The Mathews Group

Building machines… and life skills

Katherine Brennecke Mathews Group Managing Director of Training & Content For the entirety of my career, it’s been my mission to simplify. To tell stories, no matter how complex or technical, in a way that people can understand quickly. That’s what we do every day. We help people in industries like energy and aerospace and…

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Giving DevRel pros something to talk about

In August, Tia presented “Talk tech: communicating your work and why it matters” to the inaugural DevRel Summit comprised of developer relations professionals from Seattle and the west coast. After her talk, enthusiastic attendees approached Tia to discuss why they believe helping technical professionals get better at sharing their work is not only important, but…

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“It’s all about telling their story and telling it well.”

Congratulations to Katherine, who’s helping students sharpen their public speaking skills at the University of North Georgia this semester while continuing to provide great content and training to our clients! Learn more about Katherine’s approach to work and life in this profile done by the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Southeast District chapter.

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Podcast party: Melissa’s tips & tricks for taking your job virtual

Melissa recently took part in a Mac’s List Find Your Dream Job podcast hosted by fellow PRSA Counselors Academy member Mac Prichard. She shared advice for anyone looking to make a business case for virtual work, how to make it work with clients, as well as tips for succeeding in the model she’s helped pioneer…

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Podcast party: Melissa’s tips & tricks for taking your job virtual

Melissa recently took part in a Mac’s List Find Your Dream Job podcast hosted by fellow PRSA Counselors Academy member Mac Prichard. She shared advice for anyone looking to make a business case for virtual work, how to make it work with clients, as well as tips for succeeding in the model she’s helped pioneer…

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Us on Medium: Three things you need to know about telling your startup story

Katherine puts forth some great considerations on Medium today for startups and small businesses on the level of PR agency support that’s right for them. Here’s a tease: “Like anything, you need the right partner. If you’re a scrappy startup with a revolutionary idea, you’re not going to find your match with a huge, traditional…

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All Ya’ll podcast features our own Elizabeth B.

“And I decide in that moment, I’m going to turn around. I’m going to keep walking away from her. Because in this one moment, for Charlotte, I am not going to arrest the intoxication and I’m not going to soothe the terror. I’m going to let her ride out the full arc of both of…

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It’s not you. It’s them.

Your audience doesn’t really care to know how big your vocabulary is or how much data you’ve collected to be an expert on a given subject. The most memorable presentations are about making your audience smarter. We tackle this very topic on our Talk the Talk blog today. Go check it out!

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It’s not you. It’s them.

Think about the worst speaker you’ve ever heard. Not the one who was so nervous his voice shook or the one who was so wildly uncomfortable that she stood ramrod-straight gripping the podium like a life raft, but think for a minute about a speaker who took to the stage (or conference table, or hallway…

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Another year with Ameena

 A cause close to the heart of The Mathews Group is Ameena Project, a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of children in extreme poverty. Ameena Project operates Ameena Centre, a preschool in Kiang’ombe, Kenya, creating a sanctuary for learning, wellness and opportunity. Our very own Tia Over serves on Ameena’s board of directors. In…

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