Through the years Bill has impacted thousands of individuals from many different walks of life. He has had the opportunity to share his message with young children, tweens, teens, young adults, and career professionals. Bill's personality, wit, and good humor transcend generations. His unique interactive style of presenting grabs attention and penetrates the soul - you can't help but feel better than when you walked in the door to see Bill for the first time.
Here are just a few of the testimonials we've collected along the way. We've heard from students, peers, and many many clients. Thank you for taking the time to read a few.
I have known Bill as a mentor, friend and peer in the speaking business since 1998. Since that time I have watched, befriended and shared the stage with the some of the best speakers in the business...Bill Cordes sits in high regard on that list. Like a great artist, Bill has the ability to perform his craft to such perfection that every planned moment comes across natural and in the moment leaving his audience inspired, entertained and believing that they too can become great.
I have known Bill for over 10 years and I am always amazed at how talented he is at reaching any audience. I work as a teacher and have had many school wide assemblies that speakers just didn't reach the students, but with Bill Cordes this is NOT the case! He grabs their attention from the start and keeps it all the way through. I consider him a dear friend, and someone I can always count on for some good advice as well. You will never regret using Bill Cordes for any event you have.
Hey Mr. Cordes! I attended your Senior Management Institute in Orlando, Florida for DECA-ICDC. Let me tell you… I’m at Bryant university right now and I use all the information you taught everyday: I just wanted to thank you for having a direct impact on my road to success. Mike Barkin, Former DECA Student
Had one of the best times of my life with Bill at the School Unity Project leadership conference! It really is life changing! :) Thanks for being such a great speaker and you are absolutely hilarious! :)
The Oklahoma FFA Association has utilized the services of Bill for 21 consecutive years! He is our hero and go-to-guy for training state officers, developing leadership curriculum and providing the motivational kick-off for 1,600 students at our summer camps. We can’t find anyone better than Bill Cordes. You can’t either! Kent Boggs, Former FFA Executive Secretary
I liked your stories about your family, and you had everybody up on there feet and moving around which is what I like to see. I wanted to let you know that what you said will stick with me and I guarantee I will be saying what you said to us for the rest of my life, because that’s how I am. I hope to be seeing you again! It was my first MFE Conference and it was truly inspiring thank you so much for sharing a piece of your knowledge and fun with us creativity is key.
I attended Bill's leadership programs throughout my high school and college career. His leadership and mentorship has had a tremendous impact on my life. Cody Howard, Student
Bill Cordes is an absolute Rock Star when it comes to connecting with students. As the principal, I have invited Mr. Cordes to come to our school three years in a row…he is the first speaker/performer in 20+ years that I have invited back for a third year! He is that good! The School Unity Project continues to have a huge impact on our Freshmen classes each year, it is spot-on, engaging, fun, real, and impactful. I truly believe that Bill has made a positive difference at our high school.
Your message at the DECA Western Regional Leadership Conference was amazing! I’d been to several DECA conferences and I’ve heard a lot of good speakers, no one has had the eye opening affect on me like you! I went into this conference thinking I had everything I needed to be “successful” but as I listened to you speak I realized I was missing A LOT… and now that I’m back home I’m determined to change my outlook on my day-to-day life. I can’t thank you enough! Robert Ortiz, DECA Student