Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Young, energetic, contemporary, relatable, a powerhouse of differentiation, an expert in niche marketing, and a master sales systemization coach, Matthew Pollard is passionate about helping organizations thrive and succeed.
With five multimillion-dollar business success stories to his name, all before the age of thirty, his achievements are reflected in the value and credibility he brings to every presentation.
Matthew is not a theorist; his methods come from hands on, real-world experience. With over 3500 business transformations and counting, Matthew provides instantly-actionable strategies that make a real and lasting difference to audiences.
Whether you’re a multinational conglomerate providing complex solutions to Fortune 500 companies, or a small business association working to give your members an edge over the competition, Matthew provides an uncomplicated blueprint for growth and success.
Matthew’s meteoric rise against all odds – and his honesty in sharing his personal challenges – creates an inspirational atmosphere of possibility and belief. Participants walk out of his presentations thinking, “If he can do it, so can I”… and with a complete understanding of the exact steps to follow to skyrocket their success.
And when it comes to understanding what makes a speaker truly stand out, Matthew gets it. As Founder and Executive Director of Small Business Festival, ranked as INC’s #3 conference in America for small business, he is annually responsible for organizing hundreds of speakers for thousands of attendees.
He knows what it takes to motivate and inspire an audience, provide an amazing experience, and deliver long-lasting ROI.
Matthew is an internationally award-winning blogger and contributor to CEO, Entrepreneur, and Top Sales World Magazine. He is a recurring guest on FOX and NBC, and has appeared on top-rated podcasts including Entrepreneur on Fire and Eventual Millionaire.
He’s the author of the bestseller The Introvert’s Edge: How the Quiet and Shy Can Outsell Anyone, endorsed by Neil Patel, Brian Tracy, Mark Roberge of Harvard, Derek Lidow of Princeton, and dozens more.
Looking for an action-oriented speaker who will make a real and lasting difference?
Tired of useless education and motivation with no substance? Skip the theorists and go straight to the man who has actually done it.
Delivering the proven strategies and transformative business ideas that can only come from real-world, hands-on experience, Matthew Pollard empowers participants to achieve meaningful results and skyrocket ROI.
Rapid Growth, the Lazy Way
Drawing from over a decade of experience growing his own businesses to multiple millions – as well as his transformative work with thousands of clients – Matthew reveals his tried and tested Rapid Growth® blueprint. This is his signature A-Z system, proven to propel even the most unprofitable business into unstoppable momentum and growth. Attendees will leave this session feeling a renewed excitement for their business – but most important, with a reliable plan for success based on three simple steps:
|Differentiation and Message Unification. Participants will discover exactly how to set themselves apart from their competition, put an end to competing on price, and learn the secret to exciting prospects to want to know more.|
|Niche Marketing. Participants’ experiences, education, upbringing, and talents perfectly qualify them to serve one specific niche of customers. In this session, they’ll learn exactly how to identify who those customers are, how to be seen as the only logical choice, and how to get paid what they’re worth.|
|Sales Systemization. Sales is seen by most as a skillset you either have or you don’t. But in truth, it’s a system like any other, one that can be learned and mastered. Participants will walk out of this session knowing that they can create an individualized sales process that brings repeatable, reliable results.|
The session is perfect for user conferences, small business groups and associations, entrepreneurship summits, or channel partner events, and is always customized to your needs. Matthew has shared this presentation with freelancers, startup entrepreneurs, and small-to-medium business owners across wide a range of industries.
|OPTION A :||30-60 minute keynote|
|OPTION B :||90-120 minute workshop with interactive exercises, additional case studies, and targeted recommendations|
Build Your Story Playbook
What if your sales team could have an instant advantage over all your competition? What if you could quadruple appointments, shorten sales cycles, and skyrocket profits, all through the application of one powerful technique? If your sales team needs this kind of edge, “Build Your Story Playbook®” provides the breakthrough you’ve been looking for. Shift your sales team away from the uncomfortable bulldog tactics of the past, to a new, relaxed, and scientifically proven methodology that consistently multiplies results, guaranteed.
