93 episodes

Have you ever felt like poking your eyes with needles when creating a slide deck? Felt humiliated and deflated after given an important presentation. Or maybe just embarrassed in front of your family and friends because you’re great story fell flat? No one was paying attention.

Then you’ve been to Presentation Hell.

Post pandemic, we are all making more presentations online than ever before. So, we need new, better skills to raise our presentation game. And, since there are fewer opportunities to speak and meet in person, the stakes are higher. We can’t afford to make a mistake, fall on our face and lose that one precious opportunity to make a 5 star impression.

Even from our phones, we are carrying social media posts, pictures, videos, documents everywhere we go. Every time we pull out our phone to show and tell, we are giving a presentation. It’s another chance to make a great impression. All the world is a stage. All the world is a presentation.

Presentation Hell James Ontra & AlexAnndra Ontra

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Have you ever felt like poking your eyes with needles when creating a slide deck? Felt humiliated and deflated after given an important presentation. Or maybe just embarrassed in front of your family and friends because you’re great story fell flat? No one was paying attention.

Then you’ve been to Presentation Hell.

Post pandemic, we are all making more presentations online than ever before. So, we need new, better skills to raise our presentation game. And, since there are fewer opportunities to speak and meet in person, the stakes are higher. We can’t afford to make a mistake, fall on our face and lose that one precious opportunity to make a 5 star impression.

Even from our phones, we are carrying social media posts, pictures, videos, documents everywhere we go. Every time we pull out our phone to show and tell, we are giving a presentation. It’s another chance to make a great impression. All the world is a stage. All the world is a presentation.

    Innovating the Heart of the Home: Featuring Kitchenery’s Akshay Bhuva & Andrew Collier

    Innovating the Heart of the Home: Featuring Kitchenery’s Akshay Bhuva & Andrew Collier

    Episode #93 featuring CEO Akshay Bhuva and CRO Andrew Collier of Kitchenery. Both are Co-founders of the company. Kitchenery is a Stanley + Techstars wireless kitchen appliance company with a mission of revolutionizing the kitchen space by eliminating the constraints of traditional cooking environments.

    Join James Ontra, Andrew Collier, and Akshay Bhuva as they discuss the remarkable progress Kitchenery has made since Andrew's last appearance on Presentation Hell in Episode #39. With a live product demonstration, discover how Kitchenery is still leading the way in kitchen technology and innovation.

    This podcast is sponsored by Shufflrr, Shufflrr is AI for Presentations

    • 24 min
    Revolutionizing Reminders: The Two’s Story with Joe Steilberg & Parker Klein

    Revolutionizing Reminders: The Two’s Story with Joe Steilberg & Parker Klein

    Episode #92 featuring Joe Steilberg & Parker Klein, Founders of Twos. Twos is your all-in-one hub for notes, reminders, events, ideas, and more. The idea of forgetting things before you’re able to write them down is what birthed Two’s into the go to platform to keep you organized.

    Listen to James Ontra & the founders Joe and Parker talk about what gave them this idea and what made Two’s valuable enough to receive 1.7 million dollars in funding from Tampa Bay Ventures.

     This Podcast is Sponsored By Shufflrr, www.Shufflrr.com is AI for Presentations

    • 32 min
    Unlocking Brand Potential, Featuring Kim Jursa

    Unlocking Brand Potential, Featuring Kim Jursa

    Episode #91 features Kim Jursa, a Strategy Consultant for High Growth Brands. With a 20-year career in branding, Kim brings expertise from 10 years with Fortune 500 companies and another 10 years in NYC agency experience. Throughout her career, she has assisted growth stage businesses in raising VC funding, helped innovative brands reach the $1 billion mark, and transformed local causes into global commitments backed by millions of dollars.

    Tune in to hear AlexAnndra Ontra and Kim Jursa discuss how you can shape your brand for success and discover what sets beloved brands apart from the competition.

    This Podcast is Sponsored By Shufflrr, www.Shufflrr.com is AI for Presentations

    • 23 min
    One CUP at a Time, Featuring Greg & Laura Jones

    One CUP at a Time, Featuring Greg & Laura Jones

    Episode #90 Featuring Greg Jones and his wife, Laura, the founders of CUP (Coffee Uniting People), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization formed to provide employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They currently employ approximately 40 individuals with some form of intellectual or developmental disability, with over 30 who have applied for employment across both of their Tampa locations at 802 E. Whiting St. and 3408 S. Dale Mabry.

    Listen to AlexAnndra Ontra speaking with the founders, Greg and Laura, about their involvement within the disability community in Tampa dating back to their origin with the Palma Ceia Challenger Baseball program. Additionally, their location at 802 E. Whiting Street is within Embarc Collective, alongside our sponsor company, Shufflrr, and many other companies owned by previous guests who have appeared on our show throughout the years.

    Visit www.Shufflrr.com for Presentation Management.

    • 27 min
    Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety, Featuring Leslie Fiorenzo

    Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety, Featuring Leslie Fiorenzo

    Episode #89 featuring Leslie Fiorenzo, a Business Presentation Coach. Besides her 9-5 role as an account manager at Ulliance, Leslie Fiorenzo empowers coaches and consultants by providing tailored guidance on overcoming hurdles in self-promotion. Whether it's honing public speaking skills, conquering camera shyness, or mastering the art of networking, Leslie offers actionable strategies to amplify personal brand and business presence.

    Listen to James Ontra and Leslie Fiorenzo talk about how Leslie helps clients overcome their fear of public speaking, being on camera, and navigating the intricacies of networking to showcase their business.

    This podcast is sponsored by Shufflrr.

    Visit www.Shufflrr.com for Presentation Management.

    • 31 min
    Playful Minds: How Improve It Reshapes Leadership, Featuring Erin Diehl

    Playful Minds: How Improve It Reshapes Leadership, Featuring Erin Diehl

    Episode #88 featuring Erin Diehl, CEO of Improve It and host of the Improve It Podcast! Her company, Improve It, has aided everyone, from Fortune 500 companies to small mom-and-pop shops, in transforming their businesses, leadership, and personnel through play. With eighteen years of leadership experience and expertise in improvisational comedy, Erin instigates a mindset shift for busy, stressed-out leaders.

    Listen to James Ontra and Erin Diehl discuss how Improve It has been assisting businesses worldwide and discover how their help towards eliminating mental barriers can transform individuals into their best selves, both personally and professionally.

    This Podcast is sponsored by Shufflrr

    Visit www.Shufflrr.com for all things Presentation Management!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Keepin It Real Diehl ,

Great Host!

James is a fantastic host who thinks of his audience and what they need and value. I loved being a guest on his show, and have listened to several episodes to know this just wasn’t my experience. Thanks so much, James! - Erin Diehl, The improve it! podcast

Michaelt Anthony ,

Always a powerful

I've been listening for almost a Month now. This podcast is the most recent. I was very convicted to do the activity of writing out what I would want those closest to me to say at my funeral. Then it hit me. It's not just hoping what I want them to say,but realizing what I am doing now to influence them so that what they say is not just my hope but a reality.

Mark P Stevens ,

So many gems

Don’t know how I didn’t find this sooner!

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