I have been in business for many years, and I don’t think I’ve heard the issues articulated so clearly and discussed with such insight. A must-have for any business looking for an edge.
Principal, Vocational Pathways
Matthew was a guest on my business podcast, ACT LOCAL Marketing for Small Business, and spent nearly an hour helping my audience navigate the finer points of sales. Entrepreneurs often do not know how to tackle the sales chores in their business, especially if they have no background in sales. Matthew’s no nonsense practical advice made wearing the sales hat entirely doable for any small business owner. He definitely know what he’s talking about. Thanks, Matthew!
Creator, ACT LOCAL Marketing for Small Business
Matthew has a vast amount of successful professional experience which he applies to his business and helps others tremendously and with joy. He is knowledgable and creative when it comes to taking businesses to the next level. His analytical abilities have worked to his advantage in growing his career and later businesses to their highest potentials in a very short periods of time. Matthew is a very persuasive speaker as his knowledge aids him in delivering effective presentations and quality content. Among other traits Matthew is also very thoughtful, driven, intelligent, and communicative businessman. He is actively involved in the local entrepreneurial community by volunteering his time to benefit startup businesses and entrepreneurs.
CEO, Jam Packed Tech
I met Matthew at a Startup Weekend event in Austin. Immediately after sharing a vision of mine with him, he saw the opportunity and started brainstorming various routes in which to take it. He clearly has extensive sales knowledge, an appetite for profit, and I can tell he knows how to do great work to make it a reality.
Founder, Spanish Is Your Amigo
The quality of this course and the depth of content far exceeds what can typically be found. He’s a born salesperson who knows how to get things done.
Recently, Jan and I were privileged to have Matthew Pollard on our Entrepreneur Next Door show. First of all, we were very impressed with Matt’s level of enthusiasm and intensity. He is contagious because you can’t help but feel excited about business and life after being around him. He is a very knowledgeable marketing expert who understands how to ask the right questions to find out the needs of a starving crowd (market) and then deliver products that meet the demand. Matt is easy to get to know. Jan and I felt like we knew him all of our lives after talking with him during the first 15 minutes of our time with him. We have maintained contact with him since the show because we never want to lose the valuable connection we made with him. We tip our hats to you Matt. Much continued success.
Co-Host, Entrepreneur Next Door
Matthew is an enthusiastic team leader, an authority in sales techniques, and a fountain of creativity in terms of marketing strategies. I am forever grateful for his encouraging words and ability to focus on a clear direction. I would certainly recommend his published work as a source of information and refer clients to Matt as a personal business coach.
Founder, The Path Of Me
Matthew served as a mentor and coach for Startup Weekend Edu in Austin, TX. He helped new and experienced entrepreneurs focus and develop their ideas into real solutions to education’s greatest challenges. He facilitated teams to work through their decisions using his experience and expertise. He was an integral part of a successful weekend!
Ashley Margerison Brooks,
Co-organizer, Startup Weekend Edu Austin
I had the very fortunate opportunity to work with Matthew earlier this year. I was startled by how fast and how well he was able to pinpoint exactly what changes I needed to make. His intuitive nature bordered on magic. I was more than impressed with his work and his abilities. Beyond fluff, beyond promises, Matthew was able to deliver solid and lasting results. I look forward to working with Matthew again in the very near future with other projects that need a critical but intuitive eye. For my money, his results are worth it and much much more.
NLP Master Practitioner & Master Life Coach, TLT® Master Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, NLP-4Success, LLC Inc.
Matthew Pollard was an invaluable mentor to startup teams at our first Startup Weekend Education in Austin. He patiently guided several of the teams towards success as they worked to create their very own startup. Matthew’s guidance and business expertise helped prepare teams for their pitches to our distinguished panel of judges. The weekend would not have been nearly as successful without Matthew’s mentorship.
Founder, EdTech Austin
Matthew Pollard has been a godsend. His advice is counterintuitive, brilliant, and effective. When we started, I hadn’t had a major sale in so long I was getting ready to quit my business and get a 9-to-5 job. After just two hours of coaching, his insights changed my whole approach. On my very next sales call, I followed his advice to the letter–and landed a $40,000 project in just 40 minutes.
