"I prepare people for high-stakes presentations by rehearsing them as if they were performing in a Broadway show."

By failing to prepare, you are preparing for failure.
— Benjamin Franklin

Who am I?

My name is Nathan Gold, also known as The Demo Coach. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area and travel around the world coaching and training people on how to really prepare for high-stakes presentations. I do this through workshops, seminars, keynotes,, live streaming, and 1:1 sessions, both in person and online.


I have personally delivered over 15,000 presentations and over 12,000 hours of professional coaching and training. I have worked in and with small and large companies, including Glue Networks, Bill.com, Education.com, Ensafer, Innovation NorwaySanDisk, Kaiser Permanente, 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 also a pitch coach for dozens of accelerators and incubators around the world and I am an Industry Fellow at UC Berkeley 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 free video series called Powerful Presentations and Mastering Q&A.

What do I do for people?

I literally help people prepare for 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 speaking in public. Additionally, I will help you increase your enthusiasm factor so you will deliver more memorable presentations that receive standing ovations, win awards, or raise capital.


  • Investor pitches
  • Customer presentations
  • Product demonstrations
  • Addressing questions


  • Board meetings
  • Town Hall meetings
  • Keynotes
  • Mastering Q&A


  • Conferences
  • Tradeshows
  • Demo Days
  • Panel etiquette 

Virtual Coaching is now available on demand!

Do you want coaching now, but without the hassle of attending workshops and the headache of scheduling face-to-face meetings?

Not all people have time for coaching, even if they need or want it. They are simply too busy. Not all people can get away from the office for a workshop. Some people can't or won't travel. Many people cannot afford face-to-face one-on-one coaching, especially when travel is involved. Or, with some people it might be a timing issue, as in you just need it right now and it doesn't matter what day it is or where on earth you happen to be.

If you are one of these people, there is now an affordable way to work with me at your own pace wherever you are. With my on demand Virtual Coaching program, you can receive immediate access to my short form video content along with personalized active worksheets right now. There are even multiple checkpoints along the learning path where we brainstorm together and talk about your progress and any questions you might have. We will do that live and at your convenience no matter where you call home. I call home San Francisco.

For more details on my Gold Certified Pitch Programs, click on either image below:


Looking for an inspiring edutaining Keynote talk?


The Kauffman Founders School produced a set of short-form videos of me called Powerful Presentations and Mastering Q&A. They will show you how to communicate and present your ideas, businesses, products, and services in more compelling ways. This series has received press in the Huffington Post, the New York Times and is being used as teaching material by Harvard Business School and Columbia University entrepreneurship professors and at Microsoft in their training of their intrapreneurs. In addition to presentation help, there are many other series to choose from. Check out their free website here at: Kauffman Founders School.

What is my unique method?


The Red Box Method is a set of tools and toys you can use immediately to increase your ability to captivate the attention of any audience. This is the cornerstone of all of my coaching and training. This method can be used with audiences of one to tens of thousands.

Please contact me for more details on how this method is used in Workshops and Keynote talks to engage and captivate an audience.

Who have I worked with?

Notable Client Successes

What are people 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." Matt Marshall, Founder & CEO, VentureBeat.com

"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." Michael Brady, Senior Vice President, Head of Infrastructure at Kaiser Permanente

More testimonials here.

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