Who am I?
My name is Nathan Gold, Chief Coach of The Demo Coach. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and travel the world speaking about and coaching people on how to prepare for high-stakes speaking opportunities and how to harness speaking anxiety. I do this through keynotes, interactive workshops, live streaming, and 1:1 sessions, both in person and online.
I have personally delivered thousands of presentations along with thousands of hours of coaching. I've worked in and with small and large companies, including GetAround.com, Glue Networks, Bill.com, Education.com, Innovation Norway, SanDisk, Kaiser Permanente, Plantronics, and IBM — on designing, scripting and delivering more compelling and memorable presentations and product demos, especially in situations where you cannot afford to miss.
The Wall Street Journal called me an "elevator pitch expert" after coaching the Top 5 Finalists in the Startup of the Year award, in the actual WSJ elevators in NYC! I'm the pitch coach for dozens of accelerators and incubators around the world, an Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley and Hong Kong Baptist University, and a guest lecturer at Wharton Entrepreneurship. Recently, I've been coaching TED and TEDx presenters while also being featured on The Kauffman Founders School website in a video series called Powerful Presentations and Mastering Q&A.
What do I do for people?
I prepare people for high-stakes presentations and product demos by rehearsing them as if they were performing in a Broadway show.
The results of my coaching and training are guaranteed to give you more confidence and competence in any situation where you are required or expected to speak. I will help you harness your speaking anxiety and increase your enthusiasm factor so you speak with more impact and deliver more memorable presentations that receive thumbs-up, standing ovations and/or awards. Additionally, I will help you become more authentic in the way you communicate.
Town Hall meetings
Dates with highlights indicate available public events. For onsite workshops, look here.
The Nathan Gold eSchool is open!
Do you want to learn how to captivate any audience in less than 30-seconds in the comfort of your office or home right now? Try out my new eCourses to learn tools, tips, and techniques you can start using immediately in your next presentation even if it's not high-stakes. You can enroll for free and preview several videos at no-charge to prove the value of the information to you.
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What people are saying...
"There’s an art around storytelling, but also a science. Nathan can explain the science, but he has an unrivaled eye for the art — an instinct about what works, and what doesn’t. That, together with his gentle way of providing feedback, can transform the lifeless into dynamic and engaging, with minimal pain. He worked wonders for me, while producing DEMO and our own events at VentureBeat. Before, I was a plodding, fearful, and impersonal public speaker. After, I went out there with more confidence, and to have fun."
"Have you ever seen one of those presenters that just nails it, from content and delivery to audience engagement? Nathan builds that by taking ideas and very complex technical concepts and turns them into extremely compelling and engaging presentations. His style is warm and helpful as he teaches the compilation, techniques, and delivery methods to elevate any discussion into a true and compelling stage presence."
More testimonials here.
Organizations & Accelerators
Hong Kong Baptist University Industry Fellow and Pitch Coach
WhartonSF Entrepreneurship Pitch Coach
Wall Street Journal The Accelerators Guest Pitch Coach
Wall Street Journal Startup of the Year Pitch Coach: Top 5 finalists
Wall Street Journal Live Spreecast Guest Pitch Coach
Sephora Stands Accelerate Pitch Coach
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Pitch Coach
Innovation Norway TINC and GET Pitch Coach
Nordic Innovation House Pitch Coach
EY Momentum Pitch Coach
Pipeline Entrepreneurs Presentation Coach and National Adviser
VINNOVA Sweden Pitch Coach
FBN Brazil Pitch Coach
HackerExchange Pitch Coach
Fish 2.0 Pitch Coach
Founders Space Pitch Coach
Cisco LaunchPad Pitch Coach
NetApp Excellerator Pitch Coach
Zinnov Management Consulting Pitch Coach
InnoEnergy Pitch Coach
Umeå Biotech Incubator Pitch Coach
The Mind Trust Presentation Coach
SAP Startup Focus Pitch Coach
PlugandPlayTechCenter Pitch Coach
PlugandPlay Japan Pitch Coach
GSVLabs Pitch Coach
Runway Pitch Coach
CPI Business SME Academy Guest Speaker
SME Beyond Borders Dubai 2016 Pitch Coach and Presenter
Institute of Product Leadership Guest Faculty
Pitch-Force Pitch Coach
IBM SmartCamp Pitch Coach
Orange Fab Incubator Pitch Coach
KTH Royal Institute of Technology Pitch Coach
White Summers Presentation and Pitch Coach
German Accelerator Pitch Coach
Innovation Centre Denmark Pitch Coach
YouNoodle Presentation and Pitch Coach: Intel Global Challenge
swissnex San Francisco Pitch Coach
RocketSpace Pitch Coach
IDG/DEMO Conferences Official DEMO Coach
Citrix Startup Accelerator Seed Program Pitch Coach and Instructor
Citrix Startup Accelerator Innovators Program Pitch Coach and Instructor
Inc. Magazine GrowCo Presentation Coach
Wayra Telefónica Innovation Hub Pitch Coach
Traction-Tribe Pitch Coach
Startup Monthly Pitch Coach
USMAC Presentation and Pitch Coach
StartupYard, Czech Republic Pitch Coach
Step One Ventures Spain Presentation and Pitch Coach
DLA Piper Venture Pipeline Group Presentation and Pitch Coach
SVForum Investor Forum Pitch Coach
Startup America Partnership Pitch Coach
Irish Technology Leadership Group Presentation and Pitch Coach
TEDxReykjavik 2017 for Tristan Gribbin
TEDxUmeå 2017 for Fredrik Almqvist
TED Vancouver 2015 for Evan Tann
TEDxFulbright DC Dare to THINK 2014 for Lisa Dyson
TEDxEd 2014 for Susan Lucas-Conwell
Retarus Sales Summit Kickoff Speaker
Kaiser Permanente - Executive Presentation Coaching
Intapp Speaker Lineup Coach
Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Pitch Coach for Innovation Norway
Xactly Corporation Presentation Coaching
Hydra Energy Pitch Coach
Shoutly - raised $2.6 million Seed round
WeVideo - raised $19.1 million Series A and a DEMOgod Award
Glue Networks - raised $4.5 million Series A
InnoTech Solar - European Red Herring Top 100
Sim Ops Studios - raised $3 million Series A and a DEMOgod Award
Liaise - $1M Media Prize People’s Choice Award winners DEMO
Emo Labs - $1M Media Prize People’s Choice Award winners DEMO
eXaudios - $1M Media Prize People’s Choice Award winner DEMO
Virtual Live Two-Way Interactive Keynotes, Workshops & Coaching
To book me live without the cost of travel, check out GenieCast, the world's largest platform of speakers, experts, and thought leaders presented via live, two-way interactive video. They take care of all of the technical aspects of connecting all of us together for a truly interactive experience. Your attendees will be delighted with how easy it is to join in anywhere they are in the world whether 1,000 people in one room or 1,000 people from 1,000 locations. Event organizers and audiences love Geniecast.
P.S.: Geniecast is the world’s first service to offer 3D holographic projection of a speaker. They did it for Simon Sinek in 2018 and it worked beautifully.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.