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Create your Best Ever Presentation

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”center” font_size=”20″ font_color=”%23333″ font_spacing=”2″ font_shadow=”none” bottom_padding=”15″]Impress your audience with an engaging presentation and
position yourself as a credible and confident expert[/text_block]

You’ve been invited to speak …

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]It could be at a conference, meeting or other event. It’s a chance to share your message.

You want it to be the best presentation you’ve ever delivered. You want to nail it!

But you’ve got limited planning time – it’s not like you can take a week off to prepare your presentation. You’ve got to squeeze your planning time between all your other commitments. And progress is slow or maybe you’re feeling stuck.[/text_block]





The Procrastination Pitfall

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Some presenters feel so overwhelmed by the enormity of the task of planning their presentation that they put if off. Then they end up in a mad panic trying to get it done at the last minute.[/text_block]


Presenter’s Block

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Some presenters try to get started right away, but get stuck at the first hurdle – they don’t where to start. Or they start with planning the beginning of their presentation, but get stuck because it’s difficult to plan the beginning when they don’t know what comes next.[/text_block]


The Brainstorm Trap

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Some presenters have no problem getting started and generate heaps of material, but then get stuck trying to sort through all their material and getting it into a logical order. They end up spinning their wheels, with no clear direction and no end in sight.[/text_block]

From stuck to success

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]It doesn’t have to be this way.

There is a system that will guide you to prepare an effective and engaging presentation.

That will breakdown the whole process into easy action steps that you can complete one at a time and feel a sense of accomplishment as you tick them off.

That will show you exactly what to do first, and then lead you by the hand from one step to the next.

And a system that won’t have you generate heaps of information that you won’t ever use. You’ll only create the content you need, and no more.



Hi, we’re Olivia Mitchell and Tony Burns



It took us six months to plan our first major conference presentation


[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” bottom_padding=”0″ bottom_margin=”0″]We were determined to deliver the best presentation of the conference.

We had heaps of ideas, but we had no planning system and so we struggled to get all our ideas and information in order. Over the months our speech started to take shape and we refined and fine-tuned it week by week.[/text_block]


How that Presentation Led to the Creation of a Planning System

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]We nailed that presentation! But after our elation died down, we reflected on the huge amount of time and effort that we had put into that presentation.

2 years later, we started our presentation training company. We didn’t want our clients to go through the same struggle as we had.

We scoured our library of presentation books and combined that book learning with our own speaking experience to create a thorough 13-step process that we called the SpeakerMap™.[/text_block]

But then, the Police Challenged Us

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]We were engaged to run a series of courses for the NZ Police, and they told us they wanted to learn how to deliver briefings – short, to the point presentations.

We realised that a 13-step process wouldn’t cut it. So we deleted out any step or sub-step that wasn’t absolutely necessary. It worked brilliantly and the Police loved it.

And then it dawned on us – this new streamlined SpeakerMap™ would work for all our clients.[/text_block]

Our Clients Love the SpeakerMap™

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Over the last 18 years, our company has trained thousands of our clients to use the SpeakerMap™.

The SpeakerMap™ is a streamlined tool to help presenters create highly engaging and persuasive presentations as rapidly as possible.

Until now the SpeakerMap™ has only been available to people who can come to our live events…[/text_block]

Introducing our new program:

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”center” font_size=”22″ top_padding=”0″ width=”720″]NAIL THAT PRESENTATION is a self-paced online coaching program to help you create your presentation using the SpeakerMap™.[/text_block]



Online Program versus a Live Course?

[op_liveeditor_element data-style=””][text_block style=”undefined” align=”left”]You may be wondering whether an online program can work as well as a live course. It’s a great question. We’ve run face to face courses for 18 years and we were skeptical about online learning too. But we’ve now done enough online learning courses ourselves to know that online learning can work. We’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. And we’ve taken online courses in how to design engaging and effective online courses!

We’ve designed this program carefully so that you get the support and feedback you need. We’ve made sure we provide the material in a variety of formats so that you can digest the material in a way that suits you. And of course the pluses of online learning are that you can take part from wherever you are in the world and in a way that works easily with your schedule.[/text_block][/op_liveeditor_element]




Step 1: Build the Framework


  • Pitch your content just right 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

Step 2: Develop your Content


  • 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


Step 3: Add the Finishing Touches


  • 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 helps people to remember more



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.

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.

More information on refund policy


Dr Rich Allen

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

Clarissa Wallace

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 Training Centre

Daniel Bowbyes

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



Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconWill I be able to access all the program at once?

    Yes. You will have instant access to every module of the program so that you can work through the program at your own pace.

  • q-iconFor how long will I have access to the program?

    You will have lifetime access to the program.

  • q-iconCan I get one-on-one coaching with you?

    Yes, if you register for the program, you can schedule a one-on-one coaching session with  us. The cost for a one-hour session is $297. We normally use Zoom or Skype. Your session can cover other aspects of presenting eg: managing nerves, delivery, handling Q&A.

  • q-iconI see that you’re from New Zealand. Will what you’re teaching 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.

  • q-iconI’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.

  • q-iconWill this work for academic presentations?

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

  • q-iconI have to give a speech at my wedding. Will this work for me?

    Sorry we can’t help you. Nail That Presentation is best suited for planning business and conference presentations.

Here’s what you get included…

BONUS #1: The “Be Prepared” Equipment Checklist

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Yes, Tony was a Scout. We’ll give you a checklist of all the equipment you should bring with you to your presentation so that you’re prepared for any eventuality.[/text_block]

BONUS #2: What to ask the Meeting Organiser

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]We’ll give you a list of all the essential questions you need to ask, so that you’re aware of all the parameters for your presentation.[/text_block]

BONUS  #3: Captivating Presentation Title Templates

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Often, giving your presentation a title is an afterthought. We’ll give you a page full of templates that you can adapt to your topic and which will have conference attendees flocking to your session.[/text_block]

BONUS #4: Royalty Free Stock Images

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]We’ll give you our list of free stock photo sites where you can find great images to make your presentation stand out.[/text_block]

Imagine feeling READY and EXCITED  to deliver your presentation

Boost your confidence

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]You’ll have the confidence of knowing that you have great content that is sure to engage your audience.[/text_block]

I feel 100% more confident.

Jo Honey, Winstone Wallboards

Impress your audience

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Imagine audience members coming up to you after your presentation and saying “That was the best presentation of the conference”.[/text_block]

At a recent conference the best speaker by far had just attended your course.

Paul Wilson, TrustPower

Invest less time

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]And you’ll be thinking to yourself “I achieved that, and in less time that it’s ever taken me to prepare a presentation before!”[/text_block]

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





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