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Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively” I nurture a student-centered learning environment as a Lecturer in the College of Business Administration at Jumeira University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I have additional experience as an adjunct instructor, corporate trainer, and instructional designer bolstered by my background as a writer, marketer, and speaker.

At Jumeira University I teach business courses to male and female undergraduate students on campus in a unique single-gender environment, designing curriculum aligned with the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research standards. Focused on nurturing a student-centered learning environment, I remain focused on knowledge advancement by engaging students with practical coursework and assessments while inspiring them towards lifelong learning.

matt_gilbert_20140508As an adjunct instructor I have taught business, communication, and computer application courses for Antioch UniversityNational UniversityUCLA ExtensionUC Santa Barbara Extension and other academic institutions. In corporate settings I have conducted business writing, communication, and decision making seminars. As an instructional designer I create courses delivered on campus and online with learning management systems including Blackboard, Canvas, eCollege, edX, Moodle, and Sakai.

A lifelong writer, I have authored scholarly papers, feature articles, and Doctorious, a blog about my adventures with adjunctivitis – along with “EdX E-Learning Course Development,” a book for educators creating courses with the edX learning management system.  With more than a dozen years of experience as a marketer and consultant, I have managed people, products, and projects in the healthcare, non-profit, and technology segments. A charismatic speaker I connect with audiences using sincerity and storytelling.

Educationally, I earned an MBA from Woodbury University and a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UC Santa Barbara, where I was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. I also completed coursework in an organizational leadership doctoral program at Pepperdine University.

Raised near San Francisco, but born in Boston, I am a Bruins, Celtics, Patriots, and Red Sox fan. Fascinated with flight, I’ve had a lifelong love of aviation, science fiction, and comic book superheroes — especially Superman. When I am earthbound you can find me living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

I welcome an opportunity to learn with you and invite you to contact me. While here you can:

Teaching

Below you will find my Statement of Teaching Philosophy and my Statement of Teaching Interests:

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Internalizing Søren Kierkegaard’s idea that “to be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner,” I join with my students on a journey of generative learningSensitive to the unique experiences, challenges, and learning styles of adult learners, I assign projects relevant to their personal and professional perspectives. Believing education should create community, not competition, I combine learning with laughter to construct a collaborative classroom. Interdisciplinary, I welcome varied viewpoints and encourage my students to own their education. Motivated to “learn continuously and live generatively” I embrace education because it empowers me to shape the lives of others while giving my life greater meaning.


Statement of Teaching Interests

Acting as a “guide on the side” and not a “sage on the stage” I prepare practical yet transformational educational experiences about business, communication, and computer applications. A professional marketer and communicator for more than 20 years, I integrate my experience managing people, products, and projects into my classes. I teach students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional development programs through traditional, blended, and entirely online environments using the Blackboard, Canvas, eCollege, edX, Moodle, and Sakai learning management systems. Knowing that without relevance a discovery is depreciated, I encourage students to leverage what they learn in class to achieve their objectives outside of it. My interests as an educator are aligned with the intersection of technology and humanity. Given this, I am most interested in teaching courses about the following subjects:

  • Academic Writing
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Applications
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Media

Courses

Below are descriptions for selected courses I have taught and/or for which I created curriculum:

Antioch University, Los Angeles

  • Introduction to Social Media for Business (MGT 590E): Designed for experienced marketers and those new to the field, this one-day workshop explores how social media has dramatically changed the way products are developed, marketed, and sold. Combining lectures, discussions, and hands-on exercises, this workshop introduces you to the top tools and strategies that will help you maximize your mastery of social media. We will explore the impact and potential of websites, blogs and search engine optimization (SEO); Facebook, Google+ and MySpace; Twitter, location-based services, and mobile; LinkedIn and the business of social media; music, photo, and video sharing; and social media management tools. By the end of the course you will walk away with an outline for a social media marketing plan for you, your business or any organization of your choice. Students are highly encouraged to bring a laptop to enhance their experience and make the best use of their time in class.

