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Matthew Pletzer

Business Generation Consultant , Lift Consulting in Madison, WI

You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch


"For every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction."

In You can't sell...How you can sell ketchup to someone wearing white gloves, using your watch at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 21, Maththew Pletzer disproves the idea that not everyone is meant to be a salesperson. While many still believe this myth, Matthew thinks that many just don't feel comfortable with conventional sales methods. In this presentation, He shares his extensive knowledge of the psychology behind why people buy the way they do and how you can influence people by using your watch. 

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Stand for something beyond what you sell

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

Jeremy Waite tells the story of how he got to where he is now, the change and turbulence of the digital market and how brands with purpose will be the ones that shape the future. 

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Wakkel, for when you can't

@ VOL 23 ON OCT 21, 2015

Zainab Nasser tells the story of Wakkel, the customized assistance service for everyone. From exchanging services, to working with her mother, to being part of the crazy Beirut traffic, Zainab has created Wakkel to take care of tasks, errands and logistics when you can't.


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You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"I found out that it was so much more interesting in doing everything wrong and developing a style and aesthetic that way, rather than getting things right the first time."
Karan Singh is an Australian artist, illustrator, and animator and living in Tokyo. In his presentation "You Can't Draw, But Nobody Can Draw Like You" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 136, he shares some of this vibrant and impactful works, representing a modern interpretation of optical art, conveying pattern and depth through minimal palettes. Despite having a decade of work under his belt, he confesses that he doesn't know how to draw. Have a look, and join us in begging to differ on that point.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, July 24th, 2016. 
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What Can Astrology Tell You about Your Personality

@ VOL 30 ON JUN 13, 2016

Astrology is a widely misused and misunderstood field of knowledge. Astrology can neither be used to predict future events, nor to assess your degree of morality or intelligence, nor to indicate whom you might become friends or lovers with. The zodiac has nothing to do with star constellations. Your solar sign and rising sign might be completely irrelevant to your personality features. Astrology can give a very detailed view over what are personality features, and which environmental stimulations you give high or low priorities to.

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Can you change your brain? And would you want to?

@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

Recent scientific findings debunk the myth that our brains stop changing once we reach adulthood. This revelation then begs the question, if our brains continue to change throughout our life, can WE direct those changes? If we can, is it possible to tailor our brains in a way that zctually improves our quality of life? Tina Hallis explores these questions, along with related scientific results to consider how all of us can take advantage of our brain "power."

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How to Sell Video Games to Schools

@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.

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Your relationship isn’t hard, it’s abusive

@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

How can you tell the difference between normal relationship challenges and dealing with a partner who is abusive? Abuse is not just physical—it can also be emotional, verbal, sexual, financial, and psychological. Learning about coercive control could be the first step to helping you or someone you love to break free from a destructive relationship.

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How asking great questions can lead you to your life’s true purpose

@ VOL 18 ON FEB 23, 2018

In her presentation, Amy Kosh asserts that reating change in our lives and stepping up to accomplish our dreams can be a formidable challenge. Being able to ask the right questions and then create action steps towards accomplishment is the key to creating anything and living fully into your life's purpose.

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You are the CEO of your own life

@ VOL 34 ON AUG 16, 2018

Dylan Wheeler describes how anyone can be an entrepreneur.