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Jonathan Rivlin

Certified Public Accountant, The Rivlin Group

Jonathan Rivlin, a CPA with 25 years in the field, experienced a transformative shift after collaborating with Matthew. Facing challenges like overcapacity and cashflow issues, Jonathan was guided by Matthew to restructure his services and recalibrate his pricing, leading to a 500% increase in fees. Remarkably, he retained 80% of his clients, emphasizing their trust in his enhanced offerings. This wasn’t merely a financial shift, but a holistic transformation in client understanding of Jonathan’s value and service. Jonathan’s journey highlights the profound impact of Matthew’s strategic mentorship, showcasing that even seasoned professionals can reach new heights with the right guidance.

Izzy Markin

Training Success Manager, HARDI

Izzy Markin, the Training Success Manager at Hardi, was thoroughly impressed with Matthew’s presentation, “Channeling Your Superpower.” In this testimonial, she highlights how Matthew’s unique combination of humor and engagement resonated with the Emerging Leaders group, noting that his ability to drive active participation and create a dynamic environment truly sets him apart from speakers they’ve worked with in the past. The session was not only eye-opening but also memorable, leaving participants with a lasting impression. Izzy’s testimonial underscores that Matthew is not just a speaker, but a transformative presence in any event.

Tami Cole

Learning Chair, Entrepreneurs' Organization - Albany

Tami Cole, the Learning Chair at Entrepreneurs Organization Albany, shares her glowing review of Matthew Pollard’s impactful presentation. In this testimonial, she describes the unparalleled energy and engagement Matthew brought to the room, leading to one of the highest turnouts the organization has ever seen. Attendees, some stagnant in their businesses for years, found renewed vigor and perspective from Matthew’s insights. As Tami’s endorsement makes clear, Matthew isn’t just another speaker; he’s a game changer with immediately-actionable insights and a fresh perspective on business growth.

Scott Ritzheimer

The Scale Architecht, Independent

Working with Matthew proved to be a massive success for Scott, who had previously struggled with a do-it-yourself approach to his business. During their time working together, Scott went through three major transitions in his business, each time finding new areas to excel in. As a result, Scott’s revenue increased from $10,000 a quarter to $10,000 a week. He highly recommends working with Matthew to address any challenges related to generating consistent revenue, lead development, conversion, and closing deals. Scott further notes that he found Matthew’s system to be the best one out there, emphasizing that it’s absolutely worth the investment. For small businesses seeking rapid growth and increased revenue, Scott wholeheartedly recommends Matthew as the go-to coach.

Bernard Doone

The Product Launcher, Independent

Bernard was highly impressed by Matthew’s presentation at at IBM sales event, and how it shifted his mindset when it came to approaching conversations with clients and prospects. Using storytelling to build trust, credibility, and effectively communicate value was transformative for him. This new approach helped Bernard express empathy, create relatability, and better demonstrate how his products or services could benefit clients. Through storytelling, Bernard sped up his sales cycle, established trust and credibility, and closed one of the largest deals in his company’s history. He highly recommends Matthew as a dynamic speaker who actively engages the audience, creates value for them, and leaves a lasting impact. Matthew’s presentation remains the most memorable sales event Bernard has attended.

I just got the survey results back from our EO chapter on Matthew Pollard’s workshop: It was only the second perfect 10 rating that I have ever seen. Matthew not only brings the energy (seriously, after hours of speaking he was still bouncing around on stage), he brings value and results, and you can feel how passionate he is about sales and sales growth. He and his team were communicative, professional, and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him if you or anyone in your organization wants to up their game in a meaningful way.

Jason Silver,
Board Member, Entrepreneurs’ Organization - South Florida

Matthew was the hands-down choice to engage our largest attendance in Hawker’s history! Engaging, energetic, captivating, and absolutely hit the mark! Such a positive impression in delivering the message we planned. Matthew also spent a significant amount of time attending our breakout sessions and interacting with our attendees.

Dean Portney,
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hawker Powersource

At Hexagon, we have a team of highly-skilled portfolio strategy consultants who know our products and the market inside and out. Their technical skills are unmatched, but to prepare for our Global Sales Kickoff event, we needed to uplevel their skills to train our customer-facing employees in a meaningful and memorable way. Matthew facilitated a pre-event workshop with the group and the results were nothing short of miraculous. Matthew has a way of dis-arming people, breaking down the barriers to change; he met the experts at their level to develop trust and then introduced them to storytelling, which made their presentations much more impactful.