 

Conejo Valley Adult School

  • Excel 2010, Level II: Excel is a powerful business tool—and it increases your ability to track and analyze data efficiently once you learn to use advanced functions, work with multiple worksheets/workbooks, manipulate tables, use web sharing features, design advanced charts, insert graphics and special effects, and construct and deconstruct templates.
  • Home Business Start-Up Workshop: Be your own next employer! Start your own small business from home. Get your business up and running easily by understanding the fees, forms, and bureaucratic technicalities you’ll encounter. We’ll share lots of business resources and even discuss crowdfunding sites and your business’ website. From picking and protecting a winning business name to pricing, bidding, and billing—this class saves you time (and maybe money!)
  • Marketing Your Small Business Workshop: Even if you’ve taken other social media classes, take this course to: Refine your goals, measure success, integrate your other marketing programs, establish an online footprint, choose content, and use images, audio, and video effectively. New to online marketing? You’ll leave with logins, resources, and actionable strategies for integrating social media into your customers’ experience with your business. We’ll work with: Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more. It’s time to actively use technology to attract and engage loyal customers AND increase sales!
  • Word 2010, Level II: Print labels and envelopes and use Mail Merge to work quickly and accurately to customize letters and other documents. Understand how to work easily with templates and how to draw diagrams and other objects right in Word. By learning to use styles, columns, graphics, outlines, sections, revisions, and table formats. You’ll be able to use Word for flyers, invitations–a lot more than just letters.
  • Working with Google Drive: This course shows you how to work with files, collaborate, manage work flow, use Drive Apps, and sync multiple devices. It’s time to add Google Drive to your resume!

 

Empowered UCLA Extension

  • Consumer Market Research (MGMNT X 466.000): Providing a comprehensive and practical approach to conducting relevant, useful marketing and advertising research, this course examines consumer behavior and how it can influence marketing and advertising decision-making as well as methodologies in order to gather primary and secondary research data, analyze and interpret that data, and make recommendations based on research activities. Instruction also explores the use of surveys and focus groups–on and offline–as well as conventional research methods. Students build valuable skills and techniques needed to tabulate, analyze, and present market research data, the foundation of a well conceived marketing strategy.
  • Marketing Your Business with Twitter: Through lectures, instructional videos, discussion questions, and interactive quizzes, this one week sample course introduces you to the Empowered UCLA Extension iPad app and curriculum derived from New Media Marketing (X460.394). Each day focuses the a topic related to using Twitter to market your business including: Design Your Strategy, Manage Your Account, Create Your Community, Promote Your Brand, Evaluate Your Efforts, Strengthen Your Skills, and Apply Your Knowledge.
  • New Media Marketing (X 460.394): This course discusses how the Internet, the digital revolution, and the technological pace of change have dramatically changed the way products are marketed, promoted, and sold. Applicable for both veteran marketers who want to broaden their skill sets and newcomers to the marketing world, you will learn key marketing concepts along with the new techniques required to compete in a highly competitive economy. By course’s end, you leave with a new approach for marketing more effectively.

 

National University

  • Advanced Social Media Marketing for Business (MKT 654): Mastering business using social media is about sustaining relationships with customers and tracking them throughout the supply chain. Customer Relationship Management and the three M’s will be covered: Monitoring, Measurement, Metrics. Case studies will be used throughout the course to illustrate the mastery of the subject.
  • Intro to Interpersonal Communication (COM 120): An introduction to the principals and application behind effective interpersonal communication. Students will study various styles of interpersonal communication, apply different techniques, and evaluate their effectiveness. Important components of interpersonal communication that include listening, conflict management, and developing and maintaining relationships will be addressed in the personal and professional setting.
  • Intro to Mass Communication (COM 100): Survey course that many students take to fulfill a general education requirement. It is also a prerequisite for further in-depth studies in the field of communication. The course examines the cultural, linguistic and institutional factors that shape even the most everyday talk or exchange of information. It also looks at the major mass media industries, including books and newspapers, TV and radio, film, advertising, and the Internet. Through readings and projects, the course introduces students to the history and evolution of the media as well as rhetorical analysis and theories used to study the media.
  • Organizational Communication (COM 344): Provides for the study and application of current theories and research on communication within and among organizations. Includes the study of the influence of management styles on organizational communication. Discussion of communication structure, functions, contexts in organizations, and communication ethics in organizations.
  • Public Speaking (COM 103): Introduction to the principles and practices of spoken communication, with special emphasis on the skills needed to communicate effectively in the workplace. Topics include platform techniques, interpersonal communication strategies, cross-cultural approaches and small group methods.

