After high school I ran away from home and sang in a band for five years, and then I went to UCLA where I worked in the first ever Macintosh computer lab connected to the Internet. I ended up doing computer networking, management, and installation until 1994 when I got a job at the very first “destination site” on the Internet, Virtual Vegas.
I started working there as the Director of Online Services, and the moment we went live people all over the world went gaga. Perhaps because I had the experience of speaking in High School and singing in the band for years, I was the one who got pushed out to talk to the news cameras, to speak at the conferences, to talk to the press, and to give the visiting media tours of our facility. From that moment forth that's essentially been my job.
No matter what my official title has been, I’ve always been the Chief Evangelist. And in this course, I will share with you some of the most impactful principles and paradigms for communication that I think you could ever get.
You are in good hands with John Bates. He has vast and successful experience as one of the most prolific trainers and coaches in the TED-Format. His training is uniquely based in human evolutionary biology and neurophysiology which gives you principles that are immediately actionable and which you can apply to your own individual style. John's training goes deep and it brings you far more effectiveness, influence and dramatically amplifies your success, because of that. John has coached hundreds of TED and TEDx speakers and thousands of leaders, executives and difference makers in the TED-Format. He created this "TED-worthy" mini-course to help people understand the ins and outs of speaking at TED & TEDx, along with some useful guidance in general. He also brought his full course: The Speak Like A Leader Bootcamp online, as well. John currently trains top leaders, C-level executives & entrepreneurs at NASA, IBM, Accenture, Johnson & Johnson JLABS, and more, in his unique leadership communication principles; allowing them to show leadership and calm while motivating their employees through great storytelling, leadership presence and an understanding of the science underlying great communication.