Before You Shop…

You can choose one of the services below or you can email Bill with your specific needs and he will tailor a coaching plan that’s right for you.

Public Speaking / Media Training

A clear, concise, dynamic message takes a communicator who exudes credibility, approachability, and power. Bill coaches professionals, athletes, doctors, lawyers, entertainers, and CEO’s, to be more confident and effective speakers; in front of a group, at a podium, on stage, in front of a camera, dealing with the media, or being interviewed. His techniques are tailor-made for the individual, group, company, or organization, and include:

  • Appearance
  • Body Language
  • Diction
  • Handling tough questions
  • How to Craft your Message
  • Interview Techniques
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Powerful Writing
  • Script Interpretation
  • Speaking in Sound Bites
  • Story Telling
  • Teleprompter Training
  • Understanding your Audience
  • Vocal Quality
  • Vocal Variety
  • Writing for your Audience
  • Writing for your SELF

Bill is also available for written and/or phone critiques of submitted DVDs or weblinks.

Email Bill with your specific goals and to get a price quote. Bill will create a coaching plan for the individual or a seminar to fit a group’s specific needs.

Performance Coach (Entertainers)

Bill is available for written critiques, one-on-one training, team coaching, on-site coaching, seminars, workshops, and as a guest teacher. His coaching and techniques are tailor-made for the individual, team or group and include:

  • Appearance
  • Audition Skills
  • Body Language
  • Career Planning
  • Choosing the right material
  • Delivery
  • Designing a show that’s right for you
  • Diction
  • Honing Technique
  • How to Craft your Message
  • Interview Techniques
  • Overcoming Fears
  • Pacing and Flow
  • Creating your show from scratch
  • Performance reviews
  • Performance techniques
  • Powerful Writing
  • Script Interpretation
  • Show Structure
  • Stage Presence
  • Staging
  • Story Telling
  • Teleprompter Training
  • Tweaking your performance
  • Understanding your Audience
  • Vocal Quality
  • Vocal Variety
  • Writing for your Audience
  • Writing for your SELF

Bill is also available for written and/or phone critiques of submitted DVDs or web links.

Email Bill with your specific goals and to get a price quote. Bill will create a coaching plan for the individual or a seminar to fit a group’s specific needs.

Talent Coach (Broadcast News)

After 30 years as a talent coach for more than 70 local TV stations, national news networks, and cable news networks, Bill knows how to help your shop deliver the message with integrity, make sure that message is clear, concise, and to the point, and give your viewers what they want and need to become loyal to your product; approachability, credibility, and a sense of strong teamwork.

Bill works effectively with anchors, reporters, weathercasters, sportscasters, producers, and production to help them deliver what’s needed and wanted. His coaching is tailored and specific for each individual, each show, and the mission statement and goals of each news shop. His expertise includes:

  • Appearance
  • Body Language
  • Camera Choreography
  • Copy Interpretation
  • Copy Preparation
  • Delivery
  • Diction
  • Key Wall Presentations
  • Honing Technique
  • Pacing and Flow
  • Performance Techniques
  • Powerful Writing
  • Headline, Lead, and Tease Writing
  • Show Structure
  • Story Telling Techniques
  • Strong Teamwork
  • Teleprompter Training
  • Tweaking the performance
  • Understanding the Viewer
  • Vocal Quality
  • Vocal Variety
  • Conversational Tracking
  • Writing for the Viewer
  • Producer Writing Seminar
  • Show Style Seminar
  • Ideal Interaction Techniques
  • Conversational Writing
  • Productive Postmortems
  • Dynamic Q&A
  • Strong Tosses and Tags

Bill is also available for written and/or phone critiques of submitted DVDs or web links.

Email Bill with your specific goals and to get a price quote. Bill will create a coaching plan for the talent or a seminar/workshop to fit the station’s specific needs.