 

UCLA Extension

  • Consumer Behavior (MGMNT X 460.300): We are all consumers. We use Facebook, Match.com, Groupon, and have our favorite stores and brands. But why? In business there lies an importance to adopt a customer focus. Marketing, in particular, begins and ends with the customer–from determining wants and needs to ensuring post-purchase satisfaction. Moreover, even the same consumer can make different decisions depending on the situation. So as marketers, how do we create sound marketing strategies? With this class, where you learn how and why consumers behave the way they do.
  • New Media Marketing (MGMNT X 460.394): This fast-paced course discusses how the Internet, the digital revolution, and the technological pace of change have dramatically changed the way products are marketed, promoted, and sold. To succeed in this new economy, marketing and advertising concepts must embrace evolving phenomena, such as Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, podcasts, webinars, and blogs, social networking and virtual communities, mobile devices, and geo-local. You must learn to use these new tools and concepts to their optimal advantage to maintain an edge in today’s economy. Since email is still the best lead generation program for companies (followed closely by website registrations), this course explores email marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), website development and design and many more internet marketing methods and concepts. Applicable for both veteran marketers who want to broaden their skill sets and newcomers to the marketing world, you will learn key marketing concepts along with the new techniques required to compete in a highly competitive economy. By course’s end, you leave with a new approach for marketing more effectively.
  • Social Media Marketing (MGMNT X 460.398A): Social networking sites, contain millions of user profiles. This course looks at the new channels of marketing, advertising, and communication that make up social media and the Web, exploring how these tools fit into a company’s traditional integrated marketing strategy. Using case studies and real-world examples from large corporations and small business, students explore current examples and future opportunities of how marketing professionals embrace online social networks, user-generated content and content sharing, blogs, and Twitter, to create brand awareness and buzz. Learn practical tips and techniques as well as see the bigger picture to help successfully leverage social media marketing for your own environment and purpose.

 

UCSB Extension

  • Buying Behavior (BUSAD X 409.47): Buying behavior is the study of why consumers purchase goods and services, and the multiple factors that influence their decisions. In today’s volatile marketplace, gaining a better understanding of consumer buying behavior offers distinct advantages when selecting target markets and designing market strategy. With a particular focus on the impact of the Internet on marketing, this class explains what buying behavior is and explores how to successfully reach consumers and inspire them to take action.
  • Communication Skills for the Business Professional (BUSAD X406.00): Your skill in crafting letters, e-mails, memos, and presenting your ideas will determine how effectively you deliver your message to, or on behalf of, your organization. In this course students learn strategies for working well with others, including being attentive when others are speaking and responding effectively to others’ comments during a discussion. Students also learn best practices for presenting information verbally and in writing, either formally (through reports and business correspondence) or informally (through memos and e-mails).
  • Marketing Research and Strategic Applications (BUSAD X 409.25): One of the most important keys to success in business is knowing how to gather important marketing information that identifies customer preferences and brings those preferences to bear on consumer communications. In this course, students learn how to gather information about the marketplace that refines marketing campaigns and avoids wasteful spending on unlikely buyers. Students also explore aspects vital to identifying and understanding sales and marketing opportunities, customer prospects, product and service requirements, buying and usage patterns, product awareness, and customer satisfaction.
  • Principles and Practice of Public Relations (BUSAD X 401.30): With digital devices dominating an ever-expanding informational environment, knowing how to communicate effectively is essential to the survival of an organization. Serving this need, public relations is the communications bridge between an organization and its key publics. With a dual focus on its academic foundation and practical implementation, this course introduces you to the principles and practice, of public relations.
  • Principles of Marketing (BUSAD X409.65): In today’s highly competitive marketplace, effective marketing is a core requirement of any successful organization. A well conceived strategic marketing plan supported by effective execution is essential to profitable business growth and/or nonprofit success. This course, which provides an overview of marketing and the marketing process, is designed for those new to marketing or those trained in other disciplines. Course participants use these tools and ideas to create a strategic marketing plan for a product or service of their choice.
  • Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace (BUSASD X411.1): To be competitive in the global economy, businesses must incorporate integrated strategic business planning into their daily operations. In this course, students create business plans for product concepts to be sold in the global marketplace. Students will gain practical knowledge of the essential marketing and management tools required to compete successfully. Topics include: creating the key components of a business plan; u

    nderstanding and interpreting core corporate financial reports; researching and identifying potential market niches; t

    argeting and persuading global customers; identifying and developing leadership and business communication skills needed to work across the cultures.

Clients

Andy Dick
Comedian, actor, musician, and television/film producer.

  • Spearheaded marketing and business issues related to the redesign of AndyDick.com.

 

BowTie, Inc. (FKA Fancy Publications)
Privately-held publisher of more than two dozen pet magazines and books.

  • Created presentations and wrote copy for media kits used by sales representatives.

