Sample Podium Introduction For Bill Cole
Thank you so very much for agreeing to introduce
me. When I arrive I'd love to be able to spend a few moments rehearsing
the introduction together. I have found, over numerous speeches,
that this particular introduction is very successful in making the
audience receptive to my program. Here are some tips to make the
introduction go smoothly.
1. Please make sure there is enough stage light for easy reading
of this page.
2. Read directly from this -- no need to memorize -- the audience
will be fine with you reading this.
3. Leave the introduction on the lectern when done introducing me.
4. Turn in my direction and lead applause as you wait at the podium
to meet me.
5. Shake hands and pass behind me as you exit the platform.
Thank you so much for your help in setting the mood for excellence
and professionalism to begin my presentation.
Please Start Reading Here --
Today, Bill Cole will give us some insights and ready-to-use success
strategies on improving our mental toughness as "speaking Olympians".
Bill's journey into the world of mental game peak performance began
at age 12 when he was an all-star little league pitcher.
He threw a near perfect game in one series contest and then went
right out the next time and pitched pathetically.
At that moment, he wanted to know how is it that he could pitch
so well one day and then fail so miserably the next.
Thus began his life-long study of mental game peak performance psychology.
Little did he know then, in 1968, that he would, 35 years later,
become the Peak Performance Coach for the #1 nationally-ranked Stanford
Baseball Team, and help them reach the finals of the College World
Bill is an award-winning scholar, wrote the book Tennis -The
Mental Game and has over 200 published articles to his credit.
He's coached at the highest levels of big-time college athletics
and major-league pro sports. For three years Bill was the Sport
Psychology Coach for the Israeli Davis Cup Team. He's coached on
the ATP Men's Tennis Tour, including Wimbledon and the US Open.
Bill is founder and CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, a consulting and coaching
firm that helps individuals and companies realize the great bottom-line
and personal benefits from being as mentally tough as top-performing
Bill is here with us today to help us learn how to become more mentally
tough speakers and to handle the dreaded psych-out.
Please welcome our speaker, Bill Cole.