William B. Cole Consultants
The Mental Game of Speaking™
Here are some participant comments from our program, The
Mental Game of Speaking.
"Bill Cole is a world-class coach... A speaker's speaker."
National Speakers Association
"a veteran professional communicator"
Linear Technology Corporation
"a true platform professional and veteran communications expert"
Central Coast Claims Association
"Bill Cole did a GREAT job for our chapter. Congratulations to Bill
on a most successful Professional Development Workshop on The Mental
Game of Professional Speaking. Everyone's needs were met and then
exceeded. Bill led a dynamic session which included a professional
workbook, various dyadic and group exercises and magic tricks throughout."
Board of Directors
National Speakers Association
Northern California Chapter
"Bill, thank you for your excellent writing, coaching and guidance
with my speeches and presentations. Your help was invaluable in
my political campaign."
Candidate for California Assembly District 21
California State Insurance Commisioner
"You are an engaging, warm and personable speaker with a smooth,
relaxed and natural style who immediately puts the audience at ease.
You weaved in stories, humor and insights from your experience in
ways that helped the audience 'get it' right away. You were able
to bring other people's experience into the group conversation,
and were able to encourage people to share and learn from each other.
You are masterful at getting the audience to own their questions
by asking them deeper questions. You have great presence as a speaker
and you're very much in touch with your audience."
San Jose Leadership Council
Silicon Valley, California
"Coach Bill has the winning blueprint to help you feel more confident,
polished and prepared in any speaking or performing situation. His
energetic and witty approach makes learning fun. It's obvious he
loves what he does and he's the best at it."
Nancy Pristine, author of the books The
Zen Of Tennis and The
Victory Dance: Placing Yourself in the Winner's Circle
"I believe the finest praises a person can receive are those received
from one's peers. In this regard you are a SPEAKER'S SPEAKER...your
efforts and professional delivery were among the best I have had
the pleasure to enjoy."
Professional Development Workshop Series Committee
National Speakers Association of Northern California
"Thorough, deep content excellently adapted to a different field--
(speaking) from sports."
Douglas P. Balluff
Founder and CEO
The San Francisco Group
San Francisco, California
"You demonstrated that you are a true platform professional and
veteran communications expert. Your program was excellent, and you
hit a perfect bullseye of exactly what our people need to help them
to perform at higher levels in their stressful and busy workdays.
With your incisive, hard-hitting, in-the-moment solutions to our
audience's questions about their work and life challenges, you clearly
demonstrated why you are known as a personal and professional development
expert. Your exceptional communication skills allowed an intimate
interplay between the audience and yourself as you coached us right
from the platform. Your methods and insights will cut years off
our people's success learning curves! Your mental game approach
to achievement and success is a message that should be heard by
everyone. After your program, the audience made fourteen requests
for your consulting, coaching and training, including four requests
for another speech on similar topics. I'd call that a home run."
Central Coast Claims Association
San Jose, CA
"Many thanks for the most fascinating ideas you shared with us...and
thank you for all the truly beneficial help you have given me throughout
the seminar...thank you for all the advice and ideas; they will
surely benefit me throughout my life. Mostly thanks for the inspiration
you have given me."
"You were so VERY informative and many of your concepts were new
to me. You are ENCOURAGING, welcomed comments from the audience,
and gave us SOLID information."
"These are very good, effective guidelines and a solid program to
make my presentations as powerful as possible."
"Bill brings his extensive experience and talent in coaching to
inspire us and to achieve peak performance, then shows us the way."
"You didn't rely on materials and high tech--you relied on teaching!
You taught us how to self-coach."
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
"Bill covered a wide array of tools and kept the meeting interesting.
Very practical and useful techniques!"
Rick Stanley, MD
"Great examples and stories. Excellent at bringing other people's
experience into the group conversation. Excellent self-exploration
Housing Trust of Santa Clara County
Silicon Valley, CA
"It was great!"
American Golf Corporation
"I realized that I put an incredible amount of pressure on myself
to perform. These tools I learned today will allow me to perform
Premier Orthopedic Associates
Vineland, New Jersey
"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."
"Bill, I wanted to tell you how much you helped me prepare for the
series of interviews I recently completed in seeking the position
of Superintendent. Your assistance was invaluable in helping me
achieve success in this job-seeking campaign.
Our sessions prior to each interview gave me a lot of confidence
and helped me prepare in ways I couldn't have by myself. Thanks
for coming over to my office that time on such short notice, and
on a weekend! That's going the extra mile for your clients. I really
I used many of the things we had talked about. The 'interview mini-speeches'
content we crafted and the facial expressions you helped me be aware
of, including "smiles" was very, very helpful. Our videotape sessions
were eye-opening! You helped me know what to expect once in the
interview, and how to turn the stress into peak performance. I felt
very calm once I got through the very first question. You are a
great coach! So, thanks to you for all of your support and helpful
feedback. Once the dust settles, I know I would like to call upon
you again--there will be many speaking opportunities and I would
like to continue to work on my skills in this area.
I will certainly recommend you to other people who could use your
expert coaching. Many thanks again for all your help and your great
Suzanne Boxer-Gassman, Ed. D.
Los Gatos Union School District
"As a Stanford performance expert and credentialed sports psychologist
who worked with top athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Greece,
I was looking for the best media coach possible to help me prepare
for my international interviews on major TV networks -- BBC, ABC,
Fox News, and Associated Press Radio.
Choosing to work with Bill Cole, The Mental Game Coach, is without
a doubt, one of the best decisions I've ever made. His brilliant
media coaching, including scripting, clever sound bytes, media strategies,
and performance methods helped me to feel prepared for anything
that might happen during my national TV interviews. The mock interviews
we did helped me to think through and craft my material to the reporter's
needs. With Bill's expertise, I learned how to play the media game
and feel comfortable in high pressure media situations.
As a result of our intensive coaching, the TV interviews went extremely
well. I felt relaxed and ready, I was confident with my material
and delivery. The reporters loved the sound bytes that we created,
and I got national and international exposure that I never thought
possible. Bill Cole knows the media well and he is fun and a joy
to work with. I always enjoy our sessions. He comes up with some
amazingly clever phrases that keep the media coming back again and
Bill is an expert at creating and building good relationships with
his clients and with the media. While in Greece at the Olympic Games,
I was interviewed by the Associated Press Radio. This interview
was syndicated and broadcast to over 5,000 stations worldwide. I've
done repeat interviews with the BBC-TV and ABC, as well as the New
York Times, Time Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times and USA Today.
I highly recommend Bill Cole's media coaching services to anyone
who wants more positive exposure to skyrocket their career. If you
really want to see IMMEDIATE and SIGNIFICANT results, Bill Cole,
the Mental Game Coach is the best resource in the business. His
coaching was well worth the investment."
JoAnn Dahlkoetter, Ph.D
Best-selling book author, YOUR PERFORMING EDGE
Winner, San Francisco Marathon
Stanford Performance Expert