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Gary Smyth

Founder & CEO, Sales Elite

Gary met Matthew Pollard at a mentoring event designed to help new entrepreneurs set themselves up for success, and was excited to learn the rapid growth principles responsible for Matthew’s own success and that of his many clients. Gary faced challenges defining clear goals and setting up pricing structures; with Matt’s help, his revenue very quickly increased from $4000 to $13,500 per month.

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Thomas Matheney

Associate, Colliers International

Thomas Matheney saw Matthew speak at a Capital Factory event in Austin, and was inspired by his story of working hard from the ground up to reach success. Thomas recognized that if Matthew could do it, he could too. He started implementing rapid growth sales techniques into his pitches, with the immediate result of landing meetings with clients he once thought were out of reach.

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Nando Cabán Méndez

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.

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Koy McDermott

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.

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Mark Fern

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.


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.

Brittany Walters-Bearden,
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.

Tanya Dunn,
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.

Daniele Lima,
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.

Jim Beach,
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.

Meredith Rogers,
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!

Don Moore,
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.

Vicki Jones,
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.

Kylie Lethbridge,
Manager - Economic Development, Macedon Ranges Shire Council


It is my view that Matthew will make a major success of any business that he turns his hand to.

James Woods,
Managing Director, eCollect


I was so surprised at his quick grasp of my business and direct helpful advice that I could use straight away.

Peter Radcliffe,
Founder, Skillful Mind


When we met Matthew we were a couple very hard to convince, because we thought we knew it all and we had no time for this type of thing. But we have realised that by undertaking this course it’s opened our doors and our business has improved. We don’t know how to thank him enough.

Adriana Bastianelli,
Director, Australian Commercial Refrigeration


The training, advice and assistance provided has been invaluable to my business and has definitely produced some amazing changes, developments, and results both personally and in my business practices.

Ivan Morse,
Franchise Owner and Director, Re-Creation Health Club - Sunbury


Matthew is a very thorough and enthusiastic individual with a lot of skills in sales, new business and coaching. I highly recommend him!

Adriana Guerguinova,
Manager, Newline Cushions Pty Ltd


Matthew really gave our businesses something to think about, particularly in relation to how to make a sale and how to close a deal. I would certainly recommend Matthew as an engaging and inspiring speaker.

Jane Duncan,
Project Support Officer - Economic Development, Macedon Ranges Shire Council


Matthew Pollard was a delight and genius to work with, effervescent and confidence-instilling.

Andrew Finch,
General Counsel & Company Secretary, Qantas


Matthew is a very enthusiastic trainer, speaker and sales consultant. He has opened the door for me to take on additional training and now I am a qualified Career Development Practitioner with the appetite to take on a degree in Counselling which I will complete next year.

Teresa Brandau-Stranks,
Executive Officer/CPD Manager, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists


When I started my own business, I attended a training course where Matthew was the course instructor. In a few short days, Matthew showed me how to create packages to entice new customers, and as a result I got a sale the next day from a customer I would have normally viewed as a waste of time. I would highly recommend Mathew to anyone looking to improve their sales know how in a business environment.

Steve Brendish,
Creative Director, 2 Dam Creative


Matthew is a highly driven and focused individual. He has many strengths when it comes to building successful business strategies from the ground up. I was lucky enough to work with him while he took one of these ventures, Choice Mobiles, from a small telecommunications outfit, to a genuine b2b competitor to the likes of Telstra and Optus. Matthew is an old hand when it comes to entrepreneurial experience, while paired with a young mind holding what seems limitless fresh and innovative ideas.

Brent Sweerts,
Resource Planning Analyst, Mercer


Matthew is an inspired and driven thought leader. His personable yet determined approach to getting results is what makes Matthew stand out amongst his peers. Anyone would be lucky to work with him.

Ruth Posterino,
Founder and Director, ManifestUrLife


I have known Matt for a fair few years, he has tremendous energy, is always enthusiastic and has some new and innovative ideas that I believe will serve anyone that works with him well. Matt is highly approachable and a great leader. Matt was one of my top re sellers and always overachieved sales targets.If you ever need someone to deliver under pressure, no slip-ups, just results, Matt is your man! He is great in dealing with difficult situations and a fantastic problem solver. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt.

Rosa Alessi,
Channel Manager, PlanetTel


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