Update – I just landed another ghostwriting gig. That makes $80k in sales in about 6 weeks. You are a miracle worker!
Founder, Derek Lewis Ink
Matthew is a top-notch business professional. I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Matthew side-by-side in both business and personal realms. His quick witted and sharp demeanor command respect, whether in a private meeting or in the boardroom, the likes of which I have not witnessed in other individuals. He is, however, not without a personable touch. His trainings and life experiences will richly bless any and all those involved when it comes to working with Matthew. I’ve witnessed personally his gifts and core values, including a skilled win-win ability.
Aaron C. Barry,
Master Practitioner, Master Coach, and Trainer, NLP, TLT, HYPNO, The New You Academy
I found this program to be incredibly helpful. I wish that I had gone through this program when I was a new business owner, so that I could have made the last few years of my life more productive, and I strongly urge any new business owner to take the time to do so. For anyone who doesn’t feel like they have the time to do this program, ask yourself if you have the time not to. For me, several hours (plus the additional time I spent in coaching with Matthew) could have saved me several years.
Co-Founder, At Large PR
Matthew’s advice and support has been critical in securing my place in the Los Angeles market as a writer, producer, and editor, working on some of Fall’s biggest launches, and marketing campaigns including spots for ABC, CBS, Disney, CW, G4, Esquire Network, TruTV, Soap Net, & FX, and campaigns for the features 21 and Over, 2 Guns, and This is the End. After 20 years of experience working with many of the major Australian television networks as a writer, editor and producer I decided to take my career to the next level by heading to Los Angeles. Soon after arriving, I realised getting into the Los Angeles market was a much harder endeavour than I first thought. In Australia I had grown relationships and status over many years, with many of the major television stations, and in Los Angeles I had to start again. Matthew’s help has been amazing! He talked me through keeping a clear mind when approaching prospective clients; managing my time to prioritize and get the money-generating tasks done each week; provided ways of staying motivated to call what seemed to be an endless number of people each day; and gave me invaluable advice when negotiating complex engagement contracts. Matthew is the essential ingredient to any business that has a great functional skill but lacks the sales, marketing and time management strategies to get the world to know it.
Founder, Tanya Dunn - Promotion Producer, Writer & Editor
Matt is a serious player in the business space as well as a risk taker with a talent for seeing the big picture. His last ten years have been nothing short of spectacular with one success after another, showcasing his great talent and versatility in sales and marketing. Matt embodies the quintessential modern day business guru with a tremendous blend of theoretical and practical know how. I have known and worked with him over several years in various projects and in each case have seen firsthand how impactful he is in everything he does and how positive the outcomes from those efforts are for his customers. A gifted speaker and natural motivator, he will provide a stunning focal point to any business meeting or conference with his inimitable style of presentation.
Managing Director, Road Scholars Training
It was great to have a sales and marketing expert, such as yourself, discuss with us the topic of “if sales can be learned.” I also want to show my appreciation for giving out so much critical advice on the importance of learning to sell through steps and how to utilize sales scripting. I enjoyed having you on my show and would love to invite you back again. Your insights on sales and sales management were spot on.
SBA Award Winning Radio Host, School For Startups Radio
Matt has already demonstrated his ability to recognize and make the most of business opportunities. Initially he was my student on an MBA program and he was thirsty for new ideas and creative about applying them. He also facilitated others’ understanding in the class. Later Matt was a mentor and adviser, helping me to see my consulting business differently. He has boundless energy and an enviable ability to focus on getting results.
Owner, Partnership Solutions Pty Ltd
Matthew has unlimited energy, and it is all focused. His ability to understand business opportunities and make them happen is more than just impressive, it is amazing!
Training Manager, Education Institute
Matthew is a driven individual. His ability to engage clients and staff to take them to the next level is inspiring and shows genuine care. He has a unique ability to take any product or service provided by a business, find a prosperous new niche for it, and then differentiate it to propel the business into rapid growth. More amazingly, he seems to be able to scale a business to handle this growth seamlessly.
Senior Organisational Development Specialist, Telstra
Participants, many seasoned business people that engaged in marketing everyday, were amazed that one person could provide so much content in such a short time.
Manager - Economic Development, Macedon Ranges Shire Council