Hello, my name is John K. Bates. Keynote Speaker. Coach. Trainer.  
Hello, my name is John K. Bates. Keynote Speaker. Coach. Trainer.
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TEDxVilnius 2014: John Bates and the Compliment Experiment…
 
I can honestly say John is improving the world by doing what he does.

~Dave Carroll
United Breaks Guitars Viral Sensation, and Keynote Speaker

I was astounded at how much insight John’s training offered in a brief amount of time.  
I was astounded at how much insight John’s training offered in a brief amount of time.

~Shauna Bingham,
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

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We immediately knew we could use John’s help in perfecting our story.

~Jim Schutz
CEO, Oculus Innovative Sciences

John has trained hundreds of speakers for TED, TEDx and corporate environments. Depending on your needs and desires John offers individual, small group and large group training. Contact us for more information.

John coaches top level executives at companies like the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Labs and the Volkswagen Electronics Research Labs in Silicon Valley, Janssen Labs, Stone Brewing Co., Telefonica, CSOB and others. He brings new and surprising views on Communications, Leadership, Innovation and more.

See what John’s clients think you can get out of working with him.

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People regularly call John’s “Creating ‘TED-worthy’ Pitches, Presentations and Communications” the best communications training they have ever received.

You will learn how to use Human Evolutionary Biology and Human Neurophysiology to: Make the very most of every word you speak, and WHY it works. Move your listeners to action with a new level of ease. Stand out from the crowd and be remembered. Leave your fear and anxiety around public speaking far behind.

You will come away thrilled with your new outlook and abilities.

Learn how to make your every communication “TED Worthy”
01 Apr

The REAL Reason I Love Attending TEDActive

Yes, the speeches are amazing. Yes, the locations are beautiful. Yes, the accommodations are posh. AND, what is the REAL reason I go well out of my way to attend TEDActive every year? It's the people. ...

28 Mar

Who Wants to Make a Difference?

At TEDxVilnius I got a last minute opportunity to share something I call the compliment experiment. If you're someone who wants to make a difference in the world, and I bet you are, then you might enjoy...

12 Mar

New LA Bootcamp Date just announced!

You've been asking me when the next bootcamp is happening and I'm very excited to say that I just finalized working with the New Visions Foundation (Thank you Kevin!) and we're putting on a Speaker Bootcamp...