The Influence, Communication, and Connection Lab! Tier 1

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The Thought Leaders Lab

Build Your Influence, Communication, and Connection!

Join now to experience dramatic growth in a supportive community. Let John's "long road" be your "short cut" to success!

Sharpen Your Ideas and Gain Insights

  • Collaborative Brainstorms: Exchange ideas with a network of established thought leaders.
  • Expert Feedback: Monthly 90-minute group coaching calls plus monthly office hours with John Bates.
  • Curated Resources: Exclusive access to content that keeps you ahead of the curve.
  • Insightful Guest Speakers: Learn from experts on speeches, pitches, social media, and more.

Expand Your Influence and Network

  • Increased Visibility: Gain exposure to a wider audience through community networks.
  • Strategic Partnerships: Connect with like-minded thought leaders for impactful collaborations.
  • Amplify Your Voice: Share your ideas on a larger platform and reach new audiences.

Elevate Your Personal Brand

  • Build Credibility: Enhance your brand by associating with a respected community.
  • Stay Relevant: Engage in discussions and trends to keep your ideas impactful.
  • Leadership Development: Access workshops and resources to boost your leadership skills.

Exclusive Benefits for Founding Members

  • Monthly Coaching: Personalized group coaching with John Bates to refine your talks and secure more speaking invitations.
  • First Chance Access: Early access to exclusive events, products, and services.
  • VIP Events: Participate in private gatherings and exclusive experiences.
  • Personalized Content: Tailored services and opportunities to meet your needs.
  • Early Access Opportunities: Stay ahead with new features and information.
  • Recognition and Appreciation: Be acknowledged for your contributions and achievements.
  • Online Communities: Engage in private forums with like-minded individuals.
  • Collaborative Projects: Work on exclusive initiatives with the community.
  • Weekly Mini-Trainings: Enhance your speaking and leadership skills weekly.
  • Founding Member Prestige: Enjoy the benefit of locked-in pricing and exclusive recognition.

Join a Supportive Community

Accelerate your thought leadership, hone your message, and share it with the world. Our inclusive community values and supports each member.

We look forward to welcoming you! Have questions? Email john at

Your Instructor

John Bates
John Bates

Hello, I’m John Bates…

In 2010 I totally, utterly blew my first talk from the TED stage. I had been a public speaker for most of my life, but the TED format was something very different, and I blew it! I still get a stomach ache when I think about it.

However, that experience launched my quest to understand and master the TED format. And, thankfully, I got another chance and have now spoken at the TED conference several times and have spoken at many TEDx conferences, as well. It has been over a decade since I humiliated myself, and I am now one of the world’s most successful and prolific TED Format coaches. I’ve trained speakers for over 35 TEDx events and leaders at organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, NASA - including the active astronauts, Navy Special Operations, and many, many more.

Now, I want to share all of my secrets, hard-earned lessons, and insider knowledge with you. I never want you to feel the humiliation I felt. Instead, I want you to walk offstage elated!

This course has transformed the trajectory of many individual speeches and the trajectory of entire lives for hundreds and hundreds of Executives, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Change-Makers - just like you - from all over the world.

So whether you’re raising money, leading a team or an entire company, or out to start a movement, excellent communication and mastering the TED Format will make you vastly more successful at everything you do.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a community you will want to be a part of forever and you will be continuously growing, connecting and creating with other like minded individuals from all over the globe.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? You will have ongoing, unlimited access to this course for as long as you want to be a part of it and are registered as a member.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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