Amie Farrell,
Global HR Communications, Hexagon ALI

Matthew’s impact as a speaker at The Collective Genius offered valuable insights tailored specifically to our members.  We serve the nation’s most elite real estate investors and we take pride in attracting a membership of highly successful individuals who are dedicated to staying at the top of their game. Therefore, we strive to bring only the absolute best speakers to our stage.

We were impressed by Matthew’s ability to provide actionable and relevant content. His understanding of the house flipping and commercial real estate syndication industries was evident in his real-world stories and examples. It was clear that he had done his homework, leaving our audience with actionable insights and practical strategies.

Danielle Boling,
Events & Communications Manager, The Collective Genius

Matthew is a highly energetic speaker with a great message. He was engaged as our keynote speaker, in a room full of Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, but held their attention with ease! His ability to get audience engagement, and provide actionable steps to improve the sales cycle thru story telling was the biggest takeaway. Having an audience member up on stage that was able to craft a story on the spot helped everyone acknowledge the power of crafting a compelling story. Matthew generously made himself available, and was a pleasure to work with. I have no doubt that we will remain friends, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone that is looking for a Keynote Speaker to motivate a room full of owners or sale people.

KEYNOTE FACILITATOR, The Collective Genius

We hired Matthew for a Sales Meeting as we were looking to enhance the capabilities of our field sales channel for prospecting. Matthew tailored his presentation to our audience and reinforced our objectives. Matthew connected with our team by sharing similar sales experiences and teaching specific tactics we can use moving forward to achieve results. The feedback from the team has been extremely positive, and they were anxious to return to their branches and practice their stories.

Jessica Newman,
Chief Operating Officer, CPI Security

Matthew Pollard was the keynote speaker at our company’s 2023 Dealer Meetings. He spoke to some of our biggest customers about sales tactics they could implement in their everyday business environment, providing clear tips that were easy to remember and understand. Matthew spent plenty of time with us prior to the event, asking detailed questions so he could tailor his message directly to our specific audience. We received positive feedback from those in attendance who found his presentation both valuable and entertaining.

Mary Jo Hann,
Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Munch's Supply, LLC

Matthew knocked it out of the park for us at our 2022 Annual Conference in Houston. We’ve since hired him to keynote our Emerging Leaders program this year. Not only is he genuinely interested in helping the people he serves, he’s exceptionally easy to work with. He has helped us with session design and our members were delighted with the material. 5 stars.

Nick Benton,
Vice President of Operations, HARDI

Matthew has been an integral partner for us and our sales training. We have had him work with our reps live multiple times and each time we walk away challenged on how we deliver stories better. In a market full of noise, developing honest and impactful stories has helped us generate more sales than we can probably quantify. Not to mention client trust has happened quicker in the cycle for us which is key for a consulting business. Working with him was quick and effective, and I always love seeing his name pop up in my inbox.

Scott Whitley,
VP of Sales, Centroid Systems, LLC.

Matthew Pollard has created a wave of storytelling across our organization. After two keynotes and a sales workshop, Matthew’s guidance has been embedded in our culture and is up-leveling how we communicate to our customers and internally.

Amie Farrell,
Global HR Communications, Hexagon ALI

STARLIMS was fortunate enough to feature Matthew Pollard as the keynote speaker for our 2023 Global Sales Kickoff. I found his preparation to be personalized, his message to be concise and actionable, and his delivery to be highly engaging. I would strongly recommend Matt for guaranteed results from your team.

Keith Pensabene,
Global Head of Sales, STARLIMS

I greatly appreciate Matthew’s transparency and the Story Playbook framework. Our creative agency implements Don Miller’s StoryBrand model in our work with clients. Matthew’s framework overlays perfectly to enhance and leverage the story, helping people identify with the character in our story. We were missing vital pieces, like, giving the character a name (vs. a job title), $ cost/opportunity cost, and the moral of the story. It’s clear that these will yield greater results. Matthew’s excellent use of breakout exercises helped our team nail critical concepts for our own agency that we can implement immediately.

