Richard Matthews - Director of Pitch to Perfection

Richard Matthews, Director Pitch to Perfection:

I'm in the unusual position of having fifteen years experience of sales management in large multinationals, as well as being a professional actor. These skills combined are incredibly powerful when moving teams from being good - to being high performance.

I started out in the airline industry (Swissair), initiating and developing commercial relationships with Price Waterhouse, Morgan Stanley, British Aerospace, Marks & Spencer and American Express, to name a few. I subsequently moved into the world of FMCG (United Biscuits; H J Heinz), and managed the relationship with Tesco and Sainsbury. Hugely challenging and highly enjoyable years. Yet in the background, I had long harboured a desire to train and work as an actor, finally making the break to do so in my mid-thirties. Having graduated from East 15 Acting School, I worked predominantly in theatre - including a year touring the UK in 'Dad's Army' - and for radio drama at the BBC. 

As a communications coach, I'm combining those corporate and creative worlds. I love seeing the transformation in sales and marketing people from being good to being high impact communicators, as well as their openness to the process of change. To facilitate that, I lay great emphasis on creating a relaxed and fun environment in which to practice, because if you don't have fun, you don't learn! 

 

 

"The use of theatre techniques to presentation skills training is so relevant to the corporate world." (Marketing Manager, Ginsters)

Coaching organisations and start-ups to grow their business through impactful communication and presentation skills 

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