A proven, step-by-step program to enable you to quickly design an effective and engaging presentation

“Your SpeakerMap™ enabled me to plan an effective presentation in half-a-day. Normally this would have taken me two weeks.”

Simon Lloyd-Evans, IAG

If you’re feeling stuck…

You’re not alone.

Presentation design is a challenging task. Politicians and CEO’s have expert staff who’s job it is to create something engaging. They work on presentations full-time – you don’t have that luxury.

You’ve got to come up with something interesting that your audience hasn’t come across before, you’ve got to organise it properly, it mustn’t be too long or too short…

The list goes on.

But the date for the presentation is set. And every moment you delay has you heading towards an inevitable rush-job at the end.

This is your opportunity to invest in some professional help.

But without the gigantic price tag.

Hello. We’re Tony Burns and Olivia Mitchell.

We’ve been running presentation skills courses and delivering one-on-one coaching for nearly 20 years.

And if there’s one problem that our clients tell us they’re most pleased we’ve helped them solve it’s this…


In other words, putting off designing and practicing your upcoming presentation.

We call it “Presentation Preparation Procrastination” (PPP).

PPP is a serious problem because, it has you less prepared. And when you’re less prepared  you’ll:

  • feel more nervous
  • deliver poorly, and
  • be less engaging and credible.

If you’re feeling nervous about your upcoming presentation you may recognise the following symptoms:

1. Feeling overwhelmed by the size of the task

2. Not knowing where to start

3. Lacking the experience to make decisions

4. Not having someone around to give expert advice

5. Unable to slice up the design task

6. Not knowing what to include or exclude

7. Being afraid to ask for help.

Here’s how

Nail that Presentation

destroys Presentation

Preparation Procrastination.

You’ll imediately be in action

The program will take you through a series of small action steps. You’ll be in action within moments of starting the program.

We’ve sliced up the task!

The program’s easy bite-sized steps will keep you moving forwards and developing unstoppable momentum.

You can reach out for help

Anytime you’re feeling stuck or confused, reach out for help in our private online forum. We’ll get you unstuck and moving again.

You’ll be ready when you want to be

Use our scheduling system to keep your planning on track and be ready in plenty of time with no last minute rush.

You can learn in away that suits you

Each step starts with a short video explaining what you’ll be doing. If you prefer listening to audio or reading a pdf we have that available for you.

You can ask for feedback

Post to the private online forum to get feedback and fine-tuning to make your content and slides the best they can be.

It sounds great but what if the program doesn’t help me?


If you implement our principles and systems you will find that they make a significant difference to the success of your presentation.

We stand so solidly behind the effectiveness of Nail that Presentation that we will make it totally risk-free for you.

If your presentation is not significantly improved by implementing our principles and systems, ask for your money back within 60 days of your presentation and we will refund you.

For more information see Frequently Asked Questions.

Here’s the process that will keep you motivated through the design of your presentation…

  • Pitch your content just right for your audience by using our 4-Question Audience Analysis system
  • Develop a crystal clear message that everyone in your audience will get
  • Use the 3Q sequence methodology to develop a logical structure that your audience can follow with ease.
  • Explore the magic of stories and other evidence to persuade and engage your audience
  • Create an opening for your presentation which creates anticipation and instantly establishes your credibility
  • How to stay within the Zone of Engagement™ so that your audience don’t zone out
  • Implement the five easy Signposting Sentences that will allow your presentation to flow seamlessly
  • The Note-Writing Formula that will enable you to express yourself in a clear and succinct manner, and yet still be conversational and engaging
  • Design slides using a scientifically proven method that will stimulate, rather than sedate, your audience

What makes Nail that Presentation different from other online presentation training?

1. This is a program for someone who has a real presentation coming up and it guides them step-by-step through that presentation design.

This is not a generic course which teaches you how to create any old presentation. This is a practical program which guides you step-by-step in the creation of your presentation.

If you don’t have a presentation coming up, this program may not be for you (see our Frequently Asked Questions). If you do have a presentation coming up, this program will get you into action and help you to create something really engaging.

2. You’ll get help from us any time you need it.

This is not an online course where you are left to figure out how to make use of the techniques that the videos show you. On starting the program, you’ll be able to join our private Facebook Group and have immediate access to us and other program participants.

We will be totally commited to your success in the same way we are to the participants who attend our live programs.

3. It has a money-back guarantee.

You may be concerned that you’ve left it too late for this program to help you. We understand. One of our recent participants thought the same thing but decided to “give us a go.” She was secure in the knowledge that, if there wasn’t enough time for the program to make a difference, she would get her money back. However, it did make a significant difference so that never became an issue!