 

Bruce McLucas, MD
UCLA-based obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in uterine artery embolization.

  • Analyzed Fibroids.com for SEO strength and prepared a report with my analysis and recommendations.

 

Cherry Norris
Author, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and love coach.

 

Cigars by Chivas
Privately-owned cigar shop located in Old Town Pasadena.

  • Rebranded this tobacco retailer’s online presence and integrated a Miva Merchant e-commerce system.
  • Took or obtained photos of more than 200 cigar and tobacco products, writing sales copy for each.

 

Click411, Inc.
Yellow and white page directory and information portal.

 

Cozy Toes Nail Spa
Nail spa offering manicures, pedicures, skin care, waxing, and massage services.

  • Rebranded business cards, brochures, point of purchase displays, coupons, and the website.
  • Increased search engine rankings and traffic to the company’s website by 100 percent.

 

DavidBowie.com (BowieNet)
The official David Bowie web site.

  • Coordinated live chats with pianist Mike Garson and Emmy-winning comedian Eddie Izzard.

 

Dynamic Technology Group
Privately-held group of technology-based businesses serving the home audio/video and automotive segments.

  • Developed training procedures for home audio/video installation technicians.
  • Worked with owner to revise traffic school class curriculum and materials.

 

Epic Innovations
Privately-held Las Vegas-based firm offering a complete range of marketing services.

  • Designed graphics, produced Flash intros, programmed websites in ASP and HTML.

 

Intermezzo Massage
Independent masseuse offering integrative bodywork, meditative massage therapy, and energy healing.

 

International Society for the Preservation of Women in Railroading
Independent masseuse offering integrative bodywork, meditative massage therapy, and energy healing.

  • Launched the original version of WomeninRailroading.com, the organization’s website.

 

Jim Walker
World-renowned flutist and music instructor at the University of Southern California.

  • Redesigned JimWalkerFlute.com, the website of this flutist, composer, and USC professor.

 

Madison2Sunset
Privately-held business development firm serving the entertainment segment.

  • Identified and created materials to attract candidates to clients’ sponsorship opportunities.

 

Marco Pelusi
Haircolor artist and hair stylist who sells his own line of professional haircare products.

  • Designed a website and branded Blogger template promoting the hair salon and hair care products.

 

Mike Garson
Composer and pianist who has recorded and toured with David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails.

  • Designed and managed MikeGarson.com, the website of this pianist and composer.
  • Negotiated the $60,000 sale of two domain names along with a licensing agreement.
  • Managed the production and marketing of two contemporary classical albums.

 

PhyBuy.com
Medical supply purchasing service.

  • Conceptualized the visual identity and designed the original corporate logo.

 

Princess Cruises
One of eleven cruise ship brands owned by Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator.

  • Designed an inaugural leadership development program and supervised 11 college interns
  • Designed and revised computer-based training modules for 15,000 shipboard employees.

 

Robert A. Finkelstein, Esq.
Attorney for Frank Sinatra Enterprises.

  • Developed and implemented a backup strategy for critical legal and personal documents.

 

Roberts Partners
Los Angeles-based law firm specializing in “quit tam” lawsuits (fraud against the government).

 

RTJ Financial Management, Inc
Privately-held investment and financial management firm.

  • Crafted copy and coordinated design and production of a brochure and presentation folder.

 

San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Weekly newspaper with 10,000 print and 14,000 online subscribers.

  • Wrote profiles of leaders and businesses in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys.

 

Santa Clarita Sun
An independent community newspaper published quarterly.

  • Develop stories for print and online versions of this quarterly 50,000-circulation paper.

 

STR Business Media
Publisher of advertising solutions for toll free numbers and web addresses in the US.

  • Managed online advertising for this 800-number directory at InternetTollFree.com.
  • Designed 125×125 pixel tile ads and 120×60 pixel logos for use by website advertisers.

 

Wingate Dunross, Inc.
Privately-held executive and technical search firm. 

  • Redesigned this search firm’s online identity at WDSearch.com; currently host the website.

 

Woodbury University
Private, non-profit, and nonsectarian university with 1,300 undergraduate and 300 graduate students.

  • Developed an Executive Education program in partnership with the School of Business Chair.
  • Created a prototype website and e-mail template along with program administrative elements.

Writing

Below are books, blogs, scholarly papers, newspaper articles, and magazine features I have written — along with works in which I have been cited. I have also presented many of these at academic conferences and industry events where I gave speeches related to the topics below.

