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Michael
« Matthew recently guided me successfully to a transition from a job I... More »
M
Michael
« Matthew recently guided me successfully to a transition from a job I had been at for over a decade, comfortably and quickly resolving my career woes with strong advice and a calm and easy-going attitude. He set lessons plans which helped me to take the information with me and work more on certain objectives away from his comfortable house where we met a few times a week. He is a fantastic conversationalist and his wicked sense of humour helped me through what could have been a very stressful and problematic stage in my life. Thanks to Matt, it wasn't. »
£15/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Matthew
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Pitching
Levels
  • All Levels

The power of public speaking, pitching and rhetoric for professional and personal growth in BS4

Methodology

I believe that the knowledge I have can be adapted to work with all types of people. From the boardroom to the classroom I can help you understand how the person you are talking to feels and how to integrate narratives and push towards objectives.

Through relaxed conversations and a goal-driven approach to making progress, I will help you to learn the difference between becoming nervous, clammy, ineffective and getting funding for your latest proposition and killing it during your best man/woman's speech.

Most hate speaking in public and I have the knowledge and the skills to help you overcome those pesky percentages. I can teach you first hand how to pitch for greater investment, how to speech in front of groups and one to ones.

Background

After founding several small companies and growing them to over £100,000 in revenue year one, over 5 years experience working in brand development, I have gained the inside knowledge of what it takes to speak publically, converse on a board of directors and pitch for investment.

I have worked as a freelance sports journalist and have featured on several podcasts, reporting on live events in audio, video and written form. This has helped grow my understanding of a compelling creating a story, exploring ideas both written and spoken and can help you understand the benefits of body language and delivery.

As co-founder of fashion brands, I successfully collaborated on marketing campaigns with the likes of ASOS & Depop. I know how to persuade and target audiences into growing your following and expanding sales.

Since moving to Bristol I have worked with a tech-startup in the Engine shed developing AI solutions that aim to make the world just a little bit better. Working alongside an incredible team writing brand guidelines, briefs and more.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £15/h
Lessons offered by Matthew
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Pitching
Levels
  • All Levels

Matthew's CV

Work Experience
Freelance business management and brand advisor // 2018 - Present
• Guiding start-ups through business planning, strategies etc.
• Working on social media growth and marketing campaigns

Prinse Revival, later Tora's Dojo // Founder // 2016 - 2018
Upcycling high-quality retro fashion in an aim to reduce our carbon footprint and be more pro-active in our pursuit of a greener future. Selling online and gaining traction as one of the UK's premium vintage sellers.

• Gained thousands of followers on social media
• Top 10 Brand on ASOS Marketplace & Depop
• Multimedia ad campaigns in collaboration with ASOS & Depop
• £120,000 turnover year 1
• Listed for sale at £250,000 year 2

Prinse Clothing, later Ekura Collective // Founder // 2014 – 2017
Founded as part of a small team, built up from the ground - from gaining initial outside investment, business planning, website design, clothing design and printing, logo design and brand development, the creation of a workable studio space & social media management.

• 5-person International team working on product design and brand development
• Multimedia designed for all platforms
• Clothing design, manufacturing and hand-printing
• Web & social media development

Prinse Records // Founder // 2014 – 2017
• Searching for and building relationships with prospective musicians
• Creating a platform to give exposure to lesser known musicians

Freelance Graphic Designer // Jan 2010 – Present
Developing ideas and producing visual final outcomes though Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator, on a number of different projects spanning from restaurant menu design, local business marketing tools and online portfolios.

Sampsonic Media // Illustration Intern // Aug 2013 – March 2014
Working with an experienced creative director and an exciting group of designers in a newly formed team, to bring an existing blog to life in the form of an interactive webcomic. Heavily involved with the early stages of developing a novel into a comic book.

BD Network // Mar – May 2006 // Shoreditch, London
My first real interaction with the design world. A seriously invigorating and eye-opening journey through entry-level office work, development of a project and the relationship built between a client and a design studio.

3 reviews on Matthew
  • 4.8/5

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3 recommendations

M
Michael

Matthew recently guided me successfully to a transition from a job I had been at for over a decade, comfortably and quickly resolving my career woes with strong advice and a calm and easy-going attitude. He set lessons plans which helped me to take the information with me and work more on certain objectives away from his comfortable house where we met a few times a week. He is a fantastic conversationalist and his wicked sense of humour helped me through what could have been a very stressful and problematic stage in my life. Thanks to Matt, it wasn't.

Louise

I’ve worked alongside Matt on a huge variety of different projects. He has helped to guide me through several transitional periods in my career with his deep understanding of social media platforms, business development and his experience in founding start-ups. With a great sense of humour Matthew’s session blow by but not without learning something or achieving that lessons objective. A great guy and an even better tutor.

A
Annette

Matt is part of my freelance team. I have hired him on several occasions and would not hesitate to recommend him. His main areas of expertise are Social Media Management, Business Growth advice and Web Design, though he is capable of much more. Matt is highly knowledgeable, intelligent, talented, versatile, reliable and a pleasure to work with.

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