Eva-Maria explains why you will want to get expert guidance from Tony and Olivia


In the decade I’ve known Tony and Olivia, I have watched them become New Zealand’s most passionate and knowledgeable presentation skills trainers.  These are dedicated professionals, at the height of their skills.  I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Dr Rich Allen

Green Light Education

In August I was asked by our CEO to give a presentation to the Board of Trustees. I prepared myself with your SpeakerMap™. I got fantastic feedback and heard that the Board were very impressed with me. This presentation has been the highlight of my year!

Clarissa Wallace

Taratahi Agricultural Centre

Out of the 117 presenters that spoke at the TechEd conference my final ranking  was #9.  I absolutely would not have achieved that had it not been for the invaluable speaker training you provided!

Daniel Bowbyes



Will this work for academic presentations?

Yes, absolutely it will. You may find that your presentation stands out – in a good way!

I see that you're from New Zealand. Will the content of this program work in other countries?

Absolutely. The principles of excellent presentation design are universal across Western countries. Olivia has a popular blog with a worldwide following and has been a speaker at the Presentation Summit in the US.

I have to give a speech at a wedding. Will this work for me?

Sorry – probably not. Nail That Presentation is best suited for planning business, sales and conference presentations.

My main problem is nervousness. Will this program help?

Absolutely. One of the main causes of nervousness is the feeling of being under-prepared. Nail that Presentation will get you really prepared with engaging content. This will go a long way in reducing your nervousness.

I'm not sure if this presentation is worth spending the money.

Only you can be the judge of that. If there are potential clients or managers in the audience, a great presentation can literally result in greater revenue or income. On the other side, it can prevent you coming across as disorganized and incompetent. Either way, realize that you will be learning a design system that you can use for every presentation you ever give after this one. So a little arithmetic will reveal that the value could be very high.

There's a lot of free stuff on the internet. Why would I pay to do your program?

Two reasons: first because you’ll get access to our expert advice and second, because the advice on the internet is just small snippets of advice – often contradictory. Nail that Presentation offers you a system, proven on hundreds of participants who have taken our course.

I'd like my employer to pay. Can you invoice them?

Sorry, we’re only able to accept credit cards or PayPal at this time. The best method is for you to pay with your own credit card or PayPal and claim the expense back from your employer.

What are the terms of your 60 Day Money Back Guarantee?

If you implement our principles and systems you will find that they make a significant difference to the success of your presentation.

But we get that you may feel unsure. We stand so solidly behind the effectiveness of Nail that Presentation that we will make it totally risk-free for you. If your presentation is not significantly improved by implementing our principles and systems, ask for your money back within 60 days of your presentation and we will refund you.

And here are the conditions of the guarantee – this is necessary so that we don’t have an open-ended liability to refund your money.

  1. When you enrol in the program we will ask you to complete a questionnaire to tell us more about the presentation that you’re preparing for, including the date of that presentation. The guarantee applies to that specific presentation only and so you will need to ask for a refund within 60 days of the date of that presentation. If you do not complete the questionnaire and tell us the date of your presentation the guarantee does not apply.
  2. To qualify for the guarantee you must show us that you have implemented the principles and systems of the program.
I tend to over-prepare. Will your system help?

Absolutely. The SpeakerMap™ is a series of containers that you fill with content. We take you through a process of prioritization so that you don’t overwhelm your audience by telling them everything you know. When all the containers in the SpeakerMap™ are full, you stop preparing!


BONUS #1: What to ask the Meeting Organiser?

For your presentation to be successful, you need to know essential details about the audience, venue, and technical set-up. We have all the questions you need to ask in this Bonus.

BONUS #2: Captivating Presentation Title Templates

Another critical element of presentation success is having people attend. If you need to attract an audience, for example, you’re presenting a conference breakout session having a captivating presentation title is essential. This list of 8 different title templates will allow you to do that.

BONUS #3: Royalty-free Stock Photos

This is a carefully curated list of stock photo websites which offer royalty-free photos. Many of them are not well-known so you’ll get access to free photos that nobody has seen before and make your presentation stand-out.

BONUS #4: The “Be Prepared” Equipment Checklist

Yes, Tony used to be a Scout! This list has every piece of equipment you might need to ensure that you’ve got what it takes to survive technical setbacks.

What are you going to be talking about?

I’m going to talk about the Kiva organisation.

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