Books

  • Gilbert, M. (2014). edX E-Learning Course Development. Birmingham, UK: Packt Publishing. Manuscript in preparation.
  • McNamara, J. & Gilbert, M. (n.d.). Entrepreneur’s guide to human resource management and the law. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Note: canceled by publisher.

Blogs

Refereed Academic Journals

Refereed Conference Publications

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Other Publications

  • Gilbert, M. (2005, March 28). At classic wire, they’re all brothers but only one boss. San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Vol. 10 (7) (p. 16).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, August 30). Safety net: Wonder Years baby proofing helps give parents peace of mind by customizing houses to keep hazards for children at a minimum. San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Vol. 9 (18) (p. 30).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, August 2). Royal reputation: Diane Knight’s persistence and a passion for baking has kept her Lady Di’s cookies in Valencia a local favorite despite news events beyond her control. San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Vol. 9 (16) (p. 22).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, April). Preparedness, prevention and education: Your family’s strategy for survival in an emergency. LA Parent. Vol. 24 (4) (pp. 16-19).
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, March). Marc Germain: Mr. KABC. UCSB Alumni Association “Coastlines.” Vol. 35 (2) (p. 34).
  • Gilbert, M. (2003, February 17). Targeted campaigns bring in repeat donations. Marketing News. Vol. 37 (4) (p. 15).
  • Gilbert, M. (1996). Greek pride for life: UC Santa Barbara Greeks adorned their bodies with various tattoos, proving that Greek pride was more than skin deep. La Cumbre. Vol. 75 (pp. 88-91).
  • Gilbert, M. (1995). Doing it alone: For single parents, school often took a back seat to the needs of their children. La Cumbre. Vol. 74 (pp. 42-43).

Works Cited In

Speaking

Listed below are academic and professional events at which I presented scholarly papers or gave speeches related to my subject matter expertise. If you would like me to speak at your event or organization please reach out and contact me!

Academic Conferences

Invited Presentations

  • Gilbert, M. (2014, February 26). Mixiplicity: The 4P’s of Your Marketing Mix. Given to students enrolled in BUSAD X411.1, Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace at UC Santa Barbara Extension, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2014, February 12). Leadership: Influencing by Communicating. Given to students enrolled in BUSAD X411.1, Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace at UC Santa Barbara Extension, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, November 20). Caveat Tweeter: Legal Issues and Social Media. Given online using ClassLive Pro via eCollege to MBA students in Marketing 653, Introduction to Social Media Marketing.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, November 13). Leadership: Influencing by Communicating. Given to students enrolled in BUSAD X411.1, Strategic Business Development for the Global Marketplace at UC Santa Barbara Extension, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, February 23). Individual Goal Setting. Given to undergraduate students at the Theta Chi Fraternity Mid-Year Leadership Conference held at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, February 14). Marketing Your Non-Profit with Social Media. Given to community members and students of Antioch University, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2013, January 30). Sharing your story with social media. Given to individuals and small business owners on behalf of S.E. Consulting at the Curious Cup, Carpinteria, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2004, November). Clear Pixel Communications: An overview and introduction. Speech given to the inaugural meeting of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO), Woodbury University, Burbank, CA.
  • Gilbert, M. (2003, May). Analyze Clearly: A strategic summary of Clear Pixel Communications. Speech given to Communications 530 (graduate class of Joseph E. Massey, PhD), California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Samples

View samples of my work below or you can explore my presentations and my writing online; please contact me for my CV.

Corporate Educational Videos
Live Action Educational Videos
Screen Capture Educational Videos
Presentations and Speeches
Handouts, Activities, and Exercises
Syllabi and Scripts

Kudos

Kudos from my clients, colleagues, and students follow:

Pernell Marsh, former student at UCLA Extension


National University“This is my fourth online class with NU, and Matthew Gilbert was by far the best teacher I’ve had so far. He responded within minutes of emails and texts if it was an emergency or a problem came up. He was very understanding that life can take a turn sometimes and some problems that arise were out of our hands.” – Former online Public Speaking student at National University


National University“I am a student at National University who just took the first on campus class. Mr. Gilbert was my instructor for Communications 103. Before the class, I was a very shy when it came to speaking in front of a class or audience. Through his teaching, techniques and activities in class, I learned to not fear public speaking and also how to prepare my self before speaking in front of the class. I want to recognize him for his great job as a teacher in this class. I learned a lot through him.” – Former on-campus Public Speaking student at National University


