150: The Introverts Edge: How Shy Artists Can Outsell Anyone with Matthew Pollard and Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

If you think you have to be pushy in sales, that’s simply not true. You don’t have to learn sleazy sales techniques and you don’t have to be an extrovert.

The truth is SHY artists often make the BEST sales people when armed with systems that that rely on their strengths of listening. Today, I’ve invited Matthew Pollard to The Inspiration Place Podcast to discuss how shy artists can outsell anyone!

In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why your natural personality (even if you’re shy) is perfect for selling
  • How to overcome your fear of selling
  • How stories can be used to side step objections

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About Matthew

Matthew Pollard is responsible for five multi-million-dollar business success stories, all before the age of 30. His humble beginnings, the adversities he faced, and his epic rise to success show that anyone, with the right motivation and the right strategies, can achieve anything they set their mind to.

Today, Forbes calls him “the real deal,” Global Gurus lists him as a Top 3 Sales Professional, Top Sales World Magazine named him a Top 50 Speaker, and BigSpeak lists him as an international Top 10 Sales Trainer. He’s also the bestselling author of The Introvert’s Edge, which hit the Amazon charts as the 8th Most-Sold Book of the Week, appears on HubSpot’s list of the “Most Highly-Rated Sales Books of All Time,” and was selected by BookAuthority as the #2 “Best Introvert Book of All Time.” His soon-to-be-released second book, The Introvert’s Edge to Networking, has already received endorsements from Harvard, Princeton, Neil Patel, Michael Gerber, Dr. Ivan Misner, and Marshall Goldsmith.

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewpollardspeaker

Facebook – https://facebook.com/MatthewPollardSpeaker

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/Matthewpollard

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/matthewpollardspeaker/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/MatthewPollard_

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion or become better artists. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies

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Listener shout out of the week!

“Very inspiring


Love that episode about Making art ni matter what! I especially liked the part about fears and marketing. It helped me out things in perspective. Thank you!”

~Suzanne Belair

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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