Linda Kleist,
Partner, Identity Creative

Before working with Matthew in his Rapid Growth Academy, I had tried many other programs to help me propel my business forward but not felt in alignment with who I was and so they felt hard and forced. As I worked through Matthew’s step by step process, my confidence increased, my differentiator became clearer and my sales process did not feel pushy or forced by in service of my clients. Though I still have lots of things to implement from the program, I have already seen an increase in my close rates, increase in demand for my talks, higher open and conversion rates in my nurture sequences and revenue and bottom line profit is at a record high. My experience working with Matthew has exceeded my expectations and I am confident as I continue to implement his strategies my business will continue to grow and in away that feels congruent to who I am. If you are an introvert, feeling stuck in your business and have tried other programs with limited success, I would highly recommend working with Matthew.

Jenn Abbatiello,
The Cycle Breaker & Founder of Your Transformed Family, Your Transformed Family

Matthew’s take on storytelling made a lasting impression on our sellers. His logical and connection-based approach will help take us to the next level.

Mattias Stenberg,
President, Hexagon ALI

At Hexagon, we have a team of highly-skilled portfolio strategy consultants who know our products and the market inside and out. Their technical skills are unmatched, but to prepare for our Global Sales Kickoff event, we needed to up-level their skills to train our customer-facing employees in a meaningful and memorable way. Matthew facilitated a pre-event workshop with the group and the results were nothing short of miraculous. Matthew has a way of disarming people, breaking down the barriers to change; he met the experts at their level to develop trust and then introduced them to storytelling, which made their presentations much more impactful.

Amie Farrell,
Global HR Communications, Hexagon ALI

In just a few short weeks, and with Matthew’s clear structure and feedback, I was able to recreate my website text and get rapid results. Even before I’d finished the entire process, I changed five bullet points on my homepage and started getting sales calls booked in instantly – for the first time in four years!

Melitta Campbell,
Value Whisperer

I have been writing for varied businesses since 2008 and am totally niche agnostic because I enjoy the process of learning new ideas. My dream is to showcase the expertise of diverse business leaders in their unique voices. Over the years I had started writing books for business leaders and had perfected a process to craft an industry-standard book in my authors voice. It is an intensive process spread in 6-8 weeks. Being so close to my product and my passion, I did not know how to present my ‘value’ to my clients and often lost to low cost operators who didn’t give that much value. Soon I started questioning my worth and thought that I could not compete in the market. That was when I heard of Matthew. My mentor had also worked with him and recommended Matthew’s method. Joining The Rapid Growth Academy I found not only supportive mentorship but also a group full of kindred souls who could relate to what I was going through. I worked through the weeks slowly (I started in April 2021 and due to personal reasons it took me more than a year to reach week 4) I took my own time, but every time I posted my work I got such effective advice from Matthew that it moved me forward. Matthew works like a master composer, he can pinpoint with accuracy the moment you have messed up a single note and while pointing it out he will always tell you how to work through it to become pitch perfect. Though I’ve still not finished the entire course, yet I credit it for giving me the tools and the confidence to state my value in a way that is clearly understood by my clients. This confidence helped me land a book deal in my domestic market at my defined price and get new clients. I recommend Matthew’s course for every introvert who is struggling to be heard and appreciated for the awesome work they do but cannot find the confidence to speak up for themselves.

Nishka Rathi,
Ideology Empath, Nishkawrites

Matthew provides me insightful advice on clarifying my business goals, my reasons for having these goals, and developing a clear plan to build a business based on that goal. His intensive coaching helped me set a clear action plan I can execute against. He shares detailed experience and tools from his own efforts building a business, enabling me to jumpstart my process with the benefit of his experience. Outstanding course and experience.

Pete Tarsney,
The Identity Architect

Matthew is an inspirational speaker with a clearly articulated & ACTIONABLE message. He spoke at our companies SKO this year and helped us reframe the way we share stories with our customers. His message inspired me to change my limbic opening for one of the breakout sessions I was leading. I decided to tell my personal story, using his 3 cost buckets, to articulate why I work with my product…. thus feeding into why our product is at Hexagon. So many people connected with it and I could feel their energy in wanting to share their own stories with our customers! Truly awesome stuff! I am working to include his story telling concepts into our post SKO enablement to help everyone build out their own stories.

Tom Jensen,
Director of Product Strategy & Enablement, Hexagon

I started working with Matthew in the Rapid Growth Academy after COVID and a move to a city where I was having to start over. After only a few weeks with him, his insight, “tough love,” and suggestions helped me to jumpstart my business again. In a way I had never done in 25 years. I am going to finish the course, but my momentum is keeping me so busy. Thank you, Matthew.

Dan Nuckolls,
Designer and Video Producer, Nuxx Media



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