between 2011 and March 2016, I had amassed just over 4,000 followers on Twitter. Through Matthew’s guidance in strategic growth, my Twitter following increased by over 3,500 in two months, with just half his recommendations implemented! The numbers continue to grow! I cannot recommend him enough.
Startup advisor, venture capitalist, and funding expert, JudyRobinett.com
Before my session with Matthew, I was missing parts to level up my 30-year book coaching business. In my daily goals I set, one thing was missing. Matthew pointed out that every day, I should: 1. Reach out to Business Influencers and ask them to collaborate with me (after I established rapport) and 2. Let go of emails that are other people’s agenda. Unsubscribing to many gurus (not Matthew), my 300 daily emails are now down to 150. I did get two almost famous speakers to join me in my upcoming JV program in October called, “Nonfiction Master Course.” I appreciate Matthew’s directness-just like me. This one tip takes little time or much effort, and the results will be lots of income for all ten of us, because I know the value of promotion and creating rapport with my communities at LinkedIn and my site. It’s all multiplied with joint partners.
Book Coach, BookCoaching.com
I was so deep in the trenches that I was confused about what my next step should be. I signed up for one of Matthew Pollard’s free confidential consultations, and worked through the materials he sent me by email in advance of our conversation. In less than a week, Matthew helped get me back on track, and our nonprofit started growing again. I will never be able to thank Matthew enough for reaching out to us when we needed it most.
Worldwide Micro Bible Publisher/Distributor, Desert Springs Ministries