The Book & Podcast


Discover in the pages of Presentation Hell  how Shufflrr founders, James Ontra and AlexAnndra Ontra, unveil the secrets to transforming your enterprise’s presentation experience from dull and burdensome to dynamic and highly rewarding.



In the podcast “Presentation Hell,” James and AlexAnndra engage in conversations with startup business founders, community leaders, and local politicians. During these interviews, the guests share pivotal moments from their personal journeys when they discovered the power of their own unique stories.

Meet Your Hosts - James and AlexAnndra

Every presentation is a story, and every slide is a scene.

When it comes to sales, marketing and life in general, logic doesn’t move people – stories do. Brother and sister team, James Ontra and AlexAnndra Ontra together have over four decades of expert experience empowering teams at fortune-level companies to deliver easier, better, faster and above all, more convincing and compelling presentations. You don’t need a six-figure budget to create and give a great presentation. Nor do you need the storytelling skills of Shakespeare. Join us on our podcast where we will teach, train, coach and mentor you to nail your presentation the first time, every time, to get promoted, get hired, land the corner office, shatter the glass ceiling, get your company funded and impress your friends, and make your family proud.

Together, we will share inspiring stories, tips and tricks that will instantly elevate your presenting skills, whether it’s in the boardroom or the bedroom.

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James Ontra

James Ontra has been referred to as intense, even a little unnerving. In reality, he’s passionate. Passionate about great presentations and their value in business.

He’s on a mission to get to the heart of why so many presentations suck and how to make them better.

As CEO and co-founder of Shufflrr, James is a trailblazer in the emerging field of presentation management. The technology he helped create is powering the presentation strategies of hundreds of Fortune-level companies.

He is helping them save millions of dollars by transforming humble, and boring, PowerPoint slides into profitable business assets. 

AlexAnndra Ontra

AlexAnndra Ontra is a little on the dry side and is more laid back than her brother, James. But they make a great team. She develops presentation management strategy for Fortune 500 clients and helps them transform their humble PowerPoint slides into impressive enterprise assets.

Early on in her career, very early, Alex suffered through countless all-nighters, placing Kodak glass slides into carousel projectors. Yes, it was a LONG time ago. And it was presentation HELL! She finally got out of Hell into Purgatory when she and her brother James went into business together.

It was then that she graduated from glass slides to digital ones.

Needless to say, her journey has been quite an adventure. And her life is different today. She consults with Fortune-level clients, helping them turn files into slides and slides into exciting presentations that tell compelling, memorable stories. 

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A structured storytelling blueprint

Learn how to present whether you're in the boardroom or the present.

If you love the the show, let us know!

How do I subscribe to Presentation Hell


Go to the iTunes page for Presentation Hell!


Click the “Listen on Apple Podcasts ” button (see example below).


Once Apple Podcasts is launched, you will see Presentation Hell thread. Click the ‘SUBSCRIBE’ button (if you have not already subscribed). You’ll be asked to sign into your iTunes account. Then click on the Ratings & Reviews tab (see example below):


Click on ‘Write a Review’ button (you must be logged in to write a review).


Rate the podcast by selecting between 1 to 5 stars, leave a review, and click ‘Submit’. That’s it!

Your review will go through an approval process and can be viewed within 48 hours (if approved).


Launch the “Podcasts” app on your device.

NOTE: If you can’t find this app, swipe all the way left on your home screen until you’re on the Search/News page. Tap the search field at the top and type in “Podcasts.” Apple’s Podcasts app should show up in the search results below.


Tap the Podcasts app icon, and after it opens, tap the Search field at the top, or the little magnifying glass icon in the lower right corner:


Type the name of the show you want to rate Presentation Hell into the search field, and press the Search button.


In the search results, click on our show!


Scroll down the page until you see Ratings & Reviews.


Tap the purple “Write a Review” link:


On the next screen, tap on the 5th star to the right. This is how you give the show a 5-star rating.

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It is important to send our team a screenshot of your review. Please email it to and our team will verify it and enter you to WIN a chance in the Grand Prize Drawing for a private VIP day for a presentation makeover with your hosts James and Alex where they will coach you, one on one, where they will transform your boring story to an exciting and compelling one that lands with impact and influence everytime you speak.. In order to land next deal, whether it’s in the boardroom or the bedroom.

Don’t miss this chance to win!

Your review will go through an approval process and can be viewed within 48 hours (if approved).

You can leave a private, confidential message for them to answer your question in their own voice. They will send you their answer in a private voice recording.
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