 

UCLA Extension“I wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I have learned in this class. I came into it with quite a few years of marketing experience but knowing hardly anything about social media after being in an operations role for the past 8 years. Now I feel as if, with the help of the appropriate team members, I could plan and orchestrate a social media program on my own…I’m also grateful for the class in that it has opened doors for me during my job search. Being downsized and unemployed for the first time in 26 years is no fun, but the class kept me and my brain going. Without sounding too sappy, this course could not have come along at a better time – it literally kept me going on those days when headhunters and colleagues weren’t calling!” – Former New Media Marketing student at UCLA Extension


Amanda Kastelic“Mr. G is a superior instructor who leads his students with an authentic hunger for acquiring and sharing new knowledge. His course at UCSB is thought provoking, and interactive. Mr. G sets himself above the rest by launching students in new directions of thought and following through as a partner in their learning process. I will never hesitate to send Mr. G an email or Tweet – ‘cant say that about many professors.” Amanda Kastelic, former student at UCSB Extension


Barry Bailey, MBA“I personally hired Matthew to teach English and Business courses for the Bakersfield Center of DeVry University. During my tenure with the school he consistently received high ratings from students and was known for implementing suggested changes regarding curriculum, teaching style or administrative issues. He is of high integrity and willing to do what is needed to help students reach success. He prepares for his classes, engages students in the learning process and many seek him out as a mentor. His dedication to the learning process has also inspired other faculty members and he has been used to help train other faculty. I highly recommend Matthew!”Barry J. Bailey, MBA, Director at ITT Technical Institute and Principal of The Barry Bailey Group


National University“I want to thank you for teaching this class.  You made it fun, enjoyable and helped take the fear out of public speaking for me.  I almost feel that I can conquer the world after this class. You made it easy for me to be comfortable and I even feel different when I am teaching my CPR classes now. I thought that it was important for me to tell you outside of the course reflection how much I appreciate your time and energy that you put in.” — Evie Bakalian, former online Public Speaking student at National University


Mike Charlasch“In our time working together, Matthew quickly proved himself a bright and capable person with good marketing insight and thorough attention to detail.” – Mike Charlasch, former manager at Princess Cruises


Rob JupilleMatt was instrumental in the early branding work for my financial planning company. He helped clarify my vision into something workable. I would recommend him highly if you need marketing or branding work done.” – Rob Jupille, Owner, RTJ Financial Management, Inc.


Roya Alt“I was fortunate to work closely with Matthew and found him to be a strategic and creative collaborator with an innate understanding of how to appeal to our target audience. He is extremely proficient in handling the nuances of our various constituents, including patients and donors, and was always interested in advancing his own knowledge and skills. It was a pleasure to work with Matt” Roya Alt, former manager at City of Hope


Shay Gross“Matthew was my UCLA instructor on Social Media Marketing and New Media. I knew I was in store for an amazing and epiphanous learning experience from the moment I perused his in-depth syllabus. Throughout his well-planned semester, I received personalized feedback, critique and input. I learned how to leverage social media for marketing purposes from an enthusiastic expert. There are innumerable charlatans claiming to be “Social Media Gurus and Experts”. Matthew “Mr. G” Gilbert, however, is the real deal. I would take any course of learning from him in the future.” Shay Gross, former UCLA Extension Student


 

Vikram Dhillon“I have learned valuable information from Mr. Gilbert that I will use in my future career. His classes are full of excitement and it’s guaranteed that a student will not fall asleep during his awakening lectures! His lectures are captivating and engaging because he always finds a way to make the subjects in the book more interesting.  Mr. Gilbert applies his knowledge from previous opportunities and uses the information for his lectures. This type of teaching is rare because most professors are indolent and just teach right out of the given book.” – Vikram Dhillon , former student at DeVry University


Yuksel Ulgen“Matt was instrumental in the early branding work for my financial planning company. He helped clarify my vision into something workable. I would recommend him highly if you need marketing or branding work done.” – Yuksel Ulgen, former student at UCSB Extension

Stream

Below is a stream with excerpts from my five most recent blog posts and my five most recent tweets.

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Contact

I invite you to connect with me via the information below or find me online at any of the social media profiles I’ve listed:

Basics

  • Gmail E-mail: mttglbrt @ gmail.com
  • Google Voice Google Voice: 661-513-3370
  • Skype Skype: matthew.a.gilbert
  • Mail Address:
    P.O. Box 968
    Carpinteria, CA 93014
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