BILL CAKMIS ~ Performance Coach / Media Consultant / Motivational Speaker.
If it’s on stage, at a podium, or in front of a camera, Bill Cakmis is hired to create it, develop it, enhance it, or fix it. For over 30 years, Bill has coached singers, actors, anchors, talk show hosts, politicians, doctors, lawyers, CEOs, and athletes. His clients include Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winners. Bill has partnered with major film studios, production companies, TV station and National Cable stations (CNN, FOX, The Weather Channel) to create productions that are unique, creative, and powerful.
PRESENTATION COACH / SPEECHWRITER (client list includes): Jim Lentz (President Toyota Motor Sales), Debbi Fields (Mrs. Field’s Cookies), Harry Browne (U.S. Presidential Candidate), Susan Weddington (TX Republican Party Chairman), LuAnne Tarter (Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment), Gigi Butler (Gigi’s Cupcakes), Jim Cantore (The Weather Channel), Lance Bass (N’SYNC), Neil O’Donnell (NFL Quarterback), Kara DioGuardi (American Idol Judge), Michael W. Smith (Christian Artist), Lisa Rinna (Celebrity Apprentice), Bob Goen (Host Entertainment Tonight), Dr. Eric Liu (The Healing Foundation), Jed Hilly (The American Music Assoc), Debbie Carroll (Exec. Dr. MusiCares), Gregg Jarrett (FOX News), Lara Spencer (Good Morning America),
ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING SEMINARS / MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER (orgs include): The Cleveland Clinic, SealMasters, Thorworks, Iron Solutions Inc., Vistage, Post-Newsweek, E.W. Scripps, TSU, The Nashville Film Festival, William Morris Agency, Johnson & Johnson, Armor Correctional Health Services, The Cleveland Clinic, Verizon, The National Leadership Training Centers, MTSU, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, NECAT, NSAI, NARAS, SOURCE, Wake Forest University, The National Assoc of Secondary School Principals, Raycom Media, Gray Television, SOLID, Highland Village Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock City Council, ASI Entertainment, American Tours International.
THEATRE DIRECTOR/ACTING COACH: Bill has directed many theatrical productions in Equity and Non-Equity venues, non-profit organizations, and universities. Bill has collaborated with Tennessee Williams, Neil Simon, and received the Long Beach Playhouse Directing Award for “Best Play of the Season.” Directing projects include The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, and Peter Pan at the Dallas Irving Arts Center, raising over $450,000 for literacy programs in Dallas and Tarrant counties. Bill has taught at The Beverly Hills Playhouse, The Actor’s Studio, and The Globe Theatre.
AUTHOR: It’s Not What You Say… Mastering the Art of Powerful Communication, The Secret of the Elves Elite, and The Circle of Will. Accolades include a National Telly (writing), a National Telly (hosting), L.A. Times Pick of the Week (playwright), L.A. Weekly’s Pick of the Week (playwright), L.A. Weekly Theatre Award (best comedy writing).