This session has been designed in two formats: One to be presented to your entire sales team looking for the edge over their competition, and the other for sales VPs, directors, and managers looking for a proven way to transform their teams from stressed and high-pressure to relaxed and authentic – while massively boosting profits, of course. It’s also the perfect choice for sales kickoff events and sales team retreats and workshops, providing your team with the tools and motivation to dramatically improve their existing process. Matthew has delivered this presentation to a range of audiences from multinational conglomerates such as Oracle to commercial real estate sales firms such as Colliers International. It has also been presented to rave reviews at many small businesses and sales conferences.
The Introvert’s Edge
For too long, introverts have fallen victim to the myth that because of their quiet personalities, they can’t be as successful in business as their extroverted counterparts. In this groundbreaking keynote, Matthew shares personal stories, client transformations, and insights gained through a series of interviews with millionaire introverts, to confront this stigma head-on. By the end of this enlightening presentation, introverts will feel empowered, and know exactly how to embrace and harness their natural abilities for amazing success.
Individuals, organizations, and conferences looking to support the often-forgotten majority of quiet attendees. This session is an ideal fit for corporate retreats and events, fundraisers, and association conferences. A welcome addition to any event focused on catering to diverse interests and needs.
Rapid Growth, the Lazy Way
Build Your Story Playbook®
The Introvert’s Edge
Rapid Growth in the Face of Uncertainty Competitive Collaboration
Channeling Your Superpower
If you’re looking for a keynote speaker with an edge, who provides absolute return on investment, who will assist your organization in achieving unprecedented results, Matthew Pollard is your Rapid Growth® Guy!
NSA (National Speaker’s Association), CSP, CVP (Certified Virtual Presenter)
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Dale Beaumont10/10/2022 at 4:19 pm
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.
Founder & CEO, Business Blueprint
Dan Nuckolls10/10/2022 at 4:18 pm
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.
Designer and Video Producer, Nuxx Media
AVERY THATCHER07/28/2022 at 8:30 am
CEO, The Solopreneur Survival Guide
After finishing the Rapid Growth Academy, Heather Thatcher found that although she was now confident in her sales process and messaging, she now needed to do a better job attracting the right clients to her business. For that next level of support she again enlisted Matthew’s help through the Rapid Growth Intensive. through this one-on-one training, she was able to shift the focus of her business to find her ideal clients. As a result of this transformative experience, Heather has not only learned so much more about her business and business in general, she has also more than tripled her income.
Veristor05/17/2022 at 8:18 am
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!
Data Center, Security, Cloud, and Data Solutions
ANNE HALL04/22/2022 at 7:16 am
Founder & CEO, IT Agree
After deciding to make a small pivot in her career path, Anne Hall knew she needed help when it came to solidifying her business model. Shortly after joining the Rapid Growth Academy, she not only felt a connection within that entire community, but the level of in-depth attention that she received from Matthew was incredibly insightful and also critical to the current success of her business, by giving her an actual sales process to follow. Instead of making outbound sales calls, the phone is now ringing with the right kind of customers wanting to hire her. Instead of feeling like a sales approach, it’s now more of a conversation, thanks to the work and guidance put in through the Rapid Growth Academy.
CHELSEY BROOKE01/17/2022 at 4:17 pm
Professional Counselor, Pathfinder Coach
After reaching a point in her career where she was ready to pivot and needed guidance doing that, Chelsey Brooke looked to Matthew Pollard and his Mastermind to help set her on the right path. Because Matthew has seen it all and done it all, his expertise was invaluable regardless of what challenge Chelsey was facing in her day-to-day business. Having Matthew’s guidance “in the moment” allowed Chelsey to overcome barriers that prevented her from progressing forward. Before her time in the Mastermind was up, because of the time she invested with Matthew, Chelsey had already quadrupled her income.
Pete Tarsney07/08/2021 at 11:35 am
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.
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