Storytelling is alchemy. What are your ideas made of? We want to know—and to help you find out. 


 
 

“I’ve spent the last 20 years creating and building Bare Escentuals/bareMinerals as CEO and executive chairman and while I have spent a significant amount of time on live TV, I was never comfortable in front of a live audience. Actually, just the idea of speaking live makes me feel ill. It was time to finally get comfortable telling my story in public and I needed a partner to dig deep and to help find me find an approach that suits my style. [Humanitarian photographer] Lisa Kristine recommended I meet Alison and Matt.

I always looked forward to our meetings and downloads. The story collection phase was hours and days of thought provoking inquiries and discussion and each time we met we would get even closer to my true voice. I really couldn’t believe the hours they put in. We practically pulled an all nighter to get the speech just right. The finished product looked great on the screen, sounded just like me and it had the right amount of humor and insight. And, I have to say, the whole experience took the pressure off — making it a pleasure. Ask my husband; he even thanked Alison and Matt! I just wanted to be able to enjoy telling my story and keep the audience engaged without fear. It was a remarkable experience.”

Leslie Blodgett
Creator of bareMinerals

& Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals

 

“I thought it was only in romance that you could say he or she ‘could finish my sentences for me.’ I’ve come to learn that Alison and Matt don’t just finish my sentences, but they also create visual imagery and a storyline that is both profound and persuasive. Based upon my very enjoyable time working with Alimat, my speeches are more moving, more memorable, and pack much more meaning. I can’t say enough about these two.”

Chip Conley
Founder, Joie de Vivre Hotels
Author of PEAK and Emotional Equations
Head of Global Hospitality & Strategy at Airbnb

 

“My collaboration with Alison and Matt brought my speaking platform to life in a way that I never imagined possible. Not only did they help shape my ideas into a cohesive and compelling thought leadership platform, they brought it to life, blending just the right images and brilliant phrases to create a lasting emotional impact on my audience. Within 60 days of launching my new Vision Project Prezi, I had booked nine speaking engagements and secured a spot as a guest lecturer at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In less than three months my investment has paid for itself almost three times over in speaking fees and consulting and coaching assignments, with more than a dozen new clients. The success that has come from this delightful collaboration with Matt and Alison has far exceeded my expectations.”

Kate Purmal
Strategy consultant and coach to CEOs and entrepreneurs

You have something important to share, a calling to go bigger, a desire to make the world a better place. It all starts with the alchemy of an idea. We want to evangelize ideas that—once added to your ecosystem—will change you forever. 

If we take you on as a client, we want to live in the future you envision. 

Below are some ways we collaborate. To explore what’s right for you, please contact us for a consult.   

Genius Extraction—New Presentation
We sign on as your creative partners from our first meeting to the minute you step onstage. Our goal is a presentation you feel supremely confident giving, because it’s your voice and your stories, with the perfect imagery and talking points that bring your idea to life.

Our proven approach is applied to all presentation flavors: 

  • High-Stakes Keynote—You’re delivering the opening keynote at a conference, or a companywide all-hands that will set the tone. We want your talk to be the one people buzz about in the hall. 
  • TED/TEDx Talk—Distill your lifetime of experience into that make-or-break 18 minutes that will make it an “idea worth spreading.” We’ll work from the seed of an idea through presence coaching to ensure that every second counts. 
  • Speaker Platform—Whether you’re a paid speaker, published author, or seasoned executive, we’ll distill your message into a flexible presentation that you can adjust to multiple timeframes, venues, or audiences. 
  • Sales/Pitch Deck—Add the right storytelling to persuade your prospect to buy what you’re selling, be it partnership, purchases, or VC funding. 

Epiphany Session—Rapid Assessment
A laser-focused, 3-hour session, during which we brainstorm your audience, outcome, big ideas, and calls to action. We review existing assets, offering high-level feedback on content and design. Following the session, we deliver a high-level summary of our findings and recommendations.

These sessions typically produce significant breakthroughs. You’ll emerge with a clearer idea of your direction and next steps, energized to move forward. 

Presence Coaching
Your big idea also needs to come through you to inspire others. We can work with you to refine your stage presence and delivery so the presentation we’ve created has maximum impact. Usually added as a service to our presentation project together. 

Corporate Packages
Great for high-profile, busy executives who have multiple appearances per year. 

We act as your ongoing creative and thinking partners, creating new presentations or updating existing presentations for all your talks. We can also meet for a quarterly deep-dive brainstorm, helping you articulate your thought leadership as it evolves, concurrent with developments within your company. The more we work together, the more “shorthand” we can achieve, and the more lasting the results.