Host Whisperer

Talk shows and reality shows tend to hire hosts with little or no hosting experience with the assumption that the host’s talent will be enough to carry the show. This can be (and often is) a catastrophe since the absence of strong technique in any field tends to weaken or drown that person’s unique talent. Bill works with hosts to maintain the integrity of their unique personalities and talent while giving them the skills necessary to do the job with a sense of style and dynamic. Bill’s coaching is tailored to each host’s unique talents and personality. His expertise includes:

  • Appearance
  • Body Language
  • Copy Preparation
  • Guest Preparation
  • ‘Working’ the couch
  • ‘Working’ the audience
  • ‘Working’ the monologue
  • Interview etiquette
  • Interview Techniques
  • Delivery
  • Diction
  • Honing Technique
  • Pacing and Flow
  • Performance Techniques
  • Show Structure
  • Story Telling Techniques
  • Teleprompter Training
  • Tweaking the performance
  • Understanding the Viewer
  • Vocal Quality
  • Vocal Variety
  • Ideal Interaction Techniques
  • Dynamic Q&A

Show Doctor

Bill works with television and stage productions; from inception to finished product to ongoing evaluations and development. Coaching and consultation includes working with talent, producers, and production values. Bill’s partnership with his entertainment clients always produces unique, signature style productions.

Bill is also available for written and/or phone critiques of submitted DVDs or web links.

Email Bill with your specific goals and to get a price quote. Bill will create a coaching plan for the talent or an action plan for the production as a whole.

Acting Coach

Bill works with all levels of actors in film, television, and theatre. Private coaching and class study include:

  • Scene Study
  • Monologues
  • Cold Reading
  • Improvisation
  • Career Counseling
  • Interview Techniques
  • Audition Techniques

Email Bill with your specific goals and to get a price quote. Bill will create a coaching plan catered to your needs.

Motivational Speaker / Keynote Speaker

Book Bill for motivational and energizing speeches. Interpersonal communications and assertiveness training are among his specialties. Game-changing strategies and tactics will amp up your group with skills to boost personal and professional performance at work and in life.

Dynamic Communication and Assertiveness Training

The Cornerstone for Business ExcellenceInspirational leaders, motivated employees, and satisfied customers all begin with dynamic communication. CAKMIS Communication Workshops and Seminars give the interpersonal and communication tools necessary to maximize all of your company’s interactions and achieve its critical goals.

CAKMIS Communication Workshops and Seminars are specifically designed for your company’s unique personalities, and its short-term and long-term objectives.  The curriculum can include but is not limited to:

  • Performance Skills
  • Leadership Training
  • Storytelling Dynamics
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Social Interaction Techniques
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Powerful Public Speaking Techniques
  • Creating and Maintaining a Strong Team
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Goal Setting

What Client’s Say

Bill is an amazing talent coach who has the ability to take the “acting” out of the actor. No matter how much experience the talent has, there’s always room for improvement and Bill Cakmis is a “fine-tuning” professor! Leave your ego’s at the door!
Cathy Martindale, Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality, Zmax RACING COUNTRY
Bill coached the William Morris Endeavor (WME) staff to help us relate to our clients in a way that sets us apart in the industry. His message included useful anecdotes that were both educational and entertaining. A coaching day with Cakmis is time well spent.
Lane Wilson, agent, WME
I’ve worked with Bill for a number of years and he always brings a fresh perspective, new ideas, and a sense of positive energy to his sessions. He’s a ‘real world’ guy who takes a fun, no-nonsense approach to his coaching. He leaves me with a renewed purpose and a clear vision for my role as a communicator, and a journalist. Bill has my highest recommendation!
Rhori Johnston, Anchor, News Channel 5, Nashville
Penny Moss
Bill has an uncanny ability to see beyond the “face” we all put on and parade around in over our lifetimes, to see what’s at our core. I will never forget our first coaching session more than 12 years ago: I felt like he had read a biography of my life before meeting me. He used that ability to get me to dig beyond the superficial, to communicate to my viewers what’s real, so that I’m not just reading the news – I’m relating to them in a personal, individual way. I have no doubt I owe my success in very large part to following his coaching advice.
Penny Moss, WSAZ Charleston WV
Bill bettered my skills and my attitude, improving all phases of my career. He’s the ultimate pro!
Bob Goen, Host, Entertainment Tonight, Wheel of Fortune