John K. Bates loves TEDActive, TEDx & TED. He is the Owner of ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com, an Executive Communications Company and he has coached many TEDx speakers. John has been on stage, in front of the camera and speaking to the press professionally since 1994. In 2005, John began funneling his experience into coaching high level executives in public speaking. John cultivated the presentation power of CEOs like Jim McCarthy of Goldstar and his TED talk, Melinda Richter of Prescience International and Karl Mehta of Playspan/Visa. As a speech coach, John works with global executives like Song Sang-Hyun, President of the International Criminal Court and Marika Hedin, Director of the Swedish National Maritime Museums. Earlier, John was the co-founder and Chief Evangelist at BIGWORDS.com where he ran the marketing/PR team and was invited to speak all over the world. He was also part owner and was the first employee at Goldstar.com. John evangelizes for EntropiaUniverse.com & theBlu.com, which Sylvia Earle advises, and loves being involved with cutting edge projects.
Wine, being alive, the Internet, live performance, music, surfing, Nature, being, what's possible, meditation, my dog Flash, travel, writing, people, being awed, games, virtual worlds, communication
Taking on light pollution for real so we can see the Milky Way again and ponder our true place in the Cosmos.
Anything, Anything, Anything, Anything!
Playing the guitar and singing like a rock star.
The one year I was set to attend as a volunteer I ended up having to speak at a conference in Europe for the company I had co-founded and my brother went instead. He had a great time. I also worked with the Live 2.0 presentation that will happen at Ted U this year and I am very excited about that unveiling! IF you read this far, ask me about the time I "collaborated" with Ben Zander!
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