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 13,000+ hours of 1:1 presentation coaching and training. I have worked in and with small and large companies, including GetAround.comGlue Networks, Bill.com, Education.com, Innovation NorwaySanDisk, 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 also the 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 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 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
  • Mastering Q&A


  • Keynotes
  • Board meetings
  • Town Hall meetings
  • Addressing questions


  • Conferences
  • Tradeshows
  • Demo Days
  • Panel etiquette 

Some of my clients:

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." 
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, Global CTO, AIG

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By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin