"Bill Cole is a world-class coach...
A speaker's speaker." National Speakers Association
"These are very good, effective guidelines
and a solid program to make my presentations as powerful as
possible." Thornton Prayer
"Bill Cole's Mental Game Of Speaking program
is a one-of-a-kind, powerful, results-oriented, entertaining
excursion through the mind of a peak-performing platform professional.
He helped us understand how the pro's mental game operates and
how to bring forth our best performances... we heartily recommend
Bill Cole to help you master the 'mental game." Craig A. Harrison
Board of Directors
National Speakers Association
Are You Ready for Expert Presentation Coaching?
William B. Cole Consultants offers professional presentation
coaching to help clients learn and master the multidisciplinary
skill-sets needed to reach peak performance in any presentation
situation. William B. Cole Consultants founder and CEO Bill Cole, MS, MA is
an internationally and nationally recognized peak performance mind
coach with many years of experience in presentation skills training
and speech coaching.
The collaborative, professional relationship between our presentation
coach and our clients addresses pre-program requirements, speech
writing, staging, stage fright, other sub-optimal performance issues,
technology, authorship, product development, sales and marketing
and managing a speaking business. The William B. Cole Consultants speech coach
is a trusted, confidential advisor who teaches, guides and mentors
clients to reach more of their presentation potential.
Who are you?
Content expert who gives industry speeches
Author on TV and radio book tour
Politician doing TV, radio and debates
Speaker, author or actor shooting commercials and infomercials
Trainer who wants to move into keynoting
Toastmaster who wants to move into paid professional speaking
Professional speaker who wants to move up a level
Business owner who wants to use speaking as a marketing vehicle
Business owner pitching a concept or plan to investors
Salesperson giving presentations, team or individual
Bill has successfully helped people in each of
We regularly conduct coaching sessions worldwide
via Skype. Simply download the free Skype software from www.skype.com,
and you will not be charged phone call fees, or video fees to use
the web. You pay only our coaching fees, specified in advance. To
configure your computer to use Skype video and audio, please follow
the directions on the Skype website. Macintosh users may also use
iChat. Once you contact us about coaching, we will provide you with
our Skype contact information.
Audio Recording Your Presentation Coaching Sessions
Feel free to audio record our coaching sessions
when we meet in our offices to help you remember and master the
material. You can do this by bringing your cell phone, laptop, camcorder
or other device. You have our advance permission to use this for
your personal educational use, but not to share with anyone or to
sell or post on the web. There is no charge for your recording in
If we are doing distance coaching, we can record your coaching sessions
via Skype or by phone very easily. We have a special Skype audio
program, and also a special high-quality audio-recording conference
call line, if we are using a phone. The fee for recording and sending
you this mp3 audio by email is $10 per session recording. We send
the mp3 to you within 24 hours so you can review the class. That
is your copy to keep. The mp3 format is the only format option.
Video Recording Your Presentation Coaching Sessions
We can easily videotape you in a mock presentation
format, so you can immediately see yourself in action. If you want
a copy of this videotape for your personal use we are happy to have
you supply a memory card that fits our SONY camcorder. That specific
card is called the Memory Stick Pro Duo. We would record into that
card and you would take it with you. Alternatively, you can use
your own camcorder. If you don't bring your own memory card or camcorder
and/or we need to copy the recording from our memory card or internal
memory and send it to you via postal mail or a private web page,
there will be an estimated extra charge of $100. If we encounter
any technical difficulties, that fee may be higher, but we will
get your approval in advance, before continuing with copying of
the video file.
Take This Free Presentation Skills Assessment
Discover Your Strengths And Weaknesses As A Speaker
We are making this valuable 87-item assessment
tool available to you at no charge to assist you in determining
what is getting in the way of your performing to your full potential
in your presentations. It will help you quickly discover your strengths
and weaknesses and provide you with an overview of where you stand
as a speaker.
You can print this for your own use, or fill it out and then email
or fax it to us as a way to begin the presentation coaching process
The Traction-To-Action Presentation
Coaching Discount Starter Package
To help you get some quick traction on your performance
issues and kick the tires on our presentation coaching, we recommend
you take this starter coaching package. This features 3 hours of
personalized, one-on-one coaching with Bill Cole, CEO of William B. Cole Consultants. You get customized coaching and advice from a highly experienced
professional presentation coach, and you will become a better and
more confident speaker.
13 Key Benefits That Will Boost Your Speaking Confidence and Help
You Give Excellent Performances:
Assessment of your current presentation skills.
Review of and suggestions for upcoming presentations you will
A deep and extensive level of analysis and feedback about your
Proprietary, detailed checklists that help you become aware
of yourself as a speaker.
Worksheets and exercises that bring the concepts Bill teaches
Coaching for your upcoming presentations.
Help for overcoming performance issues such as fear and low
Advice on editing, staging and managing your presentation.
Dress rehearsals with videotape.
Review of your past speeches by videotape, audiotape or in
Create custom pre-speech mental routines.
Post-speech reviews and follow-up.
New Client Coaching Discount Offer
Our standard coaching fees for private pay individuals
are $125 an hour, but we want to give you a starter discount. Choose
this Traction-To-Action Starter Package and take off $75 over three
hours of coaching. You pay only $300 for all the above 14 points
over three valuable hours of coaching with Bill. Travel and associated
expenses are extra, if we come to your offices.
Please note that these private pay discounted coaching fees are
applicable only to telephone or Skype sessions, for sessions in
our offices in Cupertino, California, and for local sessions within
a few minutes of our location. For coaching sessions outside our
offices, additional coaching and travel fees are required. There
also will be a minimum number of hours required for travel sessions.
The coaching rates shown here are discounted for private pay individuals.
Rates are higher for corporate, governmental and other entities.
Please contact us for those fee schedules. To prevent fraud, refunds
are not allowed by means other than the same credit card or PayPal
account used to make the original charge.
We have coached individuals from San Francisco, San Jose, Saratoga,
Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Almaden Valley, Santa
Cruz, Los Altos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Mountain View,
Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Alameda, Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame,
Campbell, Concord, Daly City, Danville, Dublin, Foster City, Fremont,
Hillsborough, Livermore, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga,
Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Portola Valley, Redwood City,
San Leandro, San Mateo, San Ramon, San Rafael, Santa Clara, Union
City, Woodside, and many other locations in the San Francisco Bay
area, Silicon Valley, and around the United States. You can come
to us, or we can come to you.
We can also work virtually. We also regularly consult with clients
by phone and email from countries around the world, such as England,
Portugal, Australia, Mexico, China, Canada, Israel and South Africa.
To start your presentation coaching, simply email us, call us at
408-725-7191, or click on the button below to sign up now. This
new client discount package is for new clients only. If you are
a continuing client, please choose one of the Presentation
Skills Coaching Services packages below.
the Presentation Coaching New Client
Discount Package ($300USD)
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We can often start you the same week you contact
us. We stay busy, but we know you have important presentations coming
up, and we want you to be prepared, confident, and to give outstanding
performances. If you need emergency, last-minute presentation coaching,
call us, and we will do everything we can to help you right away.
We always go the extra mile for our clients!
Bill prepared this internationally-known
speaker-author before he shot a TV infomercial in Los Angeles
that soon will appear nationally.
"Bill Cole was helpful from the first
minute we started media training coaching. He was insightful,
supportive and clearly possessed a level of expertise
and understanding that allowed us to be very productive.
The net effect was that while on camera, I was rock solid
confident that I knew how to come across, due to my training
with Bill. I recommend him highly " Ed Strachar
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Please note that these private pay discounted
coaching fees are applicable only to telephone or Skype sessions,
for sessions in our offices in Cupertino, California, and for local
sessions within a few minutes of our location. For coaching sessions
outside our offices, additional coaching and travel fees are required.
There also will be a minimum number of hours required for travel
sessions. The coaching rates shown here are discounted for private
pay individuals. Rates are higher for corporate, governmental and
other entities. Please contact us for those fee schedules. To prevent
fraud, refunds are not allowed by means other than the same credit
card or PayPal account used to make the original charge.
William B. Cole Consultants coaching rates shown
here are discounted for private pay individuals. Rates are higher
for corporate, governmental and other entities. Please contact us
for those fee schedules.
Our discounted coaching fees are $125 per hour, with additional
discounts offered for blocks of six and twelve hours.
one hour of Presentation Skills Coaching
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Installment Or Variable Payments
Note: Normally payments are made using the Credit
Card or PayPal buttons in the blue boxes above. However, coaching
services payments may be made in installments, by special arrangement.
Please contact us for details. To make an installment payment or
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There is no additional charge for reading and
responding to reasonable length emails. For emails or attached documents
that are longer, any time spent with these activities will be counted
as hours in the package you purchased. If the hours exceed the package
hours, they will be invoiced weekly.
We can assist you in many other ways in addition to coaching. This
is a menu of how you can utilize our expertise to create a robust
program of improvement.
Reading, reacting to and editing documents.
Creating customized audios.
Creating and editing documents.
Writing and editing speeches and training materials.
Creating and conducting surveys and questionnaires.
Creating and conducting 360 degree reviews.
Speaking to people you designate, as part of your coaching
Having us conduct web research, or other research on your behalf.
Attending your performances or workplaces, or in the field,
observing and debriefing you.
Speaking by phone or Skype to debrief you after your performances,
while you are still on site, or soon thereafter.
These additional services can be paid for in two
ways, which we will ask you to designate before beginning them.
They could be counted as part of your existing package hours, or
charged as additional services beyond the package, at the hourly
rate within the package you purchased. If these services exceed
the hours in your package, they will be invoiced the week they are
delivered, with payment due at that time.
Travel Expenses For Coaching And
We handle travel differently for speaking and
training versus coaching and consulting. For speaking engagements
we can build the travel, hotel and per diem and other expenses into
a custom-quoted all-inclusive fee, or itemize these expenses separate
from the speaking fee. For this type of engagement, there is no
separate per-hour travel fee in addition to the actual travel expenses
incurred. You simply cover our actual travel expenses.
For consulting and coaching engagements, we have two tiers of travel
fees. When we drive our company car to such an engagement, our hourly
travel fee is $100/hour. We charge that because our time is valuable,
and while we are driving we are unable to do work or engage in client
coaching or consulting. In addition, there is wear and tear and
an increase in mileage on the vehicle, and gas and oil expenses.
If we travel by air, train or boat, our hourly travel fee is reduced
to $50/hour, since we do not incur expenses to our company car.
Travel From Cupertino, California
Travel time begins when we leave our offices
in Cupertino, California, and ends when we arrive at your door or
the door of the place you designate. Travel expenses include: Taxi,
shuttle, ferry, subway, train, or any other conveyance, and tolls
and parking fees. We fly out of any of three nearby Bay area airports:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Jose International
Airport (SJC) and Oakland International Airport (OAK).
Travel, Other Fees And Expenses And Time Frames
Travel, hotel and per diem expenses and fees
can be handled in any of these ways: You can book and pay for our
travel expenses, we can invoice you, or we can take these expenses
and fees off any coaching package you purchase.
We serve our clients far beyond normal 9-5pm Monday-Friday working
hours, because our clients work across the US and the globe, and
because we often travel to observe and coach our clients as they
perform, compete and work. We often work early in the morning, late
at night, and on Saturday and Sunday to best meet their needs. Travel
fees are due anytime we drive our company car to you or an event
for you. When we travel to you or to an event for you by plane,
and the plane leaves after 8pm and arrives prior to 6am, there are
no travel fees assessed, since we could not be serving other clients
at those times. Travel fees are waived if any daily coaching / consulting
contract exceeds $4,000.
All Coaching Is Guaranteed
Our work is guaranteed. We want you to succeed.
Anytime you have any concerns about a coaching session simply
let us know. We will confer with you to determine how the coaching
sessions need to be adjusted, and we will make sure you are satisfied
with your progress. If you still have concerns, we will continue
to work with you toward your goals at no additional cost to you.
If, after such an additional attempt, you still believe we have
not met your objectives, we will refund your most recent coaching
package fees in total. Whenever you make the next coaching payment
that is due, this indicates that you are satisfied with the coaching
up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching program.
We believe in our ability to help our clients. Our commitment
to your success is total. This has been our commitment to our
clients for well over two decades.
