Matt's Speeches 

The Principles of Personal Responsibility

In his informative, inspirational and entertaining talk, Matt demonstrates, through his own experiences as a 30+ year serial entrepreneur and as a single-dad of five, the crucial principles that anyone who wants to find success must take personal responsibility to achieve.

Through Matt's personal experiences the learner will be taken on a journey of how even during the most difficult times of our lives, and even when much of what happens is out of our control, there are very specific things we can do to increase our chances for success, become more efficient and organized, and become an effective leader of others..

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How to Q.U.I.T. and Turn Disaster into Success 

This talk Matt gives a heart-felt, pull-no-punches, personal accounting of the surprising events in his life. He details the lessons he learned which helped to turn his personal and business life around and become more successful as a man, as a single-dad of five, as an entrepreneur and as a leader – a “Leader of the Pack” 

The powerful lessons he shares provide insight into how anyone can become more successful personally and professionally. And by drawing on the strengths that we all have in ourselves, we can achieve whatever we want.

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 Build Your Personal Brand to Success Using Social Media 

This talk for anyone who wants to get to their business to the next level. Learn how to use social media to build your personal brand and business revenues with a successful 2-brand strategy.

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Using Social Media to Land the Job You've Always Wanted

This talk is tailored for anyone who wants to understand how to use social media to build their personal brand and get hired for that job or find the new career they’ve always wanted.

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The Power of Social Media and Personal Branding for Students  

This talk is for High School students and their parents to help them use social media to build a powerful personal brand that will increase their chances of getting into the college of their choice.

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2020 Speaking Calendar  

11/28/20 Career Guide Summit Live • Virtual

7/21/20 • BNI Worldwide Meeting • Virtual

6/15/20 • T-Mobile NE Regional Sales Meeting • Virtual

2018-19 Speaking Calendar  

4/17/19 • "How to Q.U.I.T. and Turn Disaster into Success" • Amity Unversity, Oakdale, NY

4/8/19 • Build Your Personal Brand For Success Using Social Media • PPANJ Annual Convention

1/27/19 • Leadership and Spirituality • Temple Shalom, Roxbury, NJ

12/17/18LinkedInLocal • Monsey, NY

10/14/18 • Social Wow Factor Conference • "How to Q.U.I.T. and Turn Disaster into Success" • Ft.Lauderdale, FL  

5/19/2018 • City Summit • Lessons In Leadership • New York City, NY

2/19/2018 • Jolt • “What is a Personal Brand and Why You Need One to Be Successful Today" • New York City, NY 

1/16/2018Jolt • “Marketing: Social Media Techniques to Build a Powerful & Visible Brand" • New York City, NY  

2017 Speaking Calendar 

11/16/2017Incite NYC • "The Customer Service Summit" • New York City, NY  

11/15/2017Annual Gala of Aish Center • "Introductory Ketynote" • New York City, NY  

11/14/2017C-Suite Network in NYC • "Personal Branding" • New York City, NY

10/25/2017Jolt Nights • "Social Media: Where should I share my story & build my brand?" • New York City, NY

10/24-25/2017Incite Brand Marketing Summit NYC • New York City, NY

7/21/2017 • Georgetown MBA student visit • "beBee: Successful Personal Branding - What's the Buzz All About?"" • New York City, NY  

6/22/2017 • WeWork Series • "How to use social media to get that job you always wanted?" • New York City, NY

6/1/2017 • WeWork Series • "How to use social media to get that job you always wanted?" • New York City, NY

5/30/2017 • WeWork Series • "How to use social media to get that job you always wanted" • New York City, NY

5/3/2017 • "Keynote Address for the King David Award" • Washington D.C.

4/6/2017WeWork Presents • "Social Media is not something you do - It's a lifestyle" • New York City, NY

3/16/2017 • Social Media Education in High Schools Series • "How can teenagers be more successful with social media?" • Mountain Lakes School District, NJ

2/9/2017Dad 2.0 Summit • "I Am Not A Rock" • San Diego, CA

2016 Speaking Calendar 

10/28/2016RecruitmentQueen HR Summit • "Social Media Recruiting" • Brightwood Career Institute, Philadelphia

10/09/2016Media Technology Summit 2016 • New York City (Check out the video here)

9/22/2016 • Entrepreneurs Organization NJ • "Using Social Media to Build Your Business and Brand" • Basking Ridge, NJ

9/18/2016 • Foto Source Convention • "10 Things Every Photo Retailer Should Be Doing to Survive & Thrive" • Montreal

6/8/2016 • "Using Social Media to Skyrocket Your Brand/Skyrocket Your Profits" • WeWork 42nd St, NYC

6/2/2016 • Social Media Strategies Summit • "Social Media Techniques to Build Your Brand & Business" • Wyndam NYC

5/25/2016 • Ehad Mishelanu • "An Unexpected Journey and Finding Your Purpose in Life" • Kiev, Ukraine

5/24/2016 • The CMO Club CIS Ukraine • "Personal Branding in the Business World" • Kiev, Ukraine

5/20/2016 • European Business Association • "Social Media Techniques to Build Your Brand & Business" • Kiev, Ukraine

5/11/2016 • "Keynote Address for the King David Award" • U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.

4/12/2016 • NJ Creatives Network/MCA-I NJ • "Using Social Media to Build Your Business and Personal Brand" • Fairfield, NJ

3/31/2016 • Connect•Work•Thrive • "Leveraging Social Networks: From Voodo to Guru" • Microsoft NYC

1/12/2016 • "Marketing Your Business: The New Elements of Success" • Time Warner Cable NYC

Matt Sweetwood is a thought leadership and personal branding expert and is the U.S. CEO of beBee, Inc. With over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience, he has been credited with the reinvention of the modern camera store, as well as the country’s largest in-store photography education.  

However, by far, his greatest achievement is having raised five successful children to adulthood as a single dad. He is a life and business coach, and is a regular contributor on national TV and to several publications in the social media, photography, business, ethics, politics and parenting arenas. 

Matt was the winner of the 2014 CMO Club President's Award, the 2015 Aish Center’s Continuity award and the Photography Industry’s 2016 person of the year. His first book, “Leader of the Pack: How a single dad of five lead his kids, his business and himself from disaster to success,” will be out on PostHill Press on March 6, 2018.


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