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Matthew Pollard

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Consultant, trainer, speaker and now Managing Director, MFBT Pty Ltd. Previously Managing Director, Choice Mobiles Pty Ltd.

Consultant, trainer, speaker and now Managing Director, MFBT Pty Ltd. Previously Managing Director, Choice Mobiles Pty Ltd.

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Founder

MatthewPollard.Guru

Advisor

Derek Lewis
AtLargePR
Startup Weekend

Positions

Founder MatthewPollard.Guru October 2008 - present
Managing Director Choice Mobiles Pty Ltd December 2003 - October 2007
State Manager Optus - Victoria Australian Cable and Telephony Pty Ltd December 2002 - October 2003

Education

The Tad James Co. Neuro Linguistic Programming 2014 - 2014
Box Hill Institute of TAFE Business 2012 - 2013
Eclipse Vale Pty Ltd First Aid 2012 - 2012
Stotts Collage Advertising 2012 - 2012
Webs institute Training and Education (TAE) 2012 - 2012
Australian Graduate School of Management Management 2008 - 2012
KAL Multimedia Training Training and Assessment 2008 - 2008

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Business
  • • Advisors
  • • Time management
  • • B2B sales
  • • B2b marketing
  • • Business Development
  • • Direct sales
  • • Education Sales
  • • Investor pitch
  • • Niche markets
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

An accomplished sales and niche marketing coach whose work has led him to multiple sales and Business awards, including Melbourne Business Award's - 2007 Young Achiever Award. Matthew uses this experience to educate others on effective sales methods and niche marketing strategies.

Matthew began an independent telecommunications company that went national in three years, turning over four million dollars per annum. In addition to his success in telecommunications, Matthew created a sales method for the Pollard Institute that saw over 3,000 students enrolled. Some of these clients included Australia’s premier national and state sporting teams, one of Australia’s largest retailers, many large national franchises as well as one of Australia’s largest medical companies and the Law Institute of Victoria. Matthew has developed a variety of lectures and presentations that provided guidance to professionals on everything from niche marketing to closing a sale and has earned him a seat on a training organizations Academic Board. Matthew has also been a paid guest speaker at events across Victoria, including government economic development events, designed to support Victorian businesses. He has also been a guest mentor and pitching coach at Startup Weekend.

Matthew has a number of publications and/or appearances to his credit including being a featured contributor and showcased in 'Successful Men in Business', published 2014. Recent articles “Getting to a Yes With Sales Scripting in 7 Easy Steps”, Entrepreneur, May 2014 (estimated readership over 1,000,000) and “How To Close That Sale – Why Is Closing A Sale So Scary”, Business West Magazine, June 2011, issue 10, pp. 22 (circulation 5,000 Businesses, estimated readership 13,000). Recent interviews include: “If Sales Can Be Learned”, Liberty Express Radio - School For Start Ups, December 2013 (estimated listenership 75,000) and “Sales Scripting”, Entrepreneur Podcast Network, December 2013, (estimated listenership 40,000).

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like to work as a team in an empowering environment.

As an Advisor

I either advise people through a program i have proven to be successful or allow clients to tell me where they need assistance. Creating several multimillion dollar businesses from the ground up I can advise on anything from IT to my favourite topic, sales and niche marketing.

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Rev. Jeff Bearden
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/Consultant, At Large PR. Previously International Wrestler and Promoter, Giant Warrior.
Matthew has vast knowledge and skills when it comes to business processes, building and scaling a business, and sales.
Derek Lewis
We worked together  •  America's #1 Ghostwriter for Business Books, Derek Lewis, LLC. University of Florida grad.
As my sales and marketing coach, Matthew has helped transform my business. His advice is counterintuitive, brilliant, and effective.
Chris Santi Togonon
They're my friends  •  Virtual Assistant | Owner | Founder of YourVirtualAssistant101.com, Virtual Assistant.
Matthew is a Serial entrepreneur, published author, international speaker, coach and consultant. An accomplished sales and niche marketing c ... oach whose work has led him to multiple sales and Business awards, including Melbourne Business Award's - 2007 Young Achiever Award. Matthew uses this experience to educate others on effective sales methods and niche marketing strategies.
Daniele Lima
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Road Scholars Training and Strategic Consultancy.
Matt is a risk taker with a talent for seeing the big picture and the ability to translate it tactically with a proven record of success.
Lidiya Sizonova
We worked together  •  CEO, Sales and Business Development, Jam Packed Mobile. Previously Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company.
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.
Brittany Walters-Bearden
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Titan Public Relations and Public Relations Consultant, Future 500. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Matthew is a great advisor, because he is a true expert in his field. Unlike many other coaches, he offers advice that is relevant and prac ... ticable for a business's specific needs, rather than a blanket approach.
Juan Gonzalez
CFO & Advisor to Executive Team, The New Office, Inc. (TNO) and Director and Advisor to Executive Team, Payments Over Mobile Solutions LLC.
No one knows and understands the Sales and Marketing side of business like Matthew. His experience and drive are second to none. Anyone who ... wants to move away of the linear growth and aligned to an exponential growth should work with Matthew.
Meredith Rogers
They're my professor  •  Owner, Partnership Solutions Pty Ltd and Adjunct Lecturer, Australian Graduate School of Management.
Matt has already demonstrated his ability to recognize and make the most of business opportunities. Initially he was my student on an MBA pr ... ogram 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.
Bharat Chopra
We worked together  •  Acting COO, Dhomain LLC and COO & Publisher, Siminars. Kellogg grad.
Matt's already a proven entrepreneur. He's a born salesperson who knows how to get things done.

Daniele Lima
Managing Director, Road Scholars Training and Strategic Consultancy.
Daniele is what I would call "the marketing guy". Anyone looking to capitalise on a market in this tough economic environment, need look no ... further than Daniele.

Meredith Rogers
They're my friends  •  Owner, Partnership Solutions Pty Ltd and Adjunct Lecturer, Australian Graduate School of Management.
Meredith Rogers is an exceptional facilitator and advisor. After studying with her and many others while undergoing my MBA, I can safely say ... she keeps herself at a standard above any other. Meredith's understanding of management and the management of change makes learning and applying what she suggests a breeze.

Bharat Chopra
We worked together  •  Acting COO, Dhomain LLC and COO & Publisher, Siminars. Kellogg grad.
Bharat is a true Entrepreneur. He sees opportunities everywhere he goes and knows how to make them happen. Working with Bharat is an experie ... nce that should be welcomed.

Lidiya Sizonova
They're my mentor  •  CEO, Sales and Business Development, Jam Packed Mobile. Previously Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company.
She is focused and has a passion for finding ways to obtain successful outcomes.