Our Coaching Is Confidential
Trust forms the core of the coaching relationship.
We respect what you say, and will not repeat your material to anyone
or to any entity. We maintain your confidentiality
and privacy in all communications and we maintain safe and secure
written records of your account. We do not disclose that you are
a client if you do not want that known.
Three Coaching Articles for You to Consider
These three articles explain how you, as a speaker,
can attain the mental toughness that leads to peak performance,
the many ways a coach can help you reach your goals, and what specifically,
a mental game coach will do to assist you in realizing your full
The Mental Game of Speaking:
Are You a Mentally Tough Speaking Athlete?
Bill Cole, MS, MA
Can you play at the top of your game on demand? Mental toughness
is the ability to thrive on stress and to perform in the
upper ranges of our potential more often. The top athletes
who possess mental toughness live this every day.
Professional speakers are the pro athletes of the business
world. The speakers who continually perform to their potential
over a lifetime know what it takes to build and maintain
a strong mental game. Read this
article to find out about ten powerful strategies that
can propel you into top form on the platform.
Why Hire a Coach?
Ten Terrific Ways to a More Powerful Life
Bill Cole, MS, MA
A personal coach, business coach, executive mentor, tennis
coach, golf coach, sport psychology coach...What do all
these coaches have in common? Why work with a coach? A coach
won't do the work for you, but here are ten ways a coach
can help launch you to the next level. ... Read the rest
of this article.
What's a Mental Game Coach?
Bill Cole, MS, MA
There are many types of mind coaches, mental trainers, psychology
consultants and therapists. How can you choose the right
mind practitioner? To find out, read
Meet Bill Cole, Your Expert Presentation Coach
Bill Cole is a speech writer and presentation coach to politicians,
professional speakers and trainers, executives, business professionals,
educators and everyday folks who just want to give a good speech
and not break out in a sweat.
Bill has been featured as an expert presentation coach in Presentations
Magazine, the most important speaking magazine in the world,
in the article, First Aid For Podium Emergencies.
They interviewed Bill on how to coach speakers to handle the many
problems that can happen in a presentation.
There are presentation coaches who used to speak in the old days,
but who don't anymore. Or those who teach college theory courses,
but who don't know how to coach one-on-one. Or those who can take
a speaker to the Dale Carnegie / Toastmasters level, but not beyond.
(We think both Dale Carnegie and Toastmasters are wonderful, by
the way). If this level coach is what you want and need, then
you're all set. But there are many levels of presentation coaches.
The question is this: How good do you want to be, and how fast
do you want to get there?
Bill practices what he preaches. He travels regularly on the pro
speaking circuit giving keynotes, workshops and seminars, speaking
at state and national conventions, corporate events and for professional
groups. His one-hour keynote fee is $6,500. He was a member of
the Board of Directors of the National Speakers Association (Northern
California) for two years. For seven years he appeared in the
honor rolls of Who's Who In Professional Speaking.
Bill was hired as the head speech writer and presentation coach
to famed Silicon Valley SnapTrack CEO and Founder Steve Poizner,
who is ranked in the top six of all-time Silicon Valley CEO's,
since selling his company to Qualcomm for $1 billion. You may
recognize the name Steve Poizner from the extensive television
and radio advertising during his political campaigns. You may
also recognize that he is the newly-elected 2007 California State
Poizner ran for the State Assembly in California in 2004 and was
one of a handful of politicians who were endorsed by "The California
Governator", Arnold Schwarzenegger. Bill crafted the content and
staging for Poizner's speeches, debates, TV and radio spots and
Steve had this to say about Bill's presentation consultation:
"Bill, thank you for your excellent writing, coaching and guidance
with my speeches and presentations. Your help was invaluable in
my political campaign."
Bill was also the Speechwriter and Presentation Coach to Silicon
Valley CEO Steve Poizner when he was the California State Insurance
Call us for a brief, no-charge, no-obligation
conversation to see if presentation coaching is for you, and
if we are a good fit together. We'll spend a few minutes exploring
your current situation, what you're looking for in presentation
coaching, how we might be able to help, and if there seems to
be chemistry. We can also describe our coaching program in more
detail. You can reach us at the phone number, e-mail address